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Careers Programme

The school Careers programme is led by Mr Stump, Assistant Headteacher and facilitated by Mrs S. Kabel (Careers Co-ordinator), who can be contacted through the school email info@pinnerhighschool.org or the school office 0203 096 0769.

Careers at Pinner High School begins in Year 7 with Homework Club and the 'Q?rius' programme. This involves a programme of guest speakers visiting the school to talk about their chosen profession. Speakers so far have included a lawyer, pilot, RAF Intelligence Analyst, accountant and faith leaders. These are preceded or followed up with activities in form groups. To help students prepare for their GCSE option choices there is a dedicated 'Deep Learning Day' in the autumn when a guest speaker talks about university life, and the application process. Pinner High School is invited to the locally organised university fair. 

Students, parents, teachers and employers can access information about the careers programme by contacting Mr Stump. 

The impact of the careers programme on students will be measured by looking at the GCSE Options data, and the end of year student surveys. This information is reviewed annually in September.

Pinner High School:  Baker Clause Statement

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pinner High School uses the Gatsby 8 benchmarks to inform the provision of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) delivered. As part of our commitment to informing students of the full range of learning and training routes available, we consider requests from training providers, vocational education routes and apprenticeship providers to speak to students, and we will also approach these partners ourselves when planning and organising key CEIAG events throughout the school year.

Opportunities for access

A number of opportunities exist within the CEIAG programme which may be suitable for providers to visit the school to speak to students. These include:

Opportunities

Description

When?

Sixth Form Personal Development Programme 

This compulsory Period 7 session exposes students to a range of guest talks from individuals and organisations. The focus of the talks is not intended to always be CEIAG focused, but a significant number of sessions will be, including guest speakers from universities, training providers and employers. No preference will be given to any particular post-18 pathway,

Sessions occur each Monday afternoon

Whole School Careers/ Futures Fair

We will hold an annual careers fair for all students in school to engage with employers. The aim is to furnish students with the knowledge of different industries and pathways to careers.

Summer 2 term 

In-school Year group assemblies

We welcome visitors to the school regularly to enhance students’ understanding of the world beyond school life.

We will invite FE providers (such as Harrow College, Uxbridge College, West Herts College and local universities), ASK - Amazing Apprenticeships and training providers into school (or a virtual equivalent) to inform students about Post-16 and Post-18 pathways.

Weekly assemblies / throughout the year 

Online Careers Q&A sessions and in-person information evenings

We welcome visitors to the school regularly to enhance students’ understanding of the world beyond school life.

We will invite FE providers (such as Harrow College, Uxbridge College, West Herts College and local universities), ASK - Amazing Apprenticeships and training providers into school (or a virtual equivalent) to inform students about Post-16 and Post-18 pathways.

Throughout the year

All requests from external organisations should be emailed at least 6 weeks in advance of an expected date for the planned session. All requests will be given due consideration from the designated Careers Leader (the Head of Sixth Form). Requests will be refused if:

  • They impinge on student’s preparation for public or internal exams
  • They clash with other planned school events
  • The school is unable to provide staff to support the event
  • Rooming is unable to be found due to timetabling clashes

In the first instance requests by providers should be sent to the designated Careers Leader Mr C. Stump (cstump@pinnerhighschool.org).

Visits in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

This year we have already welcomed the following educational students into school to speak to our students:

  • Heathrow UTC (Year 11)
  • West Herts College (Year 11)
  • Middlesex University (Year 12)
  • Brunel University (Year 10)

Useful Websites

The websites below all provide useful careers information and advice:

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.  The service offers confidential and impartial advice.  This is supported by qualified careers advisers.  The National Careers Service website aims to:

  • help students with careers decisions and planning
  • provide students with support to review their skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate students to implement their plan of action
  • enable students to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

 

Careersbox is a free, online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Careers Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aims to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and careers options.

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

 

LifeSkills, created by Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked program, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.

https://barclayslifeskills.com/

 

Icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.

https://icould.com/

 

Careerpilot allows students to explore different job sectors and how they can study and work at the same time - even to university level.

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

 

Success at School is a website where students can explore careers, find information about top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

https://successatschool.org/

 

Apprenticeships: The Government has created a dedicated apprenticeship website with a wide range of information to help young people decide if an apprenticeship is the right route for them. 

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

The presentation below was created for Pinner High School students by ASK (The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme.  ASK is funded by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Department for Education. The programme is designed to give schools, colleges and other educational establishments across England free support to develop and transform how your students think about apprenticeships.

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LMI for All is an online data portal providing reliable labour market information with the aim of informing careers decisions.  The most recent monthly LMI bulletins, produced by the Education Development Trust, are attached below.

http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/