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Careers and Work Related Learning

Careers and Work Related Learning

Face-to-face advice and guidance should be arranged by a school where it is the most suitable for young people to make successful next steps — particularly for students at risk of disengaging from education or training, or those with special educational needs. UCAS

Careers Information advice and guidance:

  • Individual interviews with a specialist careers advisor for students in years 10, 12 and 13.
  • A careers information advice and guidance ‘drop in’ clinic operating on a weekly basis.
  • A dedicated careers area in our library with a range of careers, post 16 and university-related reference material.

In addition to services offered by our external partner the following additional sources of advice and guidance are offered at Thomas More Catholic School.

  • Regular parent / teacher consultation events.
  • GCSE options information assemblies and parents evening.
  • Post 16 Information evening.
  • Individual mentoring by form tutors and inclusion team.

Reviewing careers provision:

  • Interim / annual review of specialist careers advice.
  • Intended Destination Data compiled and supplied to Local Authority.
  • Quality review of visits to providers in line with School Trips policy.

Links with Providers

Pupils have regular opportunities for contact with organisations representing a range of career / academic pathways.  Recent examples include:

  • 2017/18 Key Stage 4 - Campus visit to Goldsmiths University.
  • 2017/18 Key Stage 4 - Campus visit to Mansfield College Oxford.
  • 2018/19 Key Stage 5 - What Career Live?What University Live? (Exhibitions)

Work Related Learning

Work Related Learning at Thomas More Catholic School is addressed in the Citizenship programme and through activities outside of lessons.

The WRL programme allows students to:

  • learn through work, by providing opportunities for students to learn from direct experiences of work (work experience offered to students in year 10 and year 13).
  • learn about work, by providing opportunities for students to develop knowledge about the working world (careers education lessons (all years) and one to one interviews with a specialist careers advisor).
  • learn for work by developing skills for enterprise and employability (enterprise activities (all years), preparation for work experience (year 10) and mock interviews (year 10)).

Department Members

  • Mr Calvert
  • Ms Wodu – Specialist Careers Advisor