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Colstons careers and employability overview 2017

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An overview of careers and employability provision at Colston's School

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Colstons careers and employability overview 2017

  1. 1. Careers and Employability Overview • Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Colston’s School is managed by our full-time Head of Careers and Employability, Miss McCoy (EMcCoy@colstons.bristol.sch.uk) • Pupils and parents in any year group are welcome to book an appointment with Miss McCoy at any time • Our careers and employability programme is tailored to meet the changing needs of our pupils at the different stages of their schooling • The programme is delivered by Miss McCoy, tutors, teachers and a range of industry experts • Pupils have access to accurate, up-to-date careers guidance that: • is presented in an impartial manner • enables them to make informed choices about a broad range of career options • helps encourage them to fulfil their potential Year 7 - 9 Year 7 • Who am I and what am I good at? • Employability skills • The reality of working life and different lifestyles • Careers research Year 8 • Beliefs about work and careers • Stereotypes in the workplace • Self-awareness • How to explore careers pathways and make decisions Year 9 • Introduction to careers resources and different careers • Choosing GCSE options • Ongoing individual guidance Year 10 and 11 Year 10 • Self-awareness and career pathways • Work experience Year 11 • Optional aptitude tests • Post-16 options sessions • CV / interview skills • Apprenticeship / college applications support sessions • Structured and impartial one- to-one careers interview and detailed action plan • Ongoing individual guidance, as requested Sixth Form - Future Leaders Lower Sixth • Workshops from industry experts • Mock interviews with employers • Professional Projects with world- class organisations • University and apprenticeship talks • Unifrog: university support tool • Individual careers appointments Upper Sixth • Optional aptitude tests • Post-16 options sessions • Further CV/interview skills • Apprenticeship/college applications support sessions • Careers interview and action plans • Individual guidance
  2. 2. Content Skills, qualities, the world of work and self-awareness • Who am I and what am I good at? • Introduction to employability skills and qualities • Introduction to the world of work • Beliefs about work and careers: challenging stereotypes in the workplace • Being assertive • Budgeting Delivery • Career guidance forms part of the PSHE programme in timetabled sessions and tutor times • Pupils and parents can request individual career guidance appointments Careers and Employability in Years 7 and 8 Resources STEPs Career Booklets • All Year 7 and 8 pupils receive a STEPs individual careers workbook, tailored to each year group • A range of topics helps pupils understand more about themselves and the world of work. Topics include: what have you achieved?; roles that I think are successful; what are you like? skills for life; how do you learn? what is work? are school and work so different? what do you want from work? how do you make decisions? Frog – Virtual Learning Environment • Access to our Careers and Employability platform on our Frog VLE • Provides links to useful and relevant careers and labour market information
  3. 3. Content Skills, qualities and self-awareness • The realities of working life and different lifestyles • Self-awareness • How to explore careers pathways and make decisions • Choosing GCSE options Delivery • Career guidance forms part of the PSHE programme in timetabled sessions and tutor times • Year 9 Options Evening provides guidance for pupils and parents • Pupils and parents can request individual career guidance appointments Careers and Employability in Year 9 Resources KUDOS • Pupils are introduced to our computer-assisted programme, Kudos, which provides career ideas based on likes and dislikes, and is an excellent resource for information on: • What employers are looking for • Salary information • Qualifications required for different careers STEPs Career Booklets • All Year 9 pupils receive a STEPs individual careers workbook, tailored to their year group, which covers a range of topics: personal qualities; skills and jobs ; skills for life and work; tell us why it should be you; learning styles; using reliable information; choosing options Frog – Virtual Learning Environment • Access to our Careers and Employability platform on our Frog VLE • Provides links to useful and relevant careers and labour market information
  4. 4. Careers and Employability in Years 10 and 11 Content Developing knowledge of the world of work and post-16 options • Self-awareness and careers pathways • Impartial one-to-one careers interview and detailed action plan • Exploring post-16 options • Work experience and reflection • Optional aptitude tests (in Year 11) • CV and interview skills development • Apprenticeship / college applications support Resources STEPs Career Booklets • All Year 10 and 11 pupils receive a STEPs individual careers workbooks, tailored to each year group • A range of topics are covered, including: work and lifestyle; developing your personal sales pitch; qualifications and their equivalents; which way to go; the changing job market and making applications KUDOS • Pupils maintain access to our computer-assisted careers programme, Kudos Work Experience • Year 10 pupils are provided with guidance and support with work experience applications, including our extensive contacts database Frog – Virtual Learning Environment • Access to our Careers and Employability platform on our Frog VLE • Provides links to useful and relevant careers and labour market information Delivery • Career guidance forms part of the PSHE programme in timetabled lessons and tutor times • Pupils and parents can request individual career guidance appointments • All Year 11 pupils receive a structured and impartial one-to-one careers interview exploring: • Employability skills and qualities • Opportunities within the labour market • Post-16 options • Individual action plans
  5. 5. Careers and Employability in the Sixth Form Resources Unifrog • Online tool that compares university courses and apprenticeship opportunities • Specialised Oxbridge features for those applying to Oxford or Cambridge Industry and academia • Frequent collaboration with professionals from industry and academia, including Professional Projects, mock interviews, talks / workshops and work experience • Partnerships with UCAS and universities throughout the UK • Partnership with School Leaver Programme / Higher Apprenticeship providers and regular visits from companies to promote a range of opportunities Frog – Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) • Access to our Careers and Employability platform on our Frog VLE • Provides links to useful and relevant careers and labour market information Content Employability, life skills and applications • Employability skills, CV and interview preparation, assessment centres and aptitude tests • Mock interviews with employers • Professional Projects with world-class employers • University and apprenticeship talks, applications and interview support • Competitive admissions programme (incl. Oxbridge) • Student finance and independent living talks • Enrichment and life skills sessions Delivery • Career guidance is delivered through the Future Leaders programme with 2 ½ hours of timetabled lessons per week • Students and parents can request individual career guidance appointments

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