All pupils in years 7-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Aim

All pupils at Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School take part in a careers programme that:

  1. Is stable and appropriate for all students
  2. Offers encounters with employers, employees, further and higher education institutions
  3. Supports students to develop the skills that are required to be successful in their future pathway

Careers CP Programme

At Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School, we offer an extensive tutor programme, which includes the following for careers:

Within the careers time we build on seven essential skills employers look for including time management, communication, confidence, problem solving, professionalism, decision making and employability.

Year group What will they cover? Gatsby Benchmark Link
7
Start online learning modules covering:

  • An introduction to the different types of skills
  • Developing your skills in everyday life
  • What is a skill?
  • What is stereotyping?

CP Tutor Sessions:

  • Personal development
  • Employability
  • Time management
1
3
4
8
8
Start online learning modules covering:

  • Your future starts now
  • Your interests and jobs
  • Your strengths and jobs
  • Your subjects and jobs

CP Tutor Sessions:

  • What is a career
  • STEM Careers
  • Communication
1
2
3
4
8
9
Start online learning modules covering:

  • GCSEs -overview of your options
  • GCSEs – making your choices
  • What is a CV?
  • What is an interview?
  • What jobs do people do near you?
  • What will you get out of work experience?

CP Tutor Sessions:

  • Self SWOT
  • Options Booklet
  • Enterprise
1
2
3
4
7
8
10
Start online learning modules covering:

  • Capturing evidence of your work experience and why it is important? Finding the right work experience for you
  • Explore industries in your local area, and what jobs are in demand
  • Explore jobs based on your interests and strengths
  • How can you develop your skills?
  • Using your StartProfile to capture evidence including your work experience.

CP Tutor Sessions: 

  • Transferable skills
  • Finding work experience
  • Problem solving
2
3
4
5
6
8
11
Start online learning modules covering:

  • Academic and vocational pathways
  • Choosing subjects (Post 16)/ Your next move (Post 16)
  • Finding an employer for Apprenticeship and T Level placements
  • What is university?
  • What is an apprenticeship?
  • Explore local employers and what skills are important to them

CP Tutor Sessions: 

  • Employability
  • Digital Footprints
  • Stereotypes
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
12
Start online learning modules covering:

  • Get on the front foot for apprenticeship and graduate jobs
  • Post 18 – an overview of your options
  • Post 18 – choosing the right apprenticeship
  • Post 18 – choosing the right university course
  • Your next move (Post 18)

Speakers and CP Tutor Sessions: 

  • VESPA – start with vision for future and motivation
  • Work experience
  • Oxbridge talk/prep and visits from Queen’s college
  • Cambridge university 
  • Medics talk
  • Lessons on personal statements and UCAS prep
  • Talk on apprenticeships
2
5
6
7
8
13
Start online learning modules covering:

  • Create your personal development plan
  • How do employers advertise jobs?
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • How to write your CV

Speakers and CP Tutor Sessions: 

  • Employment group or UCAS  
  • Practice Interviews
  • University experience
  • University Finance
  • Managing your money
  • What happens next? – Extra, Adjustment, clearing
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Within the careers time we build on seven essential skills employers look for including time management, communication, confidence, problem solving, professionalism, decision making and employability.

Careers Fair

Every year we organise a Careers Fair where we invite employers, universities and colleges to come in and speak to students and parents. This will give students a vital networking opportunity with these contacts. This year’s Careers Fair will be held on 9th March 2023, 5.30-7.30pm, here at school.

StartProfile

(www.startprofile.com)

Start is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering schools a single starting point to help simplify and improve careers guidance in schools.

By following Start’s structured and progressive activities, the platform caters for all students helping them to make more informed decisions about future study and career options at the right time and in good time.

Start is:

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date information
  • A flexible framework for delivering careers Year 7-13
  • Help students transition from education to employment
  • Promote the importance of employability
  • Meet statutory duties and Gatsby benchmarks
  • Monitor student engagement and activity
  • Evidence and improve provision

Start brings together much of the functionality and content provided by other sites, all in to one place. For example, it includes tools such as job suitability profiling and an online record of achievement; as well as content including job profiles, apprenticeship vacancies and course information for all post-16 and 18 providers. Start comes with a structure to guide students (and teachers) through how and when to use the platform. On Start, these are called Modules and students work through them throughout their time at school and college. They are designed to guide students through all the information on Start and ensure that they’re prepared for their next moment of choice

Careers Google Classroom

https://classroom.google.com/c/NDIyMjI0NTE1MzE2?cjc=zaybsw6
Class Code: zaybsw6

Any student can join the above Careers Google Classroom. They can then view and apply for a range of work experience opportunities. We also include a wide range of online learning that can help broaden a students’ knowledge and give them the edge in future applications for work or university. 

Careers Team

Mr. S Hartley – Governor (Careers) [email protected]

Mrs. C Raper – SLT [email protected]

Mr. A Sterling – Head of Business and Careers Coordinator [email protected]

Mrs. N Jarvis – Careers Advisor  [email protected]

Mrs. K Bradley – Careers Administrator [email protected]