What is the Careers Programme ?
The Careers and Enterprise Company defines a ‘Careers Programme' as the provision of opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of work and to develop skills for employability through direct experiences of work.
Why is it necessary?
With an ever-changing labour market, it can be largely overwhelming for young people to know what is required of them to reach their career goals. Careers Programme learning ensures that all students have encounters with employers and employees in order to make informed decisions and find out about the various industries and job roles available. In addition, work-related learning ensures all young people have information on the range of pathways beyond Year 11 and Year 13 in order to open up their choices and challenge misconceived stereotypes which esteem to some paths over others. It is important all students are provided with objective up-to-date labour market information in order to build successful career
What does a Careers Programme look like in practice?
How is the Careers Programme implemented at Bishop Thomas Grant School?
- Partnership with the Lambeth Careers Cluster
- 26 week project with Repowering London
- 26 week project with The Army
- Lambeth Council Take Over Challenge
- British Airways work experience
- BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra studio tour visit and 1Xtra Inspire ME Tour Assembly
- Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial competition
- Step into the NHS competition
- 10-month work experience and mentorship in partnership with EY Foundation Smart Futures Programme
- The Brokerage work experience placements
- Assemblies led by employers and employees
- Library Assistant positions for students
- School council roles
- Head Girl and Head Boy positions
- Work placements as part of BTEC course requirements
- Sixth Form enrichment
Monitoring and recording student’s core career management skills
Bishop Thomas Grant School employs the use of online software to track pupils’ career aspirations, achievements and skills which allows staff to monitor their progress during PSHE sessions and registration periods. If you would like more information on how best to support your child’s achievements and progress, please contact Mr McCarthy in the Careers Department on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 02088359235
Application for Provider Access
Application for Provider Access
This document sets out the 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 or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All pupils in years 7-13 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
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Anthony McCarthy.
Opportunities for Access
The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and an overview of this programme can be seen in the School’s Careers Charter which can be seen on the school website.
Please speak to our Careers Advisor to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Advisor or a member of their team.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Advisor so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library.
Information on how these platforms are used and which year groups are targeted can be found in the 2021-2022 Careers Programme below.
Useful links for students and parents
Upcoming Careers Fairs and Events