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Current Policy on Career Guidance and Education

Careers programmes have two components, education and guidance.  They are interrelated and depend on each other for their effectiveness.  Each is required to support and complement the other.  Careers education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make successful choices, manage transitions in learning and move into further education, work or training.

Careers guidance enables young people to use the knowledge and skills they develop to make the decisions about learning and work that are right for them.  Careers education and guidance is delivered in all Key Stages as an integral part of the PSHE programme. In Sixth Form the careers guidance is expertly supported by external advisors who provided bespoke guidance on the UCAS process to students and parents as well as working closely with students on an individual basis.

Sacred Heart in partnership with CfBT Advice and Guidance employ Gordon Young to deliver impartial careers advice and guidance to learners and parents/guardians in school.Gordon is a qualified and experienced careers professional who works with the school to support young people to make informed educational and career choices. He has regular meetings with students in school from year 8 upwards and is happy to discuss educational and careers questions with parents.To contact him email gyoung@cfbt.com or call 07823538320. 

Every student from Year 7 to 13 will have access to a careers interview which is individually tailored round her particular needs.  We also offer follow-up career interviews to students who may be struggling to shape their decision for the future. 

We ensure that our careers advisor is present at Year 9 Option evening to help guide and support their option choices and inform them of the links between their choices and the world of work.

We ensure that our careers advisor is present on GCSE results day to guide those students who still need support in making the most appropriate sixth form choice.

We offer all students, Year 7-13, the necessary information and skills through our PSHE programme, to understand and engage in the world of work. 

We promote the STEM agenda and are committed to promoting careers in science, technology and maths.  We hold an annual STEM fair where we invite people from different industries, including former students and parents, to share their knowledge and experience of their field of work.

We create time for our Year 12 students to have a two-week work experience to help inform their degree and apprenticeship choices as part of their path way to third level education

We engage in the events of external agencies to maximise our students’ exposure to the world of work, for example trips to a range of work environments or the opportunity to take on a work role for a day.

 

 Current Career Education and Guidance Offer 2017-8

YEAR GROUP

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

7

 

STEM Conference, Crystal Palace

Trip to Kidzania

 

Career Guidance interview

8

 

Careers Guidance interviews

 

STEM Conference, Crystal Palace

 

9

 

Option Evening

 

Career Guidance interviews

 

Career Discussions with parent visitors

 

STEAM careers week

 

STEM Trip NEC Birmingham

 

10

Backstage Tour of Lyric Hammersmith and playwriting workshop for Drama students

 

What Career? Fair at Kensington Olympia for all KS4 Pupil Premium on apprenticeships, careers and further education guidance

STEAM careers week

 

Career Guidance interviews

11

Careers Guidance interviews

 

Application process for sixth form colleges

 

Class of 2020

 

St Paul’s lecture by Jeff Ralph

 

Playwriting workshop

 

What Career? Fair at Kensington Olympia for all KS4 Pupil Premium on apprenticeships, careers and further education guidance.

Post Mock careers guidance interviews

 

A Level Course Guidance interviews

 

Women in Leadership Careers Conference

 

Session on Interview techniques

 

Dr Stefanie Gerke lecture on Diseases, Rumour and percolation

 

Maths & English Residential

GCSE Results Day – our career advisor is present for further guidance post results.

12

Presentation from alumni at graduation ceremony

 

Speakers from the world of law and international diplomacy

 

St Paul’s lecture by Jeff Ralph

 

Classics lectures and workshops at the British Museum – including. meeting representatives from universities and Classics based careers

Classics lectures at St Paul’s Girls’ School

Women in Leadership Careers Conference

 

UCAS application process

 

STEAM Careers Week

 

Study day at the British Film institute

Study Day at Pembroke College, Oxford University

 

Dr Stefanie Gerke lecture on Diseases, Rumour and percolation

 

Workshops with specialist theatres including Bush Theatre and Frantic Assembly

 

Careers Interviews with Deborah Stretfield post Spring Mock Exams

 

13

UCAS application process

 

Presentation from alumni at graduation ceremony

 

Attendance at Donmar Warehouse Theatre Design Forum

 

Speakers from the world of law and international diplomacy

 

Visits to Bristol, City Southampton,

Brighton, Portsmouth, Trent, Loughborough, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham.

Women in Leadership Careers Conference

 

STEAM careers week

 

Royal Economic Society Annual lecture

 

Bank of England Presentation

 

Royal Holloway Talk Business Management

 

Kings College Philosophy Talk

 

Accountancy taster talk

 

Oxford Humanities talk

 

Internship at the House of Commons

A level results day – resources offered to support students exploring the clearing offer