Careers Statement (Sept 18)

Our careers programme is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make successful choices and manage transitions in learning and work.

Careers leader: Jane Street

Tel: 01280 827308

The objectives are:

  • To provide students with information, advice and guidance to enable them to make informed options and career choices
  • To provide information on sectors, careers and pathways
  • To promote the recognition, development and application of skills for enterprise and employability
  • To promote the awareness and the extent and diversity of opportunities in learning and work
  • To enable students to use their experiences of work to extend their understanding of work
  • To enable students to learn from contact with people who work
  • To enable students to learn about how and why businesses operate
  • To enable students to learn about working practices and environments
  • To enable students to undertake tasks and activities set in work contexts
  • To promote the importance of engaging with ideas, challenges and applications from the business world

Methods of Delivery

The programme includes:

  • Careers education lessons (delivered during PSHE lessons)
  • Students have access to the Careers and Aspirations google classroom
  • Students have access to ‘Unifrog’ a destinations platform including information on universities, apprenticeships, careers and sixth forms
  • Careers guidance activities (group work through electives and individual interviews as appropriate KS4)
  • Work experience (KS4)
  • Young Enterprise programme (KS5)
  • Mock interviews with external organisations, these include Faccenda and Rotary Group (KS4 & 5)
  • External competitions and activities, these include. MK Magistrates’ Mock Trial (KS3/4) also Bank of England and BASE KS5, Race for the Line (GCSE computing)
  • Trips to support subjects and careers in that subject, these include theatre visits with q & a session with actors, Cern trip (Physics)
  • Careers events as appropriate (KS4 and KS5), both internal and external for example the National Apprenticeship Fair
  • Old Latins, parents and local professionals as ambassadors for their career, subject and university will be invited into school to talk to current RLS students during lessons, assemblies, Higher Education Enrichment (KS5)
  • Displays with subject specific career reference in department areas
  • Use of industrial links, as places to visit and project starters (eg Y9 Food project with Puratos) (all KS)
  • Entrepreneurial skills will form part of our ‘skills based’ assembly themes
  • All staff contribute through their roles as tutors and subject teachers
  • Guidance on work experience and volunteering
  • Programme of support for applying to university, including studying abroad
  • Gap year advice
  • Authorised absence from school to visit potential universities
  • Organised trip to Oxford and Cambridge university for those students wishing to apply to competitive universities
  • Support for CV writing and job applications
  • Results day advice and guidance
  • Latin Learning – promoting the use of softer skills in the curriculum

As we continue to review our programme, other activities may be trialled and evaluated as deemed appropriate and relevant to support the above objectives. 
The school will measure and assess the impact of the career programme by registering staff, students and parents on Unifrog and students’ progress will be tracked.  

The school will measure whether students attain places at their chosen destinations

The date of the next review of this published information:

Policy to be reviewed by governors by January 2020

The careers programme is being promoted throughout 2018-19 through our priority ‘Aspirations’ – planning for the future to provide opportunities for students to take effective steps to prepare for the next stage of their development.

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