Confidential Access

Presdales Careers Plan 

Governing bodies are required to ensure that all students are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13.

Independent careers guidance must

• promote the best interests of the students to whom it is given
• be presented in an impartial manner
• feature information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.

By the end of Key Stage 3 students are entitled to:

• be supported in devising an action plan towards their career goal
• take part in an enterprise activity and begin to develop financial capability skills
• listen to talks on different careers
• begin to develop presentation and interview skills
• have been given the opportunity to have a day's work experience

Activities to include

• A variety of volunteers are invited into school to speak in assemblies about their jobs and opportunities they have encountered.
• Using career exploration resources e.g. Kudos software
• A student has an individual meeting with a member of senior leadership team in year 9 during which information, advice and guidance is given to support future steps as part of the GCSE Options Process.
• Enterprise activities take place in PSHE lessons e.g. small business challenge, financial awareness run by Santander Bank.
• Year 9 SEND students have an individual appointment with a qualified, independent, impartial careers advisor
• Students are invited to take part in “Take your daughter to work day” in year 8.

By the end of Key Stage 4 students are entitled to:

• be offered at least one individual appointment with a qualified, independent, impartial careers advisor.
• be supported in devising an action plan towards their career goal
• take part in an enterprise activity
• listen to talks on different careers
• have been given the opportunity to speak to representatives from various sectors of the world of work
• develop financial capability skills
• produce a curriculum vitae
• be given impartial advice and guidance on post -16 education, employment and training and apprenticeship options.
• develop presentation and interview skills

Activities to include

• A variety of volunteers are invited into school to speak in assemblies about their jobs and opportunities they have encountered
• Year 11 SEND students have an individual appointment with a qualified, independent, impartial careers advisor
• Using career exploration resources e.g. Kudos software
• A student has an individual meeting with a member of senior leadership team in year 11 during which information, advice and guidance is given to support future steps as part of the A level/higher education options process.
• Enterprise initiatives to take place in PSH Elessons e.g.small business challenge, financial awareness
• Students are offered at least one appointment with YC Herts.
• Students prepare their own CV and take part in a mock interview
• Suitable apprenticeships and training vacancies are also advertised to students on a regular basis.

By the end of Key Stage 5 students are entitled to:

• have comprehensive information about post 18 Higher Education Options
• complete a workable action plan, taking account of the options available to them and be aware of the different qualifications available Post 16.

Activities to include

• Students receive regular email reminders of forthcoming university open days and occupational taster days
• Medical Society – open to all students considering careers within the NHS, Veterinary Science or other medical related career
• Applications to Higher Education is supported fully by the Sixth Form team and a designated UCAS coordinator
• Regular email updates about apprenticeships, job vacancies and other training opportunities
• Workshops to provide support in the production of high quality CVs/Personal Statements and in preparation for interviews
• Guidance and support with work experience and/or work shadowing

Monitoring

The careers programme is led by the DHT Curriculum who regularly updates SLT on careers. The lessons and events are regularly evaluated by students.

The SENCo is involved inidentifying students with special educational needs for extra careers support with YC Herts inYear 9 and 11.

The PSHE Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the PSHE curriculum and liaising on the delivery of any work related units.

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers:

Year group Autumn TermSpring TermSummer term
7

Army careers activities (October 2018)

Careers week activities (4th-8th March)

Use Unifrog platform in PSHE lessons wk commencing 27th May 2019

 Small business challenge
8 

Careers week activities (4th-8th March)

Use Unifrog platform in PSHE lessons wk commencing 11th February 2019

Take your Daughter to work day (April 26th 2019) 

CV and interviewing masterclass by YC HERTS

 Small business challenge
9

YC Herts SEND and PP interviews

Careers week activities (4th-8th March)

Futures Interviews with SLT (wk 21st January)

Use Unifrog in form times (January 2019)

Small business challenge
10

Skills London (23rd November 2018)

 

Careers week activities (4th-8th March)

Use Unifrog in form time (January 2019)

YC Herts mock interview day (8th March 2019)

CVs in PE lessons January/February

 
11

Futures interviews 1 with SLT

YC Herts SEND interviews

Futures day 1/2 day A level taster sessions, Apprenticeship talk and HRC tour 

Unifrog in form times (November 2019)

Careers week activities (4th-8th March)

YC HERTS interviews

Futures interview 2

 
12

Brain Day (5th October 2018)

Visit to Parliament (12th October 2018)

Science Live Trip (16th November 2018)

YC HERTS interviews

Apprenticeship assembly

UCAS convention

 

13

Brain Day (5th October 2018)

Science Live Trip (16th November)

YC HERTS interviews

Apprenticeship assembly