Careers

A young person’s career is the progress they make in learning and work.  All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them choose 14-19 pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers and sustain employability throughout their lives.  Schools have a statutory duty to provide careers education in Years 7-11 (1997 Education Act, 2003 Education Regulations) and to give students access to careers information and impartial guidance (1997 Education Act, 2008 Education and Skills Bill).

Fulston Manor School is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7-13, in partnership with CKX Ltd (formerly Connexions).

How is CEIAG delivered at Fulston Manor School?

The CEIAG programme is delivered through a variety of ways.  Some of these are age specific, others are more generic across all year groups:

Year
CEIAG Programme

7

CEIAG is delivered as part of the school’s Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme.

8

CEIAG is delivered as part of the school’s PSHE programme.

9

CEIAG is delivered as part of the school’s PSHE programme.  Additionally, students will receive direct information to help them make post-14 options choices. Some students with specific identified needs will receive careers guidance interviews with the school’s Careers Adviser.

10

CEIAG is delivered as part of the school’s PSHE programme and through KS4 careers focus sessions with CXK Ltd.  Some students with specific identified needs will receive careers guidance interviews with the school’s Careers Adviser.  Students are offered as an option the chance to undertake a one week work experience placement in July.

11

CEIAG is delivered as part of the school’s PSHE programme and through KS4 careers focus sessions with CXK Ltd.  Some students in Year 11 will be offered a careers guidance interview with the school’s Careers Advisor or a CXK Personal Advisor.In addition, students receive direct information to help them make post-16 progression decisions.  Instruction and support are given to enable students to use UCAS Progress website to research and apply for post-16 courses of education.

12

CEIAG is delivered as part of the school’s PSHE programme and through KS5 guidance sessions with CXK Ltd.  Much of this is focused on supporting students to make decisions about applying for a place in Higher Education, or moving into the labour market.  Students will have the opportunity to visit a local university and to attend weekly sessions run by the University of Kent as part of their ‘Stepping Up’ programme. Work experiance is compulsory.

13

CEIAG is delivered through discrete careers lessons, which focus initially on supporting students through their university applications. Students are able to request interviews and discussions with key staff regarding progression beyond school. As much support as possible is provided to help students make good, informed decisions, but there is an emphasis in Year 13 on students being proactive in this process.

In addition to all the above, Fulston Manor School recognises the importance of careers guidance being impartial and independent to ensure that young people make well-informed decisions about their future careers.  Students are able to talk to any member of staff, in particular teaching staff and form tutors, who will offer impartial guidance, or signpost them to other staff in a better position to help.  Students are also able to access information independently using school resources.

What resources are available in school?

In addition to staff, the following resources are available for students in any year group to access:

  • The Careers Centre is accessible at lunchtime for students to research different career paths.
  • The school’s IAG Co-ordinator is in school throughout the year and is available in the careers centre (Library) Monday to Friday during break and lunch for any students with questions regarding university/college entrance, careers or work experience.
  • The school invests in high quality online careers software and currently use a programme called Kudos.  Students are encouraged to explore and familiarise themselves with this piece of software, which can also be accessed at home.

To find out more, visit Kudos Then enter  the schools Licence Code  in ‘Not Signed Up for Kudos’ box.  You can then create your own username and password.