Careers Education

Ryan Parker Binns - Careers Lead for Elmwood School

TBC - Parent Governor

We work directly with the Job Centre who provide impartial careers advice and guidance. The job Centre provide a specialist worker to work alongside students regularly. They provide a range of activities which support and develop students ready for the world of work. We have used the Gatsby Benchmark to describe our provision.

1.    A stable careers programme

  • Links to the community including local businesses and employers starts at Year 7
  • STEM projects link with the curriculum opportunities offered to all students from Year 7
  • Enterprise projects are on-going throughout the year which link to school events and the local market place
  • Specialist worker from the Job Centre working with individual students throughout the year offering impartial    advice and guidance
  • Links with Prospects exploring Apprenticeships and Supported Internships

2.    Learning from career and labour market information

  • Links to local industries and employers including EDF, DHL Morrisons, Bridgwater Library, Angel Place, Secret World, Somerset Rural Youth Project who provide experience days and visits alongside work placements for students
  • Links to the job centre
  • Links to Bridgwater and Taunton College
  • Attend careers fayres as well as host these
  • Organise and host Employability and Partnership Award events.

3.    Addressing the needs of each student

  • The curriculum at Post 16 is based on the individual students’ aspirations which are discussed and reviewed at the students’ PCR.
  • Wherever possible students have long term work placements as part of their core offer. These are supported by trained Job Coaches and skilled staff and are linked to accredited outcomes.
  • Linking with Local Authority Advisor for Post 16 and Adult Social Care to explore individual options for students leaving at Post 18, including exploring Supported Internships.

4.    Linking curriculum learning to careers

  • At Post 16, the curriculum is planned around the individual students’ aspirations which link to career and vocational choices.
  • Key Stage 4 students have weekly sessions at the local college which links to future courses for Post 16.
  • Enterprise activities run through the school at various times throughout the year which link to school events and the local market stall where products are sold to members of the public.
  • Links with local industries and businesses enrich the curriculum as they provide experience days and visits
  • STEM projects are delivered throughout the curriculum from Year 7

5.    Encounters with employees and employers

  • Links with local industries and businesses enrich the curriculum as they provide experience days and visits
  • Attendance at careers fayres and events
  • Hosting Careers and Employment events at school
  • Partnership awards hosted and organised by the school to celebrate our links with local businesses
  • Students from Key stage 4 and Post 16 have work placements which link to their own interests and individual aspirations.

6.    Experiences of workplaces

  • Students from Key stage 4 and Post 16 have work placements which link to their own interests and individual aspirations.
  • Links with local industries and businesses enrich the curriculum as they provide experience days and visits
  • Attendance at careers fayres and events

7.    Encounters with further and higher education

  • Weekly visits to Bridgwater and Taunton College as part of the core offer for Key Stage 4 students
  • Attendance at various careers and education events for young people planning their next step
  • Discussion and exploration as part of the PCR process to explore options for the next steps

8.    Personal guidance

  • Regular visits by the Specialist worker from the Job Centre who:
    • Conducts individual interviews
    • Supports completion of application forms
    • Completes skills analysis
    • Provides job profiles
  • Job Coach within school supports work experience and work placements
  • Links with Prospects exploring Apprenticeships and Supported Internships
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