Careers Programme and Policy

Careers Programme
 

Key Stage 3

  • Whole School curriculum supports Careers development through Schemes of Work that link to soft skills and practical skills that promote a young person’s employability.
  • At Key Stage 3 CEIAG is currently a part of the Tutorial programme, PSD programme and PfA programme which takes in to account the PSHE Association framework.
  • Preparing for Adulthood lessons. Students explore employment, managing good health, Independent Life Skills and learn to be a positive member of the community. They develop their understanding of their own needs and aspirations, building on their self-awareness and developing an Individual Career plan.
  • Careers Assemblies and Talks:
    • Introduction to Careers
    • Employer Talks
    • STEAM Careers
    • Alumni Talk
  • Multiple opportunities for employer encounters and Workplace visits, which are informed by students interests and Labour Market information.
  • Year 7 and 8 group Prospect’s Careers Advisor workshops – getting to know you! sessions.
  • Year 9 are also interviewed by the Prospects independent careers advisor and have a Post-14 transition review.
  • World of Work Week - Week of Career focused lessons, activities, and visits across all curriculum subjects. Practical sessions led by staff, external employers, professionals, and Alumni.
  • Annual Careers Action Plan, Vocational Profile and Careers development using Grofar.
  • Annual Reviews include student’s assessment of their own skills and attributes. Includes discussion of steps towards long term aspirations with the young person and their parent/carers.

 

Key Stage 4

  • Whole School curriculum supports Careers development through Schemes of Work that link to soft skills and practical skills that promote a young person’s employability.
  • Students follow the accredited Edexcel Award in Personal Social Development course of study.
  • Students in PfA and PSD lessons focus on CV’s, job applications and developing interview skills through mock interviews. Students create an individual vocational profile to better inform future employers of how best to work with the individual as an employee.
  • Careers Assemblies and Talks:
    • Careers and College
    • Employer Talks
    • STEAM Careers
    • Alumni Talk
  • Year 10 Internal Work experience interviews facilitated by business partners, school staff and governors.
  • Students undertake a year of internal work experience in Year 10 and a one-week external work experience in Year 11 with a programme of preparation for work and debriefing to maximise the learning from their experience.
  • Years 10 & 11 Progression Evening and Hackney Post 16 Choices Event.
  • Multiple opportunities for employer encounters and Workplace visits, which are informed by students interests and Labour Market information.
  • Students attend Skills London exhibition
  • Students take part in college and workplace visits.
  • World of Work Week - Week of Career focused lessons, activities, and visits across all curriculum subjects. Practical sessions led by staff, external employers, professionals, and Alumni.
  • Annual Careers Action Plan, Vocational Profile and Careers development using Grofar.
  • Annual Reviews include student’s assessment of their own skills and attributes. Includes discussion of steps towards long term aspirations with young person and their parent/carers.
  • Bi-annual 1:1 Prospect’s Careers Advisor meetings.

 

Key Stage 5

  • Students follow the Edexcel BTEC Workskills course.
  • Whole School curriculum supports Careers development through Schemes of Work that link to soft skills and practical skills that promote a young person’s employability.
  • Careers Assemblies and Talks:
    • Careers and the Future
    • Supported Internships
    • Employer Talks
    • STEAM Careers
    • Alumni Talk
  • 2-week external work experience placement.
  • College link courses at Hackney Community College, ELATT or BSix Sixth Form College, as well as other partner providers depending on student’s vocational course option.
  • Multiple opportunities for employer encounters and Workplace visits, which are informed by students interests and Labour Market information.
  • Careers mentoring work with Prospects Boost Plus Programme and Inspire! Business Partnership
  • World of Work Week - Week of Career focused lessons, activities, and visits across all curriculum subjects. Practical sessions led by staff, external employers, professionals, and Alumni.
  • Annual Careers Action Plan, Vocational Profile and Careers development using Grofar.
  • Annual Reviews include student’s assessment of their own skills and attributes. Includes discussion of steps towards long term aspirations with young person and their parent/carers.
  • Bi-annual 1:1 Prospect’s Careers Advisor meetings.
  • Students attend Skills London exhibition.
  • Additional work experience through assigned volunteering support roles for students as part of the school’s Expressive Arts programme and Play Programme.
 
 
Careers Policy