Welcome to our Careers Education

Welcome to our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) website

Careers education and guidance helps students gain the knowledge and skills needed for their future career choices and gives them the information they will need to get there.

Barr’s Hill is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

The careers education programme at Barr’s Hill enables students to develop their personal insight, careers knowledge, career planning and management skills. It also offers information and advice that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial.

The aim of the website is that parents and students can gain the information they will need to enable students to make informed choices about their future learning and career pathways.

To contact our Careers and Pathways Officer, please email Ms Matthews matthews.d1@barrshill.coventry.sch.uk

Barr’s Hill School Careers Curriculum 2019-2020

Year Group Area of Focus Outcome Statement Universal Offer Targeted Offer
7 Aspiration – Higher Education Students understand the benefits of Higher Education and regard it as a potential future destination of choice.

–       PRIDE values and learning habits promoted by all

–       Start – Online Careers Tool

–       Off-site visit to top 10 university

–       Careers lesson during national Careers Week

–       Annual Careers and Pathways Fair

–       IntoUniversity – Secondary Focus

 

–       OPUS – Employer Engagement for SEND Students

 

–       Business Class visits, talks, enterprise challenges and mentoring provided by JLR and BitC

 

–       Subject specific employer visits

 

–       Subject specific visits to universities and conferences

 

–       University Summer Schools (Years 10 and 12)

 

–       University masterclasses (Year 12)

8 Aspiration – Industry Students understand how their school subjects, hobbies and interests link to various industries and begin to value the benefits a good career can bring.

–       PRIDE values and learning habits promoted by all

–       All staff promote PRIDE values and learning habits

–       Start – Online Careers Tool

–       Off-site visit to local employer linked to industry of interest

–       Careers lesson during national Careers Week

–       Annual Careers and Pathways Fair

9 Choices and post-16 pathways  Students select a curriculum that is reflective of their abilities and aligns with their Higher Education or career aspirations.

–       PRIDE values and learning habits promoted by all

–       Start – Online Careers Tool

–       Labour Market Information (LMI) – Extended Assembly

–       Careers and Pathways talk at KS4 option information evening for students and parents

–       Careers lesson during national Careers Week

–       Annual Careers and Pathways Fair

10

Competitive Edge

 

 

 

 

 

Choices and post-18 pathways

Students are prepared for the process of applying for their post-16 pathway and understand what skills, personal qualities and values employers’ desire.

 

Students select a curriculum that is reflective of their abilities and aligns with their Higher Education or career aspirations.

–       PRIDE values and learning habits promoted by all

–       Start – Online Careers Tool

–       1-2-1 guidance conversations with trained careers advisor

–       PRIDE speech themed around aspiration

–       Meet the Professionals day

–       Careers lesson during national Careers Week

–       Annual Careers and Pathways Fair

11

–       PRIDE values and learning habits promoted by all

–       Start – Online Careers Tool

–       CV writing workshops followed by 1-2-1 interviews and feedback from employer

–       Post-18 pathways talk delivered at Post 16 Select option information evening for students and parents

–       Careers lesson during national Careers Week

–       Annual Careers and Pathways Fair

–       Results day support and guidance conversations

Post 16 Positive destinations and planning for future success Students develop the skills and confidence to make realistic and informed decisions about their futures and are equipped to manage the transition into higher education, training or employment.

–       PRIDE values and learning habits promoted by all

–       Start – Online Careers Tool

–       Oscar – Online University Application support tool

–       Structured careers assemblies

–       Visit to What Career Live? Convention at the NEC

–       CV writing workshops with feedback from employer

–       1 x university taster session per subject

–       Compulsory work experience placement

–       Annual Careers and Pathways Fair

–       Results day support and guidance conversations

What is an Investor in Careers?

Barr’s Hill was awarded Investor in Careers Award status in April 2011 and three years later in 2014. A reassessment has once more taken place and Barr’s Hill has achieved the award for a further three years starting from April 2017.

This really is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work and is definitely something that we are very proud of.

The award must demonstrate that the school has an outstanding programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

Investor in Careers is a nationally recognised quality standard for the management of CEIAG in schools and colleges.

Successful schools have to meet challenging standards including demonstrating commitment to CEIAG and Investor in Careers, CEIAG policy and practice and CEIAG monitoring and evaluation as part of a continuous improvement.

Further information can be found at: http://www.investorincareers.org.uk/