Close
  • Aspire2B Logo
  • 20150109112907 Giffty
  • Bradford Pathways 2

CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) Plan 2018-19

Parkside School has received national recognition from the Careers and Enterprise Company for its ASPIRE2b programme. Our programme aims to prepare all of our students for the world of work, starting from Y7 through to Y13.

Through the ASPIRE2b programme we are committed to ensuring all students have access to high quality impartial careers advice and to employers who can help students consider their future options. To help us do this we link our careers guidance to the Gatsby Benchmarks which have been explicitly referenced throughout the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the new Statuary Guidance for careers (January 2018). These all 8 benchmarks out lined below:

1. A stable careers programme

2. Learning from career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Experiences of workplaces

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance

At present we meet each of these benchmarks through the following provisions: Impartial Careers Advice (Benchmark one, two, three and eight) All Year 11 students have at least one meeting with an impartial careers advisor. These meetings are designed to help students identify the best route for them post-16. Students will be given information on colleges, apprenticeships and other Sixth Forms. Students are helped to fill in application forms and given interview preparation. These interviews also focus on career and the steps students need to take in order to get there. All students have the opportunity to have an interview in Year 12 and 13 as well. Our careers advisor is also present at key events at the school including parents evenings and Career Information evenings. At these events they are able to give advice and guidance to both students and their parents.

During the summer term students in Years 10 have a dedicated Careers enrichment week comprising employability skills development which incorporates an introduction to completing their CV, writing application forms and letters of application. On day 3 they all have a work place visit. The week culminates in them preparing for a 1-1 interview with local employer.

Careers Assemblies (Benchmarks one, two, three, four, five and seven). For Years 7 -11 they have a range of Career assemblies led by key providers such as ASK and Ahead partnerships, local colleges and local employers discussing their business in relation to a wide range of career sectors. In addition Y9 have a focussed subject themed assembly prior to them making their option choices. In Sixth Form we regularly have visiting speakers to talk to students about different careers and routes to follow after Year 13.

Y7-13 have either experiences of Workplaces or Higher Education (Benchmark five and seven). Throughout their time at the school students are given the opportunity to go on trips to different universities, including Leeds Becketts University and a range of Russell group universities. . In Year 12 and 13 students are encouraged to view universities and have meetings with possible apprenticeship providers.

Work Experience (Benchmark six). All Year 10 students undertake a 1 day work visit as part of their Careers Enrichment week. Where possible these visits are aligned with a Careers audit carried out earlier the year.

All students will also obtain meaningful experience of the workplace during their time in the 6th Form. The experiences are based on both individual need and also wider sector experience. Students are also encouraged and supported in applying for specific placements in the field they are considering entering after higher education and many have successfully secured them in the Education, the NHS and engineering.

CEIAG Plan: Parkside School 2018/19

Throughout KS3, KS4 and KS5 careers education is accessed by all at Parkside School. Through meetings with careers advisors, FE Colleges, Universities, visiting speakers, work experience and PSHCE lessons students are helped to explore the possible avenues they may take in the future in order for them to have the best start in life.

In addition to this the students in the each year will access the following:

Year 7

  • Visit to Leeds Becketts university
  • PSHCE Employability programme in Term 2
  • Careers sector assemblies i.e. Nursing
  • Access to careers carousel event (all year groups) Ahead Partnership
  • Industry day (1/2 day event) Ahead Partnership
  • Careers Panel – opportunity to ask questions to a variety of employers from different sectors. Ahead Partnership
  • Subject curriculum links explicit throughout the year
  • Subject career related “do nows” during one specific week
  • Subject specifics careers notice board

Year 8

  • PSHCE Employability programme in Term 2
  • Careers sector assemblies i.e. Nursing,
  • Access to careers carousel event (all year groups) Ahead Partnership
  • Subject curriculum links explicit throughout the year
  • Subject career related “do nows” during one specific week
  • Subject specifics careers notice board
  • Drop down Industry Day. Ahead Partnership
  • Group of Dragon Den winners visit to PwC in Leeds

Year 9

  • PSHCE Employability programme in Term 2
  • Careers sector assemblies i.e. Nursing,
  • Careers information evening leading up to Subject choices (parents and students), covering local market information and Apprenticeships
  • Access to careers carousel event (all year groups) Ahead Partnership
  • Subject curriculum links explicit throughout the year
  • Subject career related “do nows” during one specific week
  • Careers Panel – opportunity to ask questions to a variety of employers from different sectors. Ahead Partnership
  • Apprenticeship assembly , ASK presenting
  • Subject specifics careers notice board
  • BMW18, Bradford Manufacturing Week 2018, opportunity to visit various manufacturing business and listen to guest speakers


Year 10

  • Lead School for Bradford Health and Social ICE programme (Industrial Centre of Excellence) providing career sector employment opportunities and experience.
  • Link school for Bradford Business and Enterprise ICE (Industrial Centre of Excellence) providing career sector employment opportunities and experience
  • Dedicated Careers Enrichment week (Term 3) which includes job writing, job interviews and industry visits.
  • Access to careers carousel event (all year groups) Ahead Partnership
  • Audit of possible Career pathways linked to Career Enrichment week
  • Apprenticeship assembly , ASK presenting
  • Career guidance via Progress Tutors

Year 11

  • Lead School for Bradford Health and Social ICE programme (Industrial Centre of Excellence) providing career sector employment opportunities and experience.
  • Link school for Bradford Business and Enterprise ICE (Industrial Centre of Excellence) providing
  • All students given at least one 1 – 1 interview with an impartial careers advisor
  • Sixth Form options evening in November where the careers advisor is also present
  • Access to information about other options post 16
  • Have the opportunity to visit other open days and taster days
  • Assemblies focused on apprenticeships and LMI
  • Full range of Masterclasses (programme accessible on website)
  • Access to careers carousel event (all year groups) Ahead Partnership
  • Motivational speaker prior to exams

Years 12 and 13

  • Lead School for Bradford Health and Social ICE programme (Industrial Centre of Excellence) providing career sector employment opportunities and experience.
  • Link school for Bradford Business and Enterprise ICE (Industrial Centre of Excellence) providing.
  • Careers interviews with an impartial careers advisor.
  • Attend numerous in house sessions on UCAS, careers, applications, CVs and personal statements.
  • Assemblies from visiting speakers with a focus on careers and routes into them
  • Help with UCAS applications.
  • Help with applications for jobs, apprenticeships etc.
  • Meaningful work experience done during Year 12 – linked to their future career plans.
  • Access to careers carousel event (all year groups) Ahead Partnership.
  • Support from ASK in regards to apprenticeships , LMI, 1-1 support


Evaluation of the careers plan via destinations data

The effectiveness of this plan is largely evaluated by the KS4 and KS5 destinations and NEET data released by the DfE each year.

The data shows that Parkside has an outstanding performance at the end of Y11 and Y13 in ensuring that its students move into Education, Employment or Training when compared to both the local authority and the national average.

In 2016/17 61% of our students went on to university, this is above national average (51%).

2018-NEET-figures.JPG#asset:3298



Teachers

We are always looking for opportunities to work with innovative and committed practitioners to develop high quality Teaching and Learning across the school. We have a comprehensive programme of faculty led CPD along with provision of externally accredited CPD and Leadership opportunities.

Support for career progression is personalised and reflects the career stage of each individual.

For more information please contact Mrs Joanne Sykes - joanne.sykes@parksideschool.net

Employers

We are always looking for opportunities to work with employers to enrich our students' experiences. If you are able to support / advise and would like to work with with us, please contact Mrs Joanne Sykes - joanne.sykes@parksideschool.net

link-iconlink-icon-hoverdownload-overviewdownload-overview-hover