Careers Programme Information
Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) makes a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. At Joseph Whitaker we are very proud of our planned programme of activities which enable our students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to make informed choices. manage transitions, and plan their career path. We offer our students:
- Access to support from a specialist Careers Guidance practitioner from the CDI professional register
- Access to information and advice on choices and opportunities provided by the school and external organisations
- Structured programmes of support and education around key decision making times (Year 9, Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13)
- A tailored programme of lessons delivered in PSHCE
- Dedicated information evenings at school to talk to students or deliver group sessions and presentations
- External providers invited into school to talk to students or deliver group sessions and presentations
- A Careers Fair at school with a variety to employers an educational providers in attendance
- An Interview Skills Day
- Access to a number of careers websites and software, which allows students to explore where their skills and interests can take them in the future
- Visits to information events and activities
- Opportunities to gain work experience in Year 10 and in Sixth Form
We are very proud of our links with local and national businesses and are always looking to expand our partnerships. There are many ways in which you can get involved; supporting curriculum projects, interviewing students on their interview skills day, working with students in challenge and brilliant club, judging our enterprise competition, having a stand at our careers fair, assemblies, workshops and informal talks with students.
We measure and assess the impact of the careers programme at The Joseph Whitaker School to ensure it meets the needs of our students. This is done in a variety of ways including Student Voice surveys, one to one interviews and also by monitoring school leaver destination data.
The Joseph Whitaker School adheres to the Baker Clause that came into force in 2018. Providers of technical education, alternative 14-16 providers, FE colleges and apprenticeship providers are able to speak with our students about the opportunities available to them.
We welcome links with local employers as this can only strengthen Careers Education for our students. There are many ways in which you can get involved; supporting curriculum projects, interviewing students on their interview skills day, working with students in challenge and brilliant club, judging our enterprise competition, having a stand at our careers fair, assemblies, workshops and informal talks with students.
If you interested in providing any support for our students, please contact our Careers Lead Mrs K. Adams who will be able to help facilitate this.