Head of Careers: Mrs A Greenleaf | agreenleaf@scissett.com | 01484 865444.

Careers Information

Head of Careers: Mrs A Greenleaf | agreenleaf@scissett.com | 01484 865444.

The Careers Department at Kirkburton Middle School provides essential information, advice and guidance to students on a wide range of issues that help them build the skills they will need for working life and their future.

The world of work has undergone significant changes in recent years and continues to do so and it is therefore even more important that we equip our students with the necessary skills for them to make decisions about their future, to know how and where to access information and to link subject areas and qualifications with possible career choices.

In 2021 we hope to start work towards the Quality in Careers Standard Award. (This has been delayed due to the closure of the school).

Kirkburton Middle School has been working hard towards the 8 Gatsby benchmarks and have reached 100% in 7 out of 8 of the benchmarks, as set out in ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’ (DFE Publication Dec 2017)

We aim to offer:

  • A stable career programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

 

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG)

CIAG is available to all of our students, to enable them to make informed decisions about their education and careers choices. An overview of the service that is offered at Kirkburton Middle School can be seen below.

Careers Resources

We have a small collection of careers resources in our School Library.

Elements of the Careers curriculum are covered in most subject areas as well as in Life Lessons and during class time.

We have Careers assemblies on Apprenticeships, LMI (labour market information) T levels, available routes, stereotyping and employability skills.

We have well-being and Careers drop down days.  We also have weeks where all subjects start their lessons in reference to Careers in the Curriculum.

Staff are encouraged to invite speakers into school to enhance the Careers provision within their own subjects.  Last year the students were lucky enough to meet a judge and a screenwriter.

Careers Fair

We attend a Careers Fair for all students in Year 8. 2019 was the first year we went to a careers fair but we aim to do every year and our 2019 visit to Scissett Middle School involved lots of employers and educators from both regional and national organisations offering advice and information on apprenticeships, work, Higher and Further Education.  This was unfortunately cancelled due to the schools closing but the offer of a virtual Careers fair has been offered through social media.  This year the year 8 students will be attending a Careers Fair virtually in their life lessons.

Delivery & Content of Programmes

Students in all year groups receive Careers provision during pastoral sessions, tutorials and during Learning for Life lessons.

Careers Documents

Careers Policy

Careers Policy

 The Careers policies have been updated in September 2020 and are awaiting Governor and Head Teacher approval in November 2020

A summary of the Careers programme

Curriculum Content

In Year 6 all students:

  • Attend an assembly on Careers information
  • Attend an assembly on What is an Apprenticeship?
  • Attend assemblies on different industries
  • Complete Well Being in Life lessons
  • Complete Money Matters in drop down sessions.
  • Careers in the curriculum in a variety of subjects.

In Year 7 all students:

  • Complete Well Being in Life lessons
  • Attend an assembly on Careers information
  • Attend an assembly on What is an Apprenticeship?
  • Attend an assembly on different Industries
  • Attend an assembly on the Labour Market
  • Complete a Careers programme in Life lessons
  • Visit Magna for a STEM career exhibition (this will resume after Covid)
  • Careers in the curriculum drop down Starters in lessons
  • Workplace visit to Barnsley College with the opportunity to attend taster sessions. (this will resume after Covid)
  • Careers in the curriculum in a variety of subjects.

In Year 8 all students:

  • Complete Well Being in Life lessons
  • Attend an assembly on Careers information
  • Attend an assembly on What is an Apprenticeship?
  • Attend an assembly on different Industries
  • Attend an assembly on the Labour Market
  • Attend an assembly on ‘options and Shelley College’
  • Complete a Careers programme in Life lessons
  • Careers in the curriculum drop down starters in lessons
  • University Visit – Huddersfield (this will resume after Covid)
  • Higher education visit – Huddersfield New College (this will resume after Covid)
  • Work on Careers in the Curriculum in Design Technology and Science
  • Careers Fair (this will resume after Covid)
  • Careers in the curriculum in a variety of subjects.
  • All year 8 students will attend a virtual open day for Kirklees College, UTC in Leeds and Huddersfield University.
  • All year 8 students will attend a virtual Careers fair.

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkburton Careers Provision plan 2020 – 2021

Gatsby Benchmarks colour code

1 A stable Careers programme

2 LMI (labour market information)

3 Addressing the needs of each pupil

4 Careers in the Curriculum

5 Encounters with employers and employees

6 Workplace experience

7 Encounter with FE and HE

8 Personal guidance

 

KMS 2020 - 2021

 

Autumn

Winter

Summer

 

CPD

Meetings

 

The career development landscape – evidence and impact statement – September 2020

 

CEIAG Meeting 22/9/20

 

Careers meeting with head teacher 17/9/20

 

Careers meeting with SENDCO 23/9/20

 

SEND advisory group meeting 24/9/20

 

Virtual Medical festival meeting – 24/9/20

 

CK Careers TEAMS meeting for virtual wallet 1st October 2020

 

How to build an Alumni – 25/0.20

 

Meeting with AM to arrange Careers drop down sessions – 24/9/20

 

SLT Careers meetings – 14.12.20

 

SLT Careers meetings – 14.6.21

 

Staff CPD – October 2020

 

Staff crib sheet October 2020

 

 

 

 Year 5

 

 

Transition to SMS Virtual assembly

 

 

 

Provision in school

LMI display

 

Diversity and LGBT Careers display

 

Apprenticeship information

 

Gatsby Benchmarks and Apprenticeship information in Staff room

 

Feedback from parents/students on Careers Provision

 

Feedback for staff/governors on Careers Provision

 

Letters to enable personal guidance

 

Careers library

 

Posters on routes available

 

Students job vacancy information board

 

Twitter/Facebook messages on current LMI and local career events

 

Google review to staff/parents/students for feedback on trips

 

KMS allowed to join the CEIAG hub group – which enables us to get support from LEC (Careers enterprise and business partners

 

Careers pages in planner to record activities

LMI display

 

Diversity and LGBT Careers display

 

Apprenticeship information

 

Gatsby Benchmarks and Apprenticeship information in Staff room

 

Feedback from parents/students on Careers Provision

 

Feedback for staff/governors on Careers Provision

 

Letters to enable personal guidance

 

Careers library

 

Posters on routes available

 

Students job vacancy information board

 

Twitter/Facebook messages on current LMI and local career events

 

Google review to staff/parents/students for feedback on trips

 

KMS allowed to join the CEIAG hub group – which enables us to get support from LEC (Careers enterprise and business partners

 

Careers pages in planner to record activities

LMI display

 

Diversity and LGBT Careers display

 

Apprenticeship information

 

Gatsby Benchmarks and Apprenticeship information in Staff room

 

Feedback from parents/students on Careers Provision

 

Feedback for staff/governors on Careers Provision

 

Letters to enable personal guidance

 

Careers library

 

Posters on routes available

 

Students job vacancy information board

 

Twitter/Facebook messages on current LMI and local career events

 

Google review to staff/parents/students for feedback on trips

 

KMS allowed to join the CEIAG hub group – which enables us to get support from LEC (Careers enterprise and business partners

 

Careers pages in planner to record activities

Year 6

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

Homework project – My family and the jobs they do.

 

Careers in the curriculum – Maths – Farm project

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Assembly – Introduction to Careers

 

Assembly – Introduction to Apprenticeships

 

SEND booklet for parents

 

Life skills booklet SEND

 

Careers drop down session – class time – booklets

 

Careers in the curriculum starters in all lessons 30th November

 

Homework – PPT of subject/career guide

Introduction to Panjango – interactive Careers website

 

Science Plenary-  Black History Month Celebrating the accomplishments of successful BAME in STEM Careers Mark Richard Amazing Untold Story Of NASA's Brilliant African-American Female Scientists Donald Palmer Charlotte Armah Sanjeev Gupta Jassel Black Scientists: Past, Present and Future

 

 

 

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

Homework project – My family and the jobs they do.

 

Careers in the curriculum – Maths – Farm project

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Form time Booklets – Who am I?

 

Future Goals Booklets sent to parents

 

Stereotyping in the workplace PPT

 

Careers in the curriculum starters in all lessons 1st March

 

What is an apprenticeship assembly?  NAW

 

Assembly on Careers in the curriculum

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

 

 

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

Homework project – My family and the jobs they do.

 

Careers in the curriculum – Maths – Farm project

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

 

Year 7

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

 

Homework project   futuristic jobs and a career I would like to have.

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Assembly – Introduction to Careers

 

Assembly – What is an Apprenticeship?

 

ICT Careers day for girls

 

Form time Booklets – What is an Apprenticeship?

 

Future Goals Booklets sent to parents last year

 

SEND booklet for parents

 

Careers in the curriculum starters in all lessons 30th Nov

 

Assembly – LMI

 

Life skills booklet SEND

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

Homework – PPT of subject/career guide

 

Introduction to Panjango – interactive Careers website

 

Science Plenary-  Black History Month Celebrating the accomplishments of successful BAME in STEM Careers Mark Richard Amazing Untold Story Of NASA's Brilliant African-American Female Scientists Donald Palmer Charlotte Armah Sanjeev Gupta Jassel Black Scientists: Past, Present and Future

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

 

Homework project   futuristic jobs and a career I would like to have.

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Form time Booklets – What is an Apprenticeship?

 

Future Goals Booklets sent to parents last year

 

Stereotyping in the workplace PPT

 

Careers in the curriculum starters in all lessons 1st March

 

Careers in the curriculum Assembly

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

 

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

Homework project   futuristic jobs and a career I would like to have.

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Form time Booklets – Employability skills

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

 

 

Year 8

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Life skills booklet SEND

 

Office duty – work experience

 

25 students – Sports young leaders

 

House captains – In charge of Interform sports challenges

 

University virtual visit

 

Huddersfield New College /Greenhead virtual visit.

 

Leeds UTC Virtual visit

 

Barnsley College/Kirklees college virtual visit

 

 

Assembly – Introduction to Careers

 

Assembly – What is an Apprenticeship?

 

SEND booklet for parents

 

ICT Careers day for girls

 

Form time Booklets – What is an Apprenticeship?

 

Future Goals Booklets sent to parents last year

 

Careers in the curriculum starters in all lessons 30th November

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

 

 

Aspiration work shop – Threedome solutions.

Thursday 3rd December – 30 students for 3 hour workshop.

PP/FSM provision

The students will learn how their actions today will impact their future.  They will understand the importance of making the most of their experiences and education today for their future self.  The students will explore labelling, ones they like, ones they want to lose and labels they could re-write to be positive.  

Self-confidence and self-esteem are both boosted by new experiences. We want to demonstrate to the students how a reluctance to leave their comfort zone is limiting on their development, experiences, opportunities and therefore potential.  The students will learn how to take a small step at a time rather than a big leap.

 

Science Plenary-  Black History Month Celebrating the accomplishments of successful BAME in STEM Careers Mark Richard Amazing Untold Story Of NASA's Brilliant African-American Female Scientists Donald Palmer Charlotte Armah Sanjeev Gupta Jassel Black Scientists: Past, Present and Future

 

Introduction to Panjango – interactive Careers website

 

Year 8 Maths classes  - interviewed an adult (usually mum or dad) about how they use Maths in their chosen career

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Life skills booklet SEND

 

Stereotyping in the workplace PPT

 

Form time Booklets – What is an Apprenticeship?

 

Careers in the curriculum starters in all lessons 1st march

 

Careers in the curriculum Assembly

 

Assembly – LMI

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

 

Virtual Huddersfield University visit

Virtual UTC and Kirklees College Visit

 

Virtual Careers Fair

Form time Booklets – Employability skills

 

Interview skills assembly

 

Well-being lessons in PHSE

 

Careers education in PHSE

 

Weekly current affairs quiz – Culture Capitol

 

Careers in the Curriculum – Science and Design Technology

 

Life skills booklet SEND

 

Careers drop down session – class time - booklets

 

 

KMS Careers Impact Statement and school vision – 2020

Impact Statement 2020

Black – What we are doing

Purple – When documents are attached

Red – Things that need to be done

Green – Work done through School Closure

1. A stable careers programme

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Reviewing the careers programme to determine what activities are happening and when they are happening

 

Checking the web metrics to see how many times the policy has been downloaded C.Tyson has sent results – see attached.

 

Monitoring the CPD activities which staff undertake

 

Introduce a student working party to get student voice.

 

All activities have been added to Termly Newsletter

Students set Careers work by Head of Careers – Booklet and Buzz Quiz.

 

Evidence of work set attached.

 

Corona work from home.

Study and employability skills booklet

Buzz test.

Skills builder workshops

PE – Careers homework

You tube video of WOW show

Regular meetings with head of PHSE – evidence of work by the students for PHSE Careers and Class time booklets. 

 

Regular monitoring that students are working on Careers in class time.

 

Feedback sheets after an event and also Google review

 

Exploring the extent to which career learning has taken place (test, work sampling etc.)

 

Examine data to check whether there has been a change in progression routes after an activity on apprenticeships (Use feedback sheets to ask students if they might now consider Apprenticeships rather than University)

 

Observation and interview of programme participants over time perhaps including tracking them into university/post-school life

 

Reviewing the progression data for students leaving school, or Ofsted reports or quality award assessment reports against the strategic plan / departmental development plan

Google review and feedback from Staff.

 

Regular completion of Compass

Ofsted report attached.

 

2. Learning from career and labour market information

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Monitoring the use of web pages using web metrics.  See data report that is attached.

 

Counting the number of young people and parents who are using the school website/ Facebook page about careers. See data report that is attached.

 

 

Monitor how many parents/students have used their Future Goals Booklet and what the students learned about in their LMI Assembly. Google review (done but in present climate nobody is filling in the review.)

 

Surveying staff to see who is incorporating information about careers in subject display materials

 

Up to date displays of LMI on notice board and on display around school.

 

 

 

Exploring which websites learners are using to inform their career decision making

 

Reviewing formats young people prefer to receive their information

 

Exploring the specialist information needs of certain groups to determine whether or not gaps in provision exist.

Understanding the way young people use information from information events to explore their decision making

 

Google review feedback analysis from students/parents/staff

 

Photographs of displays

Evidence of yearly audits/ Planning and SOW.  Evidence of work produced by students.

(Need to do Google review of CIC Starters by Career ready)

Feedback sheets from CIC day to analyse.  Students preferred the practical sessions compared to the year before.

 

Regular completion of Compass

 

 

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Noting how many learners have an EHC plan

 

Noting how many young people have received different types of career intervention – visit to Honley Careers Fair, Visit to Kirklees Sports Centre, resilience sessions, transition to Scissett Middle School and up to Shelley College.

 

Identifying how many STEM careers activities have taken place in school

 

Monitoring staff who show and discuss the Stereotyping PPT.

 

Identifying how many girls involved in ICT activities.

 

PP/FSM students go on all Careers visits free.

 

PP/FSM students to be selected (30 students in yr 8 – not all PP/FSM) students picked up from well being survey and those who struggle with aspirations and positive growth mindset.  3-hour resilience and aspiration session with VJ, MW and AGR – all in there to train to use sessions again.

 

SEND students have received an information booklet to give information for the future.

 

SEND students have a differentiated life skills booklet for careers drop down days.

 

 

 

Reviewing data on pupil premium, FSM, or SEND pupils to target career guidance

 

Surveying groups of learners to determine how targeted support has impacted on career decisions – Use of Google review and feedback sheets on all visits and careers provision. 

 

Using progression data to determine how many girls have taken up STEM A levels after a careers event aimed at this – To use Shelley College data to see if there is an increase.

 

Reviewed the widening progression activities to determine the extent to which numbers into HE have increased.  To use Shelley College data to see if there is an increase.

 

Regular completion of Compass

 

Data stored as Excel Spreadsheets. (please ask for copies if required)

 

Feedback survey for students.

 

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Surveying teachers to see how many are incorporating information on careers into subject lessons

 

Career Ready Activity – Posters supplied and delivered – up in classrooms and in hall.

All subjects deliver starters for 2 weeks on CIC using Career ready PPTs.  (I attach evidence of PPT)

 

CIC day (2019)

CIC postponed 2020 due to Corona

 

CPD training for Maths/English in CIC in their subject

 

Annual Science week and Bi Annual Science Fayre.  CIC included.

Survey learners to see if they like a lesson which has a careers slant

 

Evidence of Audits/SOW and Planning

Head of Careers attending Maths/English department meetings after CPD to monitor feedback to department.

Evidence of work collected.

Test students’ knowledge of the type of careers specific subjects could lead to (Set as a school closure piece of work week 3) Set as a class charts homework for all year groups in November 2020.

 

Google review and questionnaire on CIC starters

CIC day through feedback sheets and Google review

 

Reviewing the extent to which incorporating information and links into curriculum affects the uptake of subjects at GCSE and post-16 through Google review

Contacted Shelley College for Options choice Data for last 2 years.

 

Review school subject choices against local strategic plans Contacted Shelley College for Options choice Data for last 2 years.

 

Regular completion of Compass

 

5. Encounters with employers and employees

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Judge and Author came into work with students.

 

To aim to do something similar each year – even if virtual.  Titan Careers fair arranged for Year 8 PHSE lessons.

 

Hoping to appoint OPUS – SEND encounters with workplaces – Will need to bid for cost.

Used feedback sheets to explore learner’s reaction to activities

 

Assess the employability skills of those learners who have attended employer events

 

Explored the positive effects of work-related activities on participating employers

 

Reviewed the destinations of data of learners who have participated in work-related activities in line with local strategic plans

 

Regular completion of Compass

 

 

6. Experiences of workplaces

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Review work set by teachers to allow each school visit to review the establishment as a workplace (As a middle school we are not allowed to let students out for work experience but we use every trip/visit as a workplace visit, e.g. theatre visit, Syngenta Chemistry visit, Sports centre visit)

 

Count how many experiences of work places each learner has received

 

To plan online Entrepreneur club

Contacted BEC to see whether possible to club online.

 

Feedback sheets after every visit.  Google reviews on impact of visits.

 

Testing student learning against pre-determined learning outcomes

 

Review the choices at GCSE and route taken at 16 compared with workplace visits.

 

Review the organisations network of employers to identify any gaps in provision

 

Regular completion of Compass

 

 

7. Encounters with further and higher education

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Count the number of visits which each learner has taken to FE and HE providers

 

Kirklees College online open days to use in PHSE in year 8.

 

Must get CITB, Woodspeen in to do a talk about independent Apprenticeship schemes.

 

University trip postponed due to Corona 

University virtual session bespoke for KMS and SMS to show in PHSE sessions.

 

UTC at Leeds virtual open day.

Determine how learners feel about their visits to see if they received the information, they needed (use of Goggle review and feedback sheets)

 

Compare the destinations of learners with the visits to organisations

 

Survey learners to find out how the visits to providers have influenced their decisions

 

Compare student progression data to school strategic plans

 

Regular completion of Compass

 

8. Personal guidance

Monitoring activities include

Evaluation activities include

Check to ensure external provider has maintained their position on the register of practitioners

 

Count how many learners have had interviews with a career guidance practitioner – Use of data from Secondary school

Survey students to determine how they rate the careers interview which they have had

Survey the career guidance staff to determine how prepared young people are to receive career guidance

 

Survey all school staff to determine their career guidance training needs

 

Review the impact of CPD activities

 

Regular completion of Compass

Data Metrics on use of website.

The data shows that the Careers policy and Access statement on the website are being looked at much more since the new Careers provision has become more established.

Ofsted Inspection of Kirkburton Middle School

Turnshaws Avenue, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 0TJ

Inspection dates: 1–2 October 2019

Overall effectiveness Inadequate

The quality of education Requires improvement

Behaviour and attitudes Inadequate

Personal development Good

Leadership and management Inadequate

Inspection report: Kirkburton Middle School

1–2 October 2019 2

What is it like to attend this school?

There are a wealth of different clubs and activities. The display cabinet is straining with the number of trophies that the school has won. This, alongside the work to develop pupils’ mental and emotional well-being, makes this school distinctive.

There is a good range of different clubs and activities, including football, Nerf Ball, musical activities, chess club and Warhammer. The school was the first in Kirklees awarded the School Games Platinum Award.

Pupils are also encouraged to become young leaders, ‘Befrienders’ to new Year 6 pupils and house captains. This is helping them to develop their character and confidence. Pupils also develop their understanding of the world around them. For example, pupils created ceramic poppies for the centenary of the First World War.

They received a lovely letter of acknowledgement from those attending the ceremony.

There are visits to France, bush craft, camping and a wide range of fundraising events.

Leaders recognise that they need to do more to help pupils to encounter the world of work and careers.

What does the school need to do to improve?

 During their time in school, pupils should start to learn more about the world of work and be provided with age-appropriate information about careers that will help them when they move on to their next school. This has not been happening and puts pupils at a potential disadvantage when they leave Kirkburton. Leaders need to make sure that pupils better understand their potential next steps and the world of work.

 Governors are keen to ask questions. However, they are not always the right ones. This means that some of their key responsibilities are not carried out well enough. The trust needs to ensure that all governors are clear on their core responsibilities, including those duties laid down in law.

OFSTED response plan

A brief summary of what we've done to address the key actions points from the inspection.

Since the employment of Head of Careers, the following action points have been put into place.

  • A careers website with information for parents – updated on a regular basis.
  • A policy has been written and has been approved and added to the school policies on the website.  This will be reviewed annually.
  • A careers library is set up and is being built up with prospectuses and books throughout the year – the students are encouraged to take them and read them.  A bursary for £300 worth of books has just been applied for.
  • There is a student jobs vacancy board in the library.  This will become more important in September.
  • From September there will be a more thorough employment of librarians through an application and interview system.
  • A survey has gone out to parents/staff/students on the KMS Careers provision.  This has been reviewed and another will be sent out in June – to see if progression has been made.
  • A letter to parents has gone out to gain information about each individual child and their families background (put into spreadsheet) This will be used to send students on more specific HE/FE visits in the future.
  • All students have received a Future Goals booklet to show their parents.
  • SEND students have received an information booklet with lots of advice for the future.
  • SEND students and students with learning difficulties have a life skills booklet to work on if they cannot access the Careers booklets. 
  • Regular Google reviews are sent to parents for feedback from Assemblies and visits – these are analysed to show progression and to improve provision in the future.
  • We have a Careers corner in the ICT/Library area – with information on LMI/Diversity/LGBT/routes available and apprenticeships
  • There are displays in the staffroom on the Gatsby Benchmarks and Apprenticeships.
  • There are regular meetings between Assistant head and Head teacher on careers provision.
  • KMS has joined the CEIAG hub – which enables us to get support from LEC (We have now been allocated a Careers Enterprise coordinator and a Business Enterprise coordinator – they will work with Head of Careers and offer support and CPD)
  • Regular meetings with Shelley head of careers to do Compass and work on improvement of provision.
  • Staff and head governor have had CPD on Gatsby Benchmarks
  • All governors have had training on Gatsby Benchamrks and met our CEC (Careers Enterprise coordinator)
  • DT staff attended a Textiles Careers CPD training day
  • Staff were given a deadline of January 30th to produce displays and put careers into planning.  I have received most audits and will be using planning to try to broaden careers in the Curriculum.  Displays are going up – Maths, Science, DT, PE are excellent.
  • Staff have had CPD on Apprenticeships and Careers in the Curriculum.
  • National Careers week – March 2020 – All subjects are using CIC (careers in curriculum) starters in their lessons (CPD on this before)
  • School Liason meeting (Shelley, Scissett and Kirkburton) Careers in the Curriculum has been added to the agenda for staff to work collaboratively – postponed due to Corona.)
  • Folders have been allocated to form tutors – containing a checklist of career provision and booklets.  Meeting with head teacher as Tutors are finding it hard to fit into class time.  Head has agreed some extended tutor time to complete booklets.  (Yr 6 booklets are about job adverts and skills, Yr 7 and 8 are about Apprenticeships, employability skills, interviews and CV writing – we started these in NAW – National Apprenticeship week)
  • Form tutors have shown students a PPT on stereotyping in Careers.
  • PHSE staff are meeting to work collaboratively on Careers – planning is in line with Curriculum and follows a similar path to PHSE at SMS. Students rotate and work on Well Being as well as Careers.  Year 6 have now moved to a new system with no careers – so work is done in drop down sessions.
  • Yr 6,7,8 have had assemblies on Introduction to careers, Apprenticeships and T levels.
  • KS 3 have also had assemblies on Careers in the creative industries – Falmouth University and LMI.
  • All students have attended an inspirational speech.  What is it like to be a judge?
  • KMS has a bi annual Science fair – universities attend. Cancelled due to Corona
  • All year 8 students will attend SMS annual Careers fair. Cancelled due to Corona. Virtual Careers fair to be shown in PHSE.
  • All yr 8 students will attend visits to FE/HE (Huddersfield New College and Huddersfield University) University cancelled due to Corona.  A bespoke virtual university tour has been made by Huddersfield University.  Students will also attend a UTC virtual session and Kirklees College open day.  Use of Kindles to make personal.
  • All yr 7 students will visit Magna GUTS – a STEM career day.  (lots of employer’s/career exhibitions) Cancelled due to Corona
  • Some yr 8 students will attend a STEM trip to Leeds University. Cancelled due to Corona
  • Some yr 8 students attended a workplace visit to Syngenta
  • Some yr 7,8, girls are attending an ICT cyber girl’s aspirational day. Cancelled due to Corona
  • All trips follow a strict use of Evolve for safeguarding.
  • Regular Careers work set by head of PHSE (groups on rotation) and Head of Careers for whole school during school closure.
  • 30 year 8 students will attend an aspiration session to improve resilience and build their aspirations.

Evidence of work set during school closure