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Programme

Year 7
 

Activity Who? When? Gatsby Aim
Year 7 Introduction to Careers All

September

10 mins / part of HoY assembly

1,3 I know about Careers provision at GA and activities coming up in year 7.
Career Pilot: registration /log-in + How to Use CP Y7 presentation+ Buzz Quiz All

30 mins

assessment week 1

IT access

1, 3 I can access resources to learn about myself, the world of work and help plan my future steps.
Career Pilot: My Job Sector Job Sector Quiz + explore and add at least 2 jobs All

30 mins

assessment week 1

IT access

1,3 I am learning about myself and what jobs suit me.
Career Pilot: Introduction to Labour Market Information/job sectors All

30 mins

assessment week 2

 IT access
1,3 I know what LMI is and how to find information about jobs in different sectors.
Career Pilot: Understanding Decision Making: How to Choose a Career? All

30 mins 

assessment week 2

IT access
1,3 I am thinking about the types of jobs I would like to do and how to make decisions
KS3 Careers Drop-in Voluntary or by appointment

Mondays week A lunchtime

Careers Centre/IT access
1,2,3 I am learning about my interests, various professions, and skills for employment.

Employer encounters:

  • Renishaw
  • TBC

All

October

TBC

Two per year

20 mins assembly

1, 2, 5 I am learning about various professions and the local Labour Market.

Visits to place of work:

  • TBC*
*on hold due to Covid19 restrictions
Whole year group in groups of up to 25 students lesson 3 - lesson 6 1, 2, 5, 6 I experience what a place of work looks like and learn about different job employers offer.

Encounters with Further and Higher Education:

  • University of Gloucestershire Why Go?
HP Sixth Form

Whole year

June

TBC

Two per year

20 mins assembly

1,2,7 I know the benefits of studying at university level.  I am aware of a local FE provider.

STEM Activity: STEM Roadshow*

*currently on hold due to Covid19 restrictions
Whole Year group

November

1 hour
1, 2, 4, 5 I know how STEM subjects help people gain entry to a wide range of careers.
Annual student survey Whole year

July

20 mins online
1,3 Monitoring and evaluation

 

Careers Drop-in sessions - Mondays - Week A

Sessions cover a variety of job roles and industries for KS3, post-16 options for year 10, and guidance and support with applications for year 11.


*Activities currently not available to due Covid 19 restrictions.  Where possible these are being replaced by virtual sessions.  This affects particularly Gatsby benchmark 6 Experiences of Workplaces.


1:1 Career Guidance sessions by request; minimum 30 mins per student. Action Plan completed, uploaded to SIMS, given to students, and emailed to parents.


GROWS – a network of six Gloucestershire universities and colleges aiming to raise aspirations and help young people make informed decisions about their future.

Year 8
 

Activity Who? When? Gatsby Aim

What’s On in Careers in Y8

Whole year

September

10 mins / part of HoY assembly
1,3 I know about upcoming careers activities.
Career Pilot: Introduction and Pre-16 skills map builder Whole year 30 mins
assessment week 1
IT access
1, 2, 3 I know about different skills needed for employment.
CareerPilot: Job sector exploration by subject Whole year

30 mins

assessment week 1

IT access
1, 2, 3 I am learning about different sectors and what jobs suit me.
Post-16 pathways Whole year

30 mins

assessment week 2

IT access
1, 2 ,3 I know what pathway options there are after GCSEs.
Career Pilot: Choices at 14+ / Exploring pathways Whole year

30 mins

assessment week 2

IT access
1, 2, 3 I am considering my GCSE choices and learning about different pathways.
KS3 Careers Drop-in Voluntary or by appointment

Mondays week B lunchtime

Careers Centre/IT access
1,2,3 I am learning about my interests, various professions and skills for employment.

Employer encounters (focus on employability skills): 

  • NHS
  • TBC

Whole year

 

November

TBC

Two per year

20 mins assembly
1, 2, 5 I know what skills are needed for certain jobs

Experiences of workplaces (focus on employability skills):

  • TBC*
*currently on hold due to Covid19 restrictions
Whole year group in groups of up to 25 students lesson 3 - lesson 6 1, 2, 5, 6 I have an experience of a place of work and learn what skills employers want.

Encounters with FE/HE:

  • University of Gloucestershire’s “Careers in …”**
  • GROWS Insight to University Day: RAU
  • GROWS Insight Day: SGS College 
HP Sixth Form visit

Whole year

 

TWL

TWL

15 students

20 mins assembly (two per year)

Feb Whole-day trip

June Whole-day trip

Lesson 3 - lesson 6 trip
1, 2, 7

I know what careers are available when you study specific subjects

I have had an experience of college or university and learned about subjects offered, entry qualifications needed, and student life.

STEM Activity: STEM Roadshow*

*currently on hold due to Covid 19 restrictions
Whole year

November

1 hour
1, 2, 4, 5  know how STEM subjects help people gain entry to a wide range of careers.
Annual student survey Whole year July
20 mins online
1, 3 Monitoring and evaluation

 

Careers Drop-in sessions - Mondays - Week B

Sessions cover a variety of job roles and industries for KS3, post-16 options for year 10, and guidance and support with applications for year 11.


*Activities currently not available to due Covid 19 restrictions.  Where possible these are being replaced by virtual sessions.  This affects particularly Gatsby benchmark 6 Experiences of Workplaces.


1:1 Career Guidance sessions by request; minimum 30 mins per student. Action Plan completed, uploaded to SIMS, given to students, and emailed to parents.


GROWS – a network of six Gloucestershire universities and colleges aiming to raise aspirations and help young people make informed decisions about their future.

Year 9
 

Activity Who? When? Gatsby Aim

What’s On in Careers in Y9 + GROWS launch assembly

Whole year

September

20 mins assembly
1, 3 I know about upcoming
Career Pilot: Registration + Your choices at 14 Whole year

30 mins 

assessment week 1

IT access
1, 2, 3, 4 I know what GCSE subjects to choose based on my current grades and interests
SACU registration and Spartan test Whole year

30 mins 

assessment week 3

IT access
1, 2, 3 Based on my preferences and interests, I know what subjects I can study or professions to pursue.

Career Pilot: Pre-16 Skills Map (Employability Skills)

Whole year

30 mins 

assessment week 2

IT access
1, 2, 4 I know what skills are needed for employment.
LMI and Post 16 Options (GROWS session) Whole year

30 mins

assessment week 1
1, 2, 3, 4 I am aware of the trends in the local labour market.
KS3 Careers Drop-in Voluntary

Thursdays week A lunchtime

Careers Centre/IT access
1, 2, 3 I am learning about my interests, various professions, and skills for employment.

Employer encounters:

  • Kohler Mira
  • TBC

Whole year

December

Two per year

20 mins assembly

1,2,5 I have a meaningful encounter with a local employer.

Experiences of workplaces*

Students choose from 4 different employers

  • E.g. Finance
  • E.g. Engineering
  • E.g. Sport and leisure
  • E.g. Food services
* currently on hold due to Covid 19 restrictions
Whole year group in 4 -5 groups (transport dependent) 4 - 5 trips lesson 3 - lesson 6 1, 2, 3, 6 I visit a place of work based on my career interest.

Encounters with FE/HE providers:

  • University of Gloucestershire’s Choosing GCSE Options 3-2-2021
  • GROWS Insight to University Day: University of Gloucestershire
  • GROWS Insight to University Day: out of region
  • GROWS Insight to University Day: RAU
  • Big Bang STEM Fair at Cirencester College
GROWS U of G Subject Taster Day


Whole year

TWL

TWL

TWL
15 students (STEM Teacher nominated)
TWL
 

20 mins assembly

February

April Whole day

 

Feb Whole day

 

Dec Whole day

 

July Whole day

 

June Whole day
1, 2, 7 I know what careers are available when you study specific subjects.  I visit Further and/or Higher Education providers.
Y9 Options Evening Whole year

February

evening
1, 2, 3 I know what GCSE subjects I can choose from and how to best make the decision for myself.
My Options: Small group guidance session for students identified by HoY, SEND, EAL, PP Vulnerable students
SEND, PP, EAL
December/January
DEAR time
1, 3, 8 I receive additional support to help with my choices.
GROWS / PiE Steps to Success Whole year

1st week July

In school theatre production 1 hour
1, 3 I learn about different post-16 options.
GROWS / Brilliant Club 12 High Achievers, TWL

Spring term

In school tutorials and 2 selective university trips.
1, 3, 7 I take part in the Scholars Programme where I develop knowledge, skills and ambition needed to progress to a highly selective university.
Annual student survey Whole year

July

20 mins online
1, 3 Monitoring and evaluation

 

Careers Drop-in sessions - Wednesday's Week A

Sessions cover a variety of job roles and industries for KS3, post-16 options for year 10, and guidance and support with applications for year 11.


*Activities currently not available to due Covid 19 restrictions.  Where possible these are being replaced by virtual sessions.  This affects particularly Gatsby benchmark 6 Experiences of Workplaces.


1:1 Career Guidance sessions by request; minimum 30 mins per student. Action Plan completed, uploaded to SIMS, given to students, and emailed to parents.


GROWS – a network of six Gloucestershire universities and colleges aiming to raise aspirations and help young people make informed decisions about their future.


Gatsby Benchmarks - For more information click here.

Year 10
 

Activity Who? When? Gatsby Aim
What’s On in Careers in Y10 + GROWS Launch Assembly Whole year

September

20 mins assembly
1, 3 I know about upcoming careers activities.
LMI and Post-16 pathways and entry qualifications (GROWS session)  Whole year

60 mins presentation

assessment week 1
1, 2, 3 I know about different post-16 pathways and grades needed to access each.

Career Pilot: Registration + My Next Steps (Career Tools) quiz

Whole year

30 mins 

assessment week 2

IT access
1, 2, 3, 4 I know the qualifications I am working towards and explore my next steps.
CV writing Whole year

1 hour

assessment week 2

+ IT access
1, 3, 4 I have a draft of my first CV.
KS4 Careers Drop-in Voluntary

Thursdays week B lunch time

Careers Centre/IT access
1, 2, 3 I am developing my employability skills and considering my career pathway.
Career Pilot Pathway Planner pre-guidance session and triage tool quiz Whole year

1 hour 

assessment week 3

IT access
1, 3, 8 I learn to manage my future career and prepare for a guidance interview.
SACU LMI/ University/ Apprenticeship/ Profession exploration Whole year

30 mins 

assessment week 2

IT access
1, 2, 3, 4 I explore future career options based on my interests.

Employer Encounters

  • Renishaw 
  • St James Place
  • TBC

Whole year

December

 

February

Minimum 2per year

20 mins assembly
1, 2, 5 I know more information about different employers and potential career paths.

Encounters with FE/HE providers:
•    University of Gloucestershire’s Choosing Post-16 qualifications 10-6-2021
•    GROWS Insight to University Day: UoG
•    GROWS Insight to University Day: Hartpury
•    GROWS Insight to University Day: out of region
•    University of Gloucestershire Residential 
•    ASK Apprenticeships 
•    Holmleigh Park Sixth Form 26-11-2020

•    Hartpury College
•    Gloucestershire College
•    SGS College
•    Sixth Form / FE visits: 
•    Holmleigh Park
•    Gloucestershire College Subject Taster Day


Whole year

TWL
TWL

TWL

Whole year
Applicants

Whole year

Whole year

Voluntary
Voluntary
Voluntary

selected students


20 mins assembly

Jan Whole day
April Whole day

May Whole day

20 mins assembly
July residential/3 days
20 mins assembly

20 mins assembly

DEAR time
DEAR time
DEAR time

Period 3-6
Whole day

1, 2, 7 I know the benefit of studying specific subjects
I visit different education providers and learn about their offer so I can make the best, well-informed decision for my future.
 

Mock Interviews ***

TBC

trial group

30 mins per student

summer term

1, 2, 5 I can present myself at an interview and can talk about my interests and skills.

GROWS / PiE Steps to Success* 

*currently on hold due to Covid 19 restrictions
Whole year

w/c 18 January

In school theatre production 1 hour
1, 3 I learn about different post-16 options.
1:1 careers guidance with qualified adviser for target group students (LAC, SEN, EAL, PP)

Vulnerable students

LAC, SEN, PP, EAL

May – July

30 mins per student
1, 2, 3, 8 I attend a 1:1 careers guidance meeting to start planning my choices after GCSEs.
Annual student survey   July
20 mins online
 
1, 3 Monitoring and evaluation

 

Careers Drop-in sessions - Wednesday's Week B

Sessions cover a variety of job roles and industries for KS3, post-16 options for year 10, and guidance and support with applications for year 11.


*Activities currently not available to due Covid 19 restrictions.  Where possible these are being replaced by virtual sessions.  This affects particularly Gatsby benchmark 6 Experiences of Workplaces.


1:1 Career Guidance sessions by request; minimum 30 mins per student. Action Plan completed, uploaded to SIMS, given to students, and emailed to parents.


GROWS – a network of six Gloucestershire universities and colleges aiming to raise aspirations and help young people make informed decisions about their future.

Year 11
 

Activity Who? When? Gatsby Aim

What’s On in Careers in Y11

Whole year September
10 mins HoY assembly
1, 3 I know about upcoming careers activities and support available to help make good choices.
Your choices at 16 Whole year HoY assembly 1, 2, 3 I plan my destination after GCSEs.
KS4 Careers Drop-in Voluntary or by appointment

Tuesdays and Fridays lunch time

Careers Centre
1, 2, 3 I am developing my employability skills and considering my career pathway.

Employer Encounters:

  • Mavericus
  • TBC

Whole year

December

Minimum  2per year

20 mins assembly
1, 2, 5 I engage with employers to help me make good choices for the future.
Encounters with an FE/HE and independent training providers:
•    Holmleigh Park Sixth Form assembly
•    ASK Apprenticeships assembly
•    University of Gloucestershire Raising Aspirations assembly
•    Gloucestershire College assembly
•    SGS, Hartpury, Cirencester College assembly
•    Gloucestershire College Subject Taster Day
•    Holmleigh Park Sixth Form visit
 

Whole year

Whole year

 

Whole year

 

Whole year

Those interested

 

Selected students

Selected students


19-10-2020
13-11-2020

9-10-2020

5-11-2020
DEAR time

Whole day

Period 3-6
 

1, 2, 7

I know where I want to apply to and how to do that.  

I understand how college is different from sixth form and apprenticeships.

I have an opportunity to attend a university subject session to find out if it is something I would like to pursue for further education.
1:1 career guidance with qualified adviser Every student Throughout the year
min 30 mins per student
 
1, 2, 3, 8

I attend at least one 1:1 career guidance meeting to decide where to apply after GCSEs
I make at least one aspirational and one back-up application.

Sixth Form/College/Apprenticeship application support Voluntary or by HoY/tutor recommendation Lunchtime drop-in or by appointment 1, 2, 3 I receive help in applying for my chosen destination.
Information sessions for at risk of NEET students:
•    SWAT
•    Bridge Training
•    Prospects Training Services
 
Vulnerable students at risk of becoming NEET Summer term
p.6
 
1, 2, 3, 7 I know my options for education, employment, or training in case I don’t meet grade requirements for college/sixth form
Annual student survey   July
20 mins online
 
1, 3 Monitoring and evaluation

Careers Drop-in sessions - Friday's

Sessions cover a variety of job roles and industries for KS3, post-16 options for year 10, and guidance and support with applications for year 11.


*Activities currently not available to due Covid 19 restrictions.  Where possible these are being replaced by virtual sessions.  This affects particularly Gatsby benchmark 6 Experiences of Workplaces.


1:1 Career Guidance sessions by request; minimum 30 mins per student. Action Plan completed, uploaded to SIMS, given to students, and emailed to parents.


GROWS – a network of six Gloucestershire universities and colleges aiming to raise aspirations and help young people make informed decisions about their future.