All Together Guidance Professionals are pivotal in the delivery of the statutory duty on schools to provide students with Independent Impartial Careers Guidance. All Together are a modern careers guidance company specialising in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance services. Copleston has engaged All Together services to benefit all our students.

Mixing traditional, friendly and robust guidance with employer engagement expertise across education and employment spaces, an All Together Guidance Professional brings employers together to create an enriched matrix of careers education both in and outside of school.
 
Working at Copleston High School as an additional resource on Mondays and Thursdays, an All Together Guidance Professional offers personalised guidance services to students whilst establishing the Better Journey to Work programme across Years 7-13.
 
An All Together Guidance Professional will support the development and facilitation of A Better Journey to Work including an emphasis on new Traineeships and increasing Internships and Apprenticeships for young people.
 
Our All Together Guidance Professional at Copleston High School is Mrs Ladbrook who can be contacted via the contact us page and is in school on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

Entitlement


Students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) that is impartial and confidential.  It will be integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers.  The programme will promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, in the best interests of the students to whom it is given.

Specifically, students at Copleston High School are entitled to receive:

 

  • Clear information, advice and guidance about all options available
  • Help to decide what to do when they finish their course/education, including further learning, training or employment
  • A programme of CEIAG which helps them to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
  • The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that affect their learning
  • An opportunity to learn about the world of work

 

Careers information and guidance resources on the internet.



All students will have important decisions to make at various times of the year – whether, for example, it is Options and Pathways choices in Year 8 and 9, Work Experience choices in Year 10, or Post 16 choices in Year 10 and 11 also Post 18 Choices in year 12 . There are several internet based careers information and guidance sites that we can recommend to you to use in school or at home during this time and beyond:

www.fasttomato.com   - an interactive careers information and guidance system.  Registration Code: COPI  We use this programme during careers workshops in school, students complete a questionnaire and explore the suggestions.  Labour market information is included about each career as well as links to further information.  Students can access the site from home using their username and password.

www.thesource.me.uk  – this Suffolk website has a range of information for young people including information about apprenticeships and careers.  There is a handy CV building tool which is free to use.

www.icanbea.org.uk - is a local website covering businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk.  Students can sign up to receive information from businesses that they “like” on the site.

For apprenticeship information students can register to receive support and vacancy alerts with Suffolk County Council Apprenticeships Suffolk service here; The Source Apprenticeships Site


www.apprenticeships.gov.uk  - National website for information on apprenticeship training, here you can find an apprenticeship and register to receive vacancy updates.
Apprenticeships are now being offered at higher and degree levels, we have found that different apprenticeships are offered at different times of the year for a late summer or September start.  As more information becomes available regarding these qualifications, we will update this website.


www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – this is a national website which has details of apprenticeships and sponsored degrees. 


http://schoolleavers.milkround.com/staticpages/150909/the-times-guide-to-higher-and-degree-apprenticeships/ - the Times top employers have links to their apprenticeship schemes here.


www.ucas.com – UCAS is not just for your university application, find out about money matters, applying and what courses are on offer on this site.


http://russellgroup.ac.uk/policy/publications/informed-choices/ - if you are aiming for a competitive entry university, this publication gives information about the “facilitating subjects” that are preferred by some universities.


www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk  - Search under job profiles to find out about careers – ones you know about and ones you don’t know about!


http://www.careersbox.co.uk/  - Careers films and video library.

Careers information and guidance resources on the internet.

All students will have important decisions to make at various times of the year – whether, for example, it is Options and Pathways choices in Year 8 and 9, Work Experience choices in Year 10, or Post 16 choices in Year 10 and 11 also Post 18 Choices in year12 . There are several internet based careers information and guidance sites that we can recommend to you to use in school or at home during this time and beyond: 

www.thesource.me.uk  – the Suffolk website from with a whole range of careers-related information.

www.fasttomato.com - an interactive careers information and guidance system. Career suggestions also Post 14 16,18 choices.  Registration  Code: COPI

www.careersbox.co.uk  - Careers films and video library.

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk - National website for information on apprenticeship training.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - Search under job profiles to find out about careers – ones you know about and ones you don’t know about!

Detailed areas of careers education, information, advice and guidance include:

Key stage 3

In key stage 3, IAG concentrates on:

  • Researching future possible careers
  • Researching careers – subjects, qualifications, skills and training needed for different careers.
  • Future possible careers linked to different options/pathways choices (see below).
  • Options/pathways choices
  • Individual interviews for students regarding option choices.
  • Parents information evenings on options/pathways choices.
  • Departmental presentations on subject choices
  • PSE work on a Better Journey to Work- self assessment of skills

Key stage 4

In key stage 4, IAG concentrates on:

  • Researching future possible careers (year 10)
  • Work experience (year 10)
  • Preparation for work experience including:
    • Researching possible areas of interest
    • Researching possible placements
    • Applying for placements
    • Expectations of work experience – students and employers
    • Two week work placement including completion of diary
    • Follow-up to work experience including review of what has been learnt

Post 16 options (year 10 and 11)

Information/advice on all options:

  • Sixth form
  • FE college
  • Apprenticeships
  • Other types of employment
  • Training programmes

This includes visits to, or by, FE colleges and employers where appropriate as well as individual interviews regarding post 16 options.

Sixth form/college applications (year 11)

  • Information and advice on courses available
  • Help completing application forms
  • Interviews regarding sixth form choices

Job applications (year 11)

  • Sources of job information and vacancies
  • Help with application letters, application forms, cv’s etc
  • Interview techniques
  • Mock Interviews

Key stage 5

In key stage 5, IAG concentrates on:

  • Work experience for those students who require it
  • Help with finding work placements
  • Help with finding community placements/ Internships
  • Researching Post 18 Options:
    • Apprenticeships
    • Higher Education
    • Further Education
    • Employment

Applying for Higher Education

  • Researching possible courses and institutions
  • Visiting HE institutions
  • Conferences and Summer/Easter schools
  • Application process – the UCAS system
  • Mock interviews if required
  • Financing HE
  • Preparing for student life

Job applications

  • Sources of job information and vacancies
  • Help with application letters, application forms, CV’s etc.
  • Interview techniques