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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Open Day 2021

Careers Programme

Worthing High School – Careers Programme 2021-2022

The educational aims of Worthing High School are based on the strong fundamental principle that the education for each student is of equal value.

Our shared vision is to challenge students at every opportunity to be curious, independent, resilient, kind and most importantly, academically inspired.

Our school seeks to achieve these aims through its provision for the academic, personal and social development of all our students.

We want them to have the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life and access the further education & training pathway of their choice.

Through our Careers Education Programme we aim to widen pupils’ horizons, challenge stereotypes and raise aspirations. We set out to equip our students with knowledge, skills and experiences they will need in order to:

  • Learning about careers and the world of work - identify and investigate all possible post-16 options, progression pathways and qualifications to guide their decisions about their education choices
  • Developing careers management and employability skills - prepare for and manage transition to college, apprenticeship,
  • Developing each student and helping them to develop themselves - shape a vision for each student’s future by expanding their awareness of self and their opportunities. To build & develop habits most desired by colleges, further education providers and employers.

Our Careers Programme is underpinned by the CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education, 2020, and is quality assured termly through the Compass self-assessment tool in line with the good careers guidance produced by the Gatsby Foundation Benchmarks (2014)

Our Careers programme entitles each student to –

  • Be provided in years 7-11 with independent careers guidance. Such guidance could include local employers, self-employed businesses, alumni, training providers and motivational speaker visits and learning methodology.

This will be in various forms to include, mentoring, website access and personal advice.

Information provided will be linked to a range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and technical education

  • All pupils in years 7-11 will have at least one employer encounter per year
  • All students in Year 11 will have at least one 1:1 career guidance interview with a Level 6 Qualified Careers Adviser

Key objectives for KS3:

  • Knowing yourself, identifying skills
  • Exploring career pathways
  • Considering options for GCSEs and the link with the future options

Key objectives for KS4:

  • Experiencing the work place
  • CVs and Interview skills
  • Preparing for Post-16: knowing their goals, pathways and the requirements to reach those pathways

Careers Programme by Year Group 2021-2022

Year 7

  • Enrichment Days – workshops and presentations from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers
  • STEM Weeks
  • Pathways Assemblies (colleges, employers and apprenticeship provider talks in assemblies)   
  • Careers modules in PSHE

Year 8

  • Enrichment Days – workshops and presentations from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers
  • STEM Weeks.
  • Careers modules in PSHE.
  • Tenner Challenge – opportunity to set up and run a business working in a national programme. (Subject to the outside provider offering the scheme).
  • Pathways Assemblies (colleges, employers and apprenticeship provider talks in assemblies)   

Year 9

  • GCSE Options - Work with PP students within PSHE and ensure they have the resources and knowledge to link GCSE option choices in with their future study and employment opportunities
  • GCSE Options lessons – To work with all Year 9 students & mirror Pupil Premium model above.
  • Careers modules in PSHE.
  • Enrichment Days – workshops,  presentations and possible visits to  colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers
  • Pathways Assemblies (colleges, employers and apprenticeship provider talks in assemblies)
  • STEM Weeks (Winter, Spring and Summer terms; all students) – STEM workshops

Year 10

  • Careers Fair at the school - local employers & post 16 providers to have stands to provide personal information and advice. Dependent upon COVID restrictions.
  • Careers modules in PSHE.
  • Big Interview event – to provide all students with CV writing skills in PSHE and followed by interview with a diversified range of employers invited into school plus completing job application forms. ( Spring or Summer Term dependent upon COVID restrictions)
  • Work Experience.
  • Pathways Assemblies (colleges, employers and apprenticeship provider talks in assemblies)   
  • One-to-One Careers Interviews (on request)
  • College Taster Days
  • Enrichment Days – workshops,  presentations and possible visits to  colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers
  • STEM Weeks
  • What Next Sussex Enrichment Event. Normally held during Autumn Term.

Year 11:

  • Careers Fair at the school - local employers & post 16 providers to have stands to provide personal information and advice. Dependent upon COVID restrictions.
  • Pathways Assemblies (colleges, employers and apprenticeship provider talks in assemblies) –    
  • One-to-One Careers Interviews (Autumn Term and ongoing)
  • National Careers Weeks (March) – inspiring speakers in lessons & assemblies. 
  • National Apprenticeships Week (February)
  • Careers modules in PSHE
  • Enrichment Days– workshops and presentations from colleges, including visits to/from local colleges apprenticeship     providers and employers
  • STEM Weeks (Winter, Spring and Summer terms) – STEM workshops
  • What Next Sussex Enrichment Event. Normally held during Autumn Term
  • Results Day- (August) – to provide additional support if required.