Careers

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42A and 42 B of the Education Act 1997. We provide independent careers advice and guidance for all students in years 7 – 13 including, apprenticeship, traineeships and other educational institutions.

Outcomes

Our goal at St John Bosco Arts College is to raise aspirations, inspire and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance:

  • Our purpose is to help our students find theirs. 

Pupil entitlement 

All students in years 8-13 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.

- 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, taster events and inspirational talks.

- To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and apprenticeship courses. 

Careers Contacts

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. For more information please contact:

Adam Powell – Careers Coordinator.
Telephone: 0151 235 1620
Adam.Powell@stjohnbosco.org.uk

Antony Stagg – Careers & Employability
Telephone – 0151 235 1620
antony@antonystagg.com


Year GroupAutumnSpringSummer
Year 7 – Exposure

Outcome – To expose students to 14 different types of careers pathways. 
Assembly – Job for tomorrow.  
Why? ‘Series’
12 Video Careers Sessions (i-could) National Careers and Enterprise Week – 2nd March 2020. 
Assembly 2 – Careers Talk
Gatsby Measure
4, 5 44,5
Year 8 – Exposure


Outcome – To expose students to 13 different types of career. Pathways (different from Y7)
Assembly 3 – Careers Talk

Enrichment – Careers
5 Practical Careers Sessions.

Careers – 1 hour lessons Sessions Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses.
Why? ‘Series’
12 Video Careers Sessions (i-could)

Why? ‘Series - 12 Video - 2nd March 2020.
Year 8 – Careers Visits Shaping Futures (University).

Year 8 – (Big Bang Careers Fair)
Gatsby Measure
4, 5, 845, 6
Year 9 – Educate


Outcome – To educate students taught how to set and achieve career goals.

Outcome – To educate student on apprenticeships, and LMI.

Assembly 4 – A guide to Apprenticeships &
Traineeships

Careers Personality Tests –(Form Time)

Dream BIG –Careers Planning – 2 Hours

Educate on LMI information.

Educate on GOAL –How to achieve career goals.

Educate on NCS (National Careers Service.) 
Young Enterprise – Delivered to the whole year group.

Enrichment – Medical Mavericks
JJMU university Fair
Careers

JMU – University life campus visit – High Achiever Event.

Enrichment – Young Enterprise 
Gatsby Measure
2, 4, 8, 3, 4, 5, 6, 3,4,5,6,7
Year 10 – Encounters

Outcome – For Year 10 students to experience 1 work place







University Visit (Shaping Futures)

Assembly 5 – Careers Talk.

Dream – Plan – Achieve – John Moores. 
University Visit (Shaping Futures)

Assembly 6 – Careers Talk.

Dream BIG Career plan.

Understanding Careers Motivation.

CV Writing Workshops.

Interviews Skills Workshops.
Encounters with employers (Dependant on motivation)

Event 1 - National Apprenticeship Event.

Event 2 – NHS Careers Events – 25 Careers in NHS

Event 3 – Workplace Visits.  
Gatsby Measure 3, 52,7,8
3,5,6
Year 11 - Employability

Outcome - Positive Destination. 
 Dream BIG -Careers Planning – 2 hour Careers interviews for all students)

High Achievers Assembly – (University) (Ex students)

CV Assembly Delivered by Antony.

121 - SEN Interviews
Parents Evening – Careers



Sixth form open evening – Universities

Interview Skills Assembly
(Tips)

Motivational Talk – Andy Grant. 
Inspirational Speaker – Higher Education
Pathway to employment – April on wards.
121 – Destinations Interviews (Risk of NEET)
College Visits – Hugh Baird and Liverpool City College Visits.
National Apprenticeship - Open day 
Gatsby Measure3,7,85,63,7,8
Year 12

Outcome – Experiences of the workplace. 
University Inductions – September.

Careers Interviews Year 12.

CV and Interviews skills training.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.

Enrichment Induction Day – 5 Employability sessions. 
121 Open Careers Guidance.

NCS National Citizenship


Careers Assembly Year 12/13

Year 12 / 13 Careers Fair. 
Work experience.

UCAS – Application Support.

Oxbridge University

NHS Careers Programme – Careers

Santander Careers – Programme
Apprenticeship Assembly

Careers Assembly Year 12/13

Destinations Interviews. 
Gatsby Measure2,3,83,53,6,7
Year 13 - Employability

Outcome –University Place

Outcome – Positive Destination. 
UCAS Work Shops –
Higher.

Student Finance Sessions.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.

Careers Interviews Year 13. 
Careers Open Sessions.

University Visits.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13

CV and Interview Guidance.
Destination Interviews

Apprenticeship Workshops

Interview Skills Workshops 
Gatsby Measure2,3,7,84,7,83,5,8