Careers Leader : Mrs A Walden
Telephone: 01449 674827
Email: [email protected]
The Careers programme
At Stowupland High School we are committed to developing a stable careers education, information and guidance programme which is embedded within the school curriculum and is known and understood by students, parents/carers and employers. We work closely with a Careers Enterprise Coordinator who helps schools and colleges to improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work through Enterprise Advisors. We are also using guidance from The Careers & Enterprise Company to achieve the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ which are a framework of eight guidelines that define the elements of an excellent careers programme.
If any local employers would like to offer oppotunities for work experience, careers talk or employment please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Walden, Careers Leader, as above.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance curriculum overview
|Activities, Events and Experiences|
|Year 7||Via PSHE lessons students complete a careers education unit of work over a half-term. This focuses the key skills of ‘aiming high’ and ‘staying positive’; resilience is also covered in this unit.|
|Year 8||PSHE lessons. Understanding themselves, understanding the world of work, developing career management and employability skills. Form group enterprise challenge ‘grow £2’. Alumni workshops where students have the opportunity to meet professionals from various sectors who were once Stowupland High School students. Curriculum links to potential careers and pathways through subject lessons; ‘I can be a…’.|
|Year 9||All students attend the Suffolk Skills Show at Trinity Park showground; they have the opportunity to have meaningful encounters with various employers and employees.|
|Year 10||All students have the opportunity to complete a one week work experience during the summer term. STEM deep learning day introduced by professionals from industry. University visits and workshops.|
|Year 11||All students have the opportunity to have a 1-to-1 careers guidance session with a level 6 qualified Careers Adviser. Various post 16 education providers will present to students in assemblies and subsequent more detailed ‘work shops’ with providers will be available. Sixth Form Information Evening and ‘What is an apprenticeship’ assembly. Details of local and national apprenticeship opportunities are shared directly with student via email and school social media (this information is also available in the ‘apprenticeships’ section of the school website).|
|Year 12||Opportunity for a 1 week work experience placement. ‘Why go?’ assembly on benefits of going to university and student finance.|
|Year 13||UCAS application process information and guidance. Details of local and national apprenticeship opportunities are shared directly with student via email and school social media (this information is also available in the ‘apprenticeships’ section of the school website).|
Useful resources for students, parents and carers
The Source is managed by the Engagement Hub within Health, Wellbeing and Children’s Services at Suffolk County Council. They are part of a much bigger service that works to support children, young people and families. The Source website is a key part of that support and it’s accessible to everyone. Their is lots of information advice and guidance on careers, relationships, health and much more.