All Hallows RC High School believes that a high quality Careers program is not exclusive to year 10 and 11 students and so we believe in providing Careers education to all our students starting in year 7 and building in content upto supporting our year 11 students with planning for their Post 16 plans.
To ensure that we provide the best possible careers support and information to all our pupils we follow the guidance outlined in the Gatsby Benchmarkswhich is part of the Governments careers strategy for raising aspirations and reducing national unemployment. More information can be found by visiting https://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance
Our careers program helps students of all ages to reflect on their own personal qualities and strengths and plan ways to develop themselves to be ready for college and work after they leave us in year 11. We also spend a lot of time supporting students in making their option choices for KS4 by helping them to map out potential careers and identify the route they must take in order to get there.
Our Careers Hub is open to all students and has lots of information from industry, colleges and Universities to help students with their decision making.
In Year 10 all our students undertake a week long work experience out in industry. We believe that work experience is a great way of identifying students’ strengths and interests, and can often inspire them into a particular area of study or work. Work experience placements are designed to help prepare students for life beyond school and to aid in their prospective career choices. Placements provide the opportunity for our students to apply the skills and knowledge they have learnt during school into a work environment.
Careers Advice and Guidance Support
Through our careers program we guide our year 11 students in applying for college or apprenticeships as their Post 16 education continues. We work closely with the colleges to provide as much information on courses as possible and support them in writing their personal statements and CV’s.
The school is also committed to ensuring that students are ready for the interview and selection process by facilitating a mock interview for every student in year 11. These interviews are managed by the school but delivered by partners from local business; this gives students as real life an experience as is possible. Careers education is something we remain committed to at All Hallows RC and to further support students we buy in the services of the Connexions team
Through our partnership with GM Higher our pupils are able to experience lots of opportunities to speak to representatives from a wide range of career sectors, universities, colleges and training providers raising their future aspirations. All year groups participate in careers driven activities designed for their age range, including careers fairs, mock interviews and STEM activities alongside onsite visits to workplaces and University faculties, giving pupils a first hand experience of further study and employment to help raise their personal aspirations.
How can parents / carers help support our pupils?
We understand that it can be very difficult to understand the constantly changing educational landscape that your children are working their way through. Whilst we will do all we can to support your child in their future career decisions, it is vital that you play an active role in the process. Success at School is a great resource that contains lots of useful articles to help you help your child to make the right decisions for their future. Visit the website on https://successatschool.org/advice/parentsto find useful tips and support materials.
Another great resource is Careers Advice for Parentswhere you can find a summary of all the key facts you need to know. Everything from choosing what type of academic courses your child can take to understanding apprenticeships and how to find employment. Simply click https://www.careeralchemy.co.uk/inspired-teenager.html#and start your research.
Labour Market Information
Understanding the local Labour Market is essential when supporting young people in their plans for their future careers. LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. To link to the LMI For ALL website, please click https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/or https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/1946157086/report.aspx#workless
The Head of Careers Education at All Hallows is Mrs J Hobin
Mrs Hobin can be reached by emailing school at email@example.com or by using the email form at the Contact Us page.
College not for you?
Post 16 education has evolved over the years with the traditional FE College route no longer being the only option available to young people. Here at All Hallows we strive to make our pupils aware of all their choices, not just for their 16-18 education but beyond. We recognise the importance of these new routes into employment and offer support and guidance to pupils who are considering taking them.
More support can be found on the following links:
www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch - Online apprenticeship applications
Connexions is a national support service for all young people aged 13-19. Connexions advisers offer young people support, advice and guidance on a range of issues including education, training, jobs, money, health and housing. At All Hallows RC High School our Connexions Careers specialist provides all Year 11 students with one to one careers interviews and an individual action plan.
A Connexions Personal Adviser is based in school to support students and can provide help with any issue that is affecting students and their education. Connexions advisers are present at key career events.
Lisa Bennett (Lisa.Bennett@careerconnect.org.uk) is our Connexions Careers specialist
For more information about Connexions please click the box below
Greater Manchester Apprenticeship and Careers Service
Online Apprenticeship Applications