Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
At John Whitgift Academy will inspire and engage our students in planning their own career path and increase their motivation to aim high using appropriate labour market information and online tools. We will engage with a large number of employers and other organisations, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers in a range of ways to give students real life experiences of the world of work. We will inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in order to give them the opportunities they aspire to both academically, personally and in relation to their future. We will work with parents and families of our students to encourage them to achieve their own ambitions and raise their aspirations.
- We will inspire and engage our students in planning their own career path and increase their motivation to aim high using appropriate labour market information and online tools
- We will engage with a large number of employers and other organisations, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers in a range of ways to give students real life experiences of the world of work
- We will inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in order to give them the opportunities they aspire to both academically, personally and in relation to their future
- We will work with parents and families of our students to encourage them to achieve their own ambitions and raise their aspirations.
John Whitgift Academy works in conjunction with CareersInc and their advisors to deliver a careers structure.
Also employed as the Academy Strategic Lead is Paul Tuffnell a level 4 practitioner who works closely with CareersInc advisors.
SLT Strategic Lead Mr M White & AAB Lead Mrs J Vincent.
All year 11 students receive a 1:1 guidance interview by a level 6 qualified practitioner. Also year 9, 10 and 11 students receive group sessions.
Vulnerable students are identified in year 10 and receive additional support from the local authority, YPSS
External, independent and impartial careers services are invited to attend open evenings to help students make the right choices and are involved in seminars for specific seminars.
The academy holds regular careers fair events throughout the year which allows all students to engage with external, independent and impartial careers services.
Step Up Days – every year group takes part in this whole day event. Local employers are invited in to take part. These events cover a variety of career links and give students the opportunity to question local employers.
Work experience something that is considered if relevant to a students preferred career path.
All local colleges and post 16 providers, including apprenticeship providers, are invited in to speak to year 10 and 11 as a whole. These organisations are also invited in for academic career days and events to speak to parents
We work closely with the University of Sheffield and Hull who support our sixth form provision and the University of Sheffield Shine Programme where students in 10 year are part of the programme. We have been successful in securing a large amount of funding through the University of Hull which enables us to engage with organisations such as Fix Up, Push and Unifrog.
We work closely with the National Collaborative Outreach Programme delivering information and guidance opportunities for students in year 9, 10 and 11 around the AimHighER objective.
Business Hive Member – John Whitgift Academy is one of only two schools in the area who are full members of this local employer network
We hope that to have in place an Enterprise Adviser, through the Careers and Enterprise Company, Corrine Barry of James Fisher & Sons.
On the Governing body we have representatives from HETA, CPO Media, North East Lincolnshire Council and Franklin Sixth Form College.
TRIPS & VISITS
All year 10 students visit the NE Lincolnshire Skills Fair in July every year
Students have the opportunity to visit universities each academic year. Year 7-11 visited Hull, York, Leicester and Lincoln Universities in 2017/18 and will be visiting Hull, Sheffield, Leicester and Cambridge Universities in 2018/19.
All University of Sheffield Shine Programme students will visit the university every year
Employer visits have taken place at HETA, Catch, Hornsea Windfarm and Orsted.
Students attend events which are appropriate for their age group or interest including Women Into Manufacturing and Engineering, Icare Health and Social Care careers and The National Apprenticeship Roadshow.
Year 11 students are encouraged to partake in the National Citizen Service programme to raise their own personal independence. This is a fabulous opportunity and valued on UCAS applications.
All year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 students have access to Unifrog. Unifrog is a complete destinations platform where students can plan their futures including write CVs, record interventions and competencies, research college requirements, sixth form, apprenticeships and universities and includes research tools for Oxbridge and Universities overseas.
In year 11 all students have a unique Lincs2 log in. This enables them to research labour market information and look in depth at local provision. Students use Lincs2 to apply for colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeships.
@john_whitgift – students are strongly encouraged to follow this Twitter feed for interesting and up to date articles relating to all things careers
Regular meetings between the Careers Lead, middle leaders and SLT enables a cross curriculum view of groups including pupil premium and disadvantaged students. Careers strategies are implemented to motivate and engage students in their future planning and as a result of this, raise their attainment in the process.
Training for new staff members and ongoing staff development includes strategies to include careers in the classroom and linking subjects to various different sectors.
Raising Aspirations for University & Enterprise. Access to inspiring individuals and organisations in school and at universities.
What does my future look like? How will I achieve my goals? What is my dream? What are my strengths? What am I going to do in the future? Where do I see myself in 10 years’ time?
Skills analysis, reflection, what am I good at and how can I use my skills? Exploring the future, looking at different career paths and industries, careers and labour market information across all sectors, employability and enterprising skills and attributes – how can I develop these to benefit me? Making the right choices and decision making for my future. Careers information advice and guidance from CareersInc level 6 advisors.
World of Work, Enterprise & Further Employer Engagement. Work with other organisations including Young Peoples Support Services, Post 16 providers including sector specific options, all available colleges, apprenticeship providers and sixth form offer. Careers Advice, Guidance & Development. Further use of LMI to inform decisions. Challenge stereotypical careers and assess opportunities based on individual choices. Use of Unifrog as a mechanism to manage career choices Careers information advice and guidance from CareersInc level 6 advisors.
Individual, impartial careers guidance interviews by YPSS and CareersInc Careers Advisers, trained to level 6, review and reflect on choices, experiences and activities. Lincs2 applications, sixth form & post 16 interviews, what direction am I going in? Group sessions including Tutor groups and assemblies to raise awareness of next steps into Higher and Further Education.
Finely tune direction with students in line with their academic ability.
As an academy we use Compass – the careers benchmark tool as outlined in the Gatsby benchmarks to assess and improve our current CEIAG provision. Our progress against the Gatsby benchmarks will be reviewed regularly throughout the academic year to help us meet all of the 8 benchmarks by the end of 2020.
We will monitor the impact of our action plan and the CEIAG we deliver mainly through feedback from students and staff. All activities will be reviewed to ensure all goals and aims are met.
Don’t panic if you can’t decide which direction to go in or which courses would best suit your needs.
- Talk to your parents, teachers and Careers Adviser about the best option for YOU
- Do your research – use the websites and other sources of information to help make YOUR decision
- This is the first time in your lives where you are making a huge decision, it’s YOUR decision, stand strong with YOUR choices
- Aim high, we have every confidence in YOU. Challenge YOURSELF and go for it!
- This year is important, don’t lose sight of your GCSE exams, the grades matter when it comes to your next step
“THINGS TO CONSIDER”
- Focus – what are your expectations, aspirations, do you have an idea of career choice?
- Information – have you done your research, looked at labour market information, thought about training and qualifications, universities?
- Realistic – are their thoughts realistic? Do you want to be a professional footballer but you don’t play for a team? If you don’t want to leave home what options are there locally for you or is the sky the limit?
- Scope – how far can you go in their chosen career, are you aiming at the right pitch, have they thought about how far you can go in this field?
- Tactics – moving forward, what next, what does the development of this idea look like?
- If you would like more information about careers or employer engagement at Havelock Academy then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mr P Tuffnell. Don't forget to also visit https://www.lincs2.co.uk/.
- Mr Tuffnell is a level 4 trained Careers Adviser with a wealth of experience working with young people in school to help them make the right decisions for their future. Mr Tuffnell has previous experience working in the Royal Air Force, Humberside Police and within residential care/youth offending.
- The review of our CEIAG provision and strategy takes place annually and will be reviewed again in July 2019. Our careers lead, Mr Tuffnell, also conducts a termly internal review of our CEIAG throughout the academic year.
For more information please contact:-
Mr Paul Tuffnell
Tel 01472 311080
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