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Ms van der Weide, Purple Faculty Director and Careers Education Leader
N.VanDerWeide@harrispurley.org.uk Ext. 3365 (room 121)
Ms Duffy, Careers Advice Leader
firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 2612 (room S15)
Investor in Careers
Harris Academy will apply for the Investor in Careers Award this year. This award shows our dedication to ensuring that all our students receive high quality Careers Education from Year 7 to 13. We are supported in this application by the Croydon Careers Cluster.
Investor in Careers is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and is now the most widely used quality award of its kind recognised nationally across the country. Investor in Careers Award holders have demonstrated a commitment to provide impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance to all young people. This really is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work and is definitely something the award holder can be very proud of. The Investor in Careers standard is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential.
Monitoring Evaluation and Review
Monitoring the development of CEAIG across the Academy is the responsibility of the Academy Leadership Team and will be co-ordinated by the Careers Lead. The Careers Education and Guidance Improvement Plan will be developed and updated on an annual basis and will drive the work of CEAIG in any one particular year. The current CEAIG Improvement Plan is available from the Careers Lead. The Teacher in charge of careers will be accountable for the effective delivery and progress made in steering through the Improvement Plans and ensuring that the vision for CEAIG at the Academy is achieved. Feedback on the quality of CEAIG provision will be gathered from a variety of stakeholders including: students, employers and PSHE tutors. Under the terms of our Careers service Partnership Agreement we will also evaluate the success of the activities that were initiated through the Agreement and feed the evaluation into the next year’s Partnership Agreement.
Further Information Sources for Advice and Guidance
Gatsby Good Career Guidance. A report on improving career guidance in secondary schools which includes the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Please see the Good Career Guidance at the bottom of the page.
A website which shares good practice from the North East pilot of the Gatsby Benchmarks, and other information and support for schools.
A self-evaluation tool to help schools to evaluate their careers and enterprise provision and benchmark against the Gatsby Benchmarks and compare it with other schools.
State of the Nation 2017 https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/stateofthenation
A report on the careers and enterprise provision in secondary schools in England in 2016/17. It examines how schools are performing in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks, based on data from responses to the Compass tool.
Careers & Enterprise Company https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/
The Careers & Enterprise Company brokers links between employers, schools and colleges in order to ensure that young people aged 12-18 get the inspiration and guidance they need for success in working life. Careers & Enterprise Company: Schools and Colleges. Connects schools to businesses volunteers and careers activity programmes.
National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.
Baker Dearing Educational Trust https://www.utcolleges.org/baker-dearing-educational-trust/ Information on University Technical Colleges.
Career Development Institute https://www.thecdi.net/Home
The Career Development Institute is the single UK-wide professional body for everyone working in the fields of careers education, career information, advice and guidance, career coaching, career consultancy and career management. It offers affiliate and individual membership to schools which includes free CPD webinars, regular digital newsletters, a quarterly magazine, online networking groups and training at a preferential rate.
Quality in Careers Standard http://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/
The Quality in Careers Standard in the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance.
Find an Apprenticeship https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England.
LMI for All. 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. This data is made freely available via an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in websites and applications.
STEM Ambassadors https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors
A nationwide network of over 30,000 volunteers from a wide range of employers, who engage with young people to provide stimulating and inspirational informal learning activities in both school and non-school settings
Sutton Schools Trust https://www.suttontrust.com/programmes/
The Sutton Trust run a range of programmes for students aged 11-16 through our university partners across the UK. Have a look at what we’ve got on offer today.
Uni Taster Days https://www.unitasterdays.com/
UniTasterDays provides a fantastic opportunity for students to regularly experience a wide variety of university courses and gain an insight into university life and career opportunities.
he official website for comparing UK higher education undergraduate course data. The site includes information on university and college courses, Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) ratings, student satisfaction scores from the National Student Survey, employment outcomes and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students.
Your Daughter’s Future. A careers toolkit for parents.
UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships. Find all the information for your next step.
Barclays Life Skills https://barclayslifeskills.com/
Youth Employment https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/
Year 9 DivINC http://wearedivinc.com/
KS4/5 Art Taster Days https://www.unitasterdays.com/eventDetails.aspx?ID=57542
As one of the key indicators in the Ofsted Framework, the collation and effective evaluation of Destination data for all of our students is of paramount importance. Students are each given one-to-one interviews with our Careers Advisor to help ensure that they are fully equipped to make these important life choices and the data from these sessions is tracked, checked and support plans with added help are put in place to maintain high expectations for each individual’s future.
Higher Education Opportunities
Our Higher Education Opportunities sessions are designed to help students make their final decisions about which pathway they plan to follow and give them invaluable advice about to successfully tackle what is largely considered to be the one of the most difficult transitions in education.
These sessions are supported by our sixth form prefects who can answer questions and provide first-hand experience of this step of our GCSE student's education; what are they aiming for? We hope that they learnt a great deal form the sessions and now are able to intelligently reflect on their choices and if necessary make appropriate changes.
Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet
The Harris Higher Education Programme Booklet can be downloaded below. The aim of this new booklet is to remind Year 11 students about some of the key points about university education and other options and to take you through the Harris Sixth Form application process. It is written for Year 11 students, parents and the wider family as well as tutors and staff.
Mock Interview Sessions
The Academy runs mock interview sessions for Year 11 and Sixth Form students each year. The students have the opportunity to sit down with representatives from external agencies and businesses and discuss their plans for the future and what they feel they can offer prospective employers. Below are images from this year's sessions.
STEM Careers Day at UCL
Each year, UCL hosts a Careers Day for Year 10 and Year 11 students, with the aim of introducing students to new and exciting careers in STEM subjects. STEM subjects include the fields of Science, Medicine, Engineering and Finance and the event is a fantastic opportunity for our students to talk to representatives from each of those sectors.
Participants can expect to learn what it takes to start a career in each field and how universities such as UCL can help them to achieve their goals. We will continue to give our students the opportunity to attend this event, as we believe it offers a valuable insight into fields young people may not otherwise get the chance to experience.
In the 2015/16 Year 13 cohort, out of the Harris Federation Purley had:
- the joint highest % of students per entire cohort that were placed at university (83%)
- the joint second highest % of students who applied to UCAS going to Russell Group universities (16%)
- by far the highest % of students going to their first choice universities (75%)
Careers Education improves GCSE Grades: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-48268267
Year 12 Career Survey
Complete the survey here.
Year 13 Career Survey
Complete the survey here.
Careers Delivery Plan
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