CARERS INFORMATION

Careers lead: Jessica Wrigley 07741 073 988 jessica.wrigley@acornjubileeschool.co.uk

Information can be accessed through the policy on the school website, planning in school, and by liaising with careers lead/point of contact. Pupils are able to use specific careers lessons in KS4 to research different college courses and explore work experience options. For year 11 pupils, their annual review will focus on identified post-16 provisions that they have applied to, and the transition process. For children in care, the process of looking at careers begins at different points depending on the local authority, through their PEP meetings. It is hoped that when Covid allows, pupils will be able to access local careers fairs and related events.

The impact of the careers programme is assessed in a variety of ways. Pupils are offered the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week in KS4. Using the Hampshire Futures careers service, a suitable placement is identified and pupils are supported to engage positively. Where appropriate, pupils can access pre-16 college courses, that will often lead to higher level courses in their chosen area. Pupils can access this in either year 10 or year 11 depending on their needs and interests. All pupils are given clear guidance for post-16 provision, with support to find an appropriate college course, apprenticeship or work depending on their preferences. Where possible, students are encouraged to attend college open evenings or taster events. If necessary, individual tours can be arranged to show pupils a prospective campus. Jubilee School has a nominated careers advisor from Hampshire Futures who works alongside the careers lead to ensure pupils needs are met. Careers input starts formally in year 9 with termly lessons, and then weekly lessons in KS4. The Gatsby Benchmarks are used to measure the careers curriculum and ensure all pupil needs are met.

Feedback is sought from pupils, parents/carers and staff on a termly basis, and includes key questions around how well pupils are prepared for life after school. This data is analysed and feeds into the career provision.

Next review date of the information provided – September 2022