Online careers tools are available to every student across years 7-13 and the registration process is completed in tutor periods. The tools are then accessible from home so that our students can work in partnership with parents and school to make the best possible choices.
A range of flexible learning days are devoted to careers-based education and independent advice and guidance. These culminate in interview and employability presentations in year 11, 12 and 13 which are attended by local partnership employers. Other flexible learning days provide students with the opportunity to access independent advice and guidance from a range of external agencies and employers through interactive experiences.
Every student in Years 8-13 has the opportunity to attend a careers fayre including The World Skills Show at the NEC. At these exciting events students can access a plethora of independent advice and guidance from employers, further and higher education providers and apprenticeship providers. Access to Higher Education and Apprenticeship providers is further provided through established trips to a range of Universities and to CWT in Years 11, 12 and 13.
Every faculty provides cross-curricular careers education through the use of informative careers display boards. These provide valuable information about career paths linked to subject areas and further careers education is picked up through flexible learning days in which presentation, problem solving and teamwork skills are developed. For students in year 8 and their parents, a careers advisor is made available at options parents’ evening to assist in preparation for GCSE options in Year 9. The same is made available for Year 11 students and their parents’ in preparing for post-16 options.
For those students who are identified as in need of a more dedicated careers advisory session in Year 11, half hour sessions are made available with a careers advisor to provide a more focused method of independent advice and guidance.