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 42B of the Education Act 1997. In accordance with 42a we provide independent careers advice and guidance for all students in years 8 – 13 including, apprenticeship, traineeships and other educational institutions.


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

Antony Stagg – Careers & Employability
Telephone – 0151 235 1620

Year GroupAutumnSpringSummer
Year 7 – Exposure

Outcome – To expose students to 14 different types of careers pathways. 
Assembly 1 – Careers Talk - STEM Talks 
Why? ‘Series’
12 Video Careers Sessions ( 
Assembly 2 – Careers Talk
Gatsby Measure
4, 5 44,5
Year 8 – Exposure

Outcome – To expose students to 20 different types of career. pathways. 
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.
Year 8 – Careers Visits Shaping Futures (University).
Gatsby Measure
4, 5, 845, 6
Year 9 – Educate

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

Outcome – To educate student on apprenticeships, and LMI. (Labour Market Information.)

Outcome – To educate students on over 20 STEM careers. 
Assembly 4 – A guide to Apprenticeships &

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.) 
Careers Fair (Students to access 10 different types of careers and colleges)

Enrichment – 5 Careers sessions.
JMU university Fair

JMU – University life campus visit – High Achiever Event.

BIG Bang – Careers Fair – Whole Year exposed to over 20 careers in STEM (ITV, Royal Air Force, Astra Zeneca) 
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 visit.

Outcome – For Year 10 students to have a CV by the end of the Year

University Visit (Shaping Futures)

Assembly 5 – Careers Talk.

Careers Personality Tests –(Form Time)
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)

Workplace Visits. 
Gatsby Measure 3, 52,7,8
Year 11 - Employability

Outcome - Positive Destination.

Outcome - CV for students.

Outcome – Inform of LMI (Local Labour Market information) 
Dream BIG -Careers Planning – 2 hour Careers interviews for all students)

High Achievers Assembly – (University) (Ex students)

LMI – Updates

Careers Personality Tests –(Form Time)

CV Assembly
Sixth form open evening – Universities

Interview Skills Assembly (Tips)

Resilience Assembly  
Inspirational Speaker – Higher Education
Pathway to employment – April on wards.
121 – Destinations Interviews (Risk of NEET)
121 - SEN Interviews
College Visits – Hugh Baird and Liverpool City College Visits.
National Apprenticeship - Open day
Group of 15/20 Students- CV Workshops / Interviews 
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.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.
Work Inspiration all students on work experience.

UCAS – Application Support.

Oxbridge University.

NHS Careers Programme – Careers.

Santander Careers – Programme
Apprenticeship Assembly.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.
Gatsby Measure2,3,83,53,6,7
Year 13 - Employability

Outcome –University Place

Outcome – Work/Apprenticeship Ready.

Outcome – Positive Destination. 
UCAS Work Shops –

Student Finance Sessions.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.

Careers Interviews Year 13. 
Careers Open Sessions.

University Visits.
Destination Interviews

Apprenticeship Workshops

CV and Interview Guidance.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.
Gatsby Measure2,3,7,84,7,83,5,8