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Careers & Work Experience

Overview

The John Warner School believe Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is an essential part of our curriculum.  We are committed to embedding careers education throughout the curriculum, so students are aware of the diverse opportunities open to them, and the impact their education can have on their future career options.

We aspire to develop our pupils’ understanding of the differences between school and work, by offering them a wide range of activities throughout their time with us, so they can discover where their passions lie. Throughout the year we arrange an array of events which give our pupils exposure to careers related learning.  Some of our most popular recent activities have included, visits to GSK to learn about their Higher Apprenticeship scheme, a visit to Volker Vessels and MoneySense days for our younger pupils.

We ensure all our pupils and their parents are made aware of their options as they progress through the school and are assisted in finding the most appropriate Post-16 and Post-18 options for them.  Each week both our Youth Connexions personal adviser and our Careers Advisor are on hand to offer impartial careers advice and guidance to our students, who require support as they approach their transition from compulsory education.

Our goal at the John Warner School is to enthuse and inspire our pupils, to participate in many of the opportunities available to them and motivate them to achieve their career dreams.  We hope that on completion of their education with us, our pupils are equipped with a lifelong passion for learning, have discovered and developed their potential, allowing them to flourish in an ever-changing world.

Our designated Careers Leader and member of SLT is Mr Nigel Cook. (njc@johnwarner.herts.sch.uk)
Assistant to the Careers Leader is Mr Tom Beech.
(tjb@johnwarner.hets.sch.uk)

Destination Data

Post-16 Destination Data

TBC - Link to the pack we are sent electronically by YC Herts. (Include a high-level summary too).

Post-18 Destination Data

How we measure the impact of our provision

We are proud of ensuring that we have no students which are classified as NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training).  We feel this is a strong indicator that we support our students well at those key decision points at the end of year 11 and year 13, with our experienced careers advisers a major contributor to this.

For us to continue improving our careers provision we must strive for continuous improvement in what we deliver to our students by being reflective in our teaching of careers.  Moving forward we will look to gain greater student insight by using online surveys for feedback on events to ensure we continue improving our careers provision.

Careers Programme at The John Warner School

The Career Development Institute (CDI) created a framework which presents end of key stage learning outcome statements for learners across 17 important areas of careers, employability and enterprise education, grouped under the following three headings.

  • Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education
  • Learning about careers and the world of work
  • Developing your career management, employability and enterprise skills

For full details of the 17 areas please follow the link to the CDI Framework.
https://www.thecdi.net/write/CDI-Framework-Jan2020-web.pdf

At John Warner, what we deliver to our students is centred around this framework. Throughout their time with us, all students will experience the following:

  • Careers learning through timetabled Lifelong Learning lessons (Year 7 – Year 11) and form time activities (all year groups)
  • Careers Week assemblies and Careers Fairs
  • Use of Kudos which is the leading career development service (kudos.cascaid.co.uk)
  • Pathway meetings at the key check points in KS3 (prior to GCSE option choices) and KS4 (prior to sixth form or college applications)
  • Impartial, independent 1-1 guidance via appointments with our YC Herts personal adviser. 

The following are specific to year groups and are often some of the highlights of the year.

Year 7

  • Dragons’ Den to encourage entrepreneurship
  • MoneySense Finance Day

Year 8

  • MoneySense Finance Day
  • Learn to Earn Day

Year 9

  • Learn to Earn Day

Year 10

  • Barclays Life Skills
  • Work Experience Week
  • Maths Finance Week

Year 11

  • Mock Interviews
  • Sixth Form Open Evening

Year 12

  • Futures Days
  • The Skills Show NEC, Birmingham

Year 13

  • Employer presentations
  • Student Finance England assembly
  • Support through University (UCAS) application process

Link to careers policy

KS3 Checkpoint: By the end of Year 9 you will have:

  • Had opportunities to reflect on your personal qualities and the way you relate to your peers
  • Begun to identify your strengths and how you can make the best use of them
  • Started finding out about different career areas and qualification routes that might interest you in the future
  • Developed an understanding of Enterprise through sessions delivered in Lifelong Learning
  • Completed the ‘Kudos’ careers software questionnaire to identify your skills and interests related to the world of work and explore career ideas that might interest you.
  • Learnt about a number of career sectors through talks, videos, Careers Fairs etc
  • Explored your GCSE choices with the support of the school
  • Had the opportunity to attend an Apprenticeship Event
  • Had optional access to impartial information, advice and guidance from the school’s Careers and Enterprise Manager and our visiting Connexions Advisers.

KS4 Checkpoint: By the end of Year 11 you will have:

  • Used a variety of careers software and websites in order to help you make your decisions about Post-16 options.
  • Had the opportunity to attend careers talks/visits during the school year from visiting speakers on a variety of topics.
  • Produced a CV and covering letter that focus on your skills and qualities
  • Had the opportunity to attend an Apprenticeship Event
  • Been made aware of all the Post-16 Choices available to you, through presentations in class & assembly, Year 11 Options Evening, Pathways Interview and attending taster sessions on your potential 6th Form (or college) subject choices.
  • Had optional access to impartial information, advice and guidance from the school’s Careers and Enterprise Manager and our visiting Connexions Advisers.

KS5 Checkpoint: By the end of Year 13 you will have:

  • Had the opportunity to undertake a minimum of one week’s work experience in a company of your choice. You will be responsible for arranging the placement, with support from family, friends and the school
  • Attended two Year 12 Futures Days with sessions on higher education, gap years, student finance etc.
  • Had the opportunity to attend careers talks during the school year from visiting speakers on a variety of topics.
  • Used a variety of careers software and websites in order to help you make your decisions about Post-18 options.
  • Been guided through the UCAS application process and made an application through UCAS, if you intend to go to university.
  • Had the opportunity to attend the Higher Education Exhibition and individual university and college open days.
  • Had the opportunity to attend an Apprenticeship Event
  • Had the opportunity to request a mock interview for employment or university admission.
  • Had optional access to impartial information, advice and guidance from the school’s visiting Connexions Adviser for support with university and college applications (both in the UK or abroad) and alternative options such as seeking employment, voluntary work, taking a gap year etc.

 

 


External Links

Youth Connexions

National Careers Service

Career videos – icould

CV writing – Barclays

Post 16 – notgoingtouni

Post 16 - all about careers Post 16 – apprenticeships

Post 16 – UCAS

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