Careers Education at Brook Green

Introduction

Brook Green aims to provide a relevant and engaging careers programme to meet the individual needs and requirements of our students.  We are committed to developing our students’ employability skills and raising aspirations so that each student can fulfil their potential.

Careers Leader:  Miss Aoife Aherne

Contact:    01752773875          

aaherne@bgcfl.org.uk

Statutory requirements

The careers provision at Brook Green is in line with Section 42A of the Education Act 1997 which requires governing bodies to ensure that all pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13.

The governing body must ensure that the independent careers guidance provided

·       is impartial, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option;

·       includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and technical education routes;

·       is guidance that is in the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given.

CEIAG Policy

Opportunities for Access

Parents and students may access information about the careers programme through a number of organised events throughout the school year.  We will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students at parents’ evenings, annual reviews and assemblies. 

The school also has a Work Related Learning Co-ordinator who can be contacted with regard to college and work experience placements at Key Stage 4

Work Related Learning Co-ordinator:  Mr. Simon Dean

Contact:    01752773875          

sdean@bgcfl.org.uk



Opportunities for Accessing Careers Education


Year 7

·        STEM

Year 8

·        STEM

·        Volunteering – litter picking as part of Citizenship lessons.

Year 9

·        STEM

·        Partnership with the Phoenix Project with Devon and Cornwall Fire Service

Year10

·        STEM

·        Enterprise – making various gifts for Christmas Fair.

·        Access to alternative providers such as NORPRO, PLUSS, Bike Space and City College.

·        Volunteering – at a city farm and Wembury Beach.

·        Attend local careers events.

·        Partnership with the Phoenix Project with Devon and Cornwall Fire Service

·        Opportunity to meet with Careers South West.

Year11

·        STEM

·        Enterprise

·        College – One day a week throughout Year 11.  Students usually attend City College, Plymouth and Cornwall College, Saltash.

·        Work Experience – Two weeks at the end of Year 11.  Placements include catering, car mechanics, dog grooming, gardening, residential homes etc.

·        CV Writing and portfolio preparation.

·        Mock Interviews.

·        Access to alternative providers such as NORPRO, PLUSS, Bike Space and City College.

·        Regular meetings with Careers South West.

Next Review


December 2018