Careers

Policy statement on provider access

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Student entitlement

Students in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To 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.
     
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
     
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

A young person's career is their pathway through learning and work.

All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them make 14-19 choices that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers throughout their lives.

Chichester High School is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education for all students in Years 7-13 and information, advice and guidance (CIAEG) in partnership with an independent company U-Explore, who offer all students impartial advice.


Our Careers Lead at Chichester High School is
Miss Smith.

You can email her here or contact the school directly here


Chichester High School are extremely proud to be working in partnership with the Careers Partnership Programme, they include:
 

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In years 8 and 9 students will be helped to:

  • understand themselves and know who (and what!) plays a part in how they think about themselves and the things that matter to them
  • develop confidence in themselves and in their abilities
  • understand how the world of work is changing and the skills that they (and the rest of us!) need in order to do well in their future life and career
  • make well informed choices about their future lives

The students will take part in various planned activities to help them do this.

Please contact Mrs Silcock for further information here for KS3
or ring 01243 787014

In years 10 and 11 students will be helped to:

  • identify and set short and medium term life goals as well as learning targets
  • identify, select and use a wide range of information resources
  • use work related learning/experiences to shape their career progression
  • understand the options open to them once they leave school, identify their priorities and explain the decisions they eventually make

Please contact Mr Waller for further information here for KS4
or ring 01243 787014

In years 12 and 13 students will be helped to:

  • understand pathways to further education
  • apply for and write applications to university
  • apply for Russell Group universities
  • helped to understand routes towards apprenticeships and work
  • understand and engage with the requirements of local and National employers

  Please contact Ms Smith for further information here for KS5
or ring 01243 787014

The students will take part in various planned activities to help them do this, such as individual interviews with an independent careers advisor.

In years 10-13, we are very proud to work with NCS.  NCS provides a bespoke programme for our pupils as well as their residential opportunities.

The National Careers Service is a fantastic website. 
Click on the picture below and you will be taken to their website.

National Careers Service

 

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CHS Careers Programme 2020-2021 are on hold until COVID-19 is over.


CHS Careers Programme 2019-2020 (historic)

Vision:

Our careers programme will:

Endeavour to inspire students about their future through real-life contact with the wold of work. We aim to prepare our students for life after Chichester High School and provide the skills, confidence and aspiration to succeed in the world beyond school.

A programme of events for each year group will support them in making choices 14-19 that are right for them.

The careers programme delivered will help our students to develop the skills, personal attributes and confidence to make aspirational, realistic and informed decisions about their futures and to manage transitions from one stage of education, training and work to the next. 


Careers Leader Details:

Our Careers Leader is Vickie Smith

We also have a dedicated Governor with oversight of our Careers programme at the school. Our link governor is  Peter Waters

 

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme,
will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to
speak to pupils and/or their parents:


Please speak to our named Careers Leader (Miss Smith) to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.  More information can be found here

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the school librarian. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

How do we measure the impact of our CHS Careers programme?

  • Destinations at data at KS4 and KS5 bi-annual review with Governors
  • Feedback from pupils and parents
  • Review with Careers Enterprise advisors


Gatsby Benchmarks

In 2018, the government released a new careers strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges. It put an increased focus on using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework for best practice around which we can build our own careers provision. There is also the 17 areas of Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education (CDI 2015) that our careers plan aims to meet.

17 areas of Learning for Careers, Employability and Enterprise (CDI 2015)

The Eight Gatsby Bench Marks of Good Practice

1. Self Awareness

  1. A stable careers programme

2. Self-Determination

  1. Learning from career and labour market information

3.  Self-improvement as a learner

  1. Addressing the needs of each pupil

4.  Exploring careers and career development

  1. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Investigating work and working life

  1. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Understanding business and industry

  1. Experiences of workplaces

7. Investigating jobs and labour market information (LMI)

  1. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Valuing equality, diversity and inclusion

  1. Personal guidance

9. Learning about safe working practices and environments

 

10. Making the most of careers information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)

 

11. Preparing for employability

 

12. Showing initiative and enterprise

 

13. Developing personal financial capability

 

14. Identifying choices and opportunities

 

15. Planning and deciding

 

16. Handling applications and interviews

 

17. Managing changes and transitions

 
 
Cross Key Sage Plan
 

Activity

Details

Impact

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

Displays and website

Each department has a careers board in their department area linking to possible future study and careers

 

Possible careers on each subjects curriculum page

Increased awareness for all stakeholders of the provision of careers within the school



 

1, 10

4

Visiting Speakers

Each department invites in careers focused speakers/alumni for KS4 and KS5 students to discuss careers.

 

Whole Year Group assemblies for each Year Group in KS3 from an external/internal speaker about careers and aspirations. 

3 per year per year group. 

Students will have a greater knowledge of what is required for their future aspirations – greater forward planning. 

 

Students will have an improved understanding of the variety of careers, and college/university options open to them.

1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 14

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Careers Base

Careers Hub created in library for students to access publications and research career options 

Increased awareness of the variety of careers available within the local area, nationally and within key areas of interest. 

1, 10, 14

2, 8

Parental Engagement 

Careers area on the website with key links to career opportunities 

Parent seminars offered to parents regarding careers advice for their child

Increased parental awareness of the variety of careers available to their child. 

5, 10

2, 5, 7

Careers Friday

Every Year Group from Year 8-10 has a Term dedicated to Careers Friday, this is delivered during tutor time. 

Student to develop skills and identify choices and opportunities 

4, 5, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17

2, 3, 5

 

ACTIVITIES BY YEAR GROUP

YEAR 7

 

Activity

Details

Impact

When

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

STEAM Event

A day event dedicated to STEAM based on a theme. 

Students will develop an awareness of different roles within the industry

May 2022

4,  5

4

Higher Education Presentation

Assembly regarding Higher Education (Supported by Alumni) 

Raise aspirations at an early stage in the students education. 

July 2022

4, 15

7

 

YEAR 8

 

Activity

Details

Impact

 

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

CCF Assembly 

CCF Assembly run by CCF

Students will be more aware of the different roles within the Forces – Students who sign up will develop a range of skills

Spring 2022

4

5

Careers “Friday”

Weekly Friday tutor activity linked to ‘meeting employers’

Students will be more aware of the range of careers that exist 

Developing an understanding of LMI

Summer 2022

4, 5, 7

2, 5

World of Work trip

Whole year group trip to ‘World of Work’ 

Students will develop a better understanding of a range of careers and the pathway into each

February 2022

4, 5, 9, 14

3, 5, 6

CCF Assembly 

CCF Assembly run by CCF

Students will be more aware of the different roles within the Forces – Students who sign up will develop a range of skills

Spring 2022

4

5

 

YEAR 9

 

Activity

Details

Impact

 

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

Options Evening 

Evening to parents and students to talk to GCSE subject and Sixth Form representatives

Students will be better equipped to make informed choices about their future 

February 2022


 

14, 15, 17

3, 4, 7, 8

Careers “Fridays”

Each Friday Tutor time in the Autumn term is dedicated to a career area – linked to curriculum

Students will be able to make informed choices about what GCSE’s they want to study to help them meet their aspirations. 

Autumn 2021

4, 5, 14, 15, 17

4

Skills for Life Day/Careers Fayre

Each class works with two representatives from different industries for a morning, including a Q&A session

Students will develop a further understanding of employment and what the wider world of work entails

November 2021

4, 5, 6, 7, 14

2, 5

 

YEAR 10

Activity

Details

Impact

 

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

Experience of Work

1 week work experience 

Students will develop an understanding of the work place and the world of work. 

Students will have meaningful encounters with employers

Summer 2022

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12

3, 5

Interviews with employers

All students have a mock interview with a local employer 

Students will develop interview skills to prepare them for their next stage in life 

May 2022

1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16

3, 5

Higher Education Assembly

Assembly delivered by Sixth Form students and Alumni about the future and aspirations

Raise aspirations for all students 

June 2022

14, 15, 17

7

Careers “Friday”

10 sessions of employability skills: Aiming high; staying positive; creativity; English; leadership; maths; presenting; problem solving; teamwork; finances; LMI

Students will develop a portfolio that will help prepare them for the wider world of work

Spring Term 2022

1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 12, 13

2, 3

 


YEAR 11

 

Activity

Details

Impact

 

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

Sixth Form Open Evening 

Open evening for CHS Sixth Form

Students can informed choices for their next stage in education. 

October 2021

2, 14, 15, 17

3, 7

Next Step drop-in

A weekly drop in clinic which gives students the opportunity to discuss

Students can informed choices 

Student will develop an understanding of pathways into their chosen career

November 2021 – February 2021

1, 2, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 8

Futures Interviews

All students attend an interview by SLT to discuss their next stage in education 

Students can informed choices regarding the next step of their education

December 2021

2, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 7, 8

Aspire Day

Top performing students invited to attend the aspire programme, this includes talks by university and alumni students 

Students can informed choices about their future and raise their aspirations. Student will have meaningful encounters with universities. 

January 2022

1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 7

NCS assembly 

National Citizen Service present to students regarding the summer opportunities 

Students that sign up for NCS will develop a range of skills.

February 2022

1, 2, 3

3, 5

National Apprenticeship session to whole year group

National apprenticeship present to students regarding apprenticeships

Students will be more informed about the different options to them following Year 11. 

March 2022

4, 5, 10, 14, 15, 17

3, 5, 7

GCSE results support

Sixth Form Team and Careers Advisor on site to discuss results with students and look at options 

Students will feel fully supported into their next stage of education.

Reduced NEETS.

August 2022

10, 11, 14, 16, 17

3

Sixth Form Open Evening 

Open evening for CHS Sixth Form

Students can informed choices for their next stage in education. 

October 2021

2, 14, 15, 17

3, 7

YEAR 12
 

Activity

Details

Impact

 

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

Aspire Day

All students invited to attend the aspire day, this includes talks by university and alumni students 

Oxbridge/Apprenticeships presentation 

Students can make informed choices about their future and raise their aspirations. 

Students will have meaningful encounters with universities. 

January 2022

1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 7

UCAS Fayre

Attendance to UCAS organised event – students talk to a range of universities

Students can make informed choices regarding their future.

Students have meaningful encounters with universities.

March 2022

1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 7

Informed Choices – apprenticeships assembly 

National apprenticeship present to students regarding apprenticeships

Students are more informed about the different options to them following.

Sixth Form – alternative to university.  

April 2022

4, 5, 10, 14, 15, 17

3, 5, 7

Careers Interviews

Conducted by a Level 6 careers advisor 

Students receive professional and impartial advice regarding their future.

Ongoing 

10

8

CV Writing Workshop

Lead by Phil Saltern 

Students will develop a CV to help prepare them for their future.

June 2022

11, 15, 16

3, 5

Work Experience

One week work experience/VEX 

Students will develop an understanding of the work place and the world of work. 

Students will have meaningful encounters with employers

July 2022

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 16

3, 5, 6

Chichester University Visit

Afternoon visit to Chichester University – tour around library  

Students will have a meaningful encounter with a university 

May 2022

4, 14, 15, 17

7

PSHE Association Tutorial Programme

One tutor session per week focusing on ‘Careers’ 

Students will develop their understanding of the world of work and develop an understanding of LMI

Ongoing

1-17

Futures Parent Evening 

Parents are invited to attend an information evening focusing on university and students finance 

Parents will develop an understanding of how to support their child

July 2022

 

3, 7

YEAR 13
 

Activity

Details

Impact

 

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

UCAS support 

UCAS coordinator to deliver a range of assemblies and workshops surrounding UCAS –supported by tutors

Students will be able to make informed decisions about their future.

Students will be fully equipped to apply to university 

Ongoing

4, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 7, 8

Careers Interviews

Conducted by a Level 6 careers advisor 

Students receive professional and impartial advice regarding their future.

Ongoing 

1, 4, 5, 14, 15, 17

8

PSHE Association Tutorial Programme

One tutor session per week focusing on ‘Careers’ 

Students will develop their understanding of the world of work and develop an understanding of LMI

Ongoing

1-17

University Mock Interviews 

All students given the opportunity to sign up for mock interviews

Students will develop interview skills

September 2021 – December 2021

1, 2, 16

3, 5

A-Level results support

Sixth Form Team and Careers Advisor on site to discuss results with students and look at options 

Students will feel fully supported into their next stage of education.

Reduced NEETS.

August 2022

10, 11, 14, 16, 17

3

 

Additional Targeted Students

Activity

Details

Impact

When 

Areas of Learning

Gatsby Benchmarks

OXBRIDGE STUDENTS

TKAT Oxbridge Day

Admissions talk, academic taster session, virtual tours and Q&A with Oxbridge

Students will be prepared for Oxbridge applications and be well informed 

Ongoing

1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 7

Aspire Programme

Students participate in a programme which includes having a mentor, Oxbridge presentations, EPQ

Students will be more prepared to apply to top universities/competitive courses 

Ongoing 

1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

3, 7

DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS

Ambitions Tutor

Each student is offered an ambition tutor, this tutor meets regularly with the students to mentor them and raise aspirations 

Students are given specific support to make informed choices

Reduced numbers of NEETS

Ongoing 

1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 14, 15

3, 8

PRE-NEET STUDENTS

West Sussex support

3 days of intervention from West Sussex through Covid Recovery Funding. 121’s with potential NEETS

Students given support to make informed choices about their future. 

Reduced numbers of NEETS

Autumn 2021

1, 2, 4, 10, 11, 14, 15

3, 8

BAME Students

BAME transition programme

Transition Programme tailored for students who identify as Black, Asian or from a non-white minority ethnic background.

Students given the opportunity to meet with University students and

contextualise the experiences of students of colour at school and universities.

April 2022

1, 2, 17

3, 7

 

Next review - September 2022