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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance


Young people are making career decisions about their futures in education, training and work in a challenging and complex environment. It is more important than ever that they receive high quality, impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). It is our goal to provide this for all our students throughout their time at Tomlinscote.

Our careers education and guidance programme aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan and manage their progression through learning and into working life. We focus on;

• Self-Development (helping students to understand themselves, recognise their potential and how they can shape their future)

• Career Exploration (helping students to investigate opportunities in learning and work and how to use information effectively)

• Career Management (helping students to plan, make decisions and develop a broad range of skills enabling them to manage their own careers and prepare themselves for employment and lifelong learning)

Tomlinscote has a strong track record of commitment and investment in careers. We have good relationships with local employers and the professional community, who provide real world connections and support through a range of activities designed to inspire, inform and engage our students; including our annual Careers Day, work experience programme, employer talks, visits and industry insight days. We also encourage our students to participate in work taster events such as games and competitions and attend college and university talks and open days.

We have excellent career resources available in the LRC and a range of careers websites can be accessed via the VLE. These resources provide the opportunity to find information about different courses and jobs, to research universities, alternatives to university, to search for inspiration or to find sector specific information. The VLE also contains tips to enhance career management skills, like CV writing, job and apprenticeship searches and interview skills.

Our Careers team along with contributions and commitment from tutors, teachers, senior leadership team, employers and other training providers work to provide an engaging and inspiring range of activities to motivate, encourage and inform learners about future possibilities. We ensure students can make informed choices about their next steps whether that is a further training and education route or through an apprenticeship. The latest destination data for our students one year after finishing Key Stage 4 shows 98% of students are in education, employment or training destination compared with a national average of 92%.  

7 In Year 7 introduction to careers with a focus on transition support and understanding yourself, your strengths and preferences.
8 In Year 8 students complete the Real Game during which they explore the World of Work and the opportunities open to them. They participate in the Managing the STEPS programme in tutor time for Years 8 and 9.
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Year 9 students take part in a number of different activities to help them consider and choose their Options for KS4. They received support via their form tutor and can arrange career option talks with Mrs Francis.

Students prepare and reflect on careers day through guided preparation from the careers team.

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In Year 10 dedicated Careers lessons in PHSE, including preparation for applying for work experience and employability skills such as CV writing and interview skills so that they can make the most of the experience.

Students prepare and reflect on careers day, a fantastic opportunity for students to meet and learn from a wide range of employers and training providers.

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In Year 11 students participate in a one week work experience placement, a fantastic way to gain an insight in to the world of work. Support is provided before and during work experience with onsite visits from school staff. Debriefing takes place to maximise the learning. Continuation of careers lessons in PHSE.


All Year 11s participate in a one to one careers interview to discuss Post 16 options as well as an academic interview. Students prepare and reflect on careers day and start to apply for post 16 options including apprenticeships.

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In Year 12, ongoing careers support to help students make informed decisions about their future. A specific “Moving On” day in June with workshops linked to University choices, applications, personal statements, university life and student finance as well as workshops on apprenticeships and career management skills.

Students prepare and reflect on careers day.

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In Year 13, continued support through the tutorial programme and ongoing support with applying for university, apprenticeships and other work based training and employment opportunities.

Students prepare and reflect on careers day, a fantastic opportunity for students to meet and learn from a wide range of employers and training providers.

 

 

For further information about any careers related matter please contact:

Mrs E Francis, Careers Advisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01276 709245

Mrs H Dixon, Careers Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01276 709050

Ms K Gambardella, SHAPE Work Based Learning This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01276 709233