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Careers Advice - What Students Expect
Advice Now to Shape your Future
The aim of Careers Education at Winterton Community Academy is to provide pupils with the information and skills to choose the best possible route for themselves when they leave.
Careers Education is delivered through Key Stage 3 during PSHE lessons, tutorial and through the curriculum and develops into Key Stage 4 when all pupils will be given guidance and support in making a smooth transition to further education, training or an apprenticeship.
In Key Stage 3 lessons are allocated towards skills and needs for the pupils’ future career paths. The key focus is on generic skills and attributes that will develop as pupils seek employment in later life. We bring in employers to inspire students and use lessons and tutorial online portals to find out about the world of work.
In Key Stage 4 pupils continue work within PSHE but are also given guidance in picking a route when they have left school. Pupils will spend time working on personal statements and interview techniques that will help to create a positive impression.
Winterton Community Academy values the importance of impartial careers advise and guidance, the role of Fiona Fisk (Careers Advisor) is crucial to this being provided to all pupils. Fiona is employed by North Lincolnshire Council, Careers Team.
The deadline for Year 11’s applying for NLC AND JLC is the Easter holidays at the very latest.
If any additional support is needed please see or contact Mrs Johnson. If parents wish to help with applications the joint application form for both colleges is on the link below. This needs to be handed in to Mrs Johnson so she can pass it on to the college on your behalf.
If parents would like additional information they are also welcome to contact Mrs Johnson by email: Johnson.C@wintertoncommunityacademy.co.uk or through the School Reception.
Applications for apprenticeships will be supported by the Academy. It is important not to miss the deadlines as there is a lot of competition for each apprenticeship. Use the links below to look for apprenticeships available in the area or further afield. Mrs Johnson is happy to support any questions you may have and the Careers Library is available at breaks, lunchtime and after school.
If parents would like additional information they are welcome to contact Mrs Johnson by email or through the School Reception.
Annual Careers Convention
The annual careers convention is open to all pupils in Year 8, 9, 10 and 11. A range of colleges and universities attend the evening to give pupils and parents an overview of what is offered and what is needed to be accepted. The evening is also attended by representatives from the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and various local training providers such as British Steel and HETA. Careers advice is also available on the night.
Important Information for Year 11
September – October 2019 – Visiting speakers will attend Year 11 PSHE lessons to give students as much information as possible. John Leggott College, North Lindsey College, Wyke College, Bishop Burton College and Grimsby Institute will all be sending representatives. Students will also be spoken to about apprenticeship opportunities and careers advice they can expect to receive.
December 2019 – Students will spend time writing personal statements during tutorial time for the application process for post-16 education.
January – March 2020 – The application process for post-16 education is completed.
August 2020 – Results!
Careers adviser Fiona Fisk – Fiona is in school every week and gives impartial advice to all pupils. Students can request an appointment at any time. Fiona attends the Careers Convention, upper school Parents Evenings and visits all Year 10 and 11 tutor groups.
All Year 11 pupils will see Fiona for a one to one meeting throughout Year 11. If you wish to speak to her after your meeting this is encouraged and she will always be available.
If you have any special requirements for this meeting parents are encouraged to attend and be involved in this process. Fiona will also be available to give impartial advice at the Careers Convention, parents evening and exam results day.
How can I help my Child Succeed?
Knowledge of what is available to your child is vitally important in making the correct decision. Accompanying your child to college open evenings is really useful in achieving this and gives you an idea as to what is available.
Visit the Careers Convention to talk to the organisations.
Most of all, be supportive and research all potential options! We are here to help but this decision is about the option that best suits the pupil for the future.
Name: Mrs C Johnson
Telephone: 01724 732777
Review Date: September 2019