Careers Programme

Rationale

Our ambition as a school is that every young person has the opportunity to experience and exposure to the world of work and along the way, meet people who can inspire and motivate them.

As part of the process we want our young people to participate in activities which help build the skills required to be prepared for and successful in the world outside of formal education

Programmes of study

We offer a range of activities for our Y5-Y8 in partnership with the Northumberland Business Partnerships and in addition our KS3 pupils have the opportunity to research and access information into a variety of careers and vocational opportunities during their ICT lessons.

Provision    

See Table 1

Parents

The school website has a link to the job explorer programme for parents to access. In addition where there is an identified need we have run a variety of courses in association with our Parental Support Partner.

We are also officially recognised as a work experience partner and continue to accept student placements from local universities.

As a school we employ people and engage contractors where possible from the local community. Some of the people we employ are current or ex parents of students who have attended Meadowdale.

Assessment and Monitoring

We are currently in the process of auditing our practice using the benchmarking tool formulated by the Gatesby foundation. In addition we have signed up to the Careers and Enterprise Advisory Network which will guide us through the process. As to the viability of the activities we undertake we gain feedback from pupils, staff and providers by surveys, questionnaires, verbal feedback

Annually the governing body will receive a report on careers and Enterprise Education

Next review meeting SEPT 2018

Careers Coordinator - Steve Horsfield

Email- horsfield.steve@meadowdale.northumberland.sch.uk

Telephone Number - 01670 823170

TERM Y5 Y6 Y7 Y8 Whole School
Autumn
Clowning Around
NBP
Primary Enterprise
Workshops
  ECDL
Trainbase
Construction
NBP
Nissan
ECDL
Fund raising
 
Enterprise Activities
 
Community Garden
 
Focused Assemblies
 
Guest speakers
 
Young Leaders
 
Creative Curriculum
 
School Council
Meetings
Spring  
Tetrahedrons
NBP
 
Workshops
STEM
Car project
Draeger
Brilliant Bags
NBP
STEM
Car project
Draeger
Life Skills
ASDAN
High School
Options
Meetings
STEM
Life Skills
ASDAN
Summer   Primary Enterprise
ICT Lessons
Job and Career
Guidance
Curriculum
ICT Lessons - Job
and Careers
Guidance
Careers Speed
Dating
NBP
Extras      
Ashington College
Skills based learning
 

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