Careers Education at New Heights

 

 

As a Key Stage 3 PRU, we provide our pupils with a range of activities intended to develop skills employers value, including: Creativity, Problem Solving, Risk Taking, Resilience, Team Work, Determination and Self-Reflection.

 

Our careers strategy aims to:

 

  • Offer a structured careers programme which can be accessed on our website by students, teachers, parents, carers and employers.
  • Enable students, parents and carers to access quality information about future study options and employment opportunities.
  • Address the individual needs of students by offering careers guidance at different stages in their academy life. This impartial advice and guidance is currently delivered through the school in conjunction with Liverpool Carers Hub.
  • Link curriculum learning with careers, so that students understand the relevance of subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
  • Raise awareness of the full range of routes into academic and vocational learning opportunities available in schools, colleges, universities and the workplace.
  • Link subjects taught in school to post 16 employment skills.

 

Careers education is a vital part of the school curriculum. It gives pupils hope and ambition and provides them with the knowledge to succeed in their future. Careers education is delivered to years 7-9 with the aim of all pupils gaining as many realistic and engaging opportunities as possible during their time at the school.

 

New Heights is part of the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub and is committed to working towards the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance.

 

 

Our Careers Programme 2020-21 (About our Programme Page)

 

Autumn Term Supported by Liverpool Careers Hub, our students will receive CEIAG activities many of which will be used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available.
Spring Term Supported by Liverpool Careers Hub, our students will receive CEIAG activities many of which will be used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available.
Summer Term Supported by Liverpool Careers Hub, our students will receive CEIAG activities many of which will be used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available.

 

 

Monitoring Impact and Measuring Success

 

We aim to measure the impact and success of our careers programmes through several methods:

 

  • Pupil voice– Feedback from students about the CEIAG we offer.
  • Pupil awareness– Comments made during the school day which allow students to demonstrate their awareness of CEIAG,
  • Pupil work– Evidence in student work that demonstrates their understanding of skills needed to be successful in employment.
  • Teacher Planning – All teachers identify links to skills being taught in the classroom with those skills sought by employers.

 

 

Mr Cunningham (s.cunningham@newheights.liverpool.sch.uk) oversees and arranges Careers Education, Information and Guidance for New Heights School.

 

Review

 

Our Careers Programme and offer are reviewed annually, at the start of the academic year.

 

Review of CEIAG offering (Academic Year 2019-20)

During this period the delivery of our Careers Curriculum was provided by Alexander Hay of Career Connect.

 

  • September 2019 – Students met with Alex Hay and Nicola Sloan, qualified Career Connect advisors on a 1-2-1 basis.
  • October 2019 – Students met with Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.
  • November 2019 – Students met with Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.
  • January 2020 – Students met with Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.
  • February 2020  – Students met with Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.
  • March 2019 to July 2019 – Sadly, COVID-19 disrupted our planned events during this period.

 

Our students found the meetings to be really useful and came away more aware about opportunities and pathways they should follow in order to help them to achieve their plans. As a school, the information gained from these meetings was then shared with staff to help inform lesson planning and provide teachers with discussion topics that were both interesting and relevant to the future career choices of many of their students.