Students in Years 7-8 students are introduced to the world of work through a range of tutor time activities and PDC lessons that inspire and excite students to build aspirations and ambitions for their adult lives. There will opportunities for visits from outside speakers, including specialists from the Innovate Careers team. Students will be encouraged to see a connection between hard work and having a positive attitude to learning with their success in achieving their own goals.
As a critical decision-making year, students are supported throughout to make well informed and guided choices about their studies through to GCSE. A range of careers and subject specific talks in PDC lessons and assemblies help students to understand the subjects they will need to study to go on to the next steps in their own development and career aspirations. We will make available a variety of software tools to help students to build up their knowledge of a range of careers pathways they could take. They will be able to find out about post-16 study at college or another school and compare this with the wide range of apprenticeships and training programmes on offer locally. Additional careers advice will be available for students who would like extra support.
Years 10 & 11
Students preparing for their exams also face challenging decisions about their next steps post-16. There are an ever-growing number of qualifications and courses available: we will support students and their families to understand the choices that are available and to make appropriate decisions. As well as a tutorial programme, careers fairs, visiting speakers, guidance, trips and activities, students will have a planned 1-1 careers meeting with a specialist from Innovate careers in Year 10 and in Year 11 with personalised advice and next steps for every student.
The school is committed to offering an exceptionally high quality careers programme to support all our students in achieving their aspirations. We aim to support parents with a calendar of Parents and Families Information Evenings to ensure that everyone who is able to support our young people is kept involved and well informed.