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Careers And Further Education

Provider Access Policy/Baker Clause

This policy statement sets out our arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the Academy from year 8 through to year 13, for the purpose of giving them information on a wide range of education and training provider’s education both academic and vocational. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. In line with the Baker clause, our academy gives students access to other FE colleges and training providers from years 8- 13 to discuss non-academic routes that are available; this includes main federation events like Next Steps, where colleges and training providers are encouraged to attend, as well as academy initiatives guided by the careers link and the careers adviser.  In addition to this, the dedicated Harris Careers Website outlines all the Post 16 options. Students also have individual and guided access to Unifrog from Year 7 which offers additional impartial information on an ad hoc basis. This outlines all educational routes that they may wish to consider. 

The central aim of Harris Academy Morden is to provide effective education and training for all of our students. Through a well-structured and highly effective programme of CEIAG we believe that all students can develop their Courage, personal Challenge and future Success both in school and on into adult life. By working in partnership with external agencies, businesses and members of our community we will provide accurate and focussed careers information, advice and guidance tailored to the individual needs of our students, and thereby enable all of our students to make informed choices about their career pathways. All our Career's policies and plans are reviewed termly. 

The idea of a ‘job for life’ has disappeared, with many people working in jobs that simply didn't exist only 5-10 years ago.  It is important to recognise the exciting new opportunities that are available and to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise that will enable students to work in those new areas.

Staff members responsible:

Careers Lead

Harris Federation Careers Adviser

Miss. S Twist

s.twist@harrismorden.org.uk

0207 687 1157

Ms. Linda Jones

Linda.Jones@harrisfederation.org.uk

0207 687 1157

The HAMD careers entitlement

All students in years 7-11 are entitled to:

  1. Access to a planned careers programme relevant to their year group
  2. Access to a qualified, impartial and independent careers adviser for personalised guidance
  3. Access information about the world of work and labour market
  4. Access information and guidance about higher education, training and employment opportunities
  5. Develop personal and enterprise skills to improve their employability
  6. Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme, which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
  7. Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
  8. Be informed about how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
  9. Access to a curriculum rich in information about careers and the world of work.
  10. Access a programme of CEIAG which challenges stereotypes and discrimination, and promotes equality and diversity in training and in the workplace.

    Objectives

    Through a planned programme of CEIAG that takes a full 11-16 approach, Harris Academy Morden (HAMD) seeks to help all students to take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society. HAMD endeavours to provide independent and impartial careers guidance throughout students’ time at the Academy to support career and option choice, raising the aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding as a foundation for managing their lifelong career and learning.

    We aim to enable young people to learn about careers, learning and work so that they can manage their own development and make life choices and decisions that will benefit their own wellbeing and contribute to the wellbeing of others. We take a skills-centred approach to CEIAG alongside providing guidance and support.

    HAMD aims to deliver a broad, balanced and connected CEIAG curriculum that addresses young people’s entitlement and provides students with personal, social and employability skills alongside the knowledge and understanding to support:

  1. Self-development through careers and work-related education (understanding themselves and the influences on them)
  2. Learning about careers and the world of work.
  3. Career Management (developing skills for career wellbeing and employability)

 


 

Useful Websites

The following websites can help you to look at the different careers that are available.

  • The National Careers Service website has over 700 careers profiles providing information on the skills and qualifications required.
  • Careers Box is a free online library of careers related films. Case studies show real people doing real jobs.
  • Start is a free online careers platform to connect 11-18 year old with their future career potential.
  • Prospects gives detailed job information and links to advice on writing CVs and cover letters.
  • icould offers first-hand information about careers, including videos, as well as labour market information.
  • LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions.
  • How2Become.com is one of the UK’s leading careers and educational information and development websites. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to perform well in a job interview.
  • Unifrog online platform that all students are subscribed to https://www.unifrog.org The online platform which helps students to compare every opportunity, then apply successfully. We also empower teachers and counselors to manage the progression process effective.