Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Contact

Careers Leader: Mrs Laura McParland

Email address: [email protected]

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 form 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 summer term 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

[email protected]

Careers
Careers Lessons Summer term 1 Summer term 2
Year 7 Developing Skills and
Aspirations
Careers, teamwork and
enterprise skills, and raising
aspirations
Year 8 Community, Careers
& Citizenship
Equality of opportunity in
careers and life choices, and
different types and patterns
of work
Year 9 Setting goals
Learning strengths, career
options and goal setting as
part of the GCSE options
process
Employability Skills
Year 10 Work experience
Writing a CV and covering letter
Contacting employers
Health & safety
Interview preparation
Work Experience
Preparation for and
evaluation of work
experience and readiness
for work
Year 11 Next steps
Application processes, and
skills for further education,
employment and career
progression
Sixth form Next steps
12 Post 18 Choices and planning, goal setting, apprenticeships
personal statements
13 Applications, assessment centres, managing stress and anxiety

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

Careers fair 

Year 12 and 13 Future focus day and UCAS support

Options evening in Year 9

All students will be invited to attend at least one careers appointment with one of our Career Connect careers advisors, Elaine Meredith [email protected] or Carol Doyle [email protected] 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 / email to make an appointment themselves.

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

[email protected] or [email protected]

Students

Labour market information

LCR Creating Careers (including episodes for SEND students)

I Could – Careers information by curriculum subject and LMI.

Careerometer widget – This uses LMI to help students explore and compare key information about occupations.

Skillsometer widget– This links skills and interests to jobs.

HE

Shaping Futures – Use the chat function to ask HE related questions.

UCAS

Training Opportunities

Be More – Apprenticeship support across Liverpool City Region.

Amazing Apprenticeships – Quizzes and information on all levels of training opportunities. Filter to students.

Government support on finding apprenticeships.

Transition Support

Post 16 Options

Virtual Transition Support for SEND Students in LCR

General Careers Support

LCR Careers HubSchool resources linked to LCR Growth Sectors.

LCR Careers Hub Events Calendar

National Careers Service – Search job profiles and ask questions via web chat.

BBC Bitesize Careers

Parents

Gatsby Benchmarks

Good Career GuidanceAn overview of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

A visual summary of GBMs

General Resources

National Careers Service E-Pack

Parent Resources, Pages 72-81.

General advice and transition support.

Labour Market Information

Growth Platform – LCR Growth Sectors.

Liverpool City Region Combined AuthorityFree careers resources for each of LCR’s key growth sectors.

Where the Work Is – Regional LMI.

Careerometer widget

Higher Education

Shaping Futures, Parent/Carer Hub

UCAS

Transition Support

Post 16 Options

Training Opportunities

Be More – Apprenticeship support across Liverpool City Region.

Amazing Apprenticeships, Parent Resources

Success at School, Parent Zone

SEND

Virtual Transition Support for SEND Students in Liverpool City Region

Preparing for Adulthood

EHC PlanIf your child has an EHC Plan, reference the Year 9 annual review which focuses on preparing students for adulthood and sets targets to help students prepare for post-16 options.

Local council support for students with SEND

Liverpool Local Offer

Teachers

 Gatsby Benchmarks

Good Career GuidanceAn overview of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

A visual summary of GBMs

Government Guidance

Statutory Guidance

The Careers Strategy

 Employer Led Curriculum Projects

 The STEM Ambassador Project

Maritime UK Ambassador Project

General Careers Support

 LCR Careers HubSchool resources linked to LCR Growth Sectors.

LCR Careers Hub Events Calendar

 Liverpool City Region Combined AuthorityFree careers resources for each of LCR’s key growth sectors.

National Careers Service E-Pack – Life skills, employability, LMI, careers pioneer activities and SEND activities.

 Amazing Apprenticeships – Filter to teacher resources

Employers

Gatsby Benchmarks

Good Career GuidanceAn overview of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

A visual summary of GBMs

The Careers & Enterprise Company Employer Guidance

Careers in Context: A Can Do Guide for Employers:

This guide sets out examples from employers who have already achieved impact and aims to give confidence and inspiration as employers plan activities.

CEC Employer Guide for Supporting Careers

How Employers Can Support SEND Students

DMA Talent: Autism Employer Guidance

DMA Talent: Dyslexia Employer Guidance

Fuelling the Fires: A Guide to supporting SEND for small and medium sized enterprises

General Resources

Discover Creative Careers Employer Pack

Provider access – Employers / Further / Higher Education

In line with the Education Act 1997 and Technical and Further Education Act 2017 you can see upcoming events for the year on the calendar on the school website and contact [email protected] 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/