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Our Careers & World of Work Curriculum

Careers and the World of Work at Stubbin Wood School and Nursery

 

The aim for all of our pupils is for them to live as independent a life as possible where they are able to engage with different people and experiences in their community and have a meaningful voice. For some of our pupils this may mean employment and independent living, for some a choice of day activities and continuing to live at home.

At Stubbin Wood we believe that the definition of a young person’s ‘career’ is their ‘pathway through life’ and this includes further education, work, life and independent living.

Our vision for our programme of Careers and World of Work, is to give pupils the wide range of experiences needed to increase their self-confidence, to improve their motivation and to provide them with an understanding of the world of work and the opportunities that are open to them.

 

Aims of Careers Education

  • To prepare young people for adulthood with high aspirations for a fulfilling adult life
  • To help students to develop career awareness and enable them to manage personal career development.
  • To enable students to manage transitions such as the change from school to college or work.
  • To provide opportunities to experience the world of work.
  • To enable students to handle careers information and assist them in making informed choices.
  • To provide pathways suited to the needs of each young person based on their EHCP and future aspirations.
  • Promote student and family choice
  • Provide opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications where appropriate
  • Meet statutory requirements and guidance from Department for Education and embed the regional Local Enterprise Partnership (D2N2) Careers, Employability and Enterprise Framework into whole school planning and learning.

 

We recognise and fulfil our statutory duty to deliver CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) and this is met through:

 

  • The Careers/Enterprise Curriculum
  • Work Experience
  • Timetabled careers days led by Further Education and Alternative Placement providers
  • Attendance at college ‘taster’ and ‘open’ days
  • Timetables Employability days led by outside providers and local employers
  • Volunteering
  • Attendance of SEND Advisors at transition stage Annual Reviews to offer advice and guidance to students and parents.

 

As a school we have written an Action Plan based on the D2N2 Employability Framework, utilising the information in the self-assessment and self- evaluation process. This action plan can be found here https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/stubbin-wood-school/UploadedDocument/f5653cfc0ce64df19a2d28fbcc9c3f10/employability-action-plan-002.pdf.

 

We are working with Talentino, a Matrix accredited external career development company, affiliated to the professional body ‘The Career Development Institute’. Talentino specialise in the career development of young people with SEND. Our staff at school have been trained by Talentino to deliver the careers programme – Careers at Every Level – which includes classroom based career coaching, work experience, employer engagement, employability skills development and business enterprise.

 

The careers programme delivers against the 8 Gatsby benchmarks in the following way, https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/stubbin-wood-school/UploadedDocument/c86639fa31df4f6fb5eb0e945071838d/benchmark-comp.pdf

 

Our Careers Leader is Eloise Barnett, Head of Secondary Department and a member of the senior leadership team.

 

Our named Governor for Careers is Frank Lord.

 

We ensure our parents, staff and pupils find out the latest news of our careers programme through the school website, regular newsletters and our ‘Future Steps’ Further Education fairs. We work with the local Enterprise Coordinator and Enterprise Adviser to offer more employer encounters for our pupils.

 

Our Careers Programme

Pupils from Nursery through to Post 16 take part in Careers and World of Work education as part of their curriculum offer. Through trips and residentials pupils gain experience and understanding of the wider world. Through role play and practical experiences pupils learn about the jobs and occupations that people have and how things work. All pupils take part in aspects of enterprise to raise funds for school and charities through events such as the summer and Christmas fayre.

 

For pupils in Secondary School the following Careers Programme is delivered to the Year Groups specified, however the movement through the programme is planned according to the needs of each student. This means that pupils will access the programme dependent on ability rather than year group where appropriate.

 

Year 7: Experience of the wider community through visits and residentials. Enterprise projects three times per year. Exploration of the world of work through weekly Options lessons such as gardening, craft, beauty and music. Through PSHE and cross-curricular activities, pupils develop skills in the following D2N2 Employability Goals:  self-motivation, self-assurance, being aspirational, how to take part in experiences, how to achieve, to be: informed, accountable, resilient, entrepreneurial and to co-operate with others.

 

Year 8: Experience of the wider community through visits and residentials. Enterprise projects three times per year. Exploration of the world of work through weekly Options lessons such as gardening, craft, beauty and music. More formal options tasters in Summer Term in preparation for making Year 9 choices. Through PSHE and cross-curricular activities, pupils develop skills in the following D2N2 Employability Goals:  self-motivation, self-assurance, being aspirational, how to take part in experiences, how to achieve, to be: informed, accountable, resilient, entrepreneurial and to co-operate with others.

 

Year 9: Experience of the wider community through visits and residentials. Enterprise projects three times per year. Vocational skills lessons for 1 full day per week. Pupils choose two preferred Options from a wide range of courses. Options are studied for 6 months to 1 year. Pupils study 1 option in a morning and 1 in the afternoon. Pupils also study Work Related Learning, this is a programme of study through ASDAN, Aim Award or AQA Unit Award which teaches them the skills needed for work. This includes an understanding of careers and occupations and how to dress and behave at work. Through PSHE and cross-curricular activities, pupils develop skills in the following D2N2 Employability Goals:  self-motivation, self-assurance, being aspirational, how to take part in experiences, how to achieve, to be: informed, accountable, resilient, entrepreneurial and to co-operate with others.

 

Year 10: Experience of the wider community through visits and residentials. Enterprise projects three times per year.  Vocational skills lessons for 1 full day per week. Pupils choose two preferred Options from a wide range of courses. Options are studied for 6 months to 1 year. Pupils study 1 option in a morning and 1 in the afternoon. Pupils also study Work Related Learning, this is a programme of study through ASDAN, Aim Award or AQA Unit Award which teaches them the skills needed for work. This includes an understanding of careers and occupations and how to dress and behave at work. Pupils take part in a two week block of work experience which incorporates experience of work placements, interviewing members of the community to research occupations, lessons in First Aid and Life Skills. Through PSHE and cross-curricular activities, pupils develop skills in the following D2N2 Employability Goals:  self-motivation, self-assurance, being aspirational, how to take part in experiences, how to achieve, to be: informed, accountable, resilient, entrepreneurial and to co-operate with others.

 

Year 11: Experience of the wider community through visits and residentials. Enterprise projects three times per year. Vocational skills lessons for 1 full day per week. Pupils choose two preferred Options from a wide range of courses. Options are studied for 6 months to 1 year. Pupils study 1 option in a morning and 1 in the afternoon. Pupils also study Work Related Learning, this is a programme of study through ASDAN, Aim Award or AQA Unit Award which teaches them the skills needed for work. This includes an understanding of careers and occupations, interview skills and how to dress and behave at work. Pupils take part in visits to Colleges and places of further education as part of their transition and careers planning. Pupils have lessons in writing CV’s, application forms and interview skills. Through PSHE and cross-curricular activities, pupils develop skills in the following D2N2 Employability Goals:  self-motivation, self-assurance, being aspirational, how to take part in experiences, how to achieve, to be: informed, accountable, resilient, entrepreneurial and to co-operate with others.

 

Post 16: Experience of the wider community through visits and residentials. Enterprise projects at least three times per year. Vocational skills lessons for half a day per week. Pupils choose a preferred Options from a wide range of courses. Options are studied for 6 months to 1 year. Pupils also study Work Related Learning, this is a programme of study through ASDAN, Aim Award or AQA Unit Award which teaches them the skills needed for work. This includes an understanding of careers and occupations, interview skills and how to dress and behave at work. Pupils take part in visits to Colleges and places of further education as part of their transition and careers planning. Pupils have lessons in writing CV’s, application forms and interview skills. Throughout the year students take part in volunteering opportunities and have weekly access to further education providers such as college and day service providers. There is a higher focus on Independent Living Skills to increase the chances of pupils living as independently as possible. Through PSHE and cross-curricular activities, pupils develop skills in the following D2N2 Employability Goals:  self-motivation, self-assurance, being aspirational, how to take part in experiences, how to achieve, to be: informed, accountable, resilient, entrepreneurial and to co-operate with others.

 

If you have any questions please e-mail your child’s Key Stage Leader:

Nursery – Sarah Gordon

Key Stage 1 – Diane Sheppard

Key Stage 2 – Tracey Woss

Key Stage 3 – Carolyn Briggs

Key Stage 4 – Eloise Barnett

Key Stage 5 – Vicky Jobson

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