Careers

INTENT

The Careers programme at Archers Brook School runs through years 7 to 11. 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. At KS4, Careers is delivered through the Level 1-2 PSD qualification. Pupils will work towards completing Employability skills and Preparation for Work which includes a 2-week work experience.

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

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

J. Kitchen

Careers Lead Teacher

L. Earps

Impartial Careers Advice

M. Rivett

School Enterprise

J. Hilditch

PSD Lead

T. Boram

Curriculum Lead

 

EVENTS

Dates

Events

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

TBC

Marketing and Finance Masterclass: School Enterprise

9/11/2021

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

18/11/2021

Careers information talk from CF Fertilisers

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

2/12/2021

Psychometric Careers assessment


*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/

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Contact the School

Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NA

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

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