Careers guidance

Careers guidance

Careers and enterprise education, advice and guidance including personal support across the North Norfolk Academy Trust High Schools and Sixth Form are delivered by Tash Drury, Carly Cooperand Emma Durand. They are supported by Jayne Melhuish, Deputy Headteacher for Support and Guidance.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Careers Lead            Jayne Melhuish

Careers Advisor at Sheringham Sixth Form and Stalham High School         Carly Cooper

Careers Advisors at Sheringham High School   Natasha Drury, Emma Durand and Carly Cooper

In our schools, we work with students to help them gain an understanding of their needs and then agree actions with them to meet those needs. Those needs may span a wide range of issues from highly sensitive to more routine support; for example information about selecting a University place; advice on option choices at GCSE or A level; crisis support for a young person at risk of becoming homeless; or indeed giving support to an individual with a drug misuse problem.

Linking curriculum to careers.

Careers and enterprise education is part of and included in a student’s standard lessons, linking curriculum to real world career paths. 

Your child may already have a career path in mind and is already preparing for the transition from school to college or employment with training or perhaps they are still a little unsure of which direction they want to take.

Careers Education Information and Guidance

Our CEIAG programme is structured around the guidance given by the Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit.

www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploaded/gatsby_benchmark_toolkit.pdf

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  1. A stable careers programme
    2. Learning from career and labour market information
    3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
    4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
    5. Encounters with employers and employees
    6. Experiences of workplaces
    7. Encounters with further and higher education
    8. Personal guidance

Through CEIAG we support students to look at:

  • The study choices available to them, including apprenticeship and training opportunities and technical education qualifications.
  • Gaining practical experience through volunteering a gap year or work experience.
  • Accessing sources of information and support such as (finance and employability skills)
  • The value of education and training to their future career.

Sheringham Action Plan Careers and Personal Advisers 2018- 2019

We work within the school action plan for careers, which outlines the work we carry out through the year as far as possible.  It is important to note that this programme is subject to change.

Year Group

Activity

Date

Gatsby Benchmark

11

* Individual one to one appointments with school careers adviser, which are a follow up to the initial year 10 discussions. Priority given to those who have been identified as having particular need i.e. SEND and those at most risk of becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training).

Autumn Term

1,2,3,8

 

* Careers advisers attend open evenings as appropriate to be available for consultation with students and their parents.

 

1,2,3,8

 

* Advisers assist year 11 students with post 16 applications to colleges, sixth forms and training providers using the Help You Choose online application process.

 

1,2,3,8

 

* Monitoring and tracking of all students by advisers who report any concerns to the Learning Group.

 

1,3

 

* Careers advisers help to identify students who may benefit from visits to Higher Education institutes including Cambridge university (scholarship group Sheringham High and Brilliant Club at Stalham High)

 

1,3

 

* Careers advisers help to identify students who may benefit from attending additional visits and extra-curricular activities including Further Education visits and STEM events.

 

1,3

 

 

 

 

12 and 13

* As part of Sixth Form induction, students are encouraged to attend a team-building event, held at outside provision with a view to developing communication skills and community spirit.

Autumn Term

5

 

* Individual one to one appointments with careers adviser for students whom have been identified by Head of Sixth Form or Sixth Form Tutors as having particular needs with regard to making A level subject choices, post 18 option decisions and university course choices.

 

1,2,3,8

 

*Year 13 students given priority to ensure successful transition to post 18 provision.

 

1,3,8

 

* Year 12 students on the one-year courses seen for one to one careers guidance appointments.

 

1,3,8

 

* Careers adviser assists students on one-year courses to find and secure work experience placements.

 

1,2,3,5,6,8

 

* Careers adviser attends Sixth Form parents evening.

 

1,2,3,8

 

* SMSC day devoted to a London visit with all the opportunities this affords. This visit is designed to support students A level curriculums. This includes visits to galleries and museums.

 

1,2,3,4,5,6

Year 9

* Students participate in SMSC day STEM projects, which links Maths, Science and Geography to the world of work.

Autumn Term

1,4,5

Year 9

*SMSC day visit to Duxford with opportunities to discuss and explore the type of job opportunities on offer

 

1,5,6

 

* Students start their GCSE pathways.

 

1

 

* During Philosophy & Ethics lessons, students assisted to prepare for the careers event in the Spring Term. This includes identifying personal strengths and weaknesses, looking at local labour market information and employability skills.

 

1,2,3,4

 

 

Year 8

*SMSC day visit to Harry Potter World with opportunities for students to discuss and explore job opportunities in the creative world

 

1,,5,6

Whole School

* One to one appointments with careers and personal adviser to discuss and gain support with issues of a personal nature that impact on their learning and development. Appointments initiated through self-referral or referral from tutors or school staff.

Autumn Term

1,2,3,8

 

* Careers information, advice and guidance intervention given to any student who requests one.

 

1,2,3,8

 

* The assembly programme addresses key SMSC themes with opportunities to explore the world of work, for example European Languages day and National Marine week.

 

1,2,4,5

11

 

* Individual one to one appointments with school careers adviser for those students identified during the Autumn Term as needing further support with post 16 planning.

Spring Term

1,2,3,8

 

* Post mock exam analysis, which enables students to focus on post 16 option choices.

 

1,3,8

 

 

 

 

12 and 13

* Monitoring and tracking of year 13 destinations.

Spring Term

1,3

 

* Arranging one to one careers and guidance appointments for those identified as at risk of becoming NEET.

 

1,2,3,8

 

* Offering appointments to year 12 students identified as not wanting to apply to university.

 

1,2,3,8

 

 

 

 

9

* Careers advisers to organise and attend the careers events for year 9 students with the support of the careers lead.

Spring Term

1,2,3,4,5,7

 

 

 

 

10

* One to one careers guidance appointments to introduce students to post 16 options.

Spring Term

1,2,3,8

 

 

 

 

Whole school

* One to one appointments with careers and personal adviser to discuss and gain support with issues of a personal nature that impact on their learning and development. Appointments initiated through self-referral or referral from tutors or school staff.

Spring Term

1,2,3,8

 

* Whole school assembly programme with themes supporting careers.

 

1,2,4,5

9

SMSC day event organised by the Science department with support from Cambridge Science Park to focus on STEM activities

 

1,34,5

8

Visit to parliament with opportunities to speak to local MP and others about their job roles

 

1,4,5,6

11

 

 

* Monitoring and tracking of post 16 destinations. Appointments offered to those students who have not made applications, received offers or are at most risk of becoming NEET.

Summer Term

1,3

 

* Careers advisers attend GCSE results day to offer advice and guidance to any students who have not achieved entry requirements for their preferred destination.

 

1,2,3,8

 

 

 

 

12 and 13

* Careers adviser supports students and tutors with UCAS applications.

Summer Term

1,3,8

 

* Continued tracking and monitoring of year 13 students and offering one to one appointments when needed.

 

1,2,3,8

 

* Individual appointments to support post 18 options, primarily for those planning alternatives to Higher Education.

 

1,2,3,8

 

* University visits.

 

1,3,7

 

* Visit to UEA for the UCAS Higher Education Fair.

 

1,3,7

 

* YR 12 Futures day, working with employers and education and training providers to enable students to explore the full range of post 18 opportunities.

 

1,2,3,5,7,8

 

* Continued monitoring of year 12 students on one-year courses.

 

1,3

 

* Attendance at A level results day.

 

1,2,3,8

10

* Continuation of initial one to one careers guidance appointments to introduce students to post 16 choices and options.

Summer Term

1,2,3,8

 

* Visits to University and Colleges as appropriate.

 

1,3,7

 

* Futures days looking at employability skills, post 16 opportunities and wellbeing.

 

1,2,3,4,5,7

 

 

 

 

8

* YR 8 supported with their GCSE option choices.

Summer Term

1,2,3,8

 

* SMSC day including employer visits.

 

1,2,3,4,5,6

 

Information for Parents/Carers

Encourage your child to explore all options so that we are all confident that they are making an informed choice that is right for THEM.

We do our best to encourage all of our students to discuss the choices they make with parents/carers.  However, if you would like to contact us for further advice or support for your child do not hesitate to contact us.

Apprenticeships Norfolk - www.apprenticeshipsnorfolk.org

 

Lots of information for prospective apprentices, employers and parents.

 

Find an apprenticeship - www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England

 

BestCourse4Me: University Course Search | Degree Courses www.bestcourse4me.com

 

BestCourse4Me is an independent and free University Course Guide which shows the link between what you study, what you earn and the jobs available.

 

help you choose - helpyouchoose.org

 

An information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk. Also used to apply to colleges

 

1.     https://www.icanbea.org.uk

icanbea.org.uk lets you explore potential career opportunities across Norfolk & Suffolk, showing you how the organisations and job roles fit into the wider career paths of our region's industries.

 

icouldwww.icould.com

 

Extensive and inspiring videos explored by subject interest, job type or life decision. Also includes a popular mini Interest Guide - The Buzz Test that can be helpful for generating ideas.

 

National Careers Service – www. nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

On-line careers advisers offering advice and guidance with useful tools on recognising skills, job profiles with hundreds of roles to explore, CV and cover letter information, interview techniques and many more.

 

Prospectswww.prospects.ac.uk

This site is an excellent resource for anyone thinking about going to university, or job seeking after graduation. There is a helpful Career Planner to give young people ideas as to what they may be suited to, as well as information about work experience and postgraduate study. They may also find careerplayer a useful companion for exploring graduate career films.

 

Parental Guidance - www.parentalguidance.org.uk

 

The information in Parental Guidance is by the Careers Writers Association. It is clear, concise and impartial information to help steer their sons and daughters in the right direction.

 

UCAS: Undergraduate Courses At University And College - https://www.ucas.com/

 

Central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education. Includes information and services for prospective student

 

Information for Employers

We are eager to engage with employers to ensure our careers programme has maximum impact preparing our students for the world of work.  Please take a look at our careers programme above and if you are interested in participating in any of our events, do not hesitate to contact ndruy@sheringhamhigh.co.uk for main school activities or amartin@sheringhamhigh.co,uk to participate in activities with our Sixth Form students.

We are more than happy to discuss any suggestions you may have as to how you can have an input into our careers programme.

Thank – you for taking the time to read this.

Jayne Melhuish

Deputy Headteacher and Careers Lead jmelhuish@sheringhamhigh.co.uk

 


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