St Josephs RC High School is committed to ensuring that our CEIAG programmes are designed to develop pupils skills,confidence, knowledge and understanding, in order for them to make realistic, well informed career choices for their future. We achieve this through:
- A designated registered(CDI) Leader of Careers (Mrs D Hancock) and a designated Senior Careers Leader (Mr M Singleton).
- An independent Careers Advisor who is dedicated to providing impartial careers information, advice and guidance to students on all the options available to them.
- Reporting to SLT and Governors.
- A dedicated online platform providing a broad range of up-to-date information and online resources on key post-16 opportunities.
- Attendance and active engagement at the Bolton CEIAG Hub.
- Establishing and developing links with FE Colleges, apprenticeship providers, University Technical Colleges and universities.
- Establishing and developing links with employers.
- Building a network of alumni
- Liaison and support from the Enterprise Coordinator
- Monitoring of the eight Gatsby benchmarks through the Compass evaluation tool.
- Evaluation through and accreditation by the Quality in Careers Standard Award.
- Tracking and evaluation of retention and destination data
Policy Statement Provider Access
Inspiring IAG Gold award
All pupils are invited to attend college transition days. These days are organised through our local colleges in the summer term of Year 10. Pupils will ‘sample’ different subject areas and learn about the different courses and facilities the colleges has to offer. These invaluable days help pupils to explore their options and prompts the start of the decision making process about which subjects they may wish to pursue post 16.
Having a clear understanding of their predicted grades at this time enables them to explore the entry requirements for the different courses and make sure they understand in advance, the expectations of them by the end of Year 11.
Thinking about your future and the career path you are going to choose is one of the most important decisions you will probably ever make. You spend the majority of your life in your place of work, so choosing the right qualifications and training is vital. In order to assist you to start to make those decisions you can see
Mrs Hancock Registered Careers Lead
01204 697456 ex 107
Mrs Hancock is based in the English block on the ground floor (just off the school hall).
To arrange an appointment for careers guidance, speak to your head of year, form tutor or alternatively ask Mrs Hancock to arrange one for you.
Meetings are on a 1-1 or group basis and parents/guardians can attend or request an appointment if they wish to do so. At these meetings, possible discussions include:
Career Plans and Ideas;options choices;apprenticeships and training
Support pupils in choosing educational pathways that suit their interests and abilities
Help pupils follow appropriate career paths
To promote high aspirations and expectations in all our pupils, encourage participation in continued learning, higher education and apprenticeships;
News, information and opportunties shared through the school website and Facebook page.
Options and Careers Evenings provide opportunties to share information and engage in dialogue with parents /carers.
Leader of Careers, Head of Year and SLT presence at parents./careers evenings
Parents/carers, careers evening information pack with feedback form at back
Parents/carers are welcome to attend 1-2-1 careers interview with son/daughter
Parents/carers input into work experience placements, through evaluations and discussions.
Txt messages home informing parents/carers, of careers events
Mock Interview evening, prepartion material for parents/carers preparing their child for their first interview
Work experience parent/carers infiormation pack
St Joseph’s actively encourages employers to get involved with our Careers Programme. If you would like to find out more information on how you can get involved with the school, please contact Donna Hancock Careers Leader at email@example.com
Year 11 Mock Interviews – October 2019 6.15 – 8.30 pm
All year 11’s will take part in a mock Interviewin October 2019. They will produce a CV and an application form to hand in to their interviewer. Please see attached letter
Please see the sample CV, blank application form, which pupils may find helpful
Sign onto progress login
Students will be provided with their own unique logins and passwords in the Autumn term of Year 11, after returning from summer break. This will enable them to access their personal accounts and keep their profiles updates regularly. This will help them meet the deadlines set to submit applications by December of Year 11.
Additional support to complete their UCAS Progress profiles will be provided through assembly time and tutorial time if needed.
Students should seek advice BEFORE submitting their final UCAS applications. Support is available from CAREERS….ground floor, English block(just off school hall)
Letters will be sent to all parents in year 11 during the Autumn term to keep you informed about the transition process and to explain the support available to students throughout their final year.
Students are advised to visit open evening for all the establishments with whom they have an interest in studying with at the end of year 11.
Dates of all open evenings can be viewed in the pupils Information advice and guidance booklet
CAREERS support: ALL YEARS
Mrs Hancock is available in the Careers Office (ground floor, English block)for all students to access support & guidance.
Please note: Lesson times are only for pre-booked interviews/appointments.
Please feel free to call in at the times shown below.
Opening times: Monday- Friday
Before School: 8.00 – 8.30am
Break: 10.45 – 11am
Lunch: 1.30 – 1.45pm
After school: 2.45 – 4pm
- Careers 1:1 Interviews (sign up in careers and we will book a suitable time)
- General information and advice about any Careers you would like to explore.
- Options available to you Post 16
- Support or guidance with searching for courses, apprenticeships and training providers
- Help with UCAS applications process/ profile
- Help or guidance on CV writing
Please see below a list of career resource links to a range of excellent careers websites and resources which you can access.
Please see Mrs Hancock in careers(ground floor English block) for the School license codes to access Kudos
Please feel free to contact Mrs Hancock, Careers Lead if you require any
- Information, advice or guidance.
- Queries about up and coming career events
- Your son/daughters career aspirations
- Post 16 progression
- Provide feedback on any careers event
Telephone number 01204 697456
THERE ARE SO MANY RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DISCOVER YOUR CAREER GOALS.
Jobs and Apprenticeships
Hire An Apprentice – Apprenticeships can help your business grow, offering tailored and cost-effective training for new and current staff
Further Education (FE) Courses at College or 6th form;
Higher Education (HE) Courses at University;
Information, Advice and Guidance on all 14-19 Learning Options.
Please click here to visit the My Course My Future in Bolton website, a really useful website which contains lots of information and guidance about your future after St Joseph’s.
Please click on the links below