This webpage outlines the students entitlement to careers education, information, advice and guidance (including work related learning and enterprise) at Redcar Academy from transition activities in Year 6 as they progress through school to Year 11 and beyond.
Parental involvement is crucial in helping you support your child in making an informed choice for their future. We would welcome your support with attendance at parents’ evenings, option/pathway events and career conventions/information sessions to support your child’s progression.
- Year 5 & Year 6
- An introduction to future decisions ‘path to the future’
- An awareness of resources available both inside and outside of school
- The skills to be able to recognise key staff that can help with making decisions
- An introduction to the Careers Advisor in class or through assembly.
- Year 7
- The opportunity to learn how to manage change
- Access to an afterschool Careers Club
- Access to websites to assist in careers education
- An introduction to enterprise including markets, trends, budgets and risks
- The skills to relate school to the world of work through careers focused lessons in each subject area.
All of Year 7 and in addition…
- An awareness of employability skills
- A self-awareness of own skills and abilities
- Promotion of equality of opportunity
- An understanding of the work charter that indicates the legalities of working (paper rounds etc)
- An awareness of local labour market information through cadetship opportunities.
All of Year 8 and in addition…
- An awareness of qualifications and future paths that can be taken
- An introduction to vocational paths to take
- Option Choices
- The use of ICT to refine career ideas
- The ability to match skills, abilities and interests to careers
- The skills to gather information and make decisions
- An understanding of subject choice and future careers
- An understanding of different qualifications and ways of learning
- A one to one careers interview and action plan.
- Year 10
All of Year 9 and in addition…
- Work experience placement with full recruitment process
- Taster days in Further Education
- The opportunity to listen to guest speakers
- An awareness of local, regional and national labour market information
- An understanding of rights and responsibilities in the workplace
- Developed team working skills
- An introduction into Higher Education options
- An understanding of what college and work base learning will be like
- The opportunity to challenge stereotypes and learn about equal opportunities
- Experience in job search skills, interview techniques, CV’s and application forms
- The opportunity to take part in enterprise projects.
All of Year 10 and in addition…
- An understanding of funding in Further Education
- Qualifications after Year11
- Careers Conventions and Opportunities Conference
- Ongoing support and encouragement of application process with reviews
- Support on GCSE results day
- A careers interview and action plan for all students
www.apprenticeships.org.uk – National Apprenticeship Service
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – National Careers Service