Careers and IAG

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

At Patcham High school we believe our students are never too young to start thinking about preparing for their future. We aim to make sure students are given the opportunity to equip themselves with the self-confidence and resilience to manage the decisions they will need to make to shape their future working lives and deal effectively with the challenges of transition. CEIAG is an essential part of this process, so we ensure that all our learners get access to a programme of careers education from Year 7 to Year 11 that is relevant and aspirational.

Our careers programme is driven by these core documents:

Mr. Newman Deputy Head and Careers leader is responsible for ensuring the curriculum and extracurricular activities offer students opportunities to engage in CEIAG. He coordinates a series of milestone events around option choices and post 16 pathways ensuring that the CEIAG team is providing appropriate information and engagement opportunities for students, with appropriate communication to students, form tutors and parents. If you require any further information please email: mnewman@patchamhigh.org.uk or call 01273 503908.

Ms Ottaway is our Offsite Learning Coordinator and Careers Advisor. She works in the school to maximise opportunities for students to engage in university trips, work experience and college courses alongside their GCSE studies with an emphasis on increasing students understanding and raising aspirations and awareness of different progression routes post 16.

Ms Ottaway works closely with local employers, universities and colleges to provide an enriched timetable for students both in school and offsite. She also delivers careers guidance, inspiring and supporting students with the choices they need to make empower them develop confidence in their own ability to research the options open to them.

A wide range of providers and employers deliver information sessions to students in year group assemblies, careers education workshops and employer engagement sessions. Year 10 work experience week is a crucial feature of Key Stage 4 CEIAG and is bespoke to every student. Ms Ottaway also offers 1:1 careers guidance interviews that are personalised, comprehensive and impartial. External careers advice is facilitated through the National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/  and through the use of interactive web based tools such as ‘Start Profile’ or ‘PLOTR’. If you require any further information please email nottaway@patchamhigh.org.uk or call 01273 543494.

Careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) – access plan for each year group

Year 7

The main focus for Year 7 is exposure to Enterprise activities to link creativity and learning to the workplace and opportunities to explore employment around Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We also work, from the outset, with Into University and Widening Participation to inspire students to consider Higher Education, this is particularly focussed on students where there is little experience of higher education within the immediate family home. For all year groups we have a careers focussed item ‘job of the week’ as part of the daily news bulletin shown in assemblies.

Year 8

Year 8 students will continue work with Widening Participation and Into University, plus accessing STEM activities. There is extensive work done around option choices and the various careers pathways and links to curriculum subjects. All Year 8 students will benefit from a personal options interview. There are also presentations focussed on working in the Sport and Leisure industries. Alongside options local colleges, Universities and other provides run a careers market place to support the option making process.

Year 9

Year 9 key theme is based around Enterprise Challenge. In partnership with ‘Albion in The Community’ Students participate in a major enterprise venture through two terms, engaging them in setting up and running a small business. Programmes with Into University and Widening Participation continue and a key focus is employer engagement in the Health sector. Apprenticeship presentations are a feature of the summer term alongside mentoring programmes particularly aimed at raising aspirations for girls.

Year 10

The main focus for the year is Work Experience. Students are encouraged to source their own placements and are guided along by the year team. WEX interviews are provided for students and placements sourced from our local college database where needed. The whole process is a key feature of the year, focussing on planning, work place expectations, health and safety at work, CV writing, work placement behaviours and evaluations. All students will be visited and feedback provided. Programmes with Into University and Widening Participation continue throughout the year. Employer Insight day provides students with an opportunity to explore work in a wide variety of sectors as employers deliver workshops in school. Students attend the National Apprenticeship show alongside presentations in assemblies regarding this pathway. Local college taster days begin the post 16 destinations journey in the summer term. Extended work experience is in place for some students, with progression routes built in.

Year 11

Progression from High School is the focus for the year, with events and interviews in place to support the application process to local providers. Programmes with Into University and Widening Participation continue to support in this area as well. College open days, information evenings are all offered and every student will be interviewed and offered additional support through the application process. A wide range of providers locally will be available for students to consider which pathway they will take. Apprenticeships, Vocational courses, level 1-3 courses including the International Baccalaureate and local scholarships to Independent Schools are all on offer ensuring that students are appropriately matched to the right pathway.

This broad programme is set out term by term on the following table – cross referenced to Gatsby benchmarks.

Year group Autumn Spring Summer
7

Into University – HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

Careers Assembly week – Working in STEM EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

Daily Patcham News – career of the week

£10 challenge ENTERPRISE…Gatsby 5

Widening Participation with Sussex and Brighton Universities -– HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

Careers Assembly week – Working in Leisure and Sport – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

National Careers Week

Big Bang Fair STEM…Gatsby 4

Legoland Computing and Engineering trip – STEM…Gatsby 4

Careers assembly week

8

Into University – HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

Widening Participation with Sussex and Brighton Universities -– HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

Careers Assembly week – Working in STEM – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

Daily Patcham News – career of the week.

Options interviews – PERSONAL GUIDANCE…Gatsby 3 & 8

Options evening – Linking CURRICULUM TO CAREERS…Gatsby 4

Code Girls – STEM…Gatsby 4, 5 & 6 Gatsby

Careers Assembly week – Working in Leisure and Sport – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

National Careers Week

Legoland Computing and Engineering trip – STEM…Gatsby 4

Careers assembly week

9

Into University – HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

Widening Participation with Sussex and Brighton Universities -– HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

‘Enterprise Challenge’– ENTERPRISE…Gatsby 5

NHS Roadshow – – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6

Careers Assembly week – Working in STEM – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6

Daily Patcham News – career of the week

‘BrightMed’- STEM…Gatsby 4

‘Enterprise challenge’– ENTERPRISE…Gatsby 5

Careers Assembly week – Working in Leisure and Sport – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6

National Careers Week

The Girls Network mentoring Gatsby 2, 3 & 5

Who am I? Personalities and Careers, finding links – FE college talks, Apprenticeship presentations. – PERSONAL GUIDANCE, STEM, EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT, FE PROGRESSION Gatsby 2, 4, 5 & 7

Careers assembly week

10

Into University – HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

Widening Participation with Sussex and Brighton Universities -– HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

14-16 College programme- PERSONALISED CURRICULUM…Gatsby 3 & 7

Extended Work placements- PERSONALISED CURRICULUM…Gatsby 3, 5 & 6

Careers Assembly week – Working in STEM – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

Daily Patcham News – career of the week

Work Insight Day – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

Apprenticeship show – PROGRESSION…Gatsby 2, 3 & 5

Careers Assembly week – Working in Leisure and Sport – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT Gatsby 5 & 6.

National Careers Week

The Girls Network mentoring Gatsby 2, 3 & 5

College Taster days (including alternative providers) – PROGRESSION…Gatsby 1, 3 & 7

Work experience week – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6

Careers assembly week

University Summer school Gatsby 4, 7 & 8

11

Into University – HE PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7

14-16 College programme- PERSONALISED CURRICULUM…Gatsby 3 & 7

Extended Work placements- PERSONALISED CURRICULUM…Gatsby 3, 5 & 6

Individual careers Interviews – PROGRESSION…Gatsby 7 & 8

Post 16 Progression Evening – PROGRESSION…Gatsby 4, 5, 7 & 8

Careers Assembly week – Working in STEM & Sport EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

Daily Patcham News – career of the week

Individual careers Interviews – PROGRESSION…G7, G8.

College Interview Preparation and delivery PROGRESSION…G7, G8.

DWP CV writing & Interview workshops Gatsby 3, 4, 5 & 8

Careers Assembly week – Working in Leisure and Sport – EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT…Gatsby 5 & 6.

National Careers Week

The Girls Network mentoring Gatsby 2, 3 & 5

Careers follow up / advocacy / progression support and guidance / result response. PROGRESSION…Gatsby 2, 3, 5 & 8.

Careers assembly week

 

Patcham High School: Provider access policy

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 42B of the Education Act 1997.

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled to:

  • 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

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. A provider wishing to request access should contact:

Mr Newman: Deputy Head / Careers leader

Email: mnewman@patchamhigh.org.uk

Tel: 01273 503908

If you are able to provide a work experience placement or you can offer your time for one of our careers based activities in school please email careers@patchamhigh.org.uk

How we measure and assess the impact of our careers programme:

  • Destination measures
  • Student, Parent and Staff feedback
  • Employer feedback
  • Visiting partners feedback
  • Work experience evaluation
  • Ofsted

Labour Market Information

By the age of 14, all pupils should have accessed and used information about career paths and the labour market to inform their own decisions on study options. Parents should be encouraged to access and use information about labour markets and future study options to inform their support to their children. Check out the latest local LMI bulletin supplied by The Sussex Learning Network http://www.sussexlearningnetwork.org.uk/resources/brighton-hove/

Finding out more

Follow us on Twitter @PHScareers2

Apprenticeships www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com

CV writing www.cv-library.co.uk

iCould www.icould.com

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

Not Going to University:  www.notgoingtouni.com

Parental Guidance www.parentalguidance.org.uk

Prospects www.prospects.ac.uk

UCAS www.ucas.com

Volunteering opportunities www.do-it.org


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