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Careers Information 2021-22

We subscribe to Hampshire Futures Careers & Employability Service. This year we have Neil Reynolds working as a careers advisor. Neil's working hours are Wednesdays 09.00 - 15.00.

Should you wish to contact either Neil or our Careers Leader, Gareth Yeomans, please email careers@tcsa.org.uk or telephone 01256 336601.

Career Comp@nion

Please click here to open our Career Companion which features key information and links for all year groups including Labour Market Information.

Career Pathway:

Year 7

  • Recording of early aspirations for the future;
  • Monitoring of Careers objectives as part of the PSHE / Curriculum recorded centrally by the student’s Personal Tutor;
  • Questionnaires completed at Parents’ Consultation Events to provide information for updates.
  • Introduction of the AQA unit awards to enhance students’ skills and qualities key stage 3
  • Career companion year related activities
  • Cross school careers’ day

 

Year 8

  • Recording of early aspirations for the future; to identify continuing themes or destinations and to explore new choices of possible careers.
  • Monitoring of Careers objectives as part of the PSHE / Curriculum recorded centrally by the student’s Personal Tutor;
  • Questionnaires completed at Parents’ Consultation Events to provide information for updates.
  • Introduction of the AQA unit awards to enhance students’ skills and qualities key stage 3
  • Career companion year related activities
  • Cross school careers’ day

 

Year 9

  • Recording of career aspirations for the future and initial pathway;
  • Monitoring of Careers objectives as part of the PSHE / Curriculum recorded centrally by the student’s Personal Tutor;
  • Questionnaires completed at Parents’ Consultation Events to provide information for updates;
  • Analysis of Key Stage 4 ‘Options’ choices to identify opportunity for early CIAG intervention if required.
  • Career companion year related activities
  • Cross school careers’ day

 

Year 10

  • Recording of career aspirations for the future and work experience opportunities available;
  • Monitoring of Careers objectives as part of the curriculum recorded centrally by the student’s Personal Tutor;
  •  Questionnaires completed at Parents’ Consultation Event to provide information for updates;
  • Monitoring and intervention in provision of Work Experience for all students in Year 10;
  • Student and Company feedback following Work Experience to identify what further information is required.
  • Career companion year related activities
  • Timetabled Work Skills lessons         
    • Managing Money
    • Using a CV and Covering Letter to apply for a job
    • Career Progression
    • Building Working Relationships with Customers
  • College Taster Days
  • Bespoke College Tours
  • Regular careers interviews with independent external

providers (which continues post-16)

  • Work Experience (either short or extended)
  • Mock Interviews
  • IAG provided to parents during Progress Review Days
  • Cross school careers’ day

 

Year 11

  • Recording of career aspirations and Post-16 education plan;
  • Monitoring of Careers objectives as part of the RSHE curriculum recorded centrally by the student’s Personal Tutor;
  • Questionnaires completed at Parents’ Consultation Events to provide information for updates;
  • Monitoring and intervention for Post-16 provision for all students through regular student questionnaires and follow up one-to-one meeting as required;
  • Use of Careers meetings.
  • College and post 16 provision visits and transition meetings
  • Career companion year related activities
  • Timetabled Work Skills lessons         
    • Managing Money
    • Using a CV and Covering Letter to apply for a job
    • Career Progression
    • Building Working Relationships with Customers
  • College Taster Days
  • Bespoke College Tours
  • Regular careers interviews with independent external providers (which continues post-16)
  • Work Experience (either short or extended)
  • Mock Interviews
  • Assistance provided with college applications
  • Assistance provided with apprenticeship applications
  • IAG provided to parents during Progress Review Days
  • Cross school careers’ day

 

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils through regular dialogue with our career's advisor, monitoring logs of who has received independent advice and guidance and through analysis of our leaver destination data.

 

This programme is reviewed annually with the next review due: July 2022

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