The school Careers programme is led by Miss Hindmarsh, Assistant Headteacher, who can be contacted through the school email email@example.com 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. There is more information on the Q?rius programme in the school's most recent "Inspiring Learning" magazine: http://www.pinnerhighschool.org/attachments/download.asp?file=1257&type=pdf
Students, parents, teachers and employers can access information about the careers programme by contacting Miss Hindmarsh. There is also an article about it in the Summer 2018 school magazine 'Inspiring Learning'.
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, and will next be updated in September 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.
Careerpilot allows students to explore different job sectors and how they can study and work at the same time - even to university level.
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.
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.
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.