Careers

Careers

Introduction

Giles Academy is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in years 7 – 13, supporting opportunities to progress into Sixth form, FE Colleges, Universities and employment.

Giles Academy has appointed a Head of Giles Futures, Mr Davison.

This is to support the statutory requirements of a career framework from Year 7 to Y13 and progression.

The Head of Giles Futures will be the link for all students who can make appointments through tutor groups and will be based in the Library for drop in advice and guidance. This new role will be supporting Heads of Years and tutors with updated resources regarding careers and future pathways to use in PLC/EPLC.

Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.

Already we have made partners with Universities, Boston College, First College, training providers and employers who will support us throughout the year. We are offering students different pathways in sixth form as we widen the curriculum, including advanced apprenticeship progression after Year 13.

A new Futures club is available for students and parents/guardians every Thursday evening 3-40 to 5pm.

Lower school, Year 7 and Year 8 will be involved with competitions that support career choices and aspirations.

Year 9 and Year 10 will start making informed choices, building on their option choices, using tutor support and the KUDOS programme together with career interviews. This builds the base for career one to one mentoring in Years 11, 12 and 13. Work Related Learning in the form of work experience/work skills qualification takes place in Years 12-13.

Contact Details

Mr S. Davison, Head of Giles Futures
stdavison@gilesacademy.co.uk  

Your Careers Entitlement

Year 7
  • Introduction to careers and career pathways assembly
  • Worksheets for PLC folder
  • Real game, career cartoon support site
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4, assemblies, theme running through all subjects
  • Drop in, student and parent
  • Develop a PLC folder
  • Introduction to employability skills
  • Sixth form mentor/ambassador for tutor group
  • Support by Y7 for new Y6

Partnership/Project

Year 8
  • Raising aspirations/options assembly
  • Self awareness-skills worksheets for PLC folders
  • Online careers sessions, tutor led
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4, assemblies, theme running through all subjects
  • Real game, career support site
  • Drop in, student and parent
  • Y8 continued support for NEW Y7
  • Sixth form mentor for option support/advise
  • World of Work introduction
  • Self-development guidance

Partnership/Project

Step into the NHS National competition Sept to July. Our biggest employer in Lincolnshire highlighting the 350 career roles. Great on-line site with team participation.

Year 9
  • Careers Guidance interviews, tutor led
  • Higher Education visits, Lincoln
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4 assemblies, theme running through all subjects
  • PLC career handouts
  • Online careers information sessions
  • Careers evening parents
  • Drop in, student and parent
  • Employers engagement
  • Kudos guidance
  • Options reflection
  • Understanding LMI data
  • Tutor group enterprise competition (local produce)
  • Introduction to Post 16 options

Partnership/Project

Step into the NHS  Lincolnshire

Hefce (host BG)

National collaborative outreach programme, 26 consortia England, HUB Giles Academy?
A 2 year funded programme for Schools, Colleges and Universities to work together. Targeting the ward of Boston. Skegness and East coast.

Year 10
  • Employability skills workshop
  • Futures Week, tutor led, Term 4, assemblies, theme running through all subjects.
  • Kudos-impartial guidance online self-diagnosis programme
  • HE information and taster days
  • Post 16 options sessions
  • Careers Guidance interviews
  • Futures club, student and parent, Thursday evening 4-5.30pm
  • Parents evening
  • Personal statement
  • Tutor group enterprise competition (local business)

Partnership/Project

Project Lumen EBP  local Hub,

29 schools with 2700 students and 400 businesses STEM programme for 30 Pupil premium students, 5 teachers and 2 governor CPD across 5 Boston schools.

First steps to study,

Bishop Grosseteste partnership, 2 phase programme with visits to University for hard to reach students providing pathways to HE

hefce

National collaborative outreach programme, 26 consortia England, HUB Giles Academy?
A 2 year funded programme for Schools, colleges and Universities to work together.

Project Ask Assembly from National Apprenticeship Service

Year 11
  • Post 16 options sessions, drop in and EPLC, Invite cards
  • Kudos progression plus parent login
  • Careers Guidance interviews, tutor led
  • CV and application support
  • HE information assemblies
  • Apprenticeship assemblies
  • University and Student finance talks
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4, assemblies, theme running through all subject areas
  • Futures Club, student and parent, Thursday evening
  • EAL group sessions
  • Mock interviews, RAF and local businesses
  • Employer invite talk, assembly
  • Post 16 pathways support
  • Destination data
  • Parents evening
  • Part time work support

Partnership/Project

First steps to study,

Bishop Grosseteste partnership

hefce

National collaborative outreach programme, 26 consortia England, HUB Giles Academy?
A 2 year funded programme for Schools, Colleges and Universities to work together

CEPN Community Education Provider Network

45 x 1 week work experience placements, Boston for IT, Business and Health curriculum areas.

FE Support

NACRO/local colleges

Level 1-2 courses and apprenticeships progression support.

 

 

 

Sixth Form

Pathway for students without required grades, bespoke three year.

  • University visits and subject tasters days
  • UCAS convention trip
  • HE and UCAS talks
  • Student Finance talks
  • Futures club
  • 1:1 plan
  • Gap year and volunteering abroad talks
  • Twice weekly UCAS workshops
  • One to one UCAS application and personal statement support
  • One to one targeted apprenticeship and labour market intervention
  • CV and application letter support
  • Careers Guidance Interviews with qualified careers advisers–in house and independent
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4, assemblies, theme running through all subjects
  • Work Experience/part time work support
  • Work skills, employability qualification for all
  • Employer invite talk, assembly
  • Destination data
  • Parents evening
  • Buddy support for Y7 and Y8

Partnership/Project

Next steps to study

Bishop Grosseteste partnership

hefce

National collaborative outreach programme, 26 consortia England, HUB Giles Academy?
A 2 year funded programme for Schools, Colleges and Universities to work together

Post 18
Boston College, Advanced Apprenticeship partnership at Level 3

First College, Advanced Apprenticeship programme at Level 3

Careers Magazines

Click on the image below to read the national edition of CareersWorld and the east midlands regional edition. Both can also be read in hard copy format in the school Careers Library.

Moving On is devoted to helping young people make the right choices for their future – education, qualifications and careers.  Moving On really wants to motivate you! Articles cover a range of topics to inspire and give ideas. Hard copies are always available in the Careers Library, or you can read the latest issue online by clicking on the image below.

Useful Career Websites

For a regularly updated list of training programmes for school leavers and companies offering apprenticeships:

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Success at School – lots of great news, help and advice:

The National Careers Service is the government’s offical site providing careers advice and guidance for people of all ages:

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Plotr….play the game to explore careers personalised for you:

Your Career Guide….helping you decide:

Your Career Guide - United Kingdom

For info on careers in the army (and there are loads of opportunities going far beyond soldier and officer roles, and they will often pay for you to study and learn):

For info on careers in creative industries e.g. acting, media, film, computer games, publishing, TV and radio:

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For some advanced info on graduate careers (after uni):

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