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Nationally accredited by the Quality in Careers Standard as fully meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks

Welcome to Careers Information, where we hope you will find useful links and information not only about Careers at Saint John Fisher but also more importantly about the wide range of opportunities out there in the world of work. As part of our commitment to work collaboratively the local, national and international organisations, we are always looking to work alongside others to enhance the education of our learners.

Our Careers Policy and Provider Access Statement can be found in the policies section of the website.

Saint John Fisher Catholic College is a member of the Stoke and Staffordshire Careers Hub, which was one of first twenty in the country.

Saint John Fisher Catholic College Careers Programme

Welcome to our Careers Programme outline. This programme has been carefully designed and discussed in-depth to ensure it supports your child’s progress in the first stages of their career and beyond. Our aim is that you and your child will be able to access to great guidance, brilliant employer experiences and timely information during their time with us. Our programme is mapped against the Career Development Institute (CDI) Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education. The CDI framework contains 17 different areas of learning that are important for high quality provision. We are always looking for top quality opportunities to enhance our offer by providing relevant and skills-based activities in partnership with local employers and training providers.

Year 7: Widening Horizons

Year 7: Widening Horizons
Objective:To develop and expand their view of future careersOutcomes:Describe the possible pathways at the end of Y11 or Y13
Describe what new options for a career they are considering
Describe how their ideas about stereotypes have been challenged
ExperienceDeliveryAudienceCDI Framework Areas of Learning
Community InvolvementTeacher/LessonsLearners5,12
Financial CapacityTeacher/LessonsLearners11,13
Whole-school Careers WeekAll StaffLearners and Parents1,2,3,7,8,11,16
Two Subject – Careers link sessionsAll StaffLearners7,11,16
Labour MarketTeacher/LessonsLearners4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Communication SkillsEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17
Careers Research – PathwaysTeacher/LessonsLearners10,14,15

Year 8: Excellent Choices

Year 8: Excellent Choices
Objective:To understand the impact of how their choices for study in Y9-11 will affect them Post-16 (after Y11) and Post-18 (after Y13)Outcomes:Describe the two pathways that most interest them
Explain how their option choices will support them Post-16 (after Y11)/Post-18 (after Y13)
Explain why they have chosen their options
ExperienceDeliveryAudienceCDI Framework Areas of Learning
Self-audit: Skills and QualitiesTeacher/LessonsLearners1,2,3
Types of WorkTeacher/LessonsLearners5,6,11,12,14
Application ProcessesTeacher/LessonsLearners1,11,16
Pathways for the futureTeacher/LessonsLearners4,10,17
Two Subject – Careers link sessionsAll StaffLearners7,11,16
Y8 Options EventParents EveningLearners and Parents4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Whole-school Careers WeekAll StaffLearners and Parents1,2,3,7,8,11,16
Challenging PerceptionsEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17
Employability SkillsEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17

Year 9: Work Skills

Year 9: Work Skills
Objective:To understand the range of skills needed to succeed in the workplaceOutcomes:Describe what skills are useful in the workplace
Explain how they have developed their work-related skills this year
Explain why it is important to develop transferable skills
ExperienceDeliveryAudienceCDI Framework Areas of Learning
The Inspiring AssembliesEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17
Civic Responsibilities and Public ServicesEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17
Two Subject – Careers link sessionsAll StaffLearners7,11,16
Understanding IndustryEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17
Y9 Introduction to Work Experience TalksStaff/Parents EveningLearners and Parents3,10,14,15
Whole-school Careers WeekAll StaffLearners and Parents1,2,3,7,8,11,16

Year 10: Experiencing Work

Year 10: Experiencing Work
Objective:To develop their understanding of applying for a job and their role in the workplaceOutcomes:Gain a week of work experience
Explain their learning from the work experience placement
Explain how to improve their applications for job and interview skills
ExperienceDeliveryAudienceCDI Framework Areas of Learning
Pathways to workTeacher/LessonsLearners4,10,11
Work ReadinessTeacher/LessonsLearners5,6,7,11
Two Subject – Careers link sessionsAll StaffLearners7,11,16
Whole-school Careers WeekAll StaffLearners and Parents1,2,3,7,8,11,16
Interview ExperienceEmployerLearners1,2,3,8,11,16
Preparing for Work ExperienceTeacher/LessonsLearners2,3,11,12,15,
Labour Market and EconomyTeacher/LessonsLearners4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,14,15
Work ExperienceEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,13,17
College and Apprenticeship TalksColleges/AssembliesLearners3,13,14,17

Year 11: Post-16 Destinations

Year 11: Post-16 Destinations
Objective:To secure their chosen position for Post-16 work-related learning, study or other appropriate routeOutcomes:Gain offers for appropriate Post-16 routes
Secure appropriate information about next steps in education, employment or training
ExperienceDeliveryAudienceCDI Framework Areas of Learning
Careers Advice InterviewIndependent AdvisorLearners10,14,15,17
Inspiring Employers sessionEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17
Two Subject – Careers link sessionsAll StaffLearners7,11,16
Whole-school Careers WeekAll StaffLearners and Parents1,2,3,7,8,11,16
NCS OpportunitiesEmployerLearners8,12,14
Careers FairEmployers/Colleges/Training ProvidersLearners and Parents3,13,14,17

Year 12: Future Pathways

Year 12: Future Pathways
Objective:To understand the range of Post-18 pathways available and further develop their skills in relation to the workplaceOutcomes:Gain a week of work experience
Explain their learning from the work experience placement
Explain and evaluate their reasoning for their chosen Post-18 destination
ExperienceDeliveryAudienceCDI Framework Areas of Learning
Preparing for Work ExperienceTeacher/LessonsLearners2,3,11,12,15,
Work ExperienceEmployerLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,13,17
UCAS Advice and GuidanceTeacherLearners10,14,15,17
Two Subject – Careers link sessionsAll StaffLearners7,11,16
Whole-school Careers WeekAll StaffLearners and Parents1,2,3,7,8,11,16
University ExperiencesUniversitiesLearners3,14,17
Careers Advice InterviewIndependent AdvisorLearners10,14,15,17
Enrichment programmeVoluntary Organisations and EmployersLearners8,12,14,17

Year 13: Post-18 Destinations

Year 13: Post-18 Destinations
Objective:To secure their chosen position for Post-18 work-related learning, study or other appropriate routeOutcomes:Gain offers for appropriate Post-18 routes
Secure appropriate next step in education, employment or training
ExperienceDeliveryAudienceCDI Framework Areas of Learning
UCAS Advice and GuidanceTeacherLearners10,14,15,17
Two Subject – Careers link sessionsAll StaffLearners7,11,16
Alumini AssembliesEmployer/AluminiLearners3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17
Whole-school Careers WeekAll StaffLearners and Parents1,2,3,7,8,11,16
Enrichment programmeVoluntary Organisations and EmployersLearners8,12,14,17

Learners

Below you will find a list of useful websites and resources. There is information on colleges, Post 18 options, apprenticeship, careers and much more.

Careers Websites and Resources for Learners, Parents and Staff

All About Careers – Why Work Experience is Important

UCAS – Importance of Work Experience

Staff

Parents

The following links are for useful websites and resources. Here you will find information on colleges, Post 18 options, apprenticeship, careers and much more.

Careers Websites and Resources for Learners, Parents and Staff

CDI – Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education

Career Alchemy – Choosing a career path

Target Careers Resources for Parents and Teachers

Employers