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.

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 2018-2019

Vision:

Our careers programme will:

Endeavour to prepare our students for life after Chichester High School and provide the skills, confidence and aspiration to succeed in the world of work. A programme of events for each year group will support them in making choices 14-19 that are right for them and will help them sustain employment and achieve in their personal and economic wellbeing.

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:

Year Group

Event

Dates

7

STEAM Event – ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’

Aspiration and Inspiration Engineering event
Chichester University

Lepra -assembly visit

3rd May 2019

Spring 2019


April 2019

8

Year 8 Spring term – career focus in SMSC lessons

Aspiration and inspiration - Engineering event – Chichester University

CCF assembly

Careers assembly – introduction to online resources

January – March 2019

April 2019

April 2019

 

Summer 2019

9

Year 9 Careers Week and Careers Fair – Carousel of business visitors providing a range of information on jobs. Subjects discussing link to careers within lessons – all subject career boards updated

Year 9 Transition Evening - subjects providing information on KS4 courses

Interview for year 9 re KS4

‘Be the Change’  organised by Lovejobs.com 

Week of 26th November 2018


 

Thursday 31st January 6 - 8 pm


March 2019

February-May 2019

10

Year 10 Experience of Work – interviews with employers

CVs, application forms – tutor time summer term

Autumn 2018


May 2019

11

Sixth Form Open Evening

 

Futures Interviews

Thursday 15th November
5.30-7.30pm
 

Week of 21st January 2018

12/13 Aiming High Event – universities, apprenticeships and meeting with Business and guest speakers to inspire Tuesday 15th January 2019


Please speak to our named Careers Leader (Julie Silcock) 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

Below are some fantastic subject guides which will support your child.

The guide links classroom learning with careers, giving you the information you need to understand how your subject can lead to numerous future careers.

Art and Design

Art and design

Biology

Biology

Business

Business

Chemistry

Chemistry

Design Technology

English

English

Geography

Geography

History

History

Languages

Languages

Maths

Maths

Physics

Physics