Careers at Quarrydale

 

 
Advice

If you require any advice and guidance regarding anything to do with careers please speak to MRS DELLAR (QUARRYDALE Careers leader) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Careers, Education, Information, Advice AND Guidance

CEIAG at Quarrydale helps and prepares all Quarrydale pupils to make the next step about their future.

In Quarrydale we have:
• Mock Interviews
• Enterprise/Team Building Days
• University and HE college talks and visits
• Visits from local businesses
• Tutor time activities
• Work Experience
• Up to date Careers Information Library

 

SPEAK TO MRS DELLAR – CAREERS LEADER IN SCHOOL


QUALIFIED LEVEL 4 IN ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

LEVEL 5 FdA DEGREE IN CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLES SERVICES

Level 6 Careers Leadership

 
Calendar of Careers events planned for 2020-2021

DUE TO THE COVID - 19 REGULATIONS ALL CAREERS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  AT PRESENT THE SCHOOL IS PLANNING THE VIRTUAL DELIVERY OF CAREERS AND USING ONLINE RESOURCES.
 
IF YOU REQUIRE ANY HELP AND SUPPORT FOR YOUR CHILD PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT MRS DELLAR WHO IS NOW BASED IN YEAR 11 ON EXT 257 OR EMAIL HER ON This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION YOU MAY ALSO FIND USEFUL.
 
To discuss your child attending Quarrydale 6th form - please speak to Mr West or Miss Straw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
If your child is thinking about attending another school 6th form - please look at their own website and ring or email them direct.
 
To speak to someone at West Notts College about college courses- please speak to Emma Leaver who is the Quarrydale school link on 01623 627191 Ext 8289 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
To speak to someone at West Notts College about Vision Apprenticeships - please speak to Danielle Blower is who the Quarrydale school link for apprentices on 01623 627191 Ext 8719 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
To speak to someone at Brackenhurst Animal/Agriculture College please speak to Sam Wells 0115 848 3192 who is the Quarrydale school link for courses at Brackenhurst.   www.ntu.ac.uk/study-and-courses
 
To speak to someone at Confetti please speak to Barry Mallon 0115 952 2075 Ext 891 who is the Quarrydale school link for courses at Confetti.
 
Other useful websites
 
nationalcareersservice.gov.uk
 
https://www/gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
 
https://ukunisearch-east.vfairs.com/    There is a virtual fair on Wednesday 14th Oct 12pm-6pm
 
Success - Careers Advice  https:us3campaign-archive.com/

 
Careers Policy

 
Careers for different year groups
 
Baker Clause

Baker Clause Policy Statement

Quarrydale Academy uses the Gatsby Benchmarks and the CDi Framework as a guide to plan our Careers and PSHE programmes. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to students.

Quarrydale Academy also proactively seeks to build relationships with partners as we plan our Careers activities throughout the school year to ensure that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to students and their parents across years 7-11, to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways. Quarrydale Academy ensures that Academy staff involved in personnel guidance and pastoral support are up to date on their knowledge of these post 16 and post 18 pathways, through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.

Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE and post 16 option choices. Quarrydale Academy’s Careers and PSHE programmes are monitored for quality and impact.

In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Academy’s Strategic Lead Steven Cooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Careers Leader Kim Dellar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a minimum of 6 weeks lead time.

 

 
The CDI framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education

DEVELOPING YOURSELF THROUGH CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE EDUCATION

Area of Learning

  1.  Self-Awareness

KS3   -  All year 7 pupils take part in the Cragrats Programme which focuses on them thinking about themselves and looking at identifying personal attributes – ‘that’s like me’, ‘that’s not like me’.   All year 8 pupils take part in an Enterprising event looking at skills and qualities describing their strengths and preferences.  All year 9 pupils focus on decision making and option choices.

KS4 -  All year 10 pupils undertake work experience and recognise what is important to them.  All year 11 pupils have mock interviews, planning meetings to discuss jobs. 

KS5 – All year 12/13 pupils will write a personal statement either for university/college/apprenticeships.

  1. Self –Determination

KS3 – Pupils reflect on what they are good at and interested in and recognise positive and negative experiences in PSHE lessons.

KS4 – Pupils do a CV to show how they are building on their strengths and interests.

KS5 -  Students reflect on their personal statements with help from an adult

  1. Self-improvement as a learner

KS3 -  Pupils complete questionnaires and feedback to tutors.

KS4 -  Pupils have feedback from work experience and mock interview day

KS5 -  Pupils take part in group activities and assess their contribution to work.  This is done with outside providers such as the Learn to Learn programme.

 

LEARNING ABOUT CAREERS AND THE WORLD OF WORK

  1. Exploring careers and career development

KS3  - Different programmes, visitors in school, talks and discussions, options evening.

KS4 – Work experience, visits to colleges and universities, mock interviews, impartial careers guidance

KS5 – Visits, work experience, programmes with outside providers

 

  1. Investigating work and working life

KS3/4/5    Visitors coming into school to talk about their career and career pathway.

Visiting local companies and talking to employers and their employees.

  1. Understanding business and Industry

KS3/4/5     Going to visit different companies.   Subject lessons in school teach about businesses and industries.  

  1. Investigating jobs and labour market information LMI

KS3/4/5  Pupils have information links on the school website.  Staff had training on LMI to inform pupils.

  1. Valuing equality, diversity and inclusion

KS3/4/5 All pupils are taught PSHE and school has an anti-bullying co-ordinator, a LGBT co-ordinator, a safeguarding officer, and a SENCO to speak to pupils.

  1. Learning about safe working practices and environments

Pupil’s are taught safety in schools and extra lessons on safety in the work place before they do work experience.  All employers are checked for health and safety and risk assessed.

DEVELOPING YOUR CAREER MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

  1. Making the most of careers information, advice and guidance

Pupil’s have a careers library in school and access to laptops – the careers leader is based in the library and gives one-to-one guidance on accessing information.  Pupils also have leaflets on how and where to access information.  They are sent information on the schools emailing system.

  1. Preparing for employability

Pupil’s are prepared for employability by having mock interviews, work experience, outside providers delivering workshops such as CV writing.

  1. Showing initiative and enterprise

Pupil’s have the opportunity to take part in Enterprise days, events and competitions throughout their time in school.

  1. Developing personal financial capability

Pupil’s are taught finance and budgeting in Maths lessons.  We also have outside providers who deliver finance and budgeting to key stage 4 and 5 and it is also taught to pupils in their PSHE lessons.

  1. Identifying choices and opportunities

See no.10.  Also pupil’s are given pathway choices in year 9 and year 11.

  1. Planning and deciding

Pupil’s are given the skills to help them plan and make decisions

  1. Handling applications and interviews

Pupil’s have mock interviews, training pre mock interviews, and are taught by outside providers and teachers how to do applications.

  1.  Managing changes and transitions

Pupils are given lots of support on transitions, year 9 option choices, year 11 help with visits to college’s etc, year 12/13 help with transition to universities, etc.

 

 

 
Careers and employability 

At Quarrydale we want our students to achieve their goals.

Our School Governor responsible for Careers is MR PHILIP MARSHALL

We are also working with the D2N2 framework developing links with local businesses and our Business Advisor is MR PETER ROBERTS Managing Director of Collis Engineering.

We are also working with Notts County Council and the Careers Local Funding.

IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER OR CAREERS BUSINESS WHO WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT US IN PREPARING STUDENTS ON THEIR CAREER PATHWAY – PLEASE CONTACT
KIM DELLAR – CAREERS LEADER QUARRYDALE ACADEMY 01623 554178 Ext 257

 

 
T-Level Information

 

 
Additional Careers Link

 

 
National Careers Week 2021

https://successatschool.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2c038531b25876a2c7c9cf8b1&id=0af0fbea30&e=5a7c3452fc

 

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Develop/TalentTalks.aspx?utm_campaign=Careers%20Advisers&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=1

 

https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/OurNetworks/Employers/details/114/gsk?utm_term=gsk&utm_campaign=ca-newsletter&

 

https://www.morrisons.jobs/early-careers?utm_campaign=other&_hsmi=112683212&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8-QqdEKcVvRvR3