Careers

Introduction

Giles Academy is committed to providing our students with a programme of Career Education Guidance (CEG) for all students in years 7 – 13, supporting opportunities to progress into Sixth Form, FE Colleges, Universities. Training and employment.

We measure our progress against the National standards for all schools,  In 2018 Giles Academy was awarded the Career Mark, the quality standard in career education. This will be reviewed in December 2020.  

https://complete-careers.com/career-mark/

We are pleased to announce that 100% of our school leavers progress to another pathway, therefore we have 0% NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Head of Giles Futures, Mr Davison has a fulltime role to support our students, he has the required Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development.

To support the statutory requirements of a career framework from Year 7 to Year 13 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 to drop in for advice and guidance.  This role will be supporting Head 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 Universities, 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 Futures club is available for students and parents/guardians every Thursday evening 3.30-4-45pm.

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 Year 12-13.

Parents can also log into the KUDOS programme on request of a password.

Contact Details

Mr S.Davison, Head of Giles Futures
stdavison@gilesacademy.co.uk
01205 870693 (int:161)

Our Careers Entitlement

All students will have access to

  • Our Career Framework
  • Career Guidance
  • Career Information
  • Career Planning
  • Career Education through the curriculum

Year 7

  • Introduction to careers and career pathways assembly
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4
  • Worksheets for PLC folder
  • Real game, career cartoon support site
  • Drop in, student and parent
  • Develop a PLC folder
  • Tutorials
  • Introduction to curriculum pathways

Year 8

  • Raising aspirations/options assembly
  • Self awareness-skills worksheets for PLC folders
  • Online careers sessions, tutor led
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4
  • Giles Academy website career support links
  • Drop in, student and parent
  • BBC bitesize podcasts
  • Curriculum pathways/options
  • Employer engagement

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 visit, Lincoln Universities
  • Futures week, tutor led, Term 4
  • PLC career handouts
  • Online careers information sessions
  • Careers evening parents
  • Drop in, student and parent
  • Employer engagement
  • FE engagement

Partnership/Project
LincHigher workshops/support

https://linchigher.co.uk/

Year 10

  • Employability skills workshop
  • Futures Week, tutor led, Term 4
  • 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 30-4.45
  • Parents evening
  • Employer engagement
  • FE engagement

Partnership/Project
LincHigher workshops/support

https://linchigher.co.uk/

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/pathway assemblies
  • Apprenticeship/FE assemblies
  • University and Student finance talks
  • Futures Club, student and parent, Thursday eve
  • EAL group sessions
  • Mock interviews, RAF and local businesses
  • Employer invite talk, assembly
  • KS5 pathways support
  • Futures club, student and parent, Thursday evening 30-4.45
  • Destination data sharing
  • Labour Market Information sharing
  • Parents evening
  • Employer engagement
  • FE engagement

Partnership/Project
LincHigher workshops/support

https://linchigher.co.uk/

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.

NACRO

Level 1,2,3 courses and apprenticeships progression support.

Boston College

Workshops

Sixth Form

Pathway for students without required grades, bespoke three year.
  • University visits and subject tasters days
  • UCAS convention trip
  • 4 day week, 1 day work
  • 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
  • Work Experience Block and daily
  • Work skills, employability qualification for all
  • Employer invite talk, assembly
  • Destination data
  • Parents evening

Partnership/Project
LincHigher workshops/support

https://linchigher.co.uk/

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

Universities and Stage schools

Boston College, Advanced Apprenticeship partnership at Level 3

Skegness College, Advanced Apprenticeship programme at L3

Careers Magazines

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

https://www.ucas.com/

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

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

All About School Leavers:

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

Resources – Lincs Outreach Network

Careers in the Armed Forces:

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

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

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Resources in Teaching and Learning:

https://university.which.co.uk/advice/advice-for-parents/parents-what-you-need-to-know-about-student-finance

https://www.which.co.uk/money/podcast