Careers Strategy

This position statement has been developed in line with the new Careers and access for education and training providers’ statutory guidance, (January 2018). This position statement is in place until our ‘Careers Strategy and Provider Access Policy’ has been ratified by our Governing Body, Summer 2017.

Introduction:

This position statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement:

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.

Management of provider access requests:

Procedure:

A provider wishing to request access should contact Karen Heppleston (Head of Careers & Work Related Learning), Telephone: 01242 235555; Email: kah@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk

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:

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

7

What are careers? – PSCHEE

 

Planning a visitor – Tutor activity

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Meet the Governors – world of work

8

Real Game – PSCHEE

Family Jobs

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Learning experience days

Racing to school – Maths work

 

9

Options Process – Kudos

Careers Fair – business, training and education

Options evenings and presentations

Enterprise Day – Cheltenham Racecourse

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

International Women’s Day – STEM

 

10

Rights & responsibilities in the work place

Careers Fair – business, training and education

Financial capability

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

International Women’s Day – STEM

Personality profiling – employability

Post 16 Experience Days

Work Experience preliminary visits

Work Experience placements

11

Post 16 option process

Financial capability

Careers Fair – business, training and education

Post 16 options process

Mock Interviews

Destinations Interviews

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

International Women’s Day – STEM

Work Experience preliminary visits

Work Experience placements

12

Education for life programme

Careers Fair – business, training and education

World Skills Show – NEC

Education for life programme

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

International Women’s Day – STEM

Education for life programme

Work Experience preliminary visits

Destination Day & Evening

Mock Interviews – employers

Year 12 Challenge Day

Work Experience placements

13

Education for life programme

Careers Fair – business, training and education

Education for life programme

National Careers Week

National Apprenticeship Week

International Women’s Day – STEM

Education for life programme

Work Experience preliminary visits

Work Experience placements

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities:

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the Careers & Work Related team. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch, break times, registration and during scheduled careers lessons as part of the PSCHEE and Education for life programmes in key stages 3, 4 & 5.

Approval and review:

To be approved by Governors at Strategy and Policy Committee, Summer 2017, and as with all policies this will then be reviewed and approved on an annual basis

Gareth Burton – Head teacher