As a Key Stage 3 PRU, we provide our students 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 by Mr Alexander Hay from Career Connect.
  • 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

 

Our Careers Programme 2018-19

Autumn Term Students receive 1-2-1 CEIAG from a qualified Career Connect advisor, used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available. The school has themed weeks showcasing a range of jobs and developing student awareness of employment skills, professional appearance and needed and the changing labour market.Weekly assemblies identify employment skills, team working and promote good citizenship.
Sprint Term Students receive 1-2-1 CEIAG from a qualified Career Connect advisor, used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available.
Summer Term Students receive 1-2-1 CEIAG from a qualified Career Connect advisor, 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:

Student voice – Feedback from students about the CEIAG we offer.

Student awareness – Comments made during the school day which allow students to demonstrate their awareness of CEIAG,

Student work – Evidence in student work that demonstrates their understanding of skills needed to be successful in employment.

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

 

Review: Our Careers Programme and offering is reviewed annually, at the start of the academic year.

Review of CEIAG offering (2018-19 academic Year)

 

Working in conjunction with CareerConnect

 

March 2019 –Students at our Fazakerley site met with Alex Hay and Nicola Sloan, qualified Career Connect advisors on a 1-2-1 basis.

May 2019 – Students at our Netherley site met with Mr Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.

May 2019 – Students at our Fazakerley site met with Lisa Kirkham, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.

July 2019 – Students at our Fazakerley site met with Barry Thomas, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.

 

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.