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Careers Information

Curriculum Area Leader for PDE and Careers:

Mrs S McCracken

Contact: 01733 263526 ext. 218

Email: SMcCracken@jhs.pkat.co.uk

 

In School Careers Advisor:

Mr Richard Piper

Contact: 01733 263526

Email rpiper@jhs.pkat.co.uk

Careers Education Information and Guidance

Introduction

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for Jack Hunt School.  Local Authorities no longer have a statutory duty to provide universal CEIAG.  Jack Hunt School is committed to providing a CEIAG programme for all students in Year 7 to 13 and works in partnerships with many organisations to support this.

 

Student Needs

The CEIAG programme is designed to meet the diverse needs of all students at Jack Hunt School.  The programme ensures progression that is appropriate to the student’s stage of career learning and development.  The CEIAG programme plays a key role in achieving our aspiration of no students who are NEET at the end of Year 11 and 13.

 

Entitlement

Students in years 8, 9, 12 and 13 receive a one-hour timetabled lesson each week of Personal Development Education and one hour a fortnight in Years 10 and 11.  Where possible this is delivered by specialist teachers.  The aim is to promote equality and opportunity for all through impartial education and guidance, considering local and national developments, for example, the 8 Gatsby benchmarks (see below) to determine provision.  (Full details of the PDE programme for each year are in the PDE Section of the school website).

 

All students should have opportunities and access to guidance, either internal or external.  Jack Hunt School offers 1:1 independent guidance interviews with an external careers and educational consultant for all students in Year 11, including all Looked After Children.  Internal support is offered through specialist PDE staff within school.

 

A number of information events are organised to support Year 9 GCSE choices, Year 11 Post 16 and Year 13 Post 18 choices.  These include career fayres, promoting open evenings, information for students and parents, parent evenings, university visits and external guest speakers.

 

In the Sixth Form Jack Hunt School prioritises goal setting and forward planning.  Students are given the opportunity to meet external speakers, either virtually or in person from a variety of Apprenticeship providers, Higher Education Institutions and workplaces.  The school is supported in offering higher education information and guidance by the National East Anglian Collaborative Outreach group. Students are also supported in careers education by Growth Works and our local Enterprise Advisor.   Students have access to virtual work experiences and Higher Education opportunities through Globalbridge, which provides personalised experiences for each learner.  We also have strong links with local external organisations including Peterborough City Hospital, Anglian Water, Greenwoods Solicitors and Moore Stephens where many of our students undertake face to face work experience and we organise alumni visits and trips to universities for Year 12 in the Summer Term.  Students are encouraged and supported to undertake their own research and make their own decisions about their futures.  

 

We have linked closely to Causeway Education’s OSCAR programme which provides invaluable support for our Sixth Form students.  They provide mentoring for students, training for staff and an online support system, built using the latest research to help support UCAS applications and references.

 

The Gatsby Benchmarks

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal Guidance

 

Management

CEIAG is managed by our PDE Curriculum Area Leader, Steph McCracken.  She is responsible to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  The PDE Curriculum Area Leader liaises closely with a careers advisor and local providers.  The Careers Advisor provides career interviews with individual students, all Year 11 students receive an independent careers interview and then other interview slots can be arranged through a referral when there is a need.  As well as this we have an internal programme of mentoring in which key staff mentor Year 11, 12 and 13 students; this programme supports students through preparation for exams but also in terms of career advice.  We have access to external mentoring schemes such as Carmen Jeffrey from the TIS Team (Local Authority) who work with students who have an Early Health Assessment or require extra support.

 

Work Experience

The CEIAG programme includes careers guidance activities and work-related learning and enterprise activities.  All 330 students in Year 10 complete a two-week work experience as part of their curriculum offer.  There are also other opportunities for work experience or volunteering through the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, student leadership activities with primary schools and the annual ‘Take Over Day’.

 

Quality Assurance

Jack Hunt School completes an annual Compass Audit tool in partnership with the Skills Service.  In addition to this, Jack Hunt School seeks the support of external agencies to ensure provision is current and meeting the needs of our young people to meet our aspiration of having no young people who are NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) at Post 16 and Post 18.  We also meet with the Targeted Youth Support Service Team from the Local Authority who gives advice on our CEIAG offer to ensure we are achieving the Gatsby benchmarks.  We attend Peterborough Data Sharing Group which meets to discuss careers provision and opportunities around Peterborough in order to ensure there is a reduction in NEETs.

 

Training

Jack Hunt School recognises that CEIAG is not the sole responsibility of a few staff.  CEIAG is part of the whole school CPD programme and all staff receive annual training through full staff meetings.  Delivery of the careers programme is monitored as part of the whole school monitoring process.  The partnership agreement with our independent careers adviser is renewed annually and the CEIAG programme is reviewed annually by the PDE Team, PDE Curriculum Area Leader and Assistant Headteacher.

Impact Information:

Year Post 16 Post 18
October 2017

- 100% September Guarantee

- 0% NEET (Verified by LA)

- 300 Year 10 students completed work experience

102 students in total

- 81% University

- 16% Gap Year

- 2% Employment

- 1% Apprenticeship

October 2018

- 2% NEET (6 students verified by LA) of whom 1.3% (4 students) were PP

- 300 Year 10 students completed work experience

- 98.17% A Level Pass Rate (A*- C = 72.25% / A* - B = 47.64%)

- 87% of L3 students went into higher education, employment or training
October 2019

- 0.03% (1 student) NEET (Verified by LA)

- 300 Year 10 students completed work experience

- 95% A Level Pass Rate (A* - C = 66%)

119 students in total

- 74% University

- 17% Gap Year

- 4% Employment

- 3% Apprenticeship

- 1% Armed Forces

- 1% Higher Education
October 2020

2 students NEET (awaiting LA verification)

Year 10 students unable to complete Work Experience due to COVID19 Pandemic

Number of Students in Year 13 2020 leavers: 101

Students attending University September 2020: 83

Apprenticeships: 1

Employment: 1

Higher Education: 1

Gap Year (unknown details): 5

Students who have been offered a placed at

university but have  deferred their place until  2021 (either employment or apprenticeship) : 10

October 2021

3 students NEET (verified by LA) 

Year 10 students unable to complete Work Experience due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions
Number of Students in Year 13 2021 leavers: 93
 
Students attending University September 2021: 83%
Apprenticeships: 2%
Employment: 4%
Higher Education: 0
Gap Year (unknown details): 0
Students who have been offered a place at university but have deferred their place until 2022: 10%
Studying Abroad: 1%

Review

The CEIAG programme at Jack Hunt School is monitored in the following ways:

  • Intensive monitoring and review of Post 16 applications and the application process and enhance practice where necessary.
  • Monitor the number of NEETs at Post 16 and Post 18 and share this data.
  • Review the quality of our IAG with our external careers and education consultant.
  • Annual training with Personal Tutors.
  • Take part in the Peterborough wide middle-leaders meetings for all secondary schools.
  • A review of the programme against Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure best practice.
  • Complete of the Compass Audit.