Careers

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a major contribution in preparing our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that life demands.

A planned progressive programme of activities across all years in Wye School supports students in choosing 14 – 19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.  

Wye School's Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy has the following aims:

  • to contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation; 
  • to support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity;
  • to encourage participation in continued learning including higher education and further education;
  • to develop enterprise and employment skills;
  • to reduce drop out from and course switching in education and training;
  • to contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities;
  • to meet the needs of all our students through appropriate differentiation;
  • to focus students on their future aspirations;
  • to involve parents and carers;
  • to involve external providers in exposing our students to the many opportunities available for them locally and nationally.

Outline of Careers Education Provision

For more information regarding our provision for careers education, please see below.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

· Careers introduction assembly.

· STEM Event.

 

· PSHE Unit on Careers and Employability

· University Engagement – Visit from current students.

 

· Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week

 

Year 8

· PSHE Day

· STEM Event

· Careers introduction assembly

 

· University Engagement – Visit from current students.

· University Visit (Selected Students)

 

· PSHE Day

· Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week

· PSHE Unit on Higher and Further Education and Choices

 

Year 9

· PSHE Day

· Careers Assembly

 

· Options Evening

· Options Assembly (CXK Led)

· Parents’ Evening attended by CXK for advice and guidance.

 

· PSHE Unit on career paths.

· Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week

 

Year 10

· Employer engagement assemblies.

· Open Doors – Visits to local businesses for selected students.

 

· PSHE day

· University visit (Selected students)

· Preparation for work experience assembly.

 

· PSHE Day

· Teachers and their past careers – Assembly Week

· Work experience opportunity

 

Year 11

· 1:1 Careers interviews

· UCAS progression application support.

· Study support sessions

· Post 16 Open Evenings/Days

 

· Parents’ Evening attended by CXK.

· University Visit (Selected Students)

· Post 16 Taster Days

 

Year 12

· PSHE Unit on Post 18 Study

· University Visits/Open Days

 

· 1:1 Careers interviews

 

· Work experience placements (selected students – extra curricular).

 

Year 13

· 1:1 support interviews

· UCAS application support

· University Visits/Open days

 

· Post 18 and post university options sessions. ‘Life as a Graduate’.

 

 

 

 Measurement of Careers Education Impact

The impact of the schools Careers Education programme can be measured through the quality of student destinations at both sixteen and eighteen. See the graphs below that details the destinations of our students for 2018.

Careers Education is reviewed on a termly basis by the SLT to ensure that it is enhancing the students experience and improving the overall quality of destinations. The careers lead keeps up to date individualised records of each students’ engagement with the Careers Education programme.

Destinations

Last year we had 90 students complete their Year 11 studies with us, of which;

  • 98% are now in education or training
  • 35% continued their studies at Wye School to study three A-Levels.
  • 16% continued to a sixth form other than Wye School to study A-Level subjects.
  • Other students have entered either employment and/or training or are attending other further education providers.

 Our provider access policy can be found here:

Careers Education

Our Careers Leader is Mr Jonathan Rutland, Assistant Principal.

Jonathan.Rutland@wyeschool.org.uk

01233 811110

Our Independent Careers Advice and Guidance is provided by Mr Chris Targett, Senior Careers Advisor, CXK.


We aim to meet the requirements of the statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and access for education and training providers, or guidance for further education colleges and sixth-form colleges on careers guidance. 


This careers information will be reviewed in September 2019.

 


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