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Website: https://hurworth.swiftacademies.org.uk
Careers Leader: Penny Hudson
E-mail: phn@hurworth.swiftacademies.org.ukTelephone: 01325 720424
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Careers Programme & Events – Longfield

The Careers Team:

  • Mr J Raw: Career Lead.  Level 6 qualification In Career Lead.
  • Mrs G Smith: Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance part 1 and 2.
  • Mr K Thompson: SLT Link
  • Mrs T Singh: School Governor.

Our intent is to provide all our pupils with a quality careers programme which raises aspirations and allows them to make effective informed decision on future pathways and career choices.  Careers Education forms an integral part of all aspects of school life and forms a key part of the Personal Development programme.

During PD time pupils study Careers in the wider world which links specifically to both the PSCHE and Career Development Framework (CDI).  Pupils have the opportunity to explore the following areas: 

  • Grow throughout life in careers.
  • Explore possible opportunities in careers.
  • Managing a Career
  • Create opportunities in careers.
  • Balancing life and work.
  • The Bigger Picture.

During the weekly sessions pupils continue to build on prior knowledge and are encouraged to develop employability skills through collaborative learning, presenting and teamwork. 

Curriculum learning

Although Careers is taught as a stand-alone curriculum element within PD, Benchmark 4 is a priority for all subjects. Where possible pupils will become aware of key occupations linked to curriculum areas, key Labour market information and how the skills they are using link to the wider world 

In addition to this all pupils will experience at least one meaningful encounter with an employer each academic year and participate in a range of career activities. 

Impartial Career Advice

Mrs Smith the school Career Advisor is based in the school library all pupils can request a careers interview to help them make key informed decisions. In this meeting pupils will discuss their career aspirations and be supported in preparing for post 16 opportunities.   All pupils in year 11 will receive at least one interview to help support them make the right choices at post 16.  Many pupils in year 11 will have additional support to ensure that we meet the need of all our pupils.

In year 9 many pupils will have a careers interview to support them with their option choices.

Career Programme

Year 7:

Personal Development

Drop down days / Enrichment

Grow throughout life in Careers:

Careers guidance and support

The importance of communication, teamwork, and resilience.

Future Skills Questionnaire

Explore possibilities in Careers:

What is Labour market information?

How can Labour market information inform career choices?

Investigating a local business.

 

Managing my Career

My career values and aspirations

Self-awareness and employability skills

Managing change.

 

Create opportunities in Careers.

Breaking stereotypes

Decision making and entrepreneurial thinking.

 

Balancing Life and work

Why we work.

Work life balance

Basic concepts linked to savings.

Y7 Careers Day

The Bigger picture

Investigating working life

Opportunities in the Tees Valley

Part time and community work.

 

Year 8:

Personal Development

Drop down days / Enrichment

Grow throughout life in Careers:

Careers guidance and support

Developing employability skills and my strengths

Team building task and self-reflection.

 

Explore possibilities in Careers:

Exploring Labour market information

Local business and apprenticeships.

 

Managing my Career

How my interests and values influence career choices and aspirations.

The importance of self-determination and resilience.

Key skills and qualities linked to specific jobs and occupations.

 

Create opportunities in Careers.

Academic and Technical qualifications

Enterprise and decision making.

NHS Career opportunities theatre production

 

Balancing Life and work

Work life balance

Saving and budgeting for the future

Working contributions and tax.

Future Options Day

The Bigger picture

Investigating working life

Growth Sectors in the Tees Valley

The benefits of voluntary and community-based work.

 

Year 9:

Personal Development

Drop down days / Enrichment

Grow throughout life in Careers:

Careers guidance and support

Developing employability skills inside and outside of school

Team building task and self-reflection.

 

Explore possibilities in Careers:

Exploring Labour market information

National Businesses and Recruitment

Preparation for University visit.

Technical and Apprenticeship Day

Year 9 Sunderland University visit

Managing my Career

Developing resilience and self-awareness

Managing change and career options

Key skills and qualities linked to specific jobs and occupations.

Future Skills Questionnaire

Year 9 Sunderland University visit

Year 9 Option evening: Post 16 providers present.

Create opportunities in Careers.

Vocational, academic, and technical pathways available to me at post 16

Setting up your own business.

CPI visit / Day visit in the Science Department

 

Balancing Life and work

Work life balance

Financial planning and key terms.

 

The Bigger picture

How the working world is changing

Types of recruitment and working conditions

Applying for an apprenticeship.

 

 Year 10:

Personal Development

Drop down days / Enrichment

Create opportunities in Careers.

How to source and secure a suitable WEX placement

Health and safety in the workplace

Work experience launch: Pupil and parent assembly

Explore possibilities in Careers:

Exploration of vocational, technical and academic courses available in the Tees Valley

 

 

Grow throughout life in Careers:

Work experience ready

Job specifications

Health and Safety in the workplace

 

Work Experience Preparation Day

Work Experience week

Employer encounter non WEX pupils

Managing my Career

Career websites and where to look for jobs.

CV writing and job applications.

Different types of careers and contracts

 

 

Balancing Life and work

Saving for the future

Credit and debt

Mortgages and pensions.

Future Options

Year 10 Parents Evening: Post 16 providers present.

 

The Bigger picture

What does the future job market look like?

How employers recruit

Occupations in the public and private sector

Labour Market information.

Darlington College Taster visit

Queen Elizabeth 6th Form Taster visit.

 

 Year 11:

Personal Development & Assemblies

Drop down days / Enrichment

Managing my Career

= Post 16 provider assemblies.  Queen Elizabeth 6th form, UTC, Carmel, Darlington College, Apprenticeships, National Citizen Service.

Year 11 post 16 Open Evening and revision night.

Explore possibilities through Careers

Higher and Further Education pathways

Interviews and applications

National Careers Service.

Post 16 Application Day.

The bigger picture

Interpreting Labour Market information

Financial planning and budgeting

Working contracts and types of employment.

LMI assembly.

 

Apprenticeship Workshop

Year 11 Parents Evening: Post 16 providers present.

Evaluation and Review

  1. Following each key careers event a questionnaire will be used to evaluate the quality of the provision and to inform developments
  2. Update destination data when information is provided by Local authority, performance tables / analyse school performance

Further Information

  1. Longfield Academy is open to allow providers and employees access to pupils to enhance their careers programme. A provider access policy is posted on the school website to facilitate this.
  2. 2. Parents’ evenings for year 9, 10 & 11 pupils will provide further opportunities for access to pupils and / or parents / carers.
  3. During KS4 parents’ evenings and GCSE results day, the in-house careers adviser and local post 16 providers will be available for parents and students.

College Open Events 2023-2024

 

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