CAREERS – A PARENTS GUIDE
As a school we provide lots of information and guidance to students that they may not share with their parents/carers.
The school prides itself on the Careers provision it provides having been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard via Investors in Careers, achieved the highest 5 stars on the Employers Charter and the Careers Coordinator being awarded Careers Leader of the Year 2018.
The school has a comprehensive Careers library which holds hard copy prospectuses for most universities, and colleges and details on many Careers. Students can access this during the general library opening hours.
There are designated Careers noticeboards which are regularly updated, with hard copy notices going to tutors and a Careers section on Its Learning. ( It`s Learning being a Virtual Learning Environment that students can access from anywhere)
Students in years 11, 12 and 13 have access to the dedicated Careers software Unifrog. There are also a large number of freely available Careers websites and some of these are listed under the useful websites section of the school website. Students are able to request 1 to 1 guidance to help with their choices. Some students are identified by the staff and automatically receive this additional support.
In years 10 and 12 students have the opportunity to participate in a week of work experience. Comprehensive work experience information is given prior to the event. Year 10 students have a launch parents evening with full details of how it will proceed.
The school is a member of the Dorset Young Chamber. This is kindly sponsored by Coles Miller Solicitors. https://www.coles-miller.co.uk/ They are also the Careers and Enterprise Adviser to the school. The aim of this joined up approach is to evaluate and increase our employer engagement to enhance the Careers and Employability provision.
A number of events are organised throughout the school year, including the highly successful Careers Convention. Work preparation tasks are completed within the Wellbeing programme and across the curriculum by linking subject lessons to real life Careers. On the website, under the curriculum heading are the curriculum booklets for each year group. This gives an indication as to what is being covered.
It may be helpful for parents and carers to access these additional websites aimed specifically at helping them gain Careers information to help their students;
You may have read in the school newsletter Dec 2018 about a new leaflet on how to search careers when you don`t know what to do. This leaflet can be found here Help I don`t know what Career to choose
If you have any questions regarding anything Careers related please contact Mrs J Wilkinson Head of Careers. Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org