Careers Curriculum

The CEIAG Co-ordinator and the Heads of Schools plan and prepare the Careers resources and support those staff that help to deliver it.  The CEIAG Co-ordinator ensures that the resources are reviewed regularly and updated with up-to-date information.

All pupils have access to CEIAG as part of the curriculum.  The programme is mainly delivered in PSE lessons.

Amy Marshall also provides impartial information, advice and guidance on education, training, employment and personal development opportunities.  Lunch time drop in is every Wednesday for one hour whereby any student can call in to see her for guidance when necessary, and this is promoted regularly.

In order to inform you of how Amy Marshall works with the students during their time at Urmston Grammar School, the key current provision is summarised below.

Year 8

  • Introduction during PSE to introduce Amy and Careers to students and inform them of whom they can access for help and when

Year 9

  • 30 minute presentation during PSE in January to introduce Careers and post-14 options to students and explain how Amy will be working with them
  • Presentation at KS4 Options Evening in January to introduce Amy and Careers to parents/carers
  • 70 minute group work sessions in January to students to introduce them to eClips and Kudos careers programs for post-14 choices and career planning/research
  • 35 minute one to one guidance interviews with 20 students in January and February (selected by the Head of School as those that would most benefit)
  • Attendance at Year 9 Parents Evening in February so that students and parents have access to impartial IAG before KS4 options forms are completed

Year 10

  • Attendance at Year 10 Parents Evening in February so that students and parents have access to impartial IAG
  • 35 minute group work sessions in May to students to introduce them to post-16 options choices, provide information to take away for further research and students complete the Careers Questionnaire to indicate future plans to help Amy prioritise for Year 11

Year 11

  • 30 minute presentation during PSE in September to students reminding them of post-16 options choices and how Amy will be working with them and providing information to take away including 6th Form/College Open Days information
  • 70 minute group work sessions in September to students to remind them of eClips and introduce them to the Higher Ideas careers program and the UCAS and Apprenticeship websites for post-16/18 choices and career planning/research
  • 35 minute one to one guidance interviews with all students from September till the end of December
  • Attendance at the Sixth Form Information Evening in November so that students and parents have access to impartial IAG before post-16 application forms are completed
  • Attendance at Year 11 Parents Evening in January so that students and parents have access to impartial IAG
  • Apprenticeship sessions in January and February to support those students wanting to gain an apprenticeship in registering on websites and making applications to training providers
  • 35 minute guidance reviews from January to March to support those students without alternative plans that don’t meet or are close to the entry requirements for the Sixth Form
  • Attendance at GCSE Results Day

Sixth Form

  • Amy continues to work with students in the Sixth Form throughout the year, mainly offering one to one guidance interviews at the time students require guidance

Year 12

  • From February to July students that are considering university but have no idea of what to study or those that are considering leaving after their AS levels are prioritised through liaising with the students mentors following mentoring sessions throughout the year
  • 30 minute presentation during PSE to Year 12 students during the Spring Term on all the alternatives to university and how Amy can support students through the process in Year 12 and Year 13
  • During the Spring and Summer Terms Year 12 students that are considering alternatives to university including apprenticeships (advanced level, higher level and degree apprenticeships), employment or gap year (volunteering, travelling, gap year schemes) are prioritised
  • Attendance at AS Level Results Day

Year 13

  • Year 13 students that are still needing guidance relating to university choices and post-18 plans are prioritised
  • Throughout Year 13 priority is given to those that are not applying to university and during the Spring and Summer Term Amy offers intensive support with CV writing, completing application forms, referring to appropriate Training Providers or agencies, assisting with interview skills and forwarding on opportunities that may be of interest
  • Attendance at A Level Results Day

SEN, LAC and Other Groups of Vulnerable Students

Extra provision is made available to support students with additional needs with their future plans and to manage transition stages and liaison with the Local Authority (Trafford Council) occurs when necessary

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