Careers and Aspirations

Year 11 career information 

Decisionz have released their  NEW Summer 2021 e-zine. This one is their biggest issue yet, containing a whopping 52 pages! Here are just a few of the many articles on offer to support Year 11 students through the Summer term:

  • Inspirational LGBT+ Role Model from the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Career Focus: Law and Legal
  • Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
  • Interview with a Paralympian
  • Researching Universities

You can access the e-zine here: Decisionz

Parents can also access a parent support group here:   Parent Support Group

Swanwick Hall School Careers Curriculum

Year 7 is designed to raise awareness of the idea of different types of jobs and merely allow the students to appreciate that it is never too early to start planning future career paths. Also, team building skills and skills linked to jobs

Year 8 is consolidating ideas from year 7 but looking more closely at personal qualities, skills and relevant careers. There are also areas introduced such as financial capability, enterprise, networking and different jobs.

Year 9 concentrates on the importance of flexible careers plans, and who influences decision making. Plus research skills and using the Careers library specifically looking at career plans. It also furthers the learners understanding of skills, mock interviews and C.V’s. Session’s run by Miss Barrett offer support specific to option choices prior to Year 9 Options.

At KS4 delivery enables students to prepare for transition from school to work/further education through CV writing and mock interviews and units of work including applying for jobs and courses. Work experience is a fundamental part of the KS4 curriculum. Students also receive support packages in tutor time and have an IAG drop in day (Tuesday) available each week. Appointments are also made via tutor.

At KS5 focusses on continuing to raise students’ aspirations and help prepare for transition to higher education/employment. Students access a wide variety of information sessions and events on higher education including; Finance talks, making the most of Open Days, university visits and UCAS preparation sessions from both outside agencies and Swanwick Hall School staff. Mock Interviews are held in the summer term each year. Students receive tutor support packages and have a IAG drop in day (Tuesday) available each week. Appointments are also made via tutors.

Our Careers library has been partly supported by www.how2become.com

A copy of the Trust Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy can be found below.

TTCT Career Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy

 

Swanwick Hall School’s focus is very much based on ensuring every student receives excellent advice and guidance to enable students to make well informed realistic decisions at each key transition stage throughout their education. Swanwick Hall School’s Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Program throughout all year groups in the school adheres to the principle of independent advice and guidance given to students in coherence with the Statutory responsibilities placed on Schools.

Swanwick Hall’s CEIAG Program adopts a combined approach to the effective delivery of CEIAG. To complement the Careers Education lessons situated within the PSHE Curriculum which encourage students to explore Self, explore Careers and develop students’ Careers Management skills with their peers, students have access to one to one Careers Interviews with the Two Counties Trust Careers Advisor, Nicola Stevens where they can further discuss in detail their interests and ideas.

Using a person-centred counselling approach to interviewing, the interviews support students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become independent Career Planners as they are underpinned by Law’s DOT’s theory (please see diagram below). By providing non-directive advice and guidance, the interviews aim to encourage students to make impartial, well informed, realistic decisions about their next steps; whether those steps are whilst students are currently with Swanwick Hall or once they leave.

Nicola is based at Swanwick Hall every Wednesday and Thursday. If you are a student or a parent and you have any questions, or you would like to arrange an interview, please e-mail nicola.stevens@twocountiestrust.co.uk.

It is never too early to start career planning. With so many options to choose from and the likelihood of changing careers several times throughout your working life it is important to develop the skills required to career plan. These consist of understanding yourself; reflecting on your strengths and abilities, being able to research options effectively, developing a plan of action and executing it. Career planning could help you to open your eyes to careers you may not have considered.

There is also a lot of self-help information available too; you can begin your career planning journey using the websites below:

ICLOUD

ALL ABOUT CAREERS

NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE

ALL ABOUT SCHOOL LEAVERS

RUSSELL GROUP

APPRENTICESHIPS

CAREER MAP

TRAINEESHIPS

WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINEESHIP

APPRENTICESHIP RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

HOW TO WRITE A WINNING APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATION GUIDE

GET MY FIRST JOB

CAREER MORPH (CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES FROM SCIENCE AND MATHS)

DERBYSHIRE YOUTH INC

MILKROUND – SCHOOL LEAVERS

RATE MY APPRENTICESHIP

THE APPRENTICESHIP GUIDE

PROSPECTS GRADUATE LEVEL

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After Easter we're offering extra PE for Year 7. If you'd like to join, please go and change in the sports hall after period 5. Please note, there are no school buses when sessions finish at 4:20 so students are responsible for making their own way home. We hope to see you there!

I would like to thank all TTCT staff for their hard work this term, thank our wonderful students for their positivity and families for their support. We are one team The Two Counties team. #ambition #teamwork #honesty.

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