Careers

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Summary of the Careers Programme

Queen Elizabeth’s School aims to ensure that all young people have access to good and realistic information and guidance about the full range of career pathways available to them. We aim to make sure that our students are self-confident, skilled and career-ready. This will be achieved through a programme of high quality activities, advice & guidance.

Careers Framework at QE

 

Students at Queen Elizabeth’s School will benefit from:

  • Access to a range of activities that inspire them, including employer talks, careers fairs, motivational speakers, college and university visits.

  • Links with local employers, to help boost attitudes and employability skills, learn about the range of roles and opportunities available to them.

  • Direct experiences of the workplace.

  • Meaningful encounters with employers, helping all students learn about what work is like and how to be successful in the workplace.

  • Access to advice from external providers on options available at Post 16 including apprenticeships. GAP year opportunities, University and direct employment.

  • Face to face advice & guidance to build confidence and motivation.

  • Co-ordinated support from external agencies including Ansbury 

  • Information on the financial support available to students at post 16.

  • Information, including local Labour Market Information from a range of agencies to develop a smoother pathway between education and work -   https://www.careerpilot.org.uk  &  https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

  • Free access to careers advice, 7 days per week, from trained specialists through the National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

  • The opportunity to book a careers appointment with a trained specialist at school. This opportunity is available to all students in every year group. Contact Hayley Jones via email at hjones@queenelizabeths.com, or by phone on 01202 885233, for more information.

  • Activities during tutor time in all year groups that promotes awareness of a wide range of career opportunities and progression routes.

 

Implementation

The Careers Leader/ Careers, Advice & Guidance Manger coordinates the careers programme and works closely with the senior leadership team. All teaching staff contribute to the Careers Guidance through their roles as tutors and subject teachers. Hayley Jones, Careers Leader/Careers Advice & Guidance Manager can be contacted by email at Hjones@queenelizabeths.com or by phone on 01202 885233.

 

Monitoring, Review and Evaluation

The school’s careers programme is reviewed annually by the Assistant Headteacher and the Careers Advice & Guidance Manager. The focus is to identify gaps and support improvement.

Careers Programme September 2020 - 2021 

This careers programme is subject to change due to Covid-19. Where possible, we hope from the spring term onwards, that we will be able to enhance the careers programme by recommencing industry/HE/FE visits.

 

Year 9

  • All students will have a virtual visit to a university

  • Commencement of ‘Discover your career’ workbook

  • Careers Education through learning to learn lessons

  • Learn about apprenticeship opportunities

  • Interactive virtual career talks

  • GCSE option support and guidance

 

Year 10

  • CV writing workshop and guidance on interview skills

  • Group career mentoring for identified pupils

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Year 11

  • Mock interviews, by student request – preparing them for sixth form interview, apprenticeship or college

  • Virtual Apprenticeship Fair

  • High Performance students – careers session

  • Financial workshops

  • Post 16 option support and guidance

 

Year 12

  • Virtual Work Experience opportunities

  • Mock interviews 

  • UCAS support 

  • Virtual Apprenticeship Fair

  • Virtual university insight days

  • University talks

  • CV writing

  • Oxbridge sessions

 

Year 13

  • Mock interviews, by student request – preparing them for university, apprenticeship, GAP year or employment

  • UCAS support through 1:1 Careers, advice & guidance sessions.

  • Virtual Apprenticeship Fair

  • Virtual university insight days

  • Assemblies by National Citizenship Service

  • University talks

 

All year groups also have access to the following:

 

  • 1:1 Careers, Advice & Guidance appointments available to all students.

       Whole school Virtual Careers Fair

  • Career talks

Useful websites

  • Careermap - a magazine which connects students and their parents with helpful information about careers and qualifications, along with tips on a range of topics such as employability skills and CV writing.

Labour Market Information

Queen Elizabeth's School

Blandford Road

Wimborne Minster

Dorset

BH21 4DT

Tel: 01202 885233

Email: office@queenelizabeths.com

Headteacher: Mrs Katie Boyes

Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne is a school in Wimborne Academy Trust.


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