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Careers Education and Work Related Learning

Careers 

The intent of our Careers Programme is to provide students & their families with the information/ opportunities available to raise their awareness, knowledge & understanding of post school opportunities and their pathways to get there.

From an early age we seek & acknowledge pupils interests and aspirations implementing these into the school day recognising how this process impacts upon pupil engagement and developing sense of curiosity, awe and wonder.

We additionally acknowledge that a young person’s aspirations and career thoughts/ ideas are the beginnings of their pathway to further learning and work.

Through the information received we will help them to make informed decisions about their future, which helps them raise their aspirations and ambitions for it. We recognise our young people can play an active & positive role in society and make an active contribution to it (which may include the work place) and therefore need to prepare them well.

Our careers offer is closely aligned to our Work-Related Learning offer and subsequent curriculum content. Such aspects are a fundamental component of the EHCP/ Annual Review process where ‘next steps’, career pathways and outcomes are identified as students begin to approach adulthood (from Year 9 onward).

For more detailed information relating to the content of the Careers Programme at Nancealverne School, please look at the following sections and attached documents. 

  • Student Information 
  • Parent Information
  • Employer Information 
  • Teacher and Professionals Information 

Gatsby Foundation/benchmarks

The Good Career Guidance Report identifies a set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for improving their careers provision to secure that every young person will receive high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future.

Within our schools we aim to achieve (where deemed appropriate) all eight Benchmarks recommended by the Gatsby Foundation, establishing through a baseline where each school is in relation to providing these. 

Skills Builder 

Nancealverne School is delighted to be working with the Skills Builder Partnership to develop young people's essential skills for life. 

For more information about Skills Builder, please follow the tab and the top of the website page for Pupils and Skills Builder.

For any questions or to find further information about the school's careers programme please contact the Careers Leader for the school

Name: Naomi Thomson 

Role: Careers Lead and Post 16 Lead/Teacher 

Email: nthomson@nancealverne.org.uk

Phone: 01736 365039

Student Information 

Our school Careers Programme will help you to think about what you want to do in the future, what the options are and how you can get there.

School will help you to make successful transitions to your next placement. 

School will also help you to learn important life skills which will mean you can access more when you grow up and be as independent as you possibly can be. 

We think about this being in two stages for all students - 'Future Me' and 'Independent Me'. This means you will have access to different activities, experiences, trips and advice and support depending on what you want to do. People will always be able to help you make decisions too. 

The information below will help to show you what Careers activities you will do, when you will do them and who can help you inside of school and outside of school. 

Developing a sense of local volunteering opportunities and what I can contribute.

Parent Information 

Our school’s Careers development consists of a range of activities that help students make choices that are right for them and will help them manage their future careers. 

Throughout the whole of their school life, children will be exposed to a curriculum which develops their skills and in particular skills which enable independence, working with others and making a positive contribution to society in whichever way they can achieve this. A more formal focus on careers and the future is initiated in Key Stage 3 (Year 7) where students and their families are encouraged to attend events which begin to identify their strengths and areas of interest (aspirations).

As previously stated, students Annual Review meetings will help all students and their families to review their achievements and begin to plan for their future via the ‘My Views’ documentation provided by the Local Authority. All such documentation will be discussed with parents at the review to begin the process of making decisions which will be required as our students begin to prepare for life beyond our schools.

As a school we want to make sure that student, parent and family voice is also considered when we think about the future and planning for it. We approach the different priorities for young people by looking at two ways of thinking about a career/job/or the future;

*Future me – Our school will acknowledge the fundamental needs of the students who will not be able to fully participate in determining or ultimately deciding their future; careers education & access to it will need to remain highly personalised ensuring outcomes & post school career decisions made will always act in the students ‘best interests’

*Independent me – The school will fully acknowledge the active contribution students are able to make in finding out about their post school options & subsequent choices relating to it.

 Students will develop & use their knowledge & understanding of such options referencing these to their personal skills & qualities & ways they may need to progress/ develop further; this aspect recognises the opportunities provided for students to increase their personal autonomy in some decisions made.

All aspects of careers work will continue to be informed via their aspirations/ interests identifying programmes of study/ qualifications required to help them work towards/ achieve their career goal. 

Further information to help explain the process can be seen below.

Employer Information 

The statutory guidance surrounding Careers Education has been produced with a greater emphasis on employer encounters, engagement and benchmarks for Careers Guidance known as the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Through our planned careers guidance delivered from an early age, we acknowledge & develop pupil’s skills of inquiry promoting their engagement, interests & aspirations leading to a more formal access to impartial careers advice as the move through the school.

Our WRL curriculum links with careers planning, affording all students the opportunity to make work place visits to help raise/ inform interests, aspirations & engagement in the work place which identify ways our students can make an active contribution in the future.

All students & their families are encouraged to attend training provider workshops/ meetings (SPT Access to training providers policy) which begin to align students strengths & areas of interest (aspirations).

All students are encouraged to develop a CV or Vocational Profile from Yr9 which details their future aspirations/ interests, educational endeavours & qualifications towards these where appropriate; these will be fully considered within the Annual Review process helping students & their families review their achievements & begin/ continue to plan for their future.

Enterprise Advisor Network and Careers Hub:

Each of our schools is a member of the Enterprise Adviser Network and benefits from the support of Enterprise Advisers; working collaboratively with the school they aim to provide strategic and delivery support to the Careers Coordinator and the Senior Leadership Team of each of our schools.

Part of their roles and responsibilities will be to link education and business; through planned meetings over the academic year each school will determine actions to develop this aim, it will be the responsibility of the careers coordinator to ensure relevance of such plans and identify impact of them to secure success. 

We are also a member of the Careers Hub in the local area and work collaboratively with schools and advisers to strengthen the opportunities for work place visits, employer encounters and labour market information sharing. 

How can I get involved?

As a local employer, we would love to hear from you! Any offers for visits, talks within school, work experience and volunteering opportunities for our students are always welcomed!

Please contact Naomi on the details above if you think you could help.

Teacher and Professionals Information 

Our mission is to provide pupils with meaningful opportunities to enable them to enquire about/ engage and learn from the world of work aimed at widening their knowledge & understanding of this throughout their school life.

The intent of our Careers Programme is to provide students & their families with the information/ opportunities available to raise their awareness, knowledge & understanding of post school opportunities and their pathways to get there.

Our careers offer is closely aligned to our Work-Related Learning offer & subsequent curriculum content. It also takes account of the Skills Builder resources and programme of key skill development for future life.

As a school, we have committed to developing the skills base of each young person to enable them to be as prepared as they can be to move on from school successfully, and onto their next stage which prepares them well to make a positive contribution to the community they live within . 

For young people in our school we recognise this as being through one of the following routes.

*Future me – Our school will acknowledge the fundamental needs of the students who will not be able to fully participate in determining or ultimately deciding their future; careers education & access to it will need to remain highly personalised ensuring outcomes & post school career decisions made will always act in the students ‘best interests’

*Independent me – Our school will fully acknowledge the active contribution students are able to make in finding out about their post school options & subsequent choices relating to it. Students will develop & use their knowledge & understanding of such options referencing these to their personal skills & qualities & ways they may need to progress/ develop further; this aspect recognises the opportunities provided for students to increase their personal autonomy in some decisions made. All aspects of careers work will continue to be informed via their aspirations/ interests identifying programmes of study/ qualifications required to help them work towards/ achieve their career goal. 

The following resources can help to support this development for our young people.

How can I get involved?

As a teacher/professional working in school you can help by....

Highlighting the careers in your subject areas and all lessons you teach

Link jobs and careers to the curriculum

Build work related learning and jobs skills developments into your class routines

Remote Careers Offer 

Local College and Post 16 Information 

Cornwall Council and the local Colleges have worked together to provide information and website links to virtual tours, open events and online videos which show you what life at college could be like. 

These can be used to support decision making around next steps, in case you are not able to get to an open event or see a local provider. 

Please follow the links below for more information.

CSW Support - our school is supported by our linked CSW adviser, Louise Stilwell. 

Louise can offer help, advice and guidance in relation to those young people making a key transition in Years 11 and above. 

If you would like to receive support from Louise, please contact the Careers Leader Naomi Thomson at the school for further information. 

Careers Education at Home 

In the next section down are links to Careers information and activities designed to develop your understanding of Careers education and the World of Work whilst you are at home. 

These links are designed to develop your understanding of what work is, and skills for work as well as moving on to life after school. 

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