Careers - Policy

Introduction

This policy 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 42A and 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Outcomes

Our goal at Archbishop Catholic College is to raise aspirations, inspire and encourage pupils to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, our desire is to:

  • Inspire and teach our students how they can reach their career goals.

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.
  • 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, taster events and inspirational talks.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and apprenticeship courses.

Careers Contacts

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. For more information please contact:

Paul Stirling Deputy Headteacher
Telephone: 0151 525 6326
info@beck.uk.com

Antony Stagg – Careers
Telephone: 0151 525 6326
info@beck.uk.com

Year Group Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7 – Exposure

Outcome – To expose students to 36 different types of career pathways.
Assembly 1 – Careers Talk - STEM Talks Why? ‘Series’

36 Video Careers Sessions (I-could)
(National Careers Week)
Assembly 2 – Careers Talk
Gatsby Measure 4, 5 4, 5 4, 5
Year 8 – Exposure

Outcome – To expose students to 36 different types of career. Pathways (different from Y8)
Careers Fair – 6 Practical Careers Sessions –

- Engineering
- Health Care
- Design
- Business
- Forces
- Finance
- Accountancy

Assembly 1 – Careers Talk
Why? ‘Series’

36 Video Careers Sessions (i-could) Why? ‘Series - 12 Video

Careers information Day at Liverpool University. (Most Able)

Assembly 2 – Careers Talk (National Careers Week)
Assembly 3 – Careers Talk.
Gatsby Measure 4, 5 4, 6 5
Year 9 – Educate

Outcome – To educate GOAL on NCS

Outcome – To expose students to over 36 STEM careers
Dream BIG - Careers Planning

Educate on GOAL –How to achieve career goals.

Educate on NCS (National Careers Service.)

Assembly 1 – Career Talk
Why? ‘Series’
36 Video Careers Sessions (i-could) Why? ‘Series - 12 Video

Assembly 2 – Career Talk
JMU university Fair
Careers

JMU – University life campus visit – High Achiever Event.

BIG Bang – Careers Fair – Whole Year exposed to over 20 careers in STEM (ITV, Royal Air Force, Astra Zeneca)

Assembly 3 – Career Talk
Gatsby Measure  2, 3 4, 4, 5, 6
Year 10 – Encounters

Outcome – For all Year 10 students to have experience of 1 work place
Dream BIG Career plan

Students interviewed to understand career goals and motivation.

Assembly 1 - Career Talk
Planning JMU

Humanities Fair
Enterprise

Assembly 2 - Career Talk
Encounters with employers – All Year 10 students to visit the workplace.

Assembly 3 - Career Talk
Gatsby Measure 2, 3, 5, 8 5, 7 5, 6
Year 11 - Employability

Outcome – All 180 Students Must have Positive Destination.

Outcome – All 180 Students must leave with a CV.
Dream BIG - Careers Planning



Jaguar Apprenticeship Visit.

Forces Assembly (Challenging Stereo Types)

Assembly 1 – CV and Interview Assembly LMI interviews.

Sixth Form Open – Evening. Evening – Universities

Careers - Year 11 parents evenings

Careers Assembly 2
Pathway to employment – April on wards.

121 – Destinations Interviews (Risk of NEET)

121 - SEN Interviews

College Visits – Hugh Baird and Liverpool City College Visits.

National Apprenticeship - Open day – June 19

Introduction CISI (Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments)

Assembly 3 - Career Talk
Gatsby Measures 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 3, 4, 5, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Year 12 University Inductions – September.

Work Experience interviews

CV and Interviews skills training.

Mock Interviews (Whole Year)

12 Individual Employability Sessions (CV, Interviews,)

Assembly Careers Talk 1
121 Open Careers Guidance.

NCS National Citizenship

12 Individual Employability Sessions (Communication, Assessment Centre)

Assembly Careers Talk 2
Work Experience.

UCAS – Application Support.

Oxbridge University

NHS Careers Programme – Careers

Santander Careers – Programme

12 Individual Employability Sessions (Personal Development, Goal Setting)

Assembly Careers Talk 3
Gatsby Measures 3, 4, 5, 7 3, 4 ,5, 7, 8 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Year 13 - Employability

Outcome – University Place

Outcome – Work/Apprenticeship Ready.
UCAS Work Shops –
Higher

Student Finance Sessions

Dream BIG Careers Sessions

Year 13 Careers Sessions.

Assembly Careers Talk 1
Careers Open Sessions.

Career Parents Evenings.

Assembly Careers Talk 2
Destination Interviews

Apprenticeship Workshops

CV and Interview Guidance.

121 Careers Advice - Results Day - Guidance.

Assembly Careers Talk 3
Gatsby Measures 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 3, 4, 5 3, 4, 5, 8

Destinations

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