Careers Curriculum Intent
At Scarborough Pupil Referral Service we are committed to ensuring our pupils receive the best possible chances of success when they leave our school at the end of Year 11 or following their transition back to mainstream education. We will endeavour to provide independent, impartial and up to date careers advice and guidance in order for them to make informed choices and decisions about their future education, training and employment.
Our goal is to raise and support aspirations and furnish pupils with the understanding, skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential whilst providing them with the opportunity to experience different career and Post 16 pathways. We strongly believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the well-being of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
We provide a planned programme of activities that supplies pupils with a breadth of opportunity to guide them in the decisions they make about their future. We follow all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do.
Our objective is that our support and guidance will lead them to be inspired and to be successful as they move forward into the next stage and sustain employability throughout their lives.
Who to contact:
Information for Employers
As part of our careers plan in school we are always trying to increase employer contact with our pupils.
We invite guest professionals from as many career pathways as possible in order to inform our pupils of a wide range of careers available to them which fit in with their abilities and interests.
We welcome interesting and inspirational talks, interactive sessions, or visits from any employer who may be interested in inspiring young people.
We would be grateful to hear from any parents and employers, some of you may be both, to contact school if you would be willing to speak with our pupils about your profession.
Please contact The Careers Lead- Mrs Jennie Rogers
01723 330629 / 07741876508
Careers Link Governor – Chris Cooper
Our Careers programme runs through our PSHE lessons and also Tutor Time. It is vital that pupils are aware of the offers available to them and the skills they
have and will master during their school life. We focus on the wider world and arrange employer visits throughout the school year. We also participate in Careers Fairs that take place and invite employers in to the school to discuss options with our pupils. Year 7, 8 and 9 complete a booklet looking at different aspects of working life and employment. They also have research projects to complete identifying where their interests lie and how they can channel them into future
employment and opportunities.
Year 10 and 11 pupils focus on preparation for Post 16 life. This includes employment, access to college courses and apprenticeship opportunities. We are open to work experiences for our pupils although do recognise that this is not always suitable for everyone and so look at the individual pupils needs to
determine if it will be of benefit to them.
Key Stage 4 focus on the practicalities of the work place, creating a CV, applying for part time jobs and working alongside the Careers Lead to ensure
they are ready for Post 16 life.
The Gatsby Career Benchmarks are a framework that schools and colleges use to develop a good careers programme. They are the recommended elements of good practice in career guidance and aim to provide young people with the tools to create successful futures.
The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance are:
|Opportunities to be met at SPRS:
1. A stable careers programme
Whole school programme:
· Written down,
· Published on the school website,
· Approved by the Management Committee,
· Support of the School Senior Leadership Team.
· Allocated resources to meet the needs of a high quality careers guidance and advice programme for ALL pupils,
· Strategic and operational elements to the programme and support,
· Systemic monitoring to ensure the individual needs of our pupils is maintained.
2. Learning from career and labour market information
· Every pupil in Key Stage 3 & 4 is offered a 1-1 careers interview with the Careers Lead.
· Whole school programme presentations from external providers and potential employers.
· Drop Down Days, visits, in house speakers, planned careers fair and opportunities to work alongside potential employers in different capacities available.
· Curriculum Plan involves CV writing and mock interviews.
· Opportunities for work experience for Year 10 pupils.
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
· Every pupil is treated in an individual way and have 1-1 guidance.
· Destination data is monitored by Careers Lead.
· Careers Lead will work on individual areas of interest with the pupils.
· PSHE curriculum follows the following: making informed decisions, personal choice, resilience, actions and consequences, life skills and building awareness of the labour market including employment law, taxation and salary.
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
· Links to careers within subjects and in the schemes of work of ALL subjects, whole school.
· ALL pupils have a timetabled Careers lesson each week.
5. Encounters with employers and employees
· A range of opportunities is available from potential employers such as: assemblies, visits, careers fair, Drop Down Day, interaction in various capacities such as litter picking, bulb planting and at the Science fair.
· Open Days and Taster Day opportunities at the Skills Village and FE College
· KS4 Mock Interviews
· Charitable Events.
6. Experiences of workplaces
· Employer visits for KS4 pupils
· High Pass Trips and visits
· Sports Venue visits and curriculum topics.
· Pupils attending Scarborough TEC for vocational subjects.
7. Encounters with further and higher education
· Individual taster days and opportunities for Year 11 pupils at various FE Colleges including Scarborough TEC, Skills Village & Bishop Burton College.
· Involvement with Futureworks and Scarborough Sixth Form College.
8. Personal guidance
· Personalised programme and 1-1 with Careers Lead.
· Online Careers matching programme/Links on website
· Individual opportunities discussed and applications assisted with by Careers Lead.
· Support and guidance regarding interviews and CV writing.
Further Education in this area: