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Careers

Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:

  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

Good career guidance is a necessity for delivering technical education reforms and is a vehicle for social justice: those young people without social capital or home support suffer most from poor career guidance.

Careers & Preparation for Adulthood

At Vale of Evesham School our careers programme is tailored to meet the needs of learner groups and individuals from Year 7 onwards across all
pathways. Our programme consists of learning, advice and experiences across:

  • Careers
  • The World of Work
  • Enterprise
  • Life Skills
  • Transition into Adulthood

In December 2017, the DfE produced a Careers Strategy: Making the most of everyone’s skills and talents. The document lays out plans to raise the quality of careers provision nationally. It’s aims are:

1. We want all young people to understand the full range of opportunities available to them, learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace, and have first-hand experiences of the workplace.

2. We want all young people in secondary school and college to get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured, and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

3. We want everyone to get support tailored to their circumstances at any time. All adults will be able to access free face-to-face advice with more support for those it need it most.

4. We want everyone to get the information they need to understand the job and career opportunities available, and how their knowledge and skills can help them in considering suitable careers.
The DfE Careers strategy names the Gatsby Benchmarks as the measure of excellence in careers provision.

 

Gatsby Benchmarks:

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

5. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Experiences of work places

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal Guidance

At Vale of Evesham we are committed to supporting the transition into adulthood of all our learners through fulfilling the aims of the DfE strategy alongside meeting the diverse needs of our young people.

Follow the link for full details of The Gatsby Benchmarks.

Vale of Evesham School Careers Programme

Our full careers programme is detailed here: PSHE – Vale of Evesham
(valeofeveshamschool.org)

Our careers team:

Sarah Hooton- Careers Lead

Annabel Thomas- Careers Coordinator

You may be aware that Careers Advisors are in demand across the education sector at the moment, with a shortage in people being trained in this area.

We are, therefore, sending information that may help with Careers Advice while we look to employ an advisor.

There will be a Yong Persons Advisor at the Youth Hub at The Hive once a month.

Please see the links for more information

https://bit.ly/3NokcJy Link to book an appt

https://bit.ly/3XsxDwL More info about the hub here

Careers and Transition Advice

All Pupils – Careers Support Available on request and Annual Life Beyond School Event

Year 7 and 8 – Group session – Introducing the Careers Team and Formal Careers Lessons

Year 9 and 10 – Group session as above. 1:1 discussion with each pupil and their parents/carers. Preparing for Adulthood ECHP review as appropriate.

Year 11 – Group session as appropriate 1:1 discussion with each pupil and their parents/carers and support available for applications. Careers Team available for further support with decision making, transition, etc.

Year 12 and 13 – Throughout their time in sixth form, Careers Team will be in regular contact with pupils, identifying and responding to any changing aspirations. Careers Team available for discussion with parents

Tracking to continue after transition to monitor placements of students for three years after leaving.

Café 6

We are proud to offer our KS5 students the fabulous opportunity to work in our café. The Café serves staff and parents for selected sessions per week. Our students develop and apply many skills in a practical, real-life situation. These include money handling, time-keeping, health and safety, work skills, communication and social skills, to name but a few.

Volunteering

At KS5 pupils also undertake volunteering placements at the Heart of England Forest where they clear sites and set up activities for educational visits, maintain wildlife areas, plant trees and harvest seedlings.

Careers Statement

Gatsby Benchmarks and the vale

Below is the Vale of Evesham destination information for our children and young people for academic year 2022-2023. The school are proud of the achievements our pupils have made.  We wish them luck as they move onto their next placement.

 

KS4

Vale 6th Form 9
College 1

 

KS5

Yr12

Vale 6th Form 10
College 1

 

Yr13

Vale 6th Form 1
College 8
Residential College 2

Understanding Labour Market Information (LMI) is becoming more and more important as the world changes. Our students need to become aware of where different job roles are needed around the country and what types of jobs may need more people in the future.
Nomis is good website for further Labour Market Information providing key trend data about local areas.

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/

Worcestershire’s Employment and Labour Market Information (LMI)

Information about growth areas and labour markets in Worcestershire, to help young people make informed decisions about their future career paths

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/skills-4-worcestershire/are-you-business-looking-future-proof-your-workforce/economy-growth-sectors-and-labour-market-information/worcestershires-employment-and-labour-market-information-lmi

 

Speak to an adviser

Wherever you are with your decisions, you can call us on 0800 100 900 during our opening times.

You can also use webchat to talk online.

Skills4Worcestershire Young People Choices careers and advice magazines and booklets

https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/skills-4-worcestershire/are-you-young-person-looking-your-future-career/choices-careers-and-advice-magazines-and-booklets

Taken from WCF Local Offer Careers and Education

Careers Worcs Youth Hub
Careers Worcs’ Youth Hub is open: Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm based on Level 1 in the Hive.

Careers Worcestershire @ The Hive is a dedicated space for young people aged 15-24 to help find the right pathway into employment, training, and education. There are dedicated careers advisors based within the hub that can provide 1-1 support to help you decide and achieve your goals!

You can also attend workshops and access other services within the hub including finance, health & wellbeing, and other youth providers.

What the Youth Hub has to offer:

    • Providing one to one advice and guidance sessions
    • Supporting you in finding, applying, and securing your next opportunity
    • Helping you find an apprenticeship or training programme
    • Confidence & resilience
    • Personal development
    • Career choices
    • CV writing
    • Job search
    • Job applications
    • Interview preparation
    • Mental health/wellbeing
    • Apprenticeships / Training courses / College & University courses
    • Work experience / Volunteering
    • Start your own business / Graduate jobs

Contact Us
Careers Helpline – 0300 666 3666

Careers Email – careersworcs@worcestershire.gov.uk

Book an appointment – Careers Worcestershire

Search for jobs across the county on Worcestershire Jobs Local jobs, apprenticeships and training | Worcestershire Opportunities (worcestershirejobs.co.uk)

 

Worcestershire Apprenticeships

WCF Local Offer

WCF Local Offer 16-25

Worcestershire LEP

At the Vale, we have access to JED, the Job Exporer Database. Students can log in and complete searches, quizzes and find information about hundreds of jobs.

Go to jed.ckcareers.org.uk/ 

Access code – hm26ydr3

Click Yes to CLPT, then click Job Explorer Database under licensed products.

Sarah Hooton- Careers Lead

sarah.hooton@valeofeveshamschool.org

Annabel Thomas- Careers Coordinator

annabel.thomas@valeofeveshamschool.org

General Enquiries-

enquiries@valeofeveshamschool.org

You may be aware that Careers Advisors are in demand across the education sector at the moment, with a shortage in people being trained in this area.
We are, therefore, sending information that may help with Careers Advice while we look to employ an advisor.
There will be a Young Persons Advisor at the Youth Hub at The Hive once a month.

Please see the links for more information

https://bit.ly/3NokcJy  Link to book an appt

https://bit.ly/3XsxDwL  More info about the hub here

Provider Access Arrangements

PAA out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 7-13 are entitled:

To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point; to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships
– through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events; to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of Provider Access Requests Procedure

A provider wishing to request access should contact:

Telephone: 01386 443367

Email: enquiries@valeofeveshamschool.org

Opportunities for access

The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and an overview of this programme can be seen in the School’s Careers Charter which can be seen on the school website.

Please speak to our Careers Team to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Advisor or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Advisor so that they can be displayed in the school.