Careers

Careers Lead

Paul Jenkins

Paul.jenkins@aldworth.hants.sch.uk

01256 322691

The careers and guidance provision is currently undergoing a review and revamp along with many aspects of the school’s provision. This year the Executive Headteacher and a consultant Assistant Head Teacher from Court Moor School will begin the process of transforming the focus on careers in the school. 

Currently students have access to an independent careers advisor, Michael Stockwell, who is based in Dartmouth. The school organise a programme of interviews for Year 10 and 11 to discuss their career options and interviews and are available on request for other year groups.

Aldworth is committed to providing a careers education which is expansive, supportive and reflective of local and national needs. We aim to provide students with experiences and encounters which allow them to explore a range of options and reflect on their skill base. The Calibre programme is about to launch which focuses on key employment skills: Interpersonal & communication, information processing, presentation skills, creativity & innovation, problem solving & initiative. There will be opportunities throughout their subjects in the school to credit students for their achievements in these areas to achieve their Calibre certificate of work skills.

Employer encounters and assemblies help to reinforce the careers programme which is delivered as part of our PSHE programme. The school liaises with local colleges to ensure that students are fully informed about Open Evenings and taster opportunities at a range of providers.

The next review of career provision at Aldworth will take place in Sept 2022.

Policy Statement in compliance with Section 42B of the Education Act 1997, setting out the School’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students for the purpose of giving them information about the providers education or training offer.

All pupils in Years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events. 
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Procedure: A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Paul Jenkins (Executive Headteacher and Acting Careers Lead) Telephone: 01256 322 691; Email: paul.jenkins@aldworth.hants.sch.uk

Several events are scheduled into the School’s calendar to support our careers programme:

World of Work Days, PSHE Career Units, Enterprise Challenges, Apprenticeship Events during National Apprenticeship Week, Year 11 Future Options Assemblies and Year 9 Options Evening. We are excepting to run these events throughout the school year. Some of the events will be a virtual experience.

The School will make the Main Hall, classrooms, or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The School will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of the School team. Providers are welcome to leave copies of their prospectus or other relevant course literature to be made available through the Learning Resource Centre.

Opportunity
Year Group
Provider
Access to Careers Advisor
10 & 11
Basingstoke Consortium
College Assemblies / College Presentations
11
BCOT, QMC, Sparsholt, Peter Symonds
Apprenticeship Assemblies / Apprenticeship Presentations
11
BCOT
How to write C.V’s, college and job applications
11
PSHE
Careers & Guidance Hub (Only available to year 9 currently)
7,8,9,10,11
Available in Learning Resource Centre
World of Work Day
10
Basingstoke Consortium
Mock Interviews
10
Basingstoke Consortium
Consumer and Employment Rights
10
PSHE
Choosing options
9
PSHE
Conflict Management
9
PSHE
Budgeting
9
PSHE
Budgeting and Finance
8
PSHE
Careers
8
PSHE
Team Work, Skills and Qualities
7
PSHE
Taught content, Careers noticeboards
7,8,9,10,11
Subject Specific