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Careers Education Programme

Here at Fairmead School we have an ever evolving Careers Education Programme organised by our Careers Lead and supported by our Careers and Skills Advisor from Abri. We believe raising the aspirations of our students and their families towards a productive working life is one of the key aspects of preparing our young people for their life beyond school.

 

Our Careers Education Programme is made up of bespoke Careers and World of Work lessons (see link below), skills development through subjects such as Duke of Edinburgh, and Enterprise and embedded activity in other curriculum areas. In addition we run or access a range of planned events through the year (see events pages below), which give students the opportunities to engage with education providers, employers and volunteer organisations to enrich their learning experience, as well as attending local careers events. Students also have the opportunity to take part in volunteering and work experience activities which is a key area for development moving forward.

 

Careers Overview

Primary

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

  • ‘Special Visitors’ to attend classes and talk about their jobs, in class and virtual
  • Money and Work to be studied as a topic in PSHE lessons
  • Careers Learning to be embedded into the curriculum linking learning to world of work
  • Role play activities and dressing up to explore jobs people do
  • Identify different occupations from characters in chosen stories and texts
  • Small world play linked to job roles

 

  • Attend local and regional Careers Events including our own Transition and Careers Event  in September (see careers calendar)
  • Careers Learning to be embedded into the curriculum through choice of stories and activities
  • Careers Advisor appointments in year 8
  • Workplace visits embedded into curriculum learning
  • Careers Assemblies
  • Employers visits as part of curriculum subjects
  • Attend local and regional Careers Events including our own Transition and Careers Event  in September (see careers calendar)
  • Careers Advisor Appointments in Year 9, 10 and 11
  • Careers Lessons as part of curriculum detailing job they know about, job interest, areas of work (industries), identifying skills needed in different roles, linking curriculum learning to their career aspirations
  • Workplace visits embedded into curriculum learning and bespoke
  • Investigate next stage educational opportunities including meeting FE colleges
  • Apprenticeship/Traineeship events and meeting training providers (see careers calendar)
  • Make Applications for post 16 placements
  • Complete vocational profiles
  • Attend Work Experience (internal and external)
  • Mock interviews
  • FE college visits as part of curriculum and during bespoke transition visits

We are very fortunate to be supported by many local employers and to work closely with our local educational providers and are keen to provide additional opportunities for our students. If you are an employer or education and training provider and are interested in talking to our students or taking part in one of our events please contact:

Shaun France

Assistant Headteacher

Fairmead School

sfrance@fairmeadschool.com 

01935 421295

 

If you are a student or parent and would like careers advice please make contact with Shaun France Assistant Headteacher or see some of the useful links below:

 

College and Sixth Form Open Events

Work Experience

In Year 11 all students will have the opportunity to take part in an off-site work placement to develop their employability skills whilst building confidence and self esteem. This is a really important opportunity for our students and build on the skills they have already developed in preparation for these successful placements. Previous placements have included Ark at Egwood, Hidden Needs Trust, Bold and Brave Shop, Abri Homes, Amaze Hair, SSDC Country Park, School in a Bag to name a few.

 

We hope to further develop or work experience offer throughout 2022/23 to provide further opportunities of work for our students. If you are an employer or a business and feel you could support us in any way please contact:

Shaun France

Assistant Headteacher

Fairmead School

sfrance@fairmeadschool.com

01935 421295

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