Careers education, information, advice and guidance

 

Contact

 

Careers Leader: Alan Daniels

 

Email address: a.daniels@sfx1842.org

 

Telephone: 0151 288 1000

 

Programme:

At St Francis Xavier’s College we aim for all pupils to go on to employment, education or training after leaving the school.  Our NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) figure after leaving year 11 has been 0% for the last 5 years. We are currently renewing the quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance through Career Connect.

All pupils should have sufficient access to careers information advice and guidance to allow them to make informed decisions at important stages in their life i.e. after KS3, KS4 and KS5.

All staff contribute to careers education and guidance through their roles as tutors and subject teachers.  Specialist sessions are provided by external providers, form tutors and teachers of Business Studies. 

 

The school has just started using Unifrog for careers lessons and login details were sent to all students and parents.  These take place weekly during the spring and summer terms during form time. Pupils must add to this time by logging in outside of form time using the library or home PC.

 

Parents should log in with your child, explore career options and start / continue discussions around career aspirations.

 

Access for students, parents and teachers

 

login:

www.unifrog.org/sign-in

Your username is your school email username.

An initial password has been given to all pupils and parents, which must be changed on first use.  Any parent whose child can’t remember should contact Mr Daniels on

a.daniels@sfx1842.org

ModuleActivityThemeYear 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Year 12Year 13
Opening Your EyesWhich jobs suit my interests & work preferences?Exploring my future
Exploring PathwaysIntroduction to apprenticeshipsExploring my future
Using Start's Employability ToolsIntroduction to employability action planImproving my employability
Using Start's Employability ToolsIntroduction to 'locker'Improving my employability
Understanding Employability SkillsWhat are employability skills?Improving my employability
Choosing GCSE OptionsIntroduction To Choosing My GCSEsMaking my choices
Choosing GCSE OptionsWhere could my GCSE subjects take me?Making my choices
Choosing GCSE OptionsMaking my decisionMaking my choices
Making Post-16 ChoicesMyth busting guide - ApprenticeshipsMaking my choices
Making Post-16 ChoicesMyth busting guide - 6th Form & CollegeMaking my choices
Making Post-18 ChoicesMyth busting guide - ApprenticeshipsMaking my choices

In addition to this specialised days are put on for students in each year group.

 

Years 7-13 Speakers in assemblies

 

Years 8-10 Enterprise Days

 

Year 10 Mock interviews

 

Year 11 Careers fair (last week in year 10)

 

Year 12 and 13 Future focus day and UCAS support

 

Options evening in Year 9

 

All boys will be invited to attend at least one careers appointment with one of our Career Connect careers advisors, Elaine Meredith e.meredith@sfx1842.org or Carol Doyle c.doyle@sfx1842.org before leaving Year 11 or Year 13.  Any boys requiring extra support will be seen as many times as required.

 

Although appointments are made, the advisors are flexible and can take referrals from staff and/or parents and pupils can visit to make an appointment themselves.

 

Elaine and Carol are in school all day Monday to Wednesday and can be contacted on

e.meredith@sfx1842.org or c.doyle@sfx1842.org

 

Provider access – Employers / Further / Higher Education

 

In line with the Education Act 1997, you can see upcoming events for the year on the calendar on the school website and contact a.daniels@sfx1842.org if you would like to attend an event this year.

 

Monitoring and review

The effectiveness of careers education and guidance will be monitored by pupil and staff questionnaires at the end of each year.  These will be used to inform planning, resource development and delivery in the future. Lessons will be updated and adapted to meet the needs of the students.

 

This information will be reviewed and updated throughout the year and a full review will take place each September.

 

Useful websites:

https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in

www.careerconnect.org.uk/

www.jobcentreguide.co.uk/

www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

www.ucas.com/