Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Our careers programme includes careers education sessions for years 7- 13 as part of the tutor programme and assemblies. These sessions include career guidance activities, information and research activities. This also enables students to develop individual career planning.

Other sessions include making life choices, interview techniques and writing a CV. Other focused events are Careers Fair, Mock Interviews and University/ HE / Alternative post-16/18 educational visits. In addition to these programmed events, year 11 students will receive a 1:1 careers interview and Yr12 participate in work experience.

The schools library site - Information Hub - also regularly posts up to date information regarding careers, which is accessible to all students and staff to support careers education. There is also a designated Careers Office for interviews and specialist advice.

The careers curriculum is also supported by our partnership work with University
of East Anglia (UEA) , Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO), Oxford and Cambridge University and Higher Aspirations Scheme (HAS) Higher Education Champions. This work is delivered at subject level and by year group to include trips, visits, guest speakers and specialist workshops.

Careers Curriculum Overview: 2020-2021
 
Year group Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7

Assembly - Planning for the Future

How Can I succeed at Secondary School? UEA Outreach

Tutor Careers
Programme Implemented
March-April

What could my future
look like? - UEA Outreach 

RAF STEM Day-
Camouflaged Learning

Employer Guest
Speaker

Next Steps

Year 8

Assembly - Planning for the
Future

What could my future look like? UEA Outreach

Tutor Careers Programme
Implemented Jan-Feb

Careers Fair

RAF STEM Day -
Camouflaged Learning

Employer Guest
Speaker

Next Steps

Year 9

Assembly - Planning for the Future

Tutor Careers Programme
Implemented November-January

NEACO Survey

Careers Fair Yr9 Options Support

Yr9 Options Evening

Where my GCSE’s could take me UEA
Outreach

Apprenticeships - The Lowdown - UEA
Outreach

Employer Guest Speaker

Next Steps - Preparing for KS4 - Transition

Year 10

Assembly - Planning for the Future

NEACO Survey

Careers Festival at Norfolk Showground

What is next for my young person? How
much does it cost to go to University? UEA
Outreach

Apprenticeships - The Lowdown - UEA
Outreach

Tutor Careers Programme - On Your Marks - Implemented April - May

Employer Guest Speaker

Apprenticeship Awareness (ASK)

Help You Choose Workshop - Careers Advisor

Work Experience - Opportunity 

Year 11

Assembly - Planning for the Future

Careers Tutor Programme - Implemented
September - November

Help You Choose Registration/ Workshops

Norfolk’s Post 16 Careers Fair 

Post 16 Application Prep, 1-1 Guidance
Interviews, Post 16 Open Evening, Post 18
Information Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening

NEACO Survey

What is next for my young person? How much does it cost to go to University? UEA Outreach

Apprenticeships The Lowdown - UEA Outreach

Apprenticeship Awareness (ASK)

Apprenticeships The Lowdown - UEA Outreach 

Leavers Guidance Support
Year 12

Target-Setting/Aspiration Survey

HE Network Survey

Post 18 Information Evening

TA6 Sessions - HE Champion/UEA
Outreach/Guest speakers/Apprenticeships

1-1 Mentoring HE Champion

Norfolk Scholars

Mentoring

Careers - Exploration Course - Tutor Programme
Implement November

NEACO Survey

Careers Exploration - Tutor Programme

1-1 Mentoring - HE Champion (NEACO)

1-1 Mentoring - Apprenticeship Champion (NEACO)

TA6 Sessions - HE Champion/UEA Outreach/Guest
speakers

Why do people go to University? (UEA
Outreach) 

Which Higher Education course is right for me? (UEA
Outreach)

Norfolk Scholars Mentoring - 1-1/group sessions

Apprenticeships Awareness (UEA)

Mock Interview Workshop (ASK)

Apprenticeship registration/Applicati on workshop (ASK)

1-1 Mentoring HE Champion

Work Experience

TA6 Sessions - HE
Champion/UEA Outreach/Guest speakers

What makes a great personal statement?

UEA Outreach - How does UCAS
work?

Norfolk Scholars Mentoring

UCAS Fair

Apprenticeships Fair

Tutor Programme - UCAS/Personal Statements

Year 13

Target-Setting

Post 18 Information Evening

1-1 Mentoring with HE Champion (NEACO)

Norfolk Scholars - Mentoring

UCAS Registration/Applications

Personal Statements Guidance

Apprenticeships - Applications

Mock Interviews/ Workshops

NEACO Survey

Careers Exploration - What makes a great CV - Tutor Programme

Student Finance

1-1 Mentoring HE Champion (NEACO)

How does student finance work? (UEA Outreach)

Norfolk Scholars Mentoring (VP)

Apprenticeship registration/Application workshop (ASK)

Leavers Guidance Support

Norfolk Scholars leavers support

The Tutor Programme at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 delivers 6x15 minute sessions per year group, timed to coincide with key transition points such as Year 9 options evening and post-16 applications.At Key Stage 5 focuses on post-18 destinations and opportunities throughout the academic year.

The TTA Library Information Hub is a key resource to support future progression - covering resources, news, events linked with careers and targeted at each relevant year group.

Please note - this curriculum is the core offer. The programme is subject to change throughout the year in response to opportunities provided by our outreach partnerships and external agencies. Subject level provision is not included in this programme, however it is recorded through Compass Tracker.

For more information, please contact email Career Leads or phone the office at 01842 754875

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