The Green School for Girls

Let your
Light shine

Matthew 5:16

Careers Education

Careers leader: Mrs C Humphrys

Assistant Careers leader: Mrs J Virani

 

CURRICULUM VISION

Our intent is to ensure that all our learners choose the 14-19 pathways that are right for them, are fully prepared for opportunities in the wider world and are able to manage their careers, achieving personal and economic well-being throughout their lives. 

 

In particular our students should: 

  • have access to the full range of impartial careers advice and employers to allow them to consider all their options 
  • be introduced to employability skills and understand the strengths needed to be successful in the workplace
  • be able to understand how the wide range of curriculum subjects link to careers and make the best choices for their future studies as well as gaining an overview of the changing world of work
  • by the end of KS5, have a clear idea about the variety of options available to them and know how to make successful applications to engage on the future pathway of their choice

CURRICULUM PROVISION

The CEIAG Curriculum (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is designed around the Gatsby Benchmarks and all activities link to the criteria which in turn ensures that pathways post compulsory education are covered in workshops, talks and insight events. Careers Education occurs within PSHCE and bespoke workshops. Each year group is able to learn and reflect on employability skills, future choices and aspirations. We also have an Enterprise Advisor working across the Trust who supports our KS5 Futures Programme leading workshops and offering Interview Practice and is working with KS3 students looking at Employability Skills and branding. 

Year 7

The PSHCE Programme for Year 7 includes lessons based on CEIAG. The topics include:

  • Financial Literacy - The Money Charity
  • Employability Skills
  • Law
  • Diversity and Knowing your Rights. 

As well as the above students take part in:

  • Local Business Visits such as Sky Skills Academy
  • STEM Author Event
  • Mini STEM lessons linking Careers to the Curriculum

These topics are revisited by each year group at KS3. Students also take part in a two week STEM Programme. 

 Year 8

 Throughout the year students take part in workshops and activities encouraging them to consider careers and how they link to classroom learning. For example:

  • My Bnk Financial Literacy
  • Heathrow Innovation Workshop
  • CISCO Smart Schools Workshop

Year 9

In Year 9 students focus on their option choices through PSHE lessons using programmes such as Barclay Life Skills and I-Could to help build up a personal profile. Time is spent looking at option choices and their relevance for future courses. Students are all interviewed as part of the options process. Specific events include:
  • Careers Convention
  • Specialist Interviews for potential NEET and LAC students 
  • CISCO Speed Dating Workshop 
  • Dentsu Coding Workshop 
  • Choosing the right GCSEs Talks with Sixth Formers

 Year 9 students also take part in our annual STE(A)M Extravaganza, some are involved in The Brilliant Club working with universities, others take part in Debating led by St Mary's University as well as a Summer School Programme linked to Higher Education. Students who take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award conduct 3-6 months of volunteering work and are encouraged to make links between this and their CEIAG work within school. 

 KS4

At KS4 our Careers Programme strengthens the link between careers and curriculum alongside supporting Post 16 choices. Student activities include: 
  • Business Visits, Workshops and Talks with partners including CISCO, Dentsu and Hachette UK
  • University Talks and Visits including Imperial College, Somerville College, St Mary's University, Leeds University and local FE Colleges
  • Beyond the classroom activities including visiting the Houses of Parliament, Finance in the real world and research at the British Library
  • Future Leaders Programme including access to super-curriculum materials
All Year 11 students receive at least one CEIAG interview to support and advise about Post 16 choices. Year 11 also attend Alumni events  and lunchtime talks.
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KS5

 For information on our KS5 Careers Education programme please visit our Sixth Form website here.

 

CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION

We are proud to confirm that we have already achieved seven out of a possible eight Gatsby Benchmarks. 

Students are taught as a whole class or in small groups. Speakers are invited into school as appropriate and Specialist Targeted Days are also organised. 

Throughout the year other events include our annual Careers Convention, apprenticeship workshops, business and employability workshops, workplace visits as well as a STE(A)M Extravaganza during National Careers Week when we deliver a variety of workshops and specialist career talks. Local Employers also come into school on a regular basis to work with students. 

Our curricular and co-curricular provision is broad and diverse to ensure that as far as possible every student is able to experience an encounter with an employer at least once every year of their school journey.

CURRICULUM IMPACT

Our CEIAG provision is reviewed through the Quality Assurance whole school process. We monitor and review Careers Events through staff on-line surveys and student evaluations. These are used to inform our strategic planning and feed into the whole school development plan. As part of our quality assurance, the planning of co-curricular events takes into account individual student participation to secure frequent opportunities for all students. 

 

The Green School Trust is a  lead member of the Hounslow CEIAG Network group. We achieved the Careers Mark in July 2016 and are currently working towards re-accreditation.

 

PROVIDER ACCESS 

If you are interested in providing Careers Information, workshops or activities to our students please click here to read The Green School Trust Provider Access Policy. To view the list of organisations with whom we are currently working to support our Careers Programme please click here

 

Additional Information

The information below relates to a variety of career news including work experience, internships, volunteering, summer schools and master classes.  There are opportunities available for students in all Key Stages and regular updates can be found on the weekly Parents' Bulletin as well as the students' Google Classroom Portal. If you require any more details about a specific item please contact Mrs Humphrys in the first instance.

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Please note that the organisations offering the activities below are entirely separate to the school.  The Green School for Girls has not carried out any risk assessments in relation to these activities.  For this reason, The Green School for Girls informs you of, but does not endorse, external provider opportunities and will not accept any liability arising from student participation in these activities.  The Green School for Girls does not organise these events directly and will not give permission for students to be absent from school if any dates fall within term time.

 

  • What Next? is a newsletter is packed with tips to support Key Stage 4 students 

 

  • Find out how to choose the perfect Oxford Degree Course.  The video is aimed at GCSE-level students who are beginning to think about A-level choices and beyond, click here for more information

 

 

  • Success at School have put together some guides to help find the right apprenticeships, click here for details

 

  • Sign up to our free Pathway Pre-Employment Programme to develop key employability skills ready for Post 16 and the world beyond school. https://pathwayctm.com/  

 

 

 

  
  • EDT 'Inspire' courses are for Year 11 students who are interested in STE(A)M subjects. More information about the different taster courses running next summer can be found here