At Fairlands, pupils undertake a programme of careers education as part of their citizenship, health education and tutor enrichment programmes.
In Years 5 and 6, pupils develop awareness about careers now and in the future. Pupils are encouraged to widen their horizons and learn to not close down options. Throughout Years 7 and 8, pupils will develop knowledge about careers and the impact of making option choices and decisions.
Communities Week – pupils learn about numerous professions that play an active role in community life
Fiver Challenge – a chance for pupils to learn about the world of business.
Democracy and the United Kingdom – as well as learning about our political system, pupils learn about the roles that contribute to the running of the country.
Money Matters – pupils gain basic financial awareness as well as budgeting and life skills.
Law and Order – the legal system is not only central to citizenship in the UK, but offers a wide range of employment from judges to ushers and so much more.
My Learning Journey to Work – pupils consider their skills, attributes and career aspirations.
Next steps: choosing GCSE options – as pupils prepare for the next steps in their Key Stage 3 education, we support pupils and their families to make the best choices for them.
Advertising Campaign – a memorable moment for Year 8 pupils at Fairlands is their participation in the advertising campaign as they hone their entrepreneurial potential to succeed in wheeling and dealing.
Within school, we use Careerpilot and icould to support pupils’ careers education:
The Western Vocational Progression Consortium of universities and colleges in the South of England aims to increase the progression of adults and young people to higher level study.
A small, dynamic charity that provides career inspiration and information for young people. icould offers different ways to think about careers through a range of interactive and informative resources.
There are, however, many useful resources and websites available that provide career guidance and support vocational decision making:
Here you can find information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work, including help and support with CVs, skills reviewing and course finding.
A fee online library of film, news and information relating to the world of work, which delivers a new way for pupils to explore their options.
A free and comprehensive digital platform that informs pupils, parents and carers about the world of work, study options and choices, and employability.
Created by Barclays, LifeSkills’ single-minded ambition is to inspire young people to get the skills they need for a better future. Resources are provided for pupils, teachers, parents/carers and businesses.
A national careers website whose aim is to help young people make informed decisions about their future.
This government website provides a wide range of information for young people regarding apprenticeships, the benefits these bring and whether they might be the right route for them.
Pupils, parents and carers are always welcome to contact Mrs Persaud, Deputy Headteacher, if they have any questions regarding career pathways and the relevant qualifications and experience required. Mrs Persaud can be contacted via the school office – either by emailing email@example.com or by phoning 01934 743186.