Vision and Purpose
Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school. We aim to inspire and aspire our pupils to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience to move onto and succeed in the next stage of their learning and the world of work. We believe that effective careers education not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
National and Local Expectations
We are committed to meeting national and local expectations in relation to careers by:
- providing careers education for all pupils as required by the 2011 Education Act. In implementing this duty we will pay particular regard to the DfE’s principles of good practice (Section 10 of the statutory guidance, March 2015) and Ofsted’s inspection criteria for evaluating careers provision in schools (September 2015)
- fulfilling our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to promote equality of opportunity, foster good relations across all people, eliminate harassment and discriminatory practices and support children with protected characteristics
- working towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance, as outlined in the Government’s Careers strategy and Statutory Guidance updated January 2018
- ensuring key staff are trained in line with the statutory guidance
Our careers strategy is informed by these current priorities:
- supporting individual aspirations, improving attainment and ensuring positive destinations
- developing learners’ career management skills, especially those associated with career adaptability, resilience, enterprise and employability
- improving young people’s working lives by helping them to identify the values that are important to them such as contributing to the wellbeing of others through their paid and voluntary work
- developing the use of digital technologies to meet young people’s career development needs in conjunction with face-to-face support
- working with parents/carers, alumni and education, community and business partners to meet students’ career development needs
To achieve the objectives of this policy, we will:
- ensure that the governing body is actively involved in shaping careers policy and strategy through its committee structure
- identify a senior member of staff to advise the senior leadership team and governors on curriculum, staffing and resource requirements and to lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s careers provision with the support of other key post holders
- identify a middle leader to manage the day-to-day running of the careers programme
- develop and maintain an annual careers plan for achieving current priorities including delivering the planned programme, meeting staffing and CPD costs, and monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the strategy
- commission independent careers guidance services that meet the standards set by the Quality in Careers Standard
- set out clearly the contribution expected of all staff including subject teachers and tutors for students’ career learning and planning
- communicate the benefits of effective provision to our partners, including link schools, and engage them in co-ordinating provision
- actively involve learners themselves in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the careers programme.
We know that you want to give your children the best possible start in life. This relates not just to their grades and qualifications, but also to wider areas of school and society. At All Saints School we aim to give each child the best possible chance to try lots of interesting things and inspire them to think carefully about the next stages of their lives. If all students end up in a job that they love, then we consider our job a success. We know that sometimes your child needs a push in the right direction, so please continue to support them in making good decisions and feel free to encourage your child to get involved with as many things as possible. Use the links shown to various careers websites to investigate job profiles, routes into different jobs and where they can take you. Please check the calendar regularly for Careers events. If you think you could help the school to make our Careers provision even better please contact: email@example.com.
All Saints School is working hard to develop an evolving and progressive careers programme that will help you find a career that matches your interests. We encourage you to take up all the opportunities that are offered to you through enterprise challenges, outside speakers, university trips, team building and leadership events, residential trips and STEM activities. Proper time spent researching careers under our programme “who would find this lessons useful” that starts in Spring 2019 should help you when making decisions about what you want to do when your time at All Saints School comes to an end.
Below are documents relating to our Careers Plan. Each of these documents are reviewed annually.
EmployersEmployer Access Policy
At All Saints School, we recognise how important employers are to the futures of our students. Employers can be hugely inspirational and can help students to have a taster of life after school. Employers can get involved in numerous ways;
- Register with the school to give a talk/assembly to our pupils, all year groups from 7-11 need to be inspired and aspired by career opportunities both locally, nationally and internationally
- Offer a placement to one of our Year 10 pupils for their work experience (15th – 18th July 2019)
- Support Young Enterprise workshops run within the school
- Participate in our next Careers Fair in July 2019 – further details will be made available. We are planning a day to include workshops, along with the other Weymouth and Portland secondary schools
- Mock interviews for Year 10
- Workplace visits for selected groups of pupils.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding any of the above or any other opportunities where we can work together.
Success at School
Explore Career Zones to find out all about the different jobs you can do, what to study and how to get there, whether you're planning to leave school or heading to college or uni. Each Zone is packed with helpful interviews, advice and links to set you on the right path to career superstardom.
Specific Career Links
Useful links that are geared toward specific careers:
How to get into Private Equity: https://www.amttraining.com/knowledgebank/productivity-enhancers/how-to-get-into-private-equity-what-you-need-to-know
How to become a family lawyer: https://raydensolicitors.co.uk/blog/how-to-become-a-family-lawyer/
How to become an Intellectual Property analyst: https://www.govgrant.co.uk/knowledge-hub/how-to-become-an-intellectual-property-analyst/
How to become a secondary school teacher: https://engage-education.com/blog/how-to-become-a-secondary-school-teacher-in-the-uk/
What you can do with a mechanical engineering degree: https://www.uc-sa.co.uk/blog/what-you-can-do-with-a-mechanical-engineering-degree/
How to become a criminal solicitor: https://www.lawtonslaw.co.uk/resources/how-to-become-a-criminal-solicitor/
How to become a property manager: https://www.redbrickpm.co.uk/blog/how-to-become-a-property-manager/
How to become an accountant: https://www.dolanaccountancy.com/resource/how-to-become-an-accountant/