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:  Mrs Hayleigh Eglington

01752 773875

 

 

heglinton@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.

Opportunities for Access

Parents, students and employers 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

01752 773875

sdean@bgcfl.org.uk

South West Growth Service Enterprise Adviser : Gemma Selley

Gemma@linkandbloom.com

Opportunities for Accessing Careers Education

Year 7

  • Skills Passport

  • Financial Education

  • STEM Day

  • National Careers Week

  • Careers and Jobs Focus (PSHEE)

  • Skills Builder

  • Forestry School

 

Year 8

  • Skills Passport

  • Financial Education

  • STEM Day

  • National Careers Week

  • Careers and Jobs Focus (PSHEE)

  • Skills Builder

  • Reach Careers Programme

  • Forestry School

 

Year 9

  • Skills Passport

  • Financial Education

  • STEM Day

  • National Careers Week

  • Careers and Jobs Focus (PSHEE)

  • Skills Builder

  • Armed Forces Week

  • Forestry School

 

Year 10

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

  • Banking and Finance (PSHEE)

  • Work Experience

  • Careers Fair

  • Life Skills

  • National Careers Week

  • STEM Day

  • You’re Hired!

  • Careers South West meetings

  • Let’s Cook Project

  • Building Plymouth Sherford Work Experience programme

 

Year 11

  • College taster days

  • CV writing/mock interviews

  • Work Experience

  • Careers Fair

  • Life Skills

  • Post 16 provider visits

  • STEM Day

  • National Careers Week

  • Let’s Cook Project

  • Building Plymouth Sherford Work Experience programme

  • You’re Hired!

  • Plymouth University Amnesty International Poetry Writing Competition

  • CSW Group Meetings

  • CV Writing and portfolio preparation (PSHEE)

 

The governing body are delighted to approve and support the careers programme and have regular updates to monitor its effectiveness.

Next Review

March 2022

Home Learning Skills Builder

Home Learning Hub. Everyone needs eight essential skills to succeed - whatever their path in life. We're providing a range of resources for building these skills in a home setting - all underpinned by the Skills Builder Framework. Resources are available for learners aged 4 to 20+

https://www.skillsbuilder.org/homelearning

Skill of the Week

New for January 2022, here at brook Green students will be using the skills identified in Skills Builder to develop their employability skills through our "Skill of the week programme" starting on Monday 10th January with "Listening Skills". Students, especially those in years 7, 8 and 9 will be able to evidence these skills by completing tasks from their skills passport.

National Careers Week 2022

National Careers Week is 7th to 12th March 2022. During this week we are currently planning to offer our students opportunities to explore different careers through visits, talks and meeting employers. More exciting information to come.