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The Wren School Careers Programme 2018 – 2019

Gatsby Benchmark 1 – A stable careers programme

Term 1

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Dynamic day – This Is Us
Self-confidence workshop
Objective: To improve confidence and resilience. To learn how to overcome challenges faced in school and in the workplace
1:1 Information and Guidance Interviews
Objective: To receive personalised guidance and coaching surrounding Post 16 choices
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
NEET data collection
Objective:
To identify students that are at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16
NEET data collection
Objective:
To identify students that are at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16
NEET data collection
Objective:
To identify students that are at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16
NEET data collection
Objective:
To identify students that are at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16
NEET data collection
Objective:
To identify students that are at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16
Gatsby Benchmarks
2
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3 & 4
Gatsby Benchmarks
2
Gatsby Benchmarks
2
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3 & 8

Term 2

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
PiXL Edge qualification
Objective:
Students undertake this accredited award, designed to empower students with the attitudes and attributes essential for employability and life
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
Sam Stefan – Stunt Action Specialist
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
Sam Stefan – Stunt Action Specialist
(This year only)

Raising Aspirations Assembly:
TBC
Careers and Options Fair
Objective:
i) To learn about how GCSE choices will impact their future and assist in making the right decisions.
ii) To provide an opportunity for students to make informed choices on their future careers by meeting with 25-30 employers and Further Education providers from various sectors
Careers and Options Fair
Objective:
To provide an opportunity for students to make informed choices on their future careers by meeting with 25-30 employers and Further Education providers from various sectors
1:1 Information and Guidance Interviews
Start Profile
Objective:
To use specialist software to build a Careers portfolio and access a full range of local further education and employment opportunities
Start Profile
Objective:
To use specialist software to build a Careers portfolio and access a full range of local further education and employment opportunities
CV writing workshops
Objective:
Learn how to produce a CV and covering letter that will attract attention, create a good first impression and present your skills and qualities clearly
(English, SMSC)
Workskills Live UK
15th November

Objective: To provide an additional opportunity for at risk NEET students to gain exposure to Employers
Preparation for Work Experience Assembly and Parents Evening
Objective: To provide information on the Work Experience programme at TWS
Gatsby Benchmarks
3,4 & 5
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3, 5 & 7
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3, 5 & 7
Gatsby Benchmarks
3, 4 & 8

Term 3

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Dynamic Day
(70 remaining students)
23rd January
Step into the NHS competition

Objective: To raise awareness of job roles within the NHS and locally publicise our students work in RBH.
Dynamic Day - The Real Game
8th February

Objective: To learn about many aspects of ‘real life’. Students will learn about budgeting, job satisfaction
and planning for the future
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
Claire Dhaffir
Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS trust
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
Claire Dhaffir
Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS trust
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
TBC
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
Claire Dhaffir
Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS trust
PiXL Edge qualification
Objective:
Students undertake this accredited award, designed to empower students with the attitudes and attributes essential for employability and life
Parental workshops on how to use Start Profile/ Careers Q&A drop in sessions
Objective: To engage and assist parents and carers on how to support their child’ careers education
Visit to local universities eg UoR, Oxford, Oxford Brookes
Date TBC
Kidzania, London
23rd January

Objective: To experience the world of work in a unique child friendly city. Students will work, earn and spend their own money, as well as training fulfil their own ‘job roles’
Extended work experience
Date TBC

Objective: Further opportunity for NEET students to gain additional work place experience, strengthening Post 16 options.
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 4, 5 & 6
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3 4 & 5
Gatsby Benchmarks
2 & 5
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3, 4, 5 & 8
Gatsby Benchmarks
2 & 8

Term 4

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Start Profile:
Objective: To provoke thought about future employment options and to match interests/abilities ahead of Year 9 GCSE options.
‘Getting into top universities’ conference
London
12th March

Objective: To explore FE options for AGT students.
1:1 Information and Guidance Interviews
Objective: To receive personalised guidance and coaching surrounding Post 16 choices
PiXL Edge qualification
Objective:
Students undertake this accredited award, designed to empower students with the attitudes and attributes essential for employability and life
Dynamic Day – Careers Education
Work experience prep
Date TBC

Objective: Students to experience how GCSES choices link to Post 16 options
Mock Interview week
Date TBC

Objective: To learn the necessary skills required in securing Post 16 placements through interview
‘Getting into top universities’ conference
London
12th March

Objective: To explore FE options for AGT students
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3, 4 & 5
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3, 4 & 7
Gatsby Benchmarks
7 & 8

Term 5

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
PiXL Edge qualification
Objective:
Students undertake this accredited award, designed to empower students with the attitudes and attributes essential for employability and life
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
TBC
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
Reading College and University of Reading
1:1 Information and Guidance Interviews
Objective: To receive personalised guidance and coaching surrounding Post 16 choices
Visa ‘Meet the Professionals’ workshop
Objective:
To explore the IT sector and take part in VISA employability activities
Gatsby Benchmarks
3,4 & 5
Gatsby Benchmarks
5 or 7
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3, 5 & 7
Gatsby Benchmarks
8

Term 6

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
PiXL Edge qualification
Objective:
Students undertake this accredited award, designed to empower students with the attitudes and attributes essential for employability and life
Raising Aspirations Assembly:
TBC
Work experience week
24th June 2019

Objective:
To experience the world of work, first hand. To gain the necessary skills to successfully transition to Post 16 placements.
1:1 Information and Guidance Interviews
Objective: To receive personalised guidance and coaching surrounding Post 16 choices
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
Careers bulletin
Objective:
To provide students with up to date Labour Market Information including local opportunities to volunteer, opportunities for extra-curricular activities and projects linking to careers and enterprise
NEET EOY data update
Objective:
To identify those are still at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16 and to plan individual intervention for the year ahead.
NEET EOY data update
Objective:
To identify those are still at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16 and to plan individual intervention for the year ahead.
NEET EOY data update
Objective:
To identify those are still at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16 and to plan individual intervention for the year ahead.
NEET EOY data update
Objective:
To identify those are still at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16 and to plan individual intervention for the year ahead.
NEET EOY data update
Objective:
To identify those are still at risk of Not in Employment, Education or Training upon the age of 16 and to plan individual intervention for the year ahead.
Gatsby Benchmarks
2 & 3
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3, 4 & 5
Gatsby Benchmarks
2 & 3
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3 & 6
Gatsby Benchmarks
2, 3 & 8

 

The Wren School Careers programme is an ever developing scheme of learning that is subject to additional opportunities and change as the school year develops.  By 2020, The Wren School will be measured against the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks is a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The National Careers Strategy is built around them.