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Careers, Aspiration and Guidance

Careers Leader: Mr C Gillett. email: cgillett@bungayhigh.co.uk

Tel: 01986 892140 ext: 314

Our schools Careers Guidance Policy requires each student to investigate career pathways and develop a personal plan based on their assessments.

 

Aspirational and careers IAG is delivered through a programme that involves:

• Early Bird Programme (Years 7 to 11 in 20 minute tutor time 1 or 2 sessions every week)Tutors and tutorial time

• Personal, Social, Health, Education programme (PSHE)

• Careers Week (labour market information with wide range of employers)

• University Aspiration Events

• Work Related Learning/Work Experience (ASDAN /6th Form/H&S Care)

• Independent Careers Advisor and Aspirations Coach interviews

• Parents Evenings

• Careers Exploration Day (Invited local educational & Business Providers)

• Subject related careers advice in lessons

• Year 10/11 Mock Interviews

• Careers Library – situated at the top of the Library with College/Universities booklets and leaflets regularly updated.

• Sixth Form careers events

• SharePoint ‘Careers Library Resources’ area – central resource with links to: Fast Tomato, ‘icouldbea’ and National Careers Service. All students are shown how to access and use the Careers Library during IT Early Bird sessions. Students can access this at home through SharePoint and a section for advice for parents is highlighted.

Careers Week

‘Careers Week’ initiative put in place every year which includes approx. 25 various speakers coming into school including former students from a range of business and organisations to inform Year 10 and Year 11 students of career paths and raise awareness of local employment. Subject related occupations are discussed in lessons during this week by subject tutors. If any Parents are able to offer talks on their job sector please contact Clinton or Catherine as we are always looking to widen the labour market information given to students.

Information for External Education and Training Providers

A provider wishing to request access to students in order to share information on courses we are unable to offer in our sixth form such as technical education qualifications and apprenticeships should contact Clinton Gillett (Assistant Headteacher & Careers Leader)

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

Proposed event timetable where external providers/employers could contribute

Autumn Term Spring Term  Summer Term
Year 8 Event for University Technical Colleges Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities
Year 9 Event for University Technical Colleges KS4 options event Local Labour Market Information
Year 10 Local Labour Market Information Local Labour Market Information Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities
Year 11 Life Skills – assembly on opportunities at 16 Event for University Technical Colleges

Post-16 evening

Post-16 taster sessions

Year 12

Higher Education Fair

Post-18 assembly -
apprenticeships

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options
Year 13 Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications

 

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

 

How the school measures the impact of the careers programme on pupils

Every year the CIAG team complete the 'Compass' audit tool which gives us great insight into what has gone well and equally what we want to address in more depth.  A student survey is also completed to assess the student voice regarding careers, aspiration and guidance sessions and this informs the following years programme.  We complete a County tracking and benchmarking tool every other year as well as use the Gatsby Benchmarks as a reference to best practice.

Our impact is evaluated at the start of every academic year and the Aspirations Policy is reviewed thoroughly every 3 years.

Destination Data

Destination Data

In 2019 there were 174 year 11 students. 79 were female and the remaining 94 were male.  At 1st November 2019 there was one student classed as NEET (not in education, employment or training) as his job had fallen through and he is striving to get another one with training.

 

Destination

Number and  % of Students

2017

2018

2019

 

Education/Study

166

91%

170

94%

162

93.1%

Apprenticeship/training

14

8%

10

5%

8

4.6%

Employment

2

1%

1

1%

3

1.7%

NEET

 

 

 

 

1

0.6%