Introduced as an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act 2017, the Baker Clause stipulates that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in years 8- 13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available to them (See Appendix A). It is expected that by doing so this will help address the UK’s productivity challenges and address skills shortages experienced across several sectors of the economy. This regulation has been enforced since January 2nd, 2018.
The Department for Education’s Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff set out the expectations of schools which includes:
* Every school must ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all pupils in year 8 to year 13 for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.
* Every school must publish a policy statement setting out their arrangements for provider access and ensure that it is followed.
The school policy for CEIAG can also be viewed in the policies section of the school website.
IMPACT of Careers Programme – progress against the GATSBY standards
St Joseph’s students are fully supported and guided through the process of planning their futures. With a programme of education, information, advice and guidance for all students from Years 7 -11, we believe our students are well prepared for their futures. Staff at St Joseph’s play an active role in preparing them. A comprehensive programme of careers education that is delivered through national careers week, national apprenticeship week, enrichment activities, work experience, careers fairs, visits, trips and assemblies and also within individual departments and through tutor time.
All pupils in Year 10 undertake a week work experience to give them an exciting opportunity to enter the world of work and which gives them a deeper understanding of the skills and aptitudes required in the workplace. The placement can be organised by the pupils themselves allowing them to focus on areas of interest. Alternatively, pupils can select from a pre-approved list of placements that are sourced and supported by Tailored Education. Pupils benefit from completing detailed logbooks, health & safety briefing and a debrief upon return, where the pupils write a thank you letter as part of their English studies.
Pupils in Year 8 are asked to arrange a ‘work shadowing day’ where they arrange to join a family member or family friend at work for the day and observe tasks undertaken and what it is like to out to work. This should take place on the December INSET day
Pupils in Year 8 willtake part in a 30 minute 1:2:1 career consultation with the qualified Level 6 career’s adviser prior to their options. This will take place in December- January
All Year 11 pupils have at least one 1:2:1 careers consulatation with the Level 6 qualified career’s adviser September – February
Pupils in Year 7/9/10 can be referred for a 1:2:1 career guidance consultation with the qualified Level 6 Careers Adviser
A designated registered (CDI) Careers Leader (Mrs D Hancock)
SLT link for CEIAG (Mr M Singleton).
Careers Adviser who is dedicated to providing impartial careers information, advice, and guidance to students on all the options available to them.
Reporting to SLT and Governors.
A dedicated online platform providing a broad range of up-to-date information and online resources on key post-16 opportunities.
Attendance and active engagement at the Bolton CEIAG Hub.
Establishing and developing links with FE Colleges, apprenticeship providers, University Technical Colleges, and universities.
Establishing and developing links with employers.
Building a network of alumni
Evaluation through accreditation by the Quality in Careers Standard Award.
Tracking and evaluation of retention and destination data
The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are a key element of the strategy St Josephs are actively working towards alongside the Careers and Enterprise Company to ensure the benchmarks are in place. They are as follows:
St Joseph’s now to be at full implementation in all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Further details of the National Careers Strategy and Gatsby Benchmarks can be found at Gatsby
1. A Stable Careers Programme 2. Learning from Career and Labour Market Information 3. Addressing the needs of each pupil 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers 5. Encounters with employers and employees 6. Experiences of workplaces 7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education 8. Personal Guidance
Careers Lead Contact – The Careers Lead at St Joseph’s RC High School is Donna Hancock
A provider wishing to request access should contact Donna Hancock Telephone: 01204 697456; Email: email@example.com
‘Quality in Careers Standard’
St Josephs is working towards the ‘Careers in Quality Standard’ enabling our school to gain recognition for our careers provision and good practice. The framework we follow will ensure we are meeting national guidance and legislation, and it raises the profile of CE/IAG and supports its continuous improvement.
Careers is about young people finding purpose, discovering what matters to them, their place in the world, the point of studying and getting up in the morning. Sometimes people think careers is just information about options and planning for the future. It’s so much more. It can give hope, meaning, purpose, self-esteem and the ability to navigate the challenges of life….
So, what can you expect from your careers consulatation
All students are expected to have had at least one 1:2:1 personal guidance interview with a Level 6 qualified Careers Adviser by age 16, offering support and advice and guidance. The aim of your career’s consultation is to help you move forward. It is not about telling you what to do or doing it for you! You can have as many consultations as you need. St Joseph’s offer 1:2:1 careers consulatation to Year 8(before options) Year 11 (before post 16 pathways)
A careers consultation can help with
Exploring the range of options available to you
Researching where to look for information to support your decision making
Planning out your career ideas and putting them into practice
Managing difficulties and setbacks with strategies such as back up plans
Deciding on an action plan for you and your careers adviser to work on
Parents/carer’s are welcome to attend the appointment should they wish to.
Lunch Time drop-in
Pupils can call into the career’s office during break, lunchtime, or after school, for information, advice and guidance.
If you are a former pupil and able to offer us your support in any way, for example by mentoring current pupils, giving a talk in a subject linked to your career, conducting an aspiration interview to our year 11s, then please do get in touch by clicking here shoutout to (1)
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Parents can subscribe to Careermag for Parents. This is a termly magazine aimed at parents/carer to help them keep up to date with educational and industry/job market development, which guides parents/carers and their children through the career journey. See link below
what is LMI? LMI describes the world of work, includes up to date information on what’s jobs exist whether that’s locally, nationally and even internationally, the number and type of job vacancies where the jobs are situated, qualifications, skills and experience needed, hour of work and salaries, sectors that are predicted to grow or decline, skills gaps that are or will be needed by industries and businesses. LMI is anything that is quantitative and qualitative
You can use this widget to access Labour Market Information (LMI) on certain careers or general information on jobs. Click here Careerometer – Careermap
Labour Market Information (LMI) shows the type of jobs available in an area, the level of qualifications people has, average salaries and the growth sectors for that area. The information below was collated by the Office for National Statistics in January 2020.
All pupils are invited to attend college transition days. These days are organised through our local colleges in the summer term for Year 10. Pupils will ‘sample’ different subject areas and learn about the different courses and facilities the colleges have to offer. These invaluable days help pupils to explore their options and prompt the start of the decision-making process about which subjects they may wish to pursue post 16.
Having a clear understanding of their predicted grades at this time enables them to explore the entry requirements for the different courses and make sure they understand in advance, the expectations of them by the end of Year 11.
Thinking about your future and the career path you are going to choose is one of the most important decisions you will probably ever make. You spend the majority of your life in your place of work, so choosing the right qualifications and training is vital…
In order to assist our pupils to start to make those decisions, they can make an appointment with
St Joseph’s actively encourages employers to get involved with our Careers Programme. If you would like to find out more information on how you can get involved with the school, please contact Donna Hancock Careers Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s in it for you?
You can inspire talented young people to work for you/your sector
Make a positive impact whilst raising of your company’s profile
Giving something back to your local community
It’s great for staff development. Employees who do talks at school or mentor work placements will grow in confidence and gain a sense of achievement supporting a young person
Developing their planning communication and presentation skills
Chance to network with other organisations
Below are some ways to get involved at St Joeys
Year 11 Hopes, Dreams & Aspirations Interviews
St Joseph’s annual dreams and aspirations interviews scheme is supported by local businesses, higher/further education /apprenticeship providers, staff, pupils and parents. If you would like to support this event, please contact Donna Hancock Careers Leader at email@example.com
What is Hopes, Dreams & Aspirations Interview?
The hopes, dreams and aspirations interviews will take place after year 11 receive their PPE results in January, is a simulation of a job interview that is undertaken in order to train the interviewee for the real thing. The interview seeks to replicate the conditions of the real experience as closely as possible. The purpose of the interview is too advice pupils on careers, qualifications, expectations and realities of the job market and where their GCSE can take them.
Careers Education Information Advice & guidance Evening
Year 10 /Year 11
St Joseph’s Annual CEIAG in September, for all Year 10 /Year 11.
What is the Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance Evening/(CEIAG)
CEIAG allow school to bring leaders from fast-growing local businesses into schools.
Companies will /Colleges/6th Forms/Apprenticeships and training providers set up stalls so that students are able to informally approach lots of different employers and talk to them personally. It is important to note that there should be no expectations of any job opportunities being offered by business leaders at a career fair but is a great way for students to experience a wide range of businesses in their local community and for businesses to begin to build their talent pipeline.
CEIAG evenings are an excellent way for students to hear what local companies have on offer. Students can talk to different employers, gain an understanding of what their jobs entail or the different roles available, and the skills that are needed to be successful in today’s economy. Pupils also get the chance to talk to Further/Higher education providers
Offering Work Experience placements to our pupils to enhance and raise aspiration about future careers
Inspirational careers assemblies
Companies that have already supported St Joseph’s careers programme include DWP, Tailored Education, 2Engage, Stateside Foods, Alliance Learning, Army, Navy, RAF, Keoghs, Premex, Wigan Warriors, Manchester International Football Academy, Thomas Herbert Hairdressing, Willmott Dixon Construction Company
If you would like to help in supporting our wonderful St Josephs pupils please contact Donna Hancock Careers Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Level- The Next Level Qualification
T-Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels.
These 2-year courses, which launched September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.
T-Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days)
Mrs Hancock is available in the Careers Office (ground floor, English block) for all students to access support & guidance.
Please note: Lesson times are only for pre-booked interviews/appointments.
Please feel free to call in at the times shown below.
Opening times: Monday- Friday
Before School: 8.00 – 8.30am
Break: 10.45 – 11am
Lunch: 1.30 – 1.45pm
After school: 2.45 – 4pm
Careers 1:1 Interviews (sign up in careers and we will book a suitable time)
General information and advice about any Careers you would like to explore.
Options available to you Post 16
Support or guidance with searching for courses, apprenticeships and training providers
Help with UCAS applications process/ profile
Help or guidance on CV writing
Please see below a list of career resource links to a range of excellent career websites and resources which you can access.
Unifrog -The Complete Destinations Platform for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
Provide pupils with information on their full range of opportunities. Pupils should use these portals as part of their careers advice and guidance provision. Pupils can access information on every post 16 and post 18 opportunity available to them across the UK. It’s easy to navigate and allows the pupil to make sound choices about their next destination.
St Joseph’s subscribes to ‘Unifrog’ which all pupils have access to. This allows students to easily search for university courses and all available apprenticeships across the country. Students can compare courses and apprenticeship opportunities to tailor to their individual strengths and areas of interest. Employers from Unifrog come into school to speak with each year group at a relevant time to enable them to make the most of the resource. Unifrog has a careers library with information about a wide range of careers, salaries and routes into the career. Students utilise unifrog to construct their CV, Personal Statement, record key competencies and engagement in activities
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