Careers Programme

Co-op Academy Failsworth CEIAG Provision

  

The Careers team across the academy includes:

 

Careers Leader: Miss R Brodrick – Assistant Headteacher – rbrodrick@failsworth.coop

Miss C Littlehales – Head of Citizenship- clittlehales@failsworth.coop

Mr H Larkin – Careers Advisor – hugh.larkin@positivesteps.org.uk

Mrs J Farnworth – Attendance – jfarnworth@failsworth.coop

Mrs D Hirst – Pastoral Mentor – dhirst@failsworth.coop

Mrs A Beresford – Head of Year 11 aberesford@failsworth.coop

Mrs L Gordon – Head of Year 10 lgordon@failsworth.coop

Mrs J Cleary – Head of Year 9 jcleary@failsworth.coop

Mr D Lowe – Head of Year 8 dlowe@failsworth.coop

Mrs N Conroy – Head of Year 7 nconroy@failsworth.coop

 

Positive Steps – Personalised information and Guidance

Hugh provides impartial careers advice focused upon each individual students needs by offering every Year 8 -11 student a one to one personalised interview. We encourage parents to be part of their student’s choices and parents are welcome to attend the one to one interviews or to contact Hugh through the school. Hugh is also available for support and advice at year 8 – 13 Parents Evenings.  During school holidays Hugh is available at the Centre, Union Street Oldham

Tel: 0161 621 9363

Email: Hugh.larkin@positive-steps.org.uk

 

Co-op Academy Failsworth CEIAG Provision

At Co-op Academy Failsworth we aim to guide and inspire students as they plan for the next stage in their lives by:

  • Providing opportunities for students to develop career management and employability skills
  • Working with Parents/Carers to ensure they are informed of the opportunities and options available to their children
  • Equipping students with knowledge, skills and attributes to make informed decisions through a relevant and up to date Careers Programme
  • Supporting students with personalised information, advice and guidance about Careers and the world of work
  • Inspiring students to consider ambitious options to achieve their full potential
  • Building strong links with Employers and other training providers
  • Facilitating opportunities to experience the world of w

 

Careers Programme Overview

Year 7 ·       Subject Careers lessons (Full review of KS3 Curriculum (summer 18) Development of employer engagement for co delivery in the curriculum.

·       Learn to Earn (Young Enterprise)

·       Pupil profiling – focus groups identify potential careers pathways.  Links made with employers to build networking opportunities/ referrals to subject specific or Futures Hub events

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

·       Use of alumni to give up to date labour market information

Year 8 ·       Subject Careers lessons (Full review of KS3 Curriculum (summer 18) Development of employer engagement for co delivery in the curriculum.

·       Y8 Options / Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Subject visits.  Go4Set G2G Industry Visit, TEEN TECH

·       Subject Careers lessons – Career Action Plan

·       Positive Steps (Y8 Assembly)

·       Positive Steps Interviews (EHCP and LAC pupils)

·       World of World Day (Future First) – Failsworth Alumni

·       Learn to Earn Day (Young Enterprise)

·       Pupil profiling – focus groups identify potential careers pathways.  Links made with employers to build networking opportunities/ referrals to subject specific or Futures Hub events

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

 

Year 9 ·       Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Skills Show, Event City – Expert advice about a wide range of skills, careers, apprenticeships, education, training & raising aspirations.

·       Positive Steps (Focus on Y9 Spring Term – guidance on post-16, attending Citizenship lessons, thinking about choices / pathways, starting application process.

·       Subject led links to co-delivery with employers within the curriculum

·       Learn 2 Earn –(Young Enterprise)

·       Careers Speed Dating

·       Financial awareness – Natwest and Barclays life skills

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

·       Meet Your Future – networking opportunities to meet local/national employers

 

Year 10 ·       Citizenship curriculum lessons

·       Subject led links to co-delivery with employers within the curriculum

·       College Taster Days (Oldham college, The Manchester College, Oldham 6thForm College, Loreto 6th Form College, Xaverian College, Connell Co-op College)

·       Mock college applications

·       Positive Steps (Focus on Y10 Spring Term / Summer Term – guidance on post-16, attending Citizenship lessons, thinking about choices / pathways, starting application process.  LA funding – targeted cohorts SEND, LAC, young carers, youth justice).

·       Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Skills Show, NEC – Expert advice about a wide range of skills, careers, apprenticeships, education, training & raising aspirations.  Subject visits – Big Engineering Day, Lancaster University Law.

·       Careers Fair

·       Manchester Choices / Skills Show, World Skills UK

·       Learn 2 Earn (Young Enterprise)

·       Mock Interviews for all pupils

·       Work experience opportunities with the Co-op at Angel Square

·       Apprenticeship show

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

·       Links with Russell Group Universities –

·       Links with local universities

 

Year 11 ·       Citizenship curriculum (personal statements, CV, applications, interview skills)

·       College References

·       College / Apprenticeship Applications (Positive Steps runs in tandem with Citizenship lessons)

·       OSFC College Interviews

·       Subject led links to co-delivery with employers within the curriculum

·       Positive Steps (Focus on Y11 Autumn Term / Spring Term.

·       RAISE Program

·       Careers & Enterprise Fund Bid – Positive Transition Programme

·       Parents Evening – Colleges present

·       Educational Visits – Subject visits.

·       Careers Fair

·       Y11 Student Voice – Positive Steps / Citizenship lessons

·       Employability Masterclass (Young Enterprise)

·       Apprenticeship show

·       Links with GM Higher and GM Careers Hub

·       Links with Russell Group Universities –

·       Links with local universities (University of Manchester)

 

 

Measuring Impact

Impact of both curricular and extra-curricular opportunities will be tracked and monitored by the senior leadership team periodically. As an academy, we are working towards the Gatsby Benchmark framework.  This data is collected three times a year in collaboration with the Careers and Enterprise Company.  In addition, termly meetings with our link governor, Mr Mike Greenacre review the impact of the careers programme

Pupil Entitlement
All pupils in Years 8-11 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 appropriate transition points.
    • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies 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, in the first instance, contact:

Miss Rachael Brodrick
Assistant Headteacher

Telephone: 0161 688 3900
Email:  rbrodrick@failsworth.coop

Opportunities for Access

A number of events, delivered as part of the school’s careers and progression programme will offer providers (parents, training providers, colleges, employers) an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

Please speak to the Miss Brodrick to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Access to pupils and/or their parents/carers will be granted at the school’s discretion, taking into account both the school’s legal obligations and the best interests of the pupils.

Access will be granted on the understanding that the information and guidance offered by providers is related to technical courses, apprenticeship opportunities or other aspects of CEIAG as agreed, in advance, by the Assistant Headteacher (CEIAG).
Providers and/or their representatives will be expected to meet the school’s safeguarding requirements.

 

Premises and Facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and pupils, as appropriate to the activity.

The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations.

This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Assistant Headteacher (CEIAG) or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to request that a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature be added to Careers section of the Futures Hub.  This resource is available to all pupils at lunch and break times.

Date of next review: September 2019