“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Career Mark 6 accreditation – the Gold Standard for careers provision in schools.
Varied and extensive external speaker programme for pupils in Years 9 to 13.
Dedicated careers lessons with an emphasis on pupils making their own well informed decisions.
Strong links with local employers who offer pupils work experience placements and apprenticeships.
Career education, information advice and guidance is more than just deciding what job you want – it is a lifelong process that is influenced by your interests, abilities and passion.
Our careers education programme is delivered to all students from Years 7 to 13 and is supported by a number of outside agencies including the Education Business Partnership, Morrisby, Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Services and a large number of local and national businesses.
In 2015, the school received the highest careers recognition by achieving Career Mark 6 status confirming outstanding provision of careers education and advice within school.
The Careers department works to ensure that the needs of each individual pupils is addressed. That each pupil has the tools to make choices that will enable them to achieve their full potential and realise their own happiness.
The overall aim of a stable and effective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme is to help pupils to:
- Develop self-awareness in order to identify their strengths, weaknesses, values and interests and relate these to the world of work and education
- Make links between academic subjects and careers
- Learn about different careers and opportunities
- Learn the value of work experience and feel confident spending time in the work-place
- Learn from labour market information about training, education and occupations beyond school
- Understand the links between their subjects and different career paths.
- Make appropriate curricular and extra-curricular choices at each stage of their schooling, including personal guidance regarding post-16 and post-18 options
- Develop and practise CV, job application and interview skills, among other transition skills
THE FIRST STEP ALONG A PATH TO A REWARDING CAREER
Our aim is for all pupils to be aware of the opportunities available and foster good self-awareness, to know their strengths and their values, so they can make their own well-informed decisions.
Our pupils receive career support from Year 7 through to Year 13 and we use a combination of dedicated career lessons, external speakers and work experience to create a comprehensive career programme. We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills to become self-aware career planners who can research university courses, possible future careers and gap year plans. We guide them through writing CVs, personal statements and interview techniques, in order to support them with their future transitions.
A LIFELONG PROCESS INFLUENCED BY ABILITIES AND PASSION
The Careers Department will advise pupils on any route they choose. There are a variety of Careers and Higher Education events throughout the year, including work experience, guidance, speakers and a two-day Higher Education and Futures programme in Year 12. We provide specialist briefs from universities, employers, the Armed Forces and apprenticeship champions to ensure we cater for every individual’s needs. We also use specialist Career Matching tools in Year 10, involving ability, aptitude and skills testing to help pupils engage with their own personal motivations and values.
In addition to career lessons and briefs, the Careers Department offers one-to-one career interviews for pupils throughout the School. Pupils make choices about their own career paths, continuing education and training, which will ultimately help them to reach their goals
“I work to get to know every student and support them towards identifying their strengths and values, making sure they have the skills to become effective career planners, for life.”
Mrs Longstaffe, Head of Careers (Careers Lead)
We welcome a range of speakers to come and talk to our students. If you are keen to be involved in this please contact the school.