‘Aspire’ is a core value at Stockland Green School. We have a proud history of providing pathways for our students and the quality of careers education, advice and guidance is something which we value highly to ensure we support students to reach, and sustain, their next steps
Our careers education, advice and guidance centres around every child as an individual; each student has their own dreams and ambitions – we help them to discover them and pursue them and challenge them to make a difference to their own lives. The CEIAG provision at Stockland Green is delivered with a high emphasis on one-to-one meetings with a professional careers advisor, alongside whole school or whole class provision.
CEIAG by Year Group:
Careers Education is delivered during citizenship by Tutors as part of the Citizenship programme and is supported by Heads of House in implementing weekly tasks at key appropriate points throughout the academic year.
Careers Advisory Meetings
During KS4 year 11 pupils have access to independent careers advice. The school ensures that careers guidance is impartial through employing dedicated careers guidance professionals. Discussion of actions demonstrate the Careers Advisor is supporting students to manage their progression needs and signposting them to a variety of opportunities and pathways. The Careers Advisor targets support to students at certain key strategic points during the school year to meet students’ needs (e.g. preparation for GCSE or post 16 pathways). As well as this, the Careers Advisor is available for parents and students on parents’ evenings throughout the year.
Year 11 groups of students are prioritised for guidance interviews. Pupils with differing ability also receive targeted support from our Careers Advisors.
Groups of pupils and factors contributing to vulnerable students are also prioritised to ensure support and guidance is offered early. These include:-
- SEND – given additional guidance and fully supported in their transition in line with the new SEND code of practice
- Looked After Children;
- High risk of NEET;
- Students involved in the CAF process or receiving other forms of intervention;
- EAL students;
- School refusers and persistent non-attenders;
- Young carers; and
- Students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
At various times during the year we will also interview Year 9 and Year 10 students from referrals, these come mainly from the House team.
Work experience is a major part of our CEIAG provision, with a dedicated week of Work Experience for all Year 10 students. Students in Year 10 beginning the process of deciding on an appropriate placement from September. This is followed up by writing to request a placement, and lessons on the key skills they need to be accepted and to impress during this time.
Other Careers Guidance:
i)Careers Notice Board which includes a range of materials on open days and other post 16 opportunities
- ii) Extra support where appropriate – pupils in from year 7 to year 11are targeted for extra help by SENCO, Pastoral Leaders, House Leaders and Head of Careers
iii) Careers fair – Post 16 careers fair is arranged in school to allow post 16 providers to attend and promote opportunities of post 16 study.
STEM programme “Preparing children for success”
Stockland green prides itself on promoting STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through our unique STEM programme. The program is available to students throughout their school lives to prepare them, to excel in their chosen career paths after leaving school. The overall aim of this initiative is to enable students to build the competencies, and develop the fundamental skills that employers, colleges and universities will be looking for post 16. Participation in the programme is based on a Teacher/Parent/Student agreement, to ensure that all stakeholders do their part in keeping students focused on their career paths. The student’s skill sets will be challenged through their application of problem solving skills when faced with real world problems and scenarios, which will take place in school settings and external projects run by STEM based companies, such as Jaguar, Carillion and local universities.
National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP)
The national collaborative outreach programme (NCOP) aims to support the most disadvantaged young people in England to progress into higher education. This programme will give students in Stockland Green a range of opportunities to discover what higher education is available to them from apprenticeships through to University. Students will have the opportunity to engage with a number of organisations both at school and on visits. This programme will be available to all year groups.