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Fox Grove School

Careers Statement

Introduction

Fox Grove School aims to provides a relevant and engaging careers curriculum which meets the differing needs and requirements of our pupils. This is developed from the EYFS curriculum all the way through to work experience opportunities within the wider community. 

Aims and purpose

  • Prepare pupils for the transition to life after Fox Grove School.
  • Provide career related learning opportunities to pupils throughout their school journey.
  • Support pupils in making informed decisions which are appropriate for them
  • Enable pupils to become responsible and resilient citizens.
  • Develop personal characteristics such as social skills, communication, independence and resilience
  • Inspire and motivate pupils to develop themselves as individuals and live as independently as is possible
  • Encourage pupils to know and develop their aspirations

Statutory requirements and recommendations  

The careers provision at Fox Grove School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department for Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997.

This states that all schools should provide independent careers guidance from Years 8 -13 and that this guidance should:

  • Be impartial
  • Include information on a range of pathways, including apprenticeships
  • Be adapted to the needs of the pupil
  • In addition, the school is compliant with the careers guidance that the government set out for delivery from 5 January 2018: ‘Careers Guidance and Inspiration for young people in schools.’ This states that all schools must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to students about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.
  • Further information relating to this is set out later in this document, under Provider Access


Pupil entitlement

 All pupils in years 8-13 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:

 A provider wishing to request access should contact Emma Murray

  • Telephone: 01372 380750
  • Email: emma.murray@foxgrove.thpt.org.uk

At Fox Grove we aim to address our Careers plan in the following ways

 

 

Notes

Formal Pathway

Post 16 Pathway

1.    A Stable Careers Programme

 

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

·         3 year rolling program that includes PSHE curriculum, life skills, careers curriculum and social thinking.

 

·         Classes do a half term activity block with a Careers and Enterprise focus as part of the Work Skills rolling programme across the year

·         All new pupils complete the Thinking about a Career activities – supported by adding Transition / EHCP Targets onto Show Progress

·         3 year rolling program of ASDAN units for Employability and PSD that focus on careers, preparing for next steps and the world of work.

ASDAN Employability Units:

Maintaining work standards

Working well with others

Customer service

Health and safety in the workplace

Learning through work experience

ASDAN PSD Units

Managing social relationships

Managing own money

Developing self

Healthy living

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2.    Learning from Career & Labour Market Information

 

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

 

 

Careers Lead – Emma Murray

·         To plan and support staff to deliver the Careers Based Curriculum to all formal learners – inspired and supported by Talentino who specialise in SEND careers advice and education

·         To provide individualised support to Post-16 Stage pupils – with the support of Surrey Choices

 

Post 16, Careers and Transition lead – Emma Murray

·         To support pupils and parents with transitions in and out of Fox Grove School.  Creating transition and job specification paperwork to support students and employees for work and / or college which reflects the Pathways to Adulthood agenda.

·         We provide information as part of the yearly Annual Review, extra meetings with parents, signposting through FaceBook and information events e.g. parents evening and transition evening

3.    Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

 

Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

 

·         We offer an individualised approach to careers guidance at every stage in the curriculum.

·         Post 16 and Careers Lead to provide individualised support to Post 16 Pathway pupils – with the support of a Level 6 Careers Advisor and Surrey Choices

·         Transition is an important part of the Annual Review for each pupil in Year 9 and above – these reviews will be facilitated by Emma Murray

·         We will be developing our Fox Grove Transition Plans to link with the Pathways to Adulthood areas and descriptors

·         We organise both in school and off- site experience placements. 

·         Careers experiences and lessons progress from EYFS throughout the school. 

·         Our PSHE and careers curriculum incorporates the importance of equal opportunities and British values throughout. 

·         Diverse range of work experience placements and community visits.

4.    Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

 

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers.

·         Formal topic planning includes links with careers and work-place visits

·         Carousel of work-based subjects including Workshop, Catering, Enterprise and Computer Science

·         EYFS and Semi-Formal Pathways will have a “Learning to Work” week where all pupils will be supported to work towards Talentino awards

·         Vocational areas

·         Real life learning in English and Maths – functional skills

·         Work placements

·         Community trips

·         Travel training

·         School bank and shop (on SDP plan for 2021-22)

 

5.    Encounters with Employers and Employees

 

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

·         Enterprise in carousel

·         Visits to work-place environments as part of the formal curriculum topic planning for Community Inclusion

Work experience and Employability Lead – Emma Murray

·         Internal / External work experience

·         Employability

·         Good links with Surrey Choices

·         Enterprise Shop (on SDP plan for 2021-22)

 


·         Pupils will have completed work placement paperwork to register interests in future careers

·         Pupils to have engaged with local work placements

6.    Experiences of Workplaces

Every pupil should have first-­hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks.

·         Pupils should have visited local work placements and areas of interest for future careers – Community Inclusion overview  plans includes links with careers and work-place visits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


·         We focus on EHCP areas to enable our formal pupils to be ready for work experience and employability-These are outlined in our Curriculum overview documents for each learning pathway and the long term outcomes for Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory and Physical development

 

7.    Encounters with Further and Higher Education

 

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, universities and in the workplace.

·         Internal / External work experience

·         Employability

·         Good links with Surrey Choices

·         Taster Days at local colleges for next steps

8.    Personal Guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but timed to meet their individual needs

 

 

Provider Access at Fox Grove School

At Fox Grove, pupils have access to the following:

EYFS – Experience of visiting different vocational settings/role play opportunities/visiting speakers

Semi-Formal - Experience of visiting different vocational settings/role play opportunities/visiting speakers/curriculum focused community outings

 

 

Planned opportunities for providers to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:

 

Formal Pathway

 

·         Focused careers / provider outings as part of the formal curriculum

·         A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers

 

 

 

Post 16 Pathway

 

 

·         Access to local colleges for taster days

·         Personalised work placements and Employability Programme

·         ASDAN Employability units built into curriculum offer.

·         A number of events, integrated into the curriculum that will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers

 

 A link the THPT Careers Policy can be found here