Teaching takes place throughout the years 7-11.
These lessons follow the framework and guidance for careers and work related education.
Focus will be on three key areas:
- Career Development
- Career Management
- Self Development
Pupils will have two half hour Careers lessons in KS3. The lessons aim to help year 7 -9 pupils to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make successful choices and manage transitions in learning and work.
At KS4, Careers is delivered through the Level 1-2 PSD qualification. Pupils will work towards completing Preparation for Work which includes a 2 week work experience.
Work Related Learning
This provides opportunities for young people to develop knowledge and understanding of work and enterprise, to develop skills for enterprise and employability and to learn through direct experiences of work and enterprise.
Our aim is:
- to raise students’ achievement;
- to support inclusion and promoting equality of opportunity;
- to encourage participation in lifelong learning,
including Higher Education;
- to develop enterprise and employability skills;
- to encourage students to contribute positively to their communities.
Motivational Work Placements
Through established and maintained contacts with local employers the school is able to provide one or two day a week work placements for some of our year 10 and 11 students.
These placements where possible reflect the courses that the students wish to follow when they go on to college and give students a real insight into the world of work. They often lead to employment, either as a Saturday job or as full time work once the student has left school.
Through established relationships with individual pupils, sometimes short, but in the main, long term, we are able to fine tune our placements of students, in college, work placements, that maximise their potential and therefore increase their own self esteem and feeling of self worth.
Two Week Work Placement Year 11
All Yr11 students are encouraged to participate in a work experience placement in November. The placements help boost the young person's self esteem and gives them a real focus on the next few months of their schooling.
Students are encouraged to accept placements near to home so that they are responsible for travel to and from work.
As with the motivational placements some students secure Saturday jobs and eventual employment through these placements.