Message to all parents – 03/07/2020 Dear Parents and Carers As you may have heard the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has outlined plans in more detail for schools to reopen fully in September 2020. This is being widely reported in the media and you may find this summary useful from the BBC: • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-53253722 We […]
Careers & Work Related Learning at Bourne Community College
All of our students have the right to access free and impartial Careers Information, Education and Guidance (CIEAG) as well as the opportunity to gain experience of the world of work. This entitlement is delivered through Careers sessions and subject specific sessions throughout their life at Bourne, starting in Year 7. The Careers Information, Education and Guidance we provide for our students is further enhanced in subject lessons through work related learning and a dedicated Careers teacher in lessons.
Bourne uses the Gatsby Benchmarks for our CIEAG provision. The Gatsby Benchmarks set out a framework for schools to deliver ‘good career guidance’. (Please see ‘Gatsby Benchmarks for Parents/Carers). We welcome training providers/employers/colleges and Universities into our school for assemblies, lessons, careers events and activities. If you would be interested in supporting us with this please contact Mrs H.Jewer at email@example.com
Careers Information and Guidance Team
Mrs H Jewer- Leader of CIEAG and Work Related Learning
Mrs Jewer is the Leader for Careers Information and Guidance and Work Related Learning. She is responsible for designing and coordinating the Careers curriculum for all students at Bourne Community College. This includes careers visits and post-16 information sessions, where post-16 colleges give options/careers talks to students.
Year 10 Work Experience Placements
Mrs H Jewer firstname.lastname@example.org / Mrs S Bell email@example.com
Year 10 students will complete a week long work experience placement during Year 10. There is a lead up programme prior to the placement to help students to prepare and develop the key employability skills required to be successful at their chosen workplace. Each student is expected to find their own placement and are given a deadline for this. A pack is given out to them well in advance will all the necessary information.
Work related learning is also addressed in lessons both at Key Stage 3 and 4 across all subjects. Students are then able to relate the subject to specific careers and broaden their understanding of how their learning in that subject can enhance their opportunities in the future.
Mr D Ellis – Leader of S.T.E.A.M firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms M Perry – S.T.E.A.M Activities Coordinator email@example.com
S.T.E.A.M. infused education is about more than gaining skills. It is about transforming each student’s education, creating learners who can think as designers, encouraging problem solving opportunities and inspiring students to interact with their global environment. Bourne Community College is committed to using S.T.E.A.M. as an access to educational content, digital classrooms, coding and robotics, design thinking and more. Students engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths activities in subject areas, participating in visits, and also as part of extra-curricular activities.
Business Studies KS4 (Option Subject)
Mr M Carter – Leader of Business Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Studies gives students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding related to the Business world and working life. It is of value in a wide range of careers, as well as being vital to the preparation of setting up a personal business in the future, should students choose this pathway.
Post-16 Schools and Colleges
There are a number of local schools and colleges which will offer a wide range of courses and provision such as A Levels, Apprenticeships and work-related (vocational) studies. Your son/daughter can find prospectuses for many of the schools/colleges online. They can look at their websites for further details on what they offer, and for details of their open days and application process. Some of these can be found below.
Chichester College https://chichester.ac.uk/
Havant & South Downs College https://www.hsdc.ac.uk/
Highbury College https://www.highbury.ac.uk/
Portsmouth College https://www.portsmouth-college.ac.uk/
Fareham College https://www.fareham.ac.uk/
Traineeships and Apprenticeships
A Traineeship is an introduction-level programme that combines a work placement with training, it helps to prepare young people for the world of work and supports with English and Mathematics if required.
Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher/Degree levels, and are available in a wide range of employment sectors. The length of time that it takes to complete is dependent on the level and occupation. All Apprenticeships are real jobs so young people on the programme can earn a salary.
All Apprenticeship opportunities must be advertised on the National Apprenticeships Website https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
Your son/daughter must be registered on this site to apply. They are allowed to start an Apprenticeship once they have reached the compulsory education leaving date, after the last Friday in June.
Apprenticeship advice can also be sought through local Colleges.
Post Year 13 Further Education options
Many students will consider University as a natural progression from their level 3 studies. The following websites are an excellent source of information.
Higher/Degree Apprenticeships are an alternative to University, these Higher Level Apprenticeships are advertised on the National Apprenticeships Website – https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship