“This school seeks to ensure that each young person in its care, regardless of background, gender, ethnic origin or ability, is as fully informed and prepared as possible for the transition to further education, training or employment”.
Ø UNDERSTANDING THEMSELVES & THE INFLUENCES ON THEM
Ø CAREERS EXPLORATION
Ø INVESTIGATING OPPORTUNITIES IN LEARNING & WORK
Ø CAREERS MANANGEMENT
Ø MAKE & ADJUST PLANS TO MANAGE CHANGE &TRANSITION.
Various programmes are used Lifestyles, Careers special, The real game and Chalkface publications.
Careers Education was reintroduced to the school last year.
As a pilot it was introduced to Years 10 and Year 11.
We found that the lessons had a good effect on the pupils as it inspired them to think about their future….what will I do after Year 11?
This year we have extended the programme to the whole school. This has meant timetabling Year 7 to 11, and creating interesting lessons for the whole year. Last week Year 9 pupils were planning how to survive on the moon! This included gathering information, prioritising and decision making.
All tutor groups have a careers lesson each week.
Various programmes used: lifestyles + careers special.
The work programmes contain a wide variety of activities including quizzes, role plays, tick lists and questionnaires. These provide students with an opportunity to discuss their own attitudes to work, look at the values surrounding work and become more self aware.
Kudos (specialist career guide) is also available on the network
Both years 10 + 11 benefit from our links with West Cheshire College and the Welsh College of Horticulture in Northop.
At WCC students attend a range of courses embracing construction, catering, motor vehicle maintenance and child care
At the Welsh College of Horticulture students follow a varied programme focusing on a range of transferable skills.
From horticulture, paving,fencing to equine studies and tractor driving
Motivational Work Experience
Y10 Student Working at local stables
Ø Reflects and strengthens college courses
Ø Gives real insight into the world of work
Ø Maximises the students potential
Ø Increases feeling of self worth
For more information please visit the connexion website by clicking on the link below