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Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Turing House

The careers Lead at Turing House School is Miss Helen Brennan.Miss Brennan can be reached via email: info@turinghouseschool.org.uk or on 0208 0696100.  Click here for further information on the careers Programme 2020/21  parental employer careers welcome pack 

Our strategy has been developed in line with the DfE document: Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents (4th December 2017) 

We want to create a stronger, fairer society in which people from all backgrounds can realise their potential. A thriving careers system, that is accessible to everyone, is at the heart of our focus on social mobility. We must break down the barriers to progress that too many people in our country face today, and give young people the skills to get on in life. Our careers strategy will support everyone, whatever their age, to go as far as their talents will take them and have a rewarding career. - The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills and Minister for Women 

CEIAG has a focus on six attributes, skills or actions needed to achieve career goals and aspirations. The six areas can be nicely organised into the word ‘Career’: 

  • Consider your interests, your strengths, and your skills; 
  • Ambition: The sky’s the limit. 
  • Research what you need to get there (GCSEs, A levels, a degree, professional qualifications?); 
  • Enterprise: Grasp opportunities that could enhance your skills; 
  • Excitement: Passion for your dreams and reading around the subject are important; 
  • Responsibility: Work hard, ask questions and discuss with anyone that will listen. 

Further Reading: 

  • Careers advice page, which brings together some of the best information about progression routes and careers. 

We are aware that the job market is forever evolving so if you ever see a gap in our provision please contact us.  

 

What we do

The aim of our CEIAG programme is to provide all students with a range of opportunities to develop in this area, within and beyond the curriculum, and to ensure that staff, governors, families and the wider community are involved in securing high aspirations for each and every student. Our  THS Careers program web version.pdf   is becoming an integral element of the Turing House curriculum, providing all students with the careers education, information, advice and guidance that they need to realise the most ambitious of aspirations. We develop this at all key stages as follows: 

Key Stage 3 

  • Unifrog online service provides a focus on subjects, jobs and GCSE choices. 
  • The options programme for Year 9 is designed to support them in their GCSE choices. 
  • The pastoral curriculum in Year 7-9 covers economic well-being, active citizenship and develops enterprise and entrepreneurship.  
  • Speakers Programme ensures Yrs 7 – 9 have access to employers and inspirational speakers through a series of talks. 
  • Curriculum subject focus lessons: Careers are highlighted as part of individual subject lessons at KS3. 
  • STEM Lessons and extra curricular sessions for KS3 students. 
  • Yr. 9 students are given careers interviews prior to options choices. 

Key Stage 4 

  • Unifrog online service provides a focus on CV writing, universities, apprenticeships, colleges, sixth forms and online courses (MOOCS). 
  • Unifrog will be used to collate useful progression information (activities, competences and interactions). 
  • One-to-one careers discussions with a Careers Advisor in Year 10/ 11/ 12 inform individual Careers Plans for use by students, their tutors and their Heads of Year. 
  • Students take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. The majority of students participate in the Bronze Award. Careers will support with Volunteering Section. 
  • Young Enterprise Scheme launched to Yr. 10/ 11 to develop entrepreneurial skills. 
  • Speakers Program: Continuing themed/ career spotlight sessions 
  • Extra-curricular clubs and trips support students in developing their understanding of a range of subjects. 
  • Students in KS4 may undertake Work Experience (either virtual or in person). 
  • The options programme for Year 11 supports students' post 16 choices. 
  • The pastoral curriculum in Year 10-11 covers economic well-being, active citizenship and charity fundraising. 
  • Yr. 11/ 12 will be invited to attend a series of HE/ careers Fairs. 
  • Careers Ambassadors programme to support students in KS3 and develop subject links. 

 

Key Stage 5 

  • Unifrog online service focuses on CV writing, universities, apprenticeships and MOOCS. 
  • Unifrog will be used to collate useful progression information (activities, competences and interactions). 
  • Unifrog will be used to support production of UCAS application forms, personal statements and teacher references. 
  • A Higher Education lesson, as part of the curriculum, to be run weekly for Year 12. 
  • Students in the Sixth Form will be encouraged to visit university open days, masterclasses, taster courses and summer schools at a variety of universities, to develop their application profile. 
  • The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) helps develop invaluable research and independent learning skills which are central to higher education. 
  • There is a dedicated team to support students with the UCAS process. Each student will have support tailored to their application from a subject advisor, their form tutor and the Sixth Form team. 
  • Interview preparation, practice and workshops are led by departments and the Sixth Form team. 
    • There is preparation for, and support with, aptitude and pre-admissions tests. 
    • The pastoral curriculum for Years 12-13 will include lessons on life at university, including finances. 
    • Access to careers fairs and Speakers programme to support transition. 
    • Sixth Form students will be encouraged to undertake volunteering and work experience to support their university applications. A range of opportunities will be advertised throughout the academic year, as appropriate to specific students. 

Careers Task Force Events

We run a careers cafe after school, in which we invite members of our community to talk about their career and the journey that led them there. We also choose a soft, transferable skill as a focus of the evening. So far we have covered Team Work and Communication. To date we have had speakers from the following fields; 

Session 1 

Session 2* 

Medicine 

VFX 

Fashion 

Sustainability 

Fire service 

Carpentry 

Midwifery 

English Cricket Board 

Please click on the links to access the resources if you were not able to make our careers talks *(further presentation links to follow shortly). If you would like to volunteer to give a talk please complete the attached form: Engagement Form 

Other Providers 

Turing House welcomes the involvement of other education providers to enable our students to access the widest range of appropriate courses. Involvement of these other institutions is covered by our Provider Access Policy 

Gatsby Benchmarks 

In order to meet our statutory requirements with CEIAG we use the Gatsby benchmarks to guide our policy and practice.The eight benchmarks are; 

  1. A stable careers programme
    2. Learning from career and labour market information
    3. Addressing the needs of each pupil 
    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 

 

For further information about the Turing House School Careers Programme please access our website link below: 

https://sites.google.com/d/14FpGWL4FDUyMw3KOtzBgr_xOtrzLeSYC/p/1-VSXfebJwO9WFOgnP2PZZP4N17hx-QXS/edit 

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