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Havelock Academy
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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

We will inspire and engage our students in planning their own career path and increase their motivation to aim high using appropriate labour market information and online tools. We will engage with a large number of employers and other organisations, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers in a range of ways to give students real life experiences of the world of work. We will inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in order to give them the opportunities they aspire to both academically, personally and in relation to their future.

AIMS

1. We will inspire and engage our students in planning their own career path and increase their motivation to aim high using appropriate labour market information and online tools

2. We will engage with a large number of employers and other organisations, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers in a range of ways to give students real life experiences of the world of work

3. We will inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in order to give them the opportunities they aspire to both academically, personally and in relation to their future

 

INTERNAL STRUCTURE

Havelock Academy employs a level 6 trained practitioner who is also the Head of Sixth Form, Miss Woodhouse.  This is a non-teaching post. 

The careers lead is an associate member of the senior leadership team and a member of the Governing body

The careers lead at Havelock is also the CEIAG lead for the David Ross Education Trust and sits on the Greater Lincolnshire and Humber LEP Employment and Skills Boards

 

GUIDANCE

All year 11 and sixth form students receive a 1:1 guidance interview by a level 6 qualified practitioner

Vulnerable students are identified in year 10 and receive additional support from the local authority, YPSS

External, independent and impartial careers services are invited to attend open evenings to help students make the right choices and are involved in seminars for specific seminars

 

EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT

Business Banquets – at least three times per year we organise Business Banquets – professionals and local employers are invited into school to dine with our students and share their career experiences and labour market information

Professionals Day – every year group takes part in this whole day event.  Local employers are invited in to take part.  Students work in tutor group teams to try to work out what each employer does for a living by asking them insightful and interesting questions.

Seminars – every Friday afternoon, lesson 6, is sixth form seminar.  Various employers are invited in to speak to our students.  Students are informed of the seminar in advance and book on to learn more. 

Work experience is offered to sixth form students which is directly linked to their chosen career path

 

PARTNERS

All local colleges and post 16 providers, including apprenticeship providers, are invited in to speak to year 10 as a whole.  These organisations are also invited in for academic review days and events to speak to parents

We work closely with the University of Lincoln who support our sixth form provision and the University of York Shine Programme where students in each year group are part of the programme.  We have been successful in securing a large amount of funding through the University of Hull which enables us to engage with organisations such as Fix Up, Push and Unifrog

Business Hive Member – Havelock Academy is the only school which is a member of this local employer network

Our Enterprise Adviser, through the Careers and Enterprise Company, is an employee of Siemens Gamesa and is also a member of our Governing body

 

TRIPS & VISITS

All year 10 students visit the NE Lincolnshire Skills Fair in July every year

Sixth form students visit two university fairs each academic year, one in October and the UCAS Exhibition in April

All University of York Shine Programme students visit the university every year

Employer visits take place for selected students including Pipers Crisps, Siemens, Modal Training and others

Students attend events which are appropriate for their age group or interest including Women Into Manufacturing and Engineering, Stand Out In A Global Market and PIXL Getting Into Top Universities


INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

All year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students have access to Unifrog.  Unifrog is a complete destinations platform where students can plan their futures including write CVs, record interventions and competencies, research college, sixth form, apprenticeships and universities and includes research tools for Oxbridge and Universities overseas.

In year 11 all students have a unique Lincs 2 log in.  This enables them to research labour market information and look in depth at local provision.  Students use Lincs 2 to apply for colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeships. 

@HA_Sixthform – students are strongly encouraged to follow this Twitter feed for interesting and up to date articles relating to all things careers

 

CURRICULUM

Regular meetings between Raising Standards Leaders and Careers Lead to look at groups of disadvantaged students and use careers strategies to motivate and engage students in their future planning and as a result of this, raise their attainment in the process. 

Training for new staff members and ongoing staff development includes strategies to include careers in the classroom and linking subjects to various different sectors.

 

STUDENT ENTITLEMENT

 

 

Year 7

Raising Aspirations for University & Enterprise.  Access to inspiring individuals and organisations in school and at universities.

 

Year 8

What does my future look like? What do my family do? What is my dream? What are my strengths? What am I going to do in the future? Where do I see myself in 15 years’ time?

 

Year 9

Skills analysis, reflection, what am I good at and how can I use my skills? Exploring the future, looking at different career paths and industries, careers and labour market information across all sectors, employability and enterprising skills and attributes – how can I develop these to benefit me? Making the right choices and decision making for my future. Futures Four

 

Year 10

World of Work, Enterprise & Further Employer Engagement.  Work with other organisations including Young Peoples Support Services, Post 16 providers including sector specific options, all available colleges, apprenticeship providers and sixth form offer.  Careers Advice, Guidance & Development.  Further use of LMI to inform decisions.  Challenge stereotypical careers and manage risks within the workplace.  Parent Involvement Strengthened, Selection processes – increase my chances of standing out through Futures Five.  Use of Unifrog as a mechanism to manage career choices

 

Year 11

Individual, impartial careers guidance interviews by YPSS and Academy Careers Adviser, trained to level 6, review and reflect on choices, experiences and activities.  Lincs 2 applications, sixth form & post 16 interviews, what direction am I going in?

 

Sixth Form

UCAS – personal statements & references, life at university, including student finance, career enhancement plans, develop enterprise and employability skills

Finely tune direction with students in line with their academic ability.

 

Measuring Impact

As an academy we use Compass – the careers benchmark tool as outlined in the Gatsby benchmarks to assess and improve our current CEIAG provision. Our progress against the Gatsby benchmarks will be reviewed regularly throughout the academic year to help us meet all of the 8 benchmarks by the end of 2020.

We will monitor the impact of our action plan and the CEIAG we deliver mainly through feedback from students and staff.  All activities will be reviewed to ensure all goals and aims are met.

 

MAKING CHOICES

Don’t panic if you can’t decide which direction to go in or which courses would best suit your needs. 

1.     Talk to your parents, teachers and Careers Adviser about the best option for YOU

2.     Do your research – use the websites and other sources of information to help make YOUR decision

3.     This is the first time in your lives where you are making a huge decision, its YOUR decision, stand strong with YOUR choices

4.     Aim high, we have every confidence in YOU.  Challenge YOURSELF and go for it!

5.     This year is important, don’t lose sight of your GCSE exams, the grades matter when it comes to your next step

 

“THINGS TO CONSIDER”

Focus – what are your expectations, aspirations, do you have an idea of career choice?

Information – have you done your research, looked at labour market information, thought about training and qualifications, universities?

Realistic – are their thoughts realistic? Do you want to be a tomato picker but they are colour blind? If you don’t want to leave home what options are there locally for you or is the sky the limit?

Scope – how far can you go in their chosen career, are you aiming at the right pitch, have they thought about how far you can go in this field?

Tactics – moving forward, what next, what does the development of this idea look like?

If you would like more information about careers or employer engagement at Havelock Academy then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Miss J Woodhouse. Don't forget to also visit https://www.lincs2.co.uk/.

Miss Woodhouse is a level 6 trained Careers Adviser with a wealth of experience working with young people in school to help them make the right decisions for their future.

The review of our CEIAG provision and strategy takes place annually and will be reviewed again in July 2019. Our careers lead, Miss Woodhouse, also conducts a termly internal review of our CEIAG throughout the academic year.

 

For more information please contact:-

Miss Joanne Woodhouse

Tel 01472 602000

Email jwoodhouse@havelockacademy.co.uk

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