Careers

 

Careers

The Education Act 2011 gives schools a duty to secure access to careers guidance for their pupils in Years 9-11. Careers guidance secured must:

·         Be presented in an impartial manner

·         Include information on the full range of post-16 education or training options, including Apprenticeships and Traineeships

·         Promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given

Students are encouraged to research their options widely. Some useful sources of advice online can be found by clicking on the tabs to the right.

 

Key Stage 3

All Key Stage 3 students are given careers information and guidance through their PSHCE lessons:

Year 7 – Career Aspirations

Year 8 – Career Opportunities

Year 9 – Setting Career Goals

 

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 students are assisted in developing Employability Skills through PSHCE lessons:

Year 10 – The World of Work

Year 11 – Prince’s Trust Award units - Career Planning, Money Management

                 Other units – Building for the Future, Independence

 

By the end of Year 11 all students will have completed the following:

·         CV

·         Researched careers

·         Visited colleges and workplaces

·         Connexions Careers Interview (see below)

·         Practise Interview (with feedback)

·         Applications to college, sixth form or apprenticeships

·         Morrisby Careers Profile

 

Connexions Careers Interviews

All Year 11 students undergo an impartial Careers Interview with Connexions. They and their parents receive written feedback and a summary of the interview.

 

Work Experience

The Government has removed the statutory requirement for Key Stage 4 students to complete at least 2 weeks’ work experience, so we do not currently arrange this for students. We do encourage them to find opportunities to experience the world of work wherever possible, whether through family, friends or part-time employment.

 

Staff contacts:

Head of PSHCE & Careers – Claire Howell: claire.howell@css-essex.co.uk

Transition Mentor – Karen Brady: karen.brady@css-essex.co.uk