Careers, Work Experience and Work Related Learning

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance at The Bulmershe School

Careers Lead: Mrs Sasha Ambrose, Assistant Headteacher sambrose@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

Careers Advisor: Ms Chloe Parker-Hodgson, cparker@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

Careers Coordinator: Miss Kelly Roberts, kroberts@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

Why is Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance important?

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) helps young people develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make successful choices and manage transitions in learning and work. The government has shown its commitment to the development of CEIAG through the revised Career’s Policy and statutory requirements.

At The Bulmershe School, every effort is made to enable young people to learn about careers and the world of work so that they can manage their own development and make life choices and decisions that will benefit their own wellbeing and contribute to the wellbeing of others. 

Student Entitlement

Students in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a career programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point  ( Baker Clause)
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships- through options evenings, assemblies and group discussion taster events
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses

Below is a summary of content and examples of activities by year group.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Yr 7

Transition projects to support students with their move from Primary into secondary school.

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Yr 8

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Year group drop down event and session focused on career pathways.

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Yr 9

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Theatre performance “steps to success” focused on future pathways.

Advice on making the right choices in year 9.

Year 9 options evening.

Year 9 options interviews.

Attendance at Wokingham Careers Fair.

Yr 10

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Work Experience Week.

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Yr 11

Access to a careers library and computer based resources.

Year 11 Interview day.

Post 16 options evening.

Careers appointments and group sessions based on the results of a career focused questionnaire.

Post 16 taster sessions.

Yr 12

Higher Education Fair.

Post 18 assembly – apprenticeships.

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options.

1-1 careers meets.

Level 2 Work Experience.

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options.

 

Post 16 Work Experience.

Yr 13

Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications.

Alternatives to University sessions with targeting students.

1-1 careers meets.

UCAS advice.

Advice on applications for apprenticeships made by non-university students.

Careers Newsletter

Parent Information

More important and relevant information will be posted on the school website during the year as and when it is available.  However, the links below may be of use to you and your child in preparation for the decisions they have to make in the coming years.

The following websites provide a wealth of information for parents about the different stages and choices our students are faced with. There is also a parents’ toolkit available for career conversation which offers advice on how to have informed and constructive conversations about the options available to them: https://www.talkingfutures.org.uk/

For Careers Advice

The ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life content hub on the National Careers Service website has been designed to help young people to understand their post 16 and post 18 education and training choices.

https://careermap.co.uk/subscribe-to-careermag/

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Your child can also contact trained advisers for impartial advice at the National Careers Service on: 0800 100 900 (open from 8.00am to 10pm, seven days a week) – and they can use the web-chat service by accessing the website above.

For Apprenticeships

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2019/11/Parent-Pack-November-2019.pdf 

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

For Gap Years

www.independentgapadvice.org 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Careers Policy 27th Mar 2022 Download
Careers Curriculum Overview 22-23 11th Sep 2022 Download
Careers 3 year Development Plan 09th Sep 2022 Download