|Year Group & Key focus
||Objectives: what will the students experience
(through PSHCE and other means?)
|Measurable outcomes: how will we evidence the impact of Career’s Ed?
||Gatsby Benchmarks met
(start of Personal Careers File)
- Awareness of the world of work including a breadth of positions and methods of working,
- Personal self-evaluations, including:
- Future ambitions and necessary steps
- Positive employment skills
|By the end of Year 7, students will have evidence of:
- Being able to identify a diverse range of careers from different fields,
- Being able to describe a variety of means of working,
- Expressing initial preferences for career choices,
- Identifying key skills for employment & associative links between school and self.
|1, 3, 7
- Exposure to a range of real-life examples of working people linked to Post-14 Option Choices,
- Post-14 Options Choice ‘fair’ and ‘Hustings’ to support informed decision making, in conjunction with wider stakeholders (tutors, parents),
- 1:1 interview to discuss choices and ensure suitability of choices for Post-16 and Post-18 ambitions.
- Investigation into local LMI for typicality rationale of employment data.
|By the end of Year 8, students will have evidence of:
- Having explored, with wider stakeholders, all possible Post-14 options available to them and their further implications for Post-16 and Post-18 ambitions (including alternative Post-14 options),
- 1:1 interview evidencing discussion of Post-14 choices with explicit links to Post-16 and Post-18 aspirations.
- Successfully completed Post-14 Options process.
- Exposure to a range of employers to highlight skills and habits and with links explicitly drawn between good practice in school and the workplace, informed by local LMI data outcomes.
- Being able to explicitly link careers to curriculum (through content and skills).
|1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Develop an awareness of self:
- Social media profile,
- Personal statements/CVs,
- Attendance & punctuality data,
- Evidence of personal strengths (through employability skills)
- Complete 1:3 interviews with local employers,
- Research, apply for and engage on x5 day Work Experience placement,
- Exposure to key employment skills in context of actual working environment.
|By the end of Year 9, students will have evidence of:
- Experienced formal job interviews with local employers (mocks) and received evaluative feedback of areas of strength and areas to develop in terms of key employability skills,
- Practical, first-hand experience of having researched, applied for and engaged with a real-life employment through work experience,
- Critical self-review through reflective W/Exp log-book supported by objective employer review plus school (critical appraisal placement visit),
- Able to articulate or present ‘employment self’ through reasoned personal statement, supported by practical examples and tempered through feedback from employment experiences described above.
|1, 3, 4, 5, 6
(Readiness for Post 16 Application)
- Exposure to a breadth of Post-16 and Post-18 destinations through visiting speakers (all),
- Exposure to examples of Post-16 and Post-18 destinations through ENR (targeted groups),
- Exposure to Alumni experiences of Post-16 application process (2019+),
- Post-16 application process launched;
|By the end of Year 10, students will have evidence of:
- Full awareness of the range of local, regional and national options for Post-16 & Post 18 destinations including apprenticeships and non-academic pathways,
- Draft CV & Personal Statement contextualised through key employability skills and supported with evidence of relevant practical experiences,
- Initial draft of individual ‘career path’ aspirational plan, detailing:
- Aspirational Post-16 target, Post-18 target,
- Pre-requisites to realise target,
- Alternative ‘back-up’ plan in case Post-16 target not met,
- Alternative ‘back-up’ plan in case Post-18 target not met,
- All of the above for second choice aspirational target (different).
|1, 3, 4, 6, 7
- Individualised guidance through external, objective, L6 qualified councillor,
- Exposure to second round of interview techniques and self-evaluative review,
- Awareness of ‘Digital Footprint’,
- Engagement with social media and technology sources relevant to aspirational Post-16/Post-18 preferences.
- Development of ‘professional self’ social media identity.
|By the end of Year 11, students will have evidence of:
- Having engaged with at least one 1:1 interview with L6 qualified external Personal Guidance councillor, to confirm individual career path personal plan.
- Successful application to Post-16 destinations including interviews,
- GDPR self-review prior to Post-16 application.
- Creation of ‘professional’ online identity discrete from ‘self’,
- Engagement with positive arêtes and examples of Post 16 & Post 18 aspirations (eg: following key employer or university on Twitter).