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Careers Programme and Student Survey Results

Limes College Career Development Programme – Summary of Student Experience

Year Group Learning Outcomes:

 

KS3 -  To be aware of the jobs that exist now, in the future and in my local area

KS3 -  To be able to identify my own skills, likes and dislikes and how these relate to different types of work

KS3 -  To understand how subjects and hobbies can link to the world of work

YR 10 - To have a variety of employability skills and be able to put them into practice

YR 11 - To understand a variety of routes into further education and employment

YR 11 - To be able to identify my strengths and weaknesses and develop a personal development plan

YR 11 - To develop the skills needed to live and/or work independently 

 

For further information about our careers provision please see our Careers Policy and Access Policy.

 

           

     Year Group     

       

 

Across school

3

 

New students each year develop their SNAP-B and Edukey profiles with assistance from tutors

Increased self-awareness and motivation.

Across school

2 + 3 + 8

 

Careers in Sectors Display Board

Encourages students to consider other careers within sectors they are interested in.

Across school

4

 

Display resources for careers leading from subjects

Provides scope for thought for alternative careers

Across school

2

 

Careers videos in registration

To be able to name 20 different job roles and describe 5 in detail

Across school

1

 

Regular updating of school website and documentation regarding careers programme

Career programme is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

Across school

1

 

Dedicated section of school website related to careers information, advice and guidance

Relevant career information is easily accessible from home, also giving parents and carers the opportunity to be involved

Across school

1

 

Online calendar detailing up and coming career programme activities

Career programme is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

Across school

1 + 3 + 8

 

Online glossary of career related terms for parents and students to access

Careers programme is more easily accessed and understood

Across school

2 + 7 + 8

 

List of useful websites and links readily available on school website

Parents and students can access career, labour market information and future study options freely

Across school

6

 

Every pupil has at least one experience of a workplace, additional to any part time jobs they may have

Pupils gain first-hand experiences of the workplace and expand networks

Across school

7

 

Pupils have the opportunity to have a meaningful encounter with providers of a full range of learning opportunities

Pupils understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them

Across school

2

 

LMI for All widget placed directly on school website – brings together multiple sources of robust LMI

Students are in a better position to make informed choices about future study and training

Across school

1 + 7 + 8

 

Outreach activities and holiday clubs/summer schools are circulated to all students and carers.

Allows all students to access high quality provision and participation initiatives in the local area

Across school

2 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 8

 

Careers Corner Google Classroom

Online provision of relevant careers information, advice and guidance. Accessible at all times and interactive for those that require additional support.

Across school

2 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 8

 

Tutor Time resources – dedicated tutor time every week to encourages careers and destinations discussion

Resources are shared to embed careers in the curriculum, raise aspirations and address stereotypes in the world of work. Helps in identifying and developing skills needed for the world of work.  

Across school

3 + 8

 

Opening a bank account resources

Writing an email resource

Encourages development of employability skills and independency

Across school

3 + 4 + 8

 

Getting to know you questionnaire

Interview Guidance

To be able to identify my own skills, likes and dislikes and how these relate to different types of work

Across school

3

 

Addressing equality and diversity in the workplace – discussions with students

Challenges stereotypical thinking and raises aspirations

Across school

4

 

STEM subject teachers highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career pathways

Helps students to gain entry to, and be more effective workers within a wide range of careers

Across school

2 + 3 + 8

 

Activities to introduce careers/professional vocabulary (wordsearches, word banks etc)

Introduces relevant vocabulary to students and prepares for world of work

Across school

2 + 8

 

National Day Celebrations – Observing National Days and providing related careers information

Students are introduced to careers and sectors they may not be familiar with – encourages thought and reflection on interests and ambitions

KS3

4

 

What do your hobbies say about you powerpoint?

To understand how subjects and hobbies can link to the world of work

10+11

2 + 3 + 5 + 6 + 7

 

Apprenticeship Advice and Information Assembly

Widen pupil understanding of the local labour market and explore career possibilities.

10 + 11

5 + 6

 

Work experience placements

Provides encounters with employers and employees alongside experiences of work places

10 + 11

3 + 8

 

Dallaglio Trust visits and scheme

CV writing

To have a variety of employability skills and be able to put them into practice

10 + 11

7 + 8

 

Individual and group careers guidance

Life after Year 11 Powerpoint

To understand a variety of routes into further education and employment

Year 10 + 11

2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 8

 

Visit to Hair and Beauty Exposition

Students interested in this sector learned about relevant labour market information, linked curriculum learning to specific careers, encountered employers and employees and received personal guidance.

Year 10 + 11

2 + 3 + 4 + 7 + 8

 

Labour Market/Apprenticeship Information Workshop for students and parents

Provides information about labour market for students and parents. Provides application support for apprenticeships and further education.

11

5+4

 

Careers Interview Day – Employer Encounter and linking curriculum through assemblies, class workshops

Provides students with a meaningful work encounter, practicing interview skills and techniques.

11

3 + 2 + 8

 

Review career guidance with team to explore FE options and carry out guidance interviews

Refine Further Education goals.

11

3 + 7 + 8

 

Open evening opportunities for colleges and sixth forms shared to parents and students

Provides students and carers with time to plan, encourages exploring various Post 16 destinations.

11

3 + 5 + 8

 

CV writing, cover letter writing and Interviews Skills Preparation

Prepares students for the world of work, develops professional skills.

11

2 + 3 + 5 + 6

 

Students are encouraged to take up weekend and holiday work experience. A range of appropriate job vacancies are displayed in the careers hub and updated regularly

Helps to develop technical and transferable skills for students and widen their networks.

Year 11

3 + 5 + 6 + 8

 

Practicing interview techniques and helpful hints worksheets

Improves employability skills and introduces students to common workplace practises

Year 11

2 + 3 + 5 + 6 + 8

 

Army Careers Visit

Students encounter various employees of the Army and consider the various career and education paths available

Year 11

2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 8

 

Army Youth STEM Visit

Students are encouraged to utilise science, technology, engineering and maths to engage in a range of practical activities.

Year 11

3 + 4 + 7 + 8

 

Accompanied visits to college/6th Form Open Events

Students can be accompanied by a transition coach to open events – provides support for students and personal guidance.

Across school

2 + 3 + 4 + 7

 

STCG partnership – provides talks, events and taster sessions for students

Allows students to explore all options, interests and ambitions before making decisions on next steps.

 

 

 

 

 

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Across school

2 + 3 + 4

 

Careers in science powerpoint

Introduces STEM into career development pathways and student thinking

Across school

4

 

Subject teachers visit relevant industries

Embeds careers into the curriculum and focuses on skills businesses are looking for when recruiting

KS3

2 + 4 +5 + 8

 

Surveying the public to analyse economic activity in local area

To be aware of the jobs that exist now, in the future and in my local area

KS3

8

 

Introduction to Career Development during a Personal Development Day

Create interest and ascertain what students want their Careers Education to look like

KS3

4

 

Object project – Students are asked to think of all the jobs that are needed to make a specific object.

Introduces roles that might not be thought about, develops the idea of supply chains and encourages thought about variety of routes into specific industries.

10 + 11

5 + 2

 

Tenner Challenge

Improve enterprise talents and understanding of the LMI

10 + 11

2 + 3 + 5 + 8

 

Business Breakfasts – students are given a questionnaire to identify their interests in the world of work. Employers attend a breakfast session at school and relevant students are invited to attend

Gauges student interest, allows feedback for more focused future activity.

 

 

Student Survey 2021/2022

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