We’re really pleased to share with you the Telford Priory Careers programme. Please click on the PDF link to view our new 2018/19 programme! *
Our Careers Programme is for all years from 7-11. We aim to provide a robust programme ensuring our careers provision enables the programme to address the career related learning of each individual student, throughout each year and during their time at TPS.
We want all our students to be able to make informed decisions about a range of options for their future. It is important that our careers programme helps raise the aspirations our young people have in regards to employment and access to Further and Higher Education (FE/HE) and ensure all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential, and become the best versions of themselves they can be.
Our strong links with FE/HE, businesses and employers enables the careers programme to support students in learning about and understanding of the labour market, linking curriculum learning to careers and helps to make sense of the World of Work and different pathways and progression routes.
All Year 11 students are offered a careers guidance interviews with our Careers Officer. Mrs Willetts is employed by the school and based at TPS Monday-Friday. There are lots of activities to support this process, including a Post 16 Progression Evening, college and sixth form lunch time drop in sessions and careers fairs. We work in collaboration with colleges, 6th forms, universities, employers and other training providers to help deliver our careers programme. We are determined to support every Year 11 student in making informed decisions about their post 16 choices, so they are able follow the right route and career pathway suited to them. See the plan for more details.
If you are an employer, business, training provider, college, universities or other organisation who like to support our students in their career progression, please see our Provider Access Policy in the Policies tab.
We don’t stop there. Year 10 students also encouraged to start planning their next steps and will undertake their Work Experience week and are included in a number of bespoke Career planning sessions. There will be more information about Work Experience specifically.
We also include Key Stage 3 – Year 9 is an important year as students need to plan their Options choices, so we’ve made sure they’re included in lots of activities and they also have a chance to go on some of their own careers visits.
We’re also pleased to announce we’ll be taking some Year 8s to the Birmingham Skills Show this year and there will be a number of in-school activities too.
All Careers and Enterprise events and activities are evaluated by the targeted audience or students participating in the activity/ event. Feedback is taken seriously as part of the evaluation and monitoring process and measuring of impact the programme has. This is always integral for the planning of our future careers programme.
At the moment, we want Year 7s to focus on settling in, finding their way around the building and creating their new friendship groups – and of course, exceeding expectations in lessons! However, Year 7 will have the chance to participate in some careers talks/workshops with guest speakers later in the year, as will year 8 and 9, as part of our summer term Enhanced Learning Days which have a focus on Careers.
Mr Joe Buttery (Careers and Enterprise Officer)
*some activities may change as you can appreciate due to changes in funding, staffing and other resources available
Date of Review: September 2018