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Careers Information

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

At Danesfield we are committed to providing all our students in Years 5 to 8 with access to a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work related learning (WRL) that will connect them to the world of work both now and in the future.

All students take part in a careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme that:

· Aims to inspire as well as inform and guide students

· Is centred around the student and their needs

· Is integrated into the students’ experience of the whole curriculum

· Encourages all students to consider their career options, particularly at Key Stage 3

· Encourages all students to develop decision making skills

· Provides each student with high quality, impartial advice

· Raises aspirations and promotes equality and diversity

Parents/Carers

Parents and carers are always welcome to contact the Careers Coordinator Mr Pearce to seek advice and

ask any questions they might have regarding careers pathways.

There is also student access to our Enterprise Adviser, Naomi Griffiths, for specific advice on career paths

and the relevant qualifications and experience required.

School Contacts

Andrew Pearce – Careers Email: office@danesfield.somerset.sch.uk

Naomi Griffiths – Enterprise Adviser Email:

Careers programme

 

 

Year 7

  • Tutorial Programme aims to help students to understand more about themselves (self-development), know where to look for useful information (careers exploration) and plan for the future (career management)
  • All students take part in the Careers Week activities.
  • All students take part in a careers employer networking event
  • Selected students participate in Exeter Univerity’s Brilliant Club.

 

Year 8

  • PSHE and Tutorial Programme aim to help students to make a decision on their GCSE preferences that are appropriate to their interests, talents and proposed career.
  • All students attend CV Writing workshops. They also take part in the Careers Week activities.
  • All students receive subject-specific careers guidance from local college to advise on GCSE options for Year 9
  • Local employers such as EDF Energy deliver assemblies to inform students on career paths in their organisation

Useful websites

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The National Careers Service website aims to:

  • help you with careers decisions and planning
  • support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and career options.

Plotr is a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love.

It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.

LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.

icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.

Plan your study & work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

The study guide section within youthspace contains a range of information including help on making options choices in Year 9, post 16 options, and getting into higher education.

Central Governments dedicated apprenticeship website has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

We monitor and evaluate our careers work and the impact on the pupils using the Compass careers tool.

 

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