Careers at Quarrydale
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
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.
DEVELOPING YOURSELF THROUGH CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE EDUCATION
Area of Learning
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Understanding business and Industry
KS3/4/5 Going to visit different companies. Subject lessons in school teach about businesses and industries.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Preparing for employability
Pupil’s are prepared for employability by having mock interviews, work experience, outside providers delivering workshops such as CV writing.
- Showing initiative and enterprise
Pupil’s have the opportunity to take part in Enterprise days, events and competitions throughout their time in school.
- 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.
- Identifying choices and opportunities
See no.10. Also pupil’s are given pathway choices in year 9 and year 11.
- Planning and deciding
Pupil’s are given the skills to help them plan and make decisions
- 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.
- 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.
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
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The Foundation Studies Team at Chesterfield College will be holding a Virtual Information Evening on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 5:30pm for all students, parents and carers who would like to know more about the Foundation Studies Courses and support we offer to students.
Please sign up on the link below if you would like to attend, and as always, feel free to forward to any students, parents or carers who might want to attend: