Careers guidance and inspiration at Tibshelf Community School

 
We believe every child should leave Tibshelf Community School prepared for life in modern Britain. This means ensuring secure academic progress and developing in every young person the values, skills and behaviours they need to get on in life. All our students receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment. Our high quality, independent careers guidance is also crucial in helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work.
 
Providing a quality careers services will ensure that young people can select educational routes that are suitable for them. This will help young people to develop skills employers want to match the needs of our economy. We will secure independent careers guidance for all year 7-11 pupils, which is intended to inspire and motivate them to fulfil their potential.
 
The school will help every pupil develop high aspirations looking at a range of careers, inspiring every pupil through more real-life contacts with further/higher education and the world of work which can help them understand where different choices can take them in the future.
 
Our strategy is to:
• Provide access to a range of activities that inspire young people, including employer talks, careers fairs, motivational speakers, colleges and university visits.
• Build strong links with employers who can help to boost young people’s attitudes and employability skills, inform pupils about the range of roles and opportunities available and help them understand how to make this a reality.
• Offer high quality work experience that properly reflects individuals’ studies and strengths, and supports the academic curriculum.
• Widen access to advice on options available post-16, for example, apprenticeships and vocational routes alongside the more traditional A levels and university route.
• Provide face-to-face advice and guidance to build confidence and motivation.
• Work with local authorities to identify vulnerable young people, including those with special educational needs and those at risk of not participating post-16, and the services that are available to support them.
• Provide information to students about the financial support that may be available to help them stay in education post-16. 
 

 

Baker Clause Policy Statement

 

As part of our commitment to informing Tibshelf Community School students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational education providers to speak to our students.

 

Tibshelf Community School proactively seek to build on close working relationships with providers to speak with students which may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 choices. In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the School’s Careers Lead Gary Wallis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a minimum of 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to the School, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.

 

For questions on this or information about Careers Information, Guidance and Employability please contact Gary Wallis.

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