Careers education, information and guidance programmes play a major part in helping young people choose pathways that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. A robust careers programme helps to put school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations. The Avon Valley School careers programme helps our students to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression. It is ambitious and aspirational, promotes equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes.
The careers policy can be viewed in the policies section of the school website and is reviewed bi-annually. The next review will be in March 2024.
The careers programme runs from year 7 to year 11 and each year group is given a wide range of opportunities to engage with and find out about the world of work. Students will:
- Receive a programme of specific careers related lessons in PSHE
- Have access to Careers resources and information in a variety of places including google classroom and the school website
- Receive information relevant to your year group through assembly and tutor time and through specific careers splash days
- Have access to an onsite level 6 qualified careers advisor / Have access to a careers advisor
- Be given the opportunity to meet a variety of employers
- Be given the opportunity to attend careers events on and off site
- Complete a week's work experience in year 10
- Have the opportunity to take part in a university visit
- Take part in a mock interview and careers fair
- Learn to write a CV and personal statements
AVS careers overview 2023-24
Students careers activities are comprehensively tracked through COMPASS+. these are reviewed annually and create next steps.
Monitoring and evaluation takes place through:
- Lesson observations and learning walks
- Student voice
- Student feedback on their experience of the careers programme
- Informal feedback from external partners and parents
- Evaluation of work experience by students and employers
- Annual parental evaluation
- Destination data post 16 and post 18
All year groups
The websites below could give you some ideas of future careers:
https://icould.com ICould provides 1000 different video clips of personal careers stories and helps students explore different careers routes and pathways
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/ National Career Service provides information about job profiles and finding courses
The following websites may be of use to students and parents:
Future destinations: 6th form
www.ashlawn.org.uk Ashlawn School
www.biltonschool.co.uk Bilton School
www.lawrencesheriffschool.net Lawrence Sheriff School
www.lutterworthcollege.com Lutterworth College
www.princethorpe.co.uk Princethorpe College
www.southamcollege.com Southam College
www.rugbyhighschool.co.uk Rugby High School
Future destinations: College
https://wcg.ac.uk/page/92/colleges Warwickshire College
https://www.moulton.ac.uk Moulton College
https://www.hoet.co.uk Heart of England Trainers
https://www.stratford.ac.uk Stratford College
Future destinations: Apprenticeships
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ Amazing Apprenticeships
www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch Find an apprenticeship
https://the-amtc.co.uk/myfuture/ Midland Group Training
Future destinations: T Levels
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels Government website with further information
https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/ Government website with further information
https://wcg.ac.uk/page/979/t-levels T levels at WCG
Future destinations: University
https://www.ucas.com/ A great site to help those wanting to go to university to think about their A-level choices and they can also start looking at personal statements on the site.
When applying to any of these post 16 providers, it is essential you apply using the most updated form and USE AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT IS CHECKED OFTEN
|If you would like to be part of the AVS alumni, please get in touch with Mrs Owen - email@example.com|
Parents/Carers are an important source of careers information and guidance. Where can you get up-to-date sources of information? below are some signposts to impartial information.
If you would like more information, or would like to participate in a careers event, please contact Mrs Owen firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are the core dimension of good careers and enterprise provision in schools. They have a key role in raising young people's aspirations and promoting access to all careers pathways, enabling all young people to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career wellbeing and underpin the DfE guidance to schools on meeting their statutory responsibility for careers guidance.
As an employer/employee could you help the students at AVS by:
AVS can support your company in the following ways:
Please contact Mrs Owen email@example.com if you would like further information about employer engagement at AVS.
Policies relevant to CEIAG are found on the policies page.
Equal opportunities policy
Provider access policy
Mrs Lisa Owen
Career Advisor and Work Experience Coordinator