Careers Activity Schedule

Detailed Careers Activity Schedule

Grace Academy Darlaston Careers Activities

Activity

Year group

Links GATSBY Benchmark

Time of year

Careers Club. To raise the awareness of students of careers and enterprise activities. Year 7 & 8 2. Learning from careers and labour market information.

3. Addressing the needs of each student.

January – May
Mentoring. We use the services of PYBT, Mosaic mentoring to assist students with their aspirations and role models. Year 8 3. Addressing the needs of each student. Usually spring/summer term  (every two weeks)
World of Work. Assisting students to understanding the role of logistics within large corporations, and the expectations of industry Year 9

Year 12 & 13

3. Addressing the needs of each student.

5. Encounters with employers and employees.

April
CV workshops. To show the importance of a CV, and how students can present their skills, abilities and education to attract an employer. Year 10, Year 12 2. Learning from career and labour market information.

5. Encounters with employers and employees.

April and July
Mock Interviews. An introduction to interviewing techniques, including the do’s and don’ts during an interview. Year 10 3. Addressing the needs of each student.

5. Encounters with employers and employees.

May
One-to-one career guidance interviews, and follow up discussions.  These focus on students’ options, which are full-time study options, apprenticeships and work-based options, volunteering and employment. Year 11, Year 12, Year 13

Referrals for Year 9 & 10

1. A stable careers programme.

3. Addressing the needs of each student.

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

8. Personal guidance.

September – March
Identification of students at risk of NEET. Referrals from tutors, Head of Year and Assistant Principals. Set up appointments with students to review the situation and plan activities as needed for their progression to EET. Year 11, Year 12 3. Addressing the needs of each student.

8. Personal guidance.

March – June
Work Experience. Students engage in real-life world of work in a one week work placement. Year 12 5. Encounters with employers and employees.

6. Experiences of workplaces.

July
Focus, Open and Parents Evenings.

To offer parents/carers support and signposting about careers and next steps.

Year 10, 11,

Post 16

1. A stable careers programme.

2. Learning from career and labour market information.

3. Addressing the needs of each student.

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers.

8. Personal guidance.

Throughout year
Collect intended destinations data. Get all Year 11, Year 12, and Year 13s to fill in an intended destinations form and add information to spreadsheet.  Follow up any issues such as students without a plan and/or need appointments arranging. Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 1. A stable careers programme.

3. Addressing the needs of each student.

8. Personal guidance.

March – May
Vocational workshops. STEM workshop, carpentry, and drama focused activities to enable students to gain specific knowledge. All year groups 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers.

5. Encounters with employers and employees.

Throughout year
Labour Market workshop. To provide students with knowledge of job opportunities in the local and national labour market. Year 12, Year 13

Year 9

1. A stable careers programme.

2. Learning from career and labour market information.

December
Apprenticeship workshop. To raise student awareness of alternative routes to their chosen career. Year 12, Year 13 1. A stable careers programme.

2. Learning from career and labour market information.

March
Higher Education. H.E mock interviews, visits to university & apprenticeship fairs, Support with personal statements Year 12, Year 13 1.A stable careers programme.

2. Learning from career and labour market information.

3. Addressing the needs of each student.

7. Encounters with further and higher education.

October – May

At Grace Academy Darlaston, we welcome feedback from parents and carers on the careers programme, currently by telephone or email, to Mrs Miller, Enterprise and Careers Co-ordinator on 0121 568 3300 or MarciaMiller@darlaston.graceacademy.org.uk 

Students can access one-to-one careers support by speaking to their form tutor or Mrs Miller. Parents can also refer their child for a careers discussion by emailing MarciaMiller@darlaston.graceacademy.org.uk