Students begin to consider their career choices in Year 7 when they focus on what their aspirations are and skills needed for work in their PSHE lessons. They also get to watch an assembly around the variety of jobs in a school as part of careers week. Students complete a survey allowing staff to target provision.
The topics covered by students in Year 8 in our Future Me days include GCSE options planning workshop and specific job workshops including nursing.
In Year 9 students get the opportunity to attend a wide variety of trips including Manchester Airport. Take part in our STEM day and begin there pathways process with subject specific assemblies.
In Year 10, the focus is on developing skills for particular careers, asking students to look at their skills, as well as thinking about options for continued education. Key activities include college taster days, work experience, university trips, interview skills workshop and apprenticeship fairs.
In Year 11, students consider a range of options, with a view to choosing the best one for them, whether that is continuing their education at a local college or applying for apprenticeships/Traineeships. All students get a 1-1 careers interview with the local Stockport Authority and a practice job interview with a range of external employers. Students also watch an assembly on student finance. We measure careers through our Aspire Surveys.
We review the Gatsby benchmark progress using the Compass audit which is undertaken on a termly with our enterprise co-ordinator (via GMCA), to ensure the findings are evidenced and reliable. This can be viewed here.