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Careers

Stubbin Wood School and Nursery: Access Policy for Careers and Industry Information, Advice and Guidance.

 

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving students information, advice and guidance about the provider’s education or training offer. This statement complies with the school’s legal obligations set out under Section(s) 42A and 42B of the Education Act 1997.

 

Pupil entitlement

This Act sets out to ensure that all pupils who are in years 8 -11 are entitled to:

 

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a career programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.

 

  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through option events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
     
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
     

Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact Nick Oughtred, Careers and Enterprise  Co-ordinator by calling 01623 742795 or by e-mailing nick.oughtred@stubbinwood.derbyshire.sch.uk

Our named Governor for careers is Frank Lord

 

 Opportunities for access

 Throughout the year, as part of the ‘All School’s’ career programme, opportunities for providers have been identified to enable representatives to come into school to speak to parents and /or pupils:

 

Term programme of events

Key Stage (KS)

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Nursery

  • Harvest Festival
  • Healthy Living week

 

  • Parents Evening
  • STEM week
  • Enterprise

  (make and sell)

KS 1

  • Meet the tutor evening
  • Healthy Living week
  • Parents Evening
  • STEM week
  • Enterprise

  (make and sell)

KS 2

  • Meet the tutor evening
  • Healthy Living week
  • Parents Evening
  • STEM week
  • Enterprise

  (make and sell)

KS 3

  • Meet the tutor evening
  • Healthy Living week (jobs in the food industry)
  • Parents Evening
  • STEM week
  • Enterprise

  (make and sell)

KS 4

  • Meet the tutor evening
  • Healthy Living week (jobs in the food industry)
  • ‘Ask the expert’ Careers Fair
  • Parents Evening
  • STEM week
  • Pathways to employment

Sessions

KS 5

  • Meet the tutor evening
  • Healthy Living week

(jobs in the food industry)

  • ‘Ask the expert’ Careers Fair
  • Parents Evening
  • STEM week
  • Pathways to Employment sessions

 

Premises and facilities

 Providers who support the Careers Education Curriculum on school premises will have made available the use of the dining area, class rooms and meeting rooms, where possible, including the use of ITC equipment. Use of facilities will be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader.Providers are welcome to leave marketing materials and other information sources, at the school, where it will be made available to students and parents.

 

Aim of the School’s Careers and Enterprise curriculum

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.


 We do this to:

  • Prepare young people for adulthood with high aspirations for a fulfilling adult life
  • Help students to develop career awareness and enable them to manage personal career development.
  • Enable students to manage transitions such as the change from school to college or work.
  • Provide opportunities to experience the world of work.
  • Enable students to handle careers information and assist them in making informed choices.
  • 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
     
    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.
     
    Talentino Learning
     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.
     
     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 to Key Stage 2 take part in Careers and the World of Work education as part of their curriculum offer. Through trips and residential opportunities pupils gain experience and understanding of the wider world through the use of role play and practical experiences, pupils learn about the jobs and occupations. All pupils take part in aspects of Talentino Bambino enterprise activities 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 residential experiences. 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 and Talentino learning, pupils develop skills which link to The Gatsby Benchmarks.
     
    Year 8: Experience of the wider community through visits and residential experiences. 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 and Tolentino learning, pupils develop skills which link to The Gatsby Benchmarks.
     
    Year 9: Experience of the wider community through visits and residential experiences. 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 and the Aim 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 and Talentino, pupils develop skills which link to The Gatsby Benchmarks.
     
    Year 10: Experience of the wider community through visits and residential experiences. 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 ward and Talentino learning 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.
     
    Year 11: Experience of the wider community through visits and residential experiences. 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 and Talentino 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 which link to The Gatsby Benchmarks.
     
    Post 16: Experience of the wider community through visits and residential opportunities. 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 and Talentino learning 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.
     
    The Careers Curriculum will be reviewed in July 2020.
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

 

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