Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Contact

Careers Leader: Alan Daniels

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

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 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]

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 [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/