WELCOME TO CAREERS
All Saints are committed to providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEAIG) to all students through the curriculum, PSHCE lessons, assemblies and collapsed curriculum days, as well as through a dedicated programme of independent careers advice.
Our Careers programme aims to raise aspirations, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity.
All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:
• to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
• to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
• to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
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 pupils and/or their parents/carers:
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities||Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities||Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities|
|Life Skills and KS4 Options – assembly, tutor group and collapsed curriculum opportunities||KS4 options open evening||Careers Fair|
|Life Skills – work experience preparation sessions – assemblies and collapsed curriculum opportunities||Life skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities|
|Life Skills – assembly on opportunities at Post 16
|Post 16 Taster Day at school and at local colleges|
|Post-18 assembly – apprenticeships||Higher Education Ambassadors at school
Assemblies on future education, training and employment options
|Post-18 assembly – self employment
|Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications||Post-18 assembly – apprenticeships
Post-18 assembly – self employment
Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of the individual student to promote self-awareness and personal development. It will aim to provide current and relevant information to enable each student to make informed decisions about their future. It will be presented in an impartial manner, be confidential and differentiated to suit the requirements of each individual student.
Careers lessons will promote the following to all students:
• Supporting young people to plan and manage their own futures
• Finding out about careers and the world of work
• Developing skills for career wellbeing and employability
• Providing comprehensive information on all options
• Raising aspirations
• Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes
The Careers programme is greatly enhanced through our links with a number of partners who help us to make students’ learning ‘real’ and up to date. We aim to further expand and improve our links with employers and other local groups. This involvement includes the provision of work experience placements, work place visits, talks from business people in PSHCE education and careers lessons, enterprise days, curriculum projects linked to particular subjects and mock interview sessions.
Parents/carers are vital to students understanding of career choices and the decisions they make. We provide all parents/guardians with up-to-date information on choices at 14+ and 16+ and arrange parents’ open evenings.
The Green Apples Programme is a 3 year programme that begins in Year 9 and involves a group of students with the potential to go on to Higher Education and would particularly benefit from additional support in this area. The programme involves visits to both York University and York St. John University.
All students have access to a fully qualified Careers Adviser who is also available to speak with parents at both Year 9 Subject Choices Evening and Year 11 Parents’ Evening.
We also have a programme of support specifically designed to help students through the application process for Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Veterinary Medicine. This includes talks by both Cambridge and Oxford admissions tutors as well as a visit to Hull & York Medical School.
Our professional Careers Advisor works on an appointment basis alongside additional “drop-in” sessions hosted in our Careers Office. Our Upper School Library also operates as a Careers Resource Centre and holds the latest prospectuses and information for students to access during breaks and lunch-times.
Here are some useful links for further information:
- How to develop skills
- Information about apprenticeships
- Advice from people in the industry
- Industry and sector information
- Subject-specific information
Students may find the Which university page useful to help them make more informed decisions about higher education. It’s free and independent. www.which.co.uk/university.
www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk is a great tool for students of school leaving age. The careers advice and guidance website help around 4 million young people each year. As well as school leaver advice, they have a jobs board on their site with the latest school leaver jobs and apprenticeships advertised on behalf of top employers. www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/parents is a new section dedicated to helping parents understand their child’s options.Careers Policy (“Information, Advice and Guidance”)