St Anne’s recognises that all young people need a planned programme of activities to enable them to make appropriate choices for the next stages in their education and to help them choose careers likely to lead to future economic well-being and personal fulfilment and happiness. Schools are legally required to secure independent careers advice for all year 8-13 pupils and St Anne’s is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education for all pupils in years 7 to 13.
All pupils are entitled to CIAG that meets professional standards of practice and is person centred, impartial and confidential and this is integrated into the pupils’ experience of the whole curriculum. CIAG is designed to meet the current needs of all our pupils and encourages positive self-esteem, individual responsibility for their own careers and an awareness that lifelong learning is the key to career development. In our rapidly changing world, it is vital that our pupils develop the capability to become career entrepreneurs.
As a school we aim to make sure that every student has the opportunity to access information, advice and guidance that is suited to their personal needs and requirements. All staff contribute to this through their roles as tutors and subject teachers. However specialist activities are provided by external agencies such as the Independent Careers Advisor, Southampton University Outreach Team and other Universities, EBP South (Education business partnership) and selected providers as appropriate. Whenever possible past students and members of the local education and business communities are invited into school to share their first-hand experience of training routes and work contexts with our students.
A careers programme is incorporated into the PSHE programme for each year group and supported by extended learning sessions as well as organised visits to relevant institutions. The careers department also provide specialist careers and personal development advice and at least one personal guidance interview is offered to each student while they are in St. Anne’s, however many students will have several interviews in accordance with their needs.
Along with all the career related opportunities available, all students in Year 10 participate in two weeks of work experience. Whilst all pupils are encouraged to find their own placements, assistance is provided when required to make it a rewarding and beneficial experience.
St Anne’s are always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in our Careers Education programme or would be able to provide work experience for our students.
http:ebpsouth.work-experience.co.uk/login - EBP South Website: (username and password as allocated in school)
FIND YOUR CAREER - Find Your Career is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training
http://access-southampton.co.uk/ - Access Southampton provides essential information to help young people make important decisions about their future.
http://www.startprofile.com – U Explore is a new and free service to schools. Every journey has a beginning and this website has been developed to help students to find their path to jobs, courses and providers
www.plotr.co.uk includes a careers game that suggests careers that may be of interest also offering options when exploring different areas of work.
http://sacu-student.com/?page id=2779 the Explore Tools and Spartan Test are particularly useful
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – Main website for the National Careers Service, there are links to job profiles, CV writing and other careers information.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk – The main National Apprenticeship website - students can register and apply for apprenticeship vacancies in their chosen occupation
https://www.prospects.ac.uk a web-site to help match skills and personalities to over 400 job profiles.
www.16personalities.com/ helps to explore your personality type, is completely free and gives an informative and detailed profile. Can also help when writing personal statements and CV’s.
http://www.youthnetsouthampton.org.uk/cv_creator/index.php – This is a local website with a really good CV creator and job information including a fortnightly jobs bulletin for young people.
www.careersbox.co.uk – Parents’ Club, free work related film content covering hundreds of different employment and training opportunities
Interested in university:
www.ucas.com Universities and Colleges Admissions Service: Information for those who would like to go to university, everything you need to know including how and when to apply.
https://unistats.direct.gov.uk the official website for comparing UK higher education course data.
www.opendays.com/ It’s never too early to start looking at universities. This website also has a great open day calendar.
Where could you’re A-level choices take you? This web-site offers suggestions as to what different A-levels can lead to.
Alternatives to university:
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Information for those who would prefer an apprenticeship, distance learning or employment with training, rather than university when they leave college.
www.access-southampton.co.uk - Website set up and supported by Southampton City Council to help with further learning and apprenticeships in and around Southampton. There is also a section offering information and advice to parents.
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk Information about apprenticeships which includes a vacancy database. To explore what is currently available scroll down and click on Find and apply for apprenticeships, then click on Search to find an apprenticeship service. A post code will be needed and distance from home set to enable an appropriate search. Click on each advert to see the details, all the vacancies are real and often change on a daily basis.
www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk/ Includes information on your general options, click on My Options or other relevant criteria.