Careers

INTENT

The Careers programme at Archers Brook School runs through years 7 to 11. Our programme aspires to make links between education and a future career. This programme has been designed to align with the Gatsby Benchmarks which are the recognised requirements for Careers education and Guidance.

Our aim is:

- To raise students’ achievement;

- To support inclusion and promoting equality of opportunity;

- To encourage participation in lifelong learning,

   Including Higher Education;

- To develop enterprise and employability skills;

- To encourage students to contribute positively to their communities.

- To work towards the careers standard award

IMPLEMENTATION

Pupils will have two half hour Careers lessons in KS3. The lessons aim to help year 7-9 pupils to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make successful choices and manage transitions in learning and work. Pupils will use Morrisby to support their understanding of all the options available to them. At KS4, Careers is delivered through the Level 1-2 PSD qualification. Pupils will work towards completing Preparation for Work which includes a 2-week work experience placement. Experiences of the work place may look different for each of our pupils as we look to meet their needs and find placements that provide them with the best possible experiences. KS4 pupils will also access an hour each term aimed at making them aware of their post 16 options. KS4 pupils will use morrisby and the support of their tutor to tailor this time to suit their individual needs and aspirations. 

IMPACT

All pupils will leave Archers Brook with an understanding of the post 16 destinations and opportunities available to them. They will know the routes available to them understanding how they can adapt and develop to achieve their long term goals. Pupils will have gained an experience of live work scenarios including CV writing, interviewing and completing applications improving their confidence for such experiences post 16.  

You can find our full careers plan at the bottom of this page. 

TWO WEEK WORK PLACEMENT YEAR 11

All Yr11 pupils are encouraged to participate in a work experience placement in November. The work experience placement is part of the accredited unit of Employability and Preparation for Work and is part of the overall PSD qualification. Pupils are encouraged to secure their own placements when possible and also be responsible for travel to and from work. The school offers support for any pupils needing help with independent travel. Pupils will take part in a Health and Safety induction and informal interview to help them to prepare for their placement. The placements help boost the young person's self-esteem and gives them a real focus on the next few months of their schooling.

WHOLE SCHOOL CAREERS

As well as designated Careers lessons, our young people will gain subject specific careers lessons during the course of the academic year. Subject leads will facilitate employer encounters and visits as well as giving our pupils up to date market information.

ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPLOYERS

At Archers Brook School we learn today to be successful tomorrow. We aim to prepare our pupils with the skills and qualities that will benefit them in their careers and in their communities. We understand the importance of building relationships with employers and the ability they have in shaping the futures of our young people. We really cherish these links and we want to strengthen these even further.

EMPLOYERS: How we can help you

We believe working with Archers Brook School can help your organisation to:

  • Provide development opportunities for your employees.
  • Raise your local profile.

 

EMPLOYERS: How can you help us

All subjects become enriched when students experience work related learning and employer engagement opportunities. You could support a student, teacher, subject or year group in the following ways:

  • Attend our Careers Week activities.
  • Engaging with specific Careers projects.
  • Talking to small groups of students.
  • Offering an off-timetable activity or trip to your workplace
  • Providing a work experience placement for our Year 11 cohort.
  • Supporting a subject area with specialist knowledge.

 

For further detail please contact liam.kavanagh@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk

The aim of the school is to provide our pupils with many encounters with employers. These encounters will help our pupils to learn about specific career opportunities and the various routes needed to undertake these roles. We are a proud member of the Young Chamber of Commerce and have developed relationships with employers in the region. This developing relationship with the Young Chamber provides opportunities for our young people to develop knowledge and understanding of work and enterprise, to develop employability skills and to learn through direct experiences of work and enterprise.

 

ENTERPRISE

Pupils in both KS3 and 4 will have the opportunity to undertake the Young Chamber Enterprise project. The project is an interactive way for young people to develop their employability and enterprise skills. Pupils will learn finance and marketing skills as well as Commercial awareness and Decision making. As well as designated time during CDT lessons, pupils will also undertake workshops organised by NatWest Bank.

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION (LMI)

LMI can be used to help make effective decisions particularly around curriculum planning, and careers advice and guidance.

We find Labour Market information using;

https://ft.morrisby.com: Fast Tomato

http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget/

CAREERS STAFF

Staff

Responsibility

L. Kavanagh

liam.kavanagh@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk

0151 832 6600

Careers Lead Teacher

Sally Kemp

Impartial Careers Advice

E. Wild, M. Smith, G. Fields, T. Hesketh

School Enterprise Team

J. Hilditch

PSD Lead

T. Boram

Curriculum Lead

 

EVENTS

Dates

Events

15/12/2022

KS3 school enterprise, Cheshire Womens Network lunch: Selling a range of handmade Christmas goods. 

06/12/2022

KS3 School enterprise: Chamber afternoon selling a range of handmade goods. 

07/11/2022 - 18/11/2022

Year 11 work experience: A blended approach to ensure all our pupils have an experience fitting to them. 

02/11/2022

Robert Bryne: KS4 careers in specsavers and T Level opportunities. 

06/10/2022

Young Chambers careers event KS4: What different employers are looking for in employees. 

30/09/2022

Paul Arista: Introduction to School Internship programme for KS4.

30/09/2022

KS3 Firestation visit: Skills and qualities needed to work as a fireman or firewoman. 

9/3/2022

Young Chamber event KS3 and 4: Zodeq and Cheshire College South and West careers talk

26/3/2022

Enterprise Project Market Event: KS3 & 4

9/11/2021

Little Al's Urban Farm Work Experience for Year 11.

22/11/2021

Young Chamber Careers Morning for Year 10 and 11

23/11/2021

Young Chamber Careers Morning for Year 10 and 11

24/11/2021

Young Chamber Careers Morning for Year 10 and 11


*More dates to be confirmed.

FURTHER RELEVANT CAREERS INFORMATION

Start Profile

https://www.startprofile.com

Morrisby

https://ft.morrisby.com

National Careers Service

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

UK Government Apprenticeship website

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/Apprenticeship

UCAS: University information

https://www.ucas.com

 

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION (LMI)

LMI can be used to help make effective decisions particularly around curriculum planning, and careers advice and guidance.

We find Labour Market information using;

https://ft.morrisby.com: Morrisby

http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget/

Opportunity for Access

Throughout the year, we run activities or attend events that encourage students to think about their potential career path.  In addition, we run assemblies and tutorials which may provide opportunities for external providers to speak to our students. Please contact Mrs S Myers Whittaker to identify the most suitable opportunity for you to talk to students.

 

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Contact the School

Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NA

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 08:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

Tel: 0151 832 6600
admin@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk