Form tutors and subject teachers may be the first port of call for students with questions about their career options. It should be the aim of teaching staff to link curriculum learning to careers and provide an appropriate combination of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) activities which are appropriate to their students’ needs. Enterprise and employability skills as well as experience and qualifications, should be incorporated, including opportunities for developing entrepreneurial skills for self-employment.
Staff can support pupils’ future pathways by:
- Encouraging students to start thinking early on about their options and routes into possible jobs and careers.
- Linking their curriculum area to careers, for example guest speakers, talks from alumni, trips, online resources, virtual events.
- Referring students for careers guidance with our careers advisor Mrs Shemming. Mrs Shemming is in school on Thursdays and is based in the careers office in sixth form. Mrs Shemming can also carry out guidance appointments via Microsoft Teams.
- Signposting students to useful information on the school website, Unifrog, other relevant careers related resources.
- Seeking advice to support students with CV writing, letter writing, job application forms and interview techniques. Some students may need to make early applications in Year 13 for Oxbridge courses, so preparation before this point is crucial.
- Raising awareness of virtual and in-school careers events, such as Future Fridays employer talks, assemblies, employability days, Unifrog webinars, virtual work experience opportunities.
- Suggesting possible sources of work experience and supporting with the recording of placements on Unifrog.
- Providing feedback on careers events, their own careers coverage and areas for development.
- Requesting materials, guest speakers, alumni from the careers team.
- Supporting National events such as National Apprenticeship Week, National Careers Week, British Science Week.
All staff have a log in for Unifrog www.Unifrog.org
This is the best platform to refer students to as it provides up to date careers and pathways information for all key stages.
Students can reset their password by clicking on the Reset password / Resend welcome email link.
Staff can access stand-alone sessions or full schemes of work in the Resources Library. They can sign up to free webinars, the weekly Unifrog Gazette, download careers related quizzes, student guides and lesson plans.
Each subject area is supported by a careers champion whose role it is to share with their team the resources, events and opportunities relevant to their subject area that are passed on to them by the careers team.
Our careers champions promote ways to link their curriculum area to careers. They also feed back the needs of their subject area to the careers team.
14 Free Teacher Resources For National Careers Week (6 - 11th March 2023 ) (youthemployment.org.uk) 14 Free Teacher Resources For National Careers Week
NCW One Stop Shop (ncw2020.co.uk) The three main sections where you’ll find everything you are looking for are: activities, planning & printables, and booklets & guides.
National Careers Week - NCW (ncwtv.co.uk) Careers film clips to use in class.
STEM Learning STEM Learning will be offering opportunities to access various webinars, delivered by our STEM Ambassadors focused on careers in the STEM industries. Teachers and young people can also explore career pathways by visiting our range of online careers fairs:
What is LMI ? - This short YouTube video gives an overview of what is meant by the term LMI. Useful to share with students or a quick CPD reminder for staff.
My Journey, My Future - an inclusive resource from the CEC focussing on 3 areas all about me, next steps and transitions. Comes complete with lesson plans, pathways information and workplace engagement videos.
Barclays Lifeskills - created with Barclays bank, these resources help young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the workplace.
Success at School events for NCW 2023 - a range of activities for each day of the week from Motivational Monday to Friday Funday.
'Career We Go!': Starting on Monday 6th March, BBC Bitesize will be posting a fun and interactive workshop aimed at 13-16 year olds. It is designed to last for one lesson with engaging tasks intended to help young people learn a bit about themselves, possible future careers and pathways into the world of work. on Friday 10th March they will be hosting a short Live Stream with exciting special guests talking about their careers, answering student’s questions and giving great advice on ways to get into different industries.
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