Work-related Learning Coordinator: Mrs H Nicholls
Building on the school’s achievement of being awarded Investors in Careers for the past 15 years, careers education and guidance begins in Year 7 at Sandhurst and is mapped against the ACEG Framework for careers and work-related education.
2017/18 Work Related Learning Programme
Equipping our young people with essential knowledge and skills for the future
PHSCE & Citizenship
Through these timetabled lessons we will deliver a number of career and work-related learning sessions to students from Year 7-13, giving opportunity to learn more about employment law, options, qualifications, skills & attributes, being work ready, the skills gap, labour market information, applying to college & sixth form, cv writing and interview techniques.
Delivering apprenticeship workshops to Year 10 – 13. Ensuring students have the knowledge to make informed decisions about future choices, they will be given the opportunity to learn more about the apprenticeships being offered, at what level and how to apply. Interested students will be signed up to the National Apprenticeship website.
Every Year 12 student should complete a week of work experience in the summer term. Students are expected to source their own placements and should be related to individual lines of study and future aspirations. Work experience is highly valued by employers and universities.
Learning to Work [LTW] & Thames Valley Berkshire LEP [TVB]
Our partnerships with both LTW & TVB allow us to really engage students with the world of work. Through collaborative working we have good, established relationships with local employers and are regularly able to invite employers in to school or take students out to industry for awareness days throughout the year. This year we welcome a new partner, Romans, with many exciting events planned for the year, not least, our Year 11 interview skills day.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths [STEM] – we are pleased to have recently been presented with the Silver Award for STEM participation from Reading University.
Extra-Curricular – A unique opportunity for students to meet local & national employers and providers of apprenticeships, further & higher education
The Public Service Show, Farnborough Air Show , GCSE Hospitality visit to Premier Inn, GCSE Hair & Beauty visit to Pennyhill Park, NCS, UCAS Exhibitions, Farnborough College Careers & Futures Day, WOOP – STEM programme, Berkshire Apprenticeship Show, World Skills and Bracknell Forest Careers Fair.
Career Inspired Workshops
- Feeding Britain Programme – Employability Skills with Coca-Cola, Cadbury’s, Aldi, Premier Foods, IGD and Kimberley Clarke.
- Careers Carousel exploring cyber security & marketing roles with Romans, public services with Thames Valley Police, the retail sector with Apple, healthcare with the NHS and sport.
- Cambridge Science Conference 2017.
Specialist, impartial careers advice is available to all KS4 & 5 students. Referrals can be made by a tutor or students can request an appointment. Our PA, Claire Thomas, will be available every Wednesday, by appointment only. Claire will also be available at Year 9, 10, 11 & Sixth Form subject evenings to speak with students and parents.
SDC (Sandhurst Digital Campus)
Please explore the Careers Education page on SDC. There are some really useful and important links that will give students and parents up to date information to support transition, including: UCAS, CV writing, Student loans, Open days, The labour market, Interview skills, Barclays life skills, British safety council, Careers box, Post16 routes, Apprenticeships and P/T Jobs.
At Sandhurst we feel it is important for students to be engaged in the design, delivery and evaluation of information, advice and guidance provision. We welcome any feedback from students and encourage our young people to offer their views and opinions. All feedback and ideas should be given to Mrs. Nicholls.
Moving On Magazine – A quarterly, free careers resource for all KS4 students
‘Moving On’ magazine will continue to form part of our KS4 student’s careers education and we hope that students and parents alike will spend some time looking through each edition.