Meadow Park School endeavours to prepare students for the future.
Future employees are going to have to be innovative in their approach to solving problems, they will have to be people that can take the initiative, who can cope with uncertainty and change. They are going to have to be able to communicate well and work well in teams. They will have to be flexible and prepared to reinvent themselves to continue to be employed. Therefore, we have a planned programme of activities to enable students to gain the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and attributes required to make informed choices about their 14 -19 pathways and to enable them to manage their careers and sustain employment through-out their lives.
Careers Education is at the heart of our curriculum with our competences and skills strongly related to those the National Careers and Enterprise Service state employers are looking for. Careers Education is also delivered through PSHE, tutor times and assemblies.
We monitor the quality of the careers education by completing a review of the GATSBY benchmarks on a termly basis. This gives us areas of strength and weaknesses. One of the key measures we use is the number of students leaving who are no longer in the education system and who are not working or being trained for work. The Gatsby Benchmark is a framework to ensure that are providing the best careers education possible.
Our Careers Programme information is reviewed annually.
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As part of our commitment to our careers programme, which is delivered through tutor times and assemblies, students are encouraged to have high aspirations by exploring future pathways and developing the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. We encourage all students to use the www.u-explore.co.uk website and START to explore different careers and to track any actions they need to take to help them to pursue careers they are interested in. Students have been emailed their START logins and Passwords.
The programme is designed to support students with the key decisions they need to make at each stage of their school journey to ensure they are developing the skills and attributes needed to be successful employees in the future.
We also offer a wide range of opportunities for students to interact with employees from a range of companies and encourage guest speakers to come and tell our students about their chosen careers. We have strong links with the University of Warwick and regularly run visits to both universities and workplaces for our students.
Talks: All students, from year 7 to year 11, will have the opportunity to attend talks and presentations by speakers representing a wide range of professions and sectors throughout the school year. These are given by representatives from companies and aim to inform on the work, opportunities, training, and routes into a variety of careers.
Workshops: Representatives from the world of enterprise and business come in and run workshops on interview skills, CV writing, application letter writing and the hiring process in general.
Mrs Evans is our Careers Advisor. She provides Impartial Careers Information, Advice and Guidance to our students through one-to-one interviews and being available at our Options Evenings for consultation regarding subject choices and career aspirations.
Mrs Evans meets all our Year 11 students for at least one individual careers interview during the year to help them consolidate their career ideas and she also offers support to students applying for college courses and apprenticeships.
Mrs Evans can be contacted via email at email@example.com
To review our CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) policy, please visit our policies page.
This statement sets out Meadow Park School’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education of training offer. This complies with Meadow Park School’s legal obligation under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All pupils in years 8-11 are entitled:
to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Management of Provider Access Requests Procedure
A provider wishing to request access should contact the main school reception via email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘FAO Careers Lead’.
Opportunities for Access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers including:
The annual Careers, Further and Higher Education Fair for years 10-13. The date of this is published at least a term in advance on the school website.
As part of the assembly programme for years 8-13.
Please contact the Careers Lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
Premises and facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms, or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Lead for inclusion in our Careers Library, which is managed by the school librarian. The Careers Library is available to all students at lunch and break times.
Writing a CV for advertised job vacancies and potential employers. [PDF]
How to Complete an Application Form [PDF]
Careers – upcoming online Events and Virtual Open Days