Careers

At Tewkesbury School, we offer career guidance and work related learning opportunities from Year 7 through to Year 13.

Students and their parents have access to a range of support allowing them to learn about future career paths. This is vital in helping students and their parents to make informed decisions about subject choices as they enter Years 10 and 12.

We are committed to providing a comprehensive careers, information and advice program and strive to follow the Gatsby Benchmarks http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance.

The Benchmarks:

1) To provide a stable careers programme

2) Address the needs of each pupil

3) Link curriculum learning to careers

4) Provide encounters with employers and employees

5) Provide students with an experience of workplaces

6) Provide encounters with further and higher education

7) Provide one to one personal guidance

Across our wide and varied curriculum we embed careers learning at every stage, with employers coming in to support our teaching teams, highlighting to young people the relevance of their school based learning to future careers. 

We value the importance of excellent impartial careers advice and work with a variety of external agencies, local post-16 providers and higher education establishments to share advice and guidance on a range of qualifications such as GCSEs, A-Levels, BTEC Diplomas, HNCs, HNDs and degrees.  The programme offers extensive advice and guidance on the future of each student.  Knowing what to do next, whether it is University, Sixth Form, Further Education College or an Apprenticeship is central to our careers and work related learning programme.  All students are fully supported in receiving appropriate guidance to help them decide on their next steps, with plenty of opportunities to visit Further and Higher Education establishments throughout their time at our school.

Here at Tewkesbury School we enjoy excellent relationships with a wide variety of employers from across the county. This enables us to ensure our students have multiple encounters with employers throughout their time with us, across a whole host of enrichment activities. These include an apprenticeship and careers fairs for Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 aimed at broadening horizons and introducing students to careers they have not encountered before; workplace visits to local employers; careers talks from business partners; work experience in Year 12; enterprise and employability skills building days and mentoring schemes.

We value the importance of future goals and raising aspirations and tailor our programme to make sure each student is equipped with the employability skills needed for the modern workplace and a clear idea of their next steps whenever they finish their studies with us at Tewkesbury School. 

Measuring impact of the careers programme

The careers lead evaluates the input of what goes into the provision eg policies, programmes and curriculum time.   Output evaluations are also made which assess the impact of the learning on students.  Our careers events are recorded against Gatsby Benchmarks to log progress towards completing these by September 2020.

Output evaluations can be summarised in this model, taken from derby.ac.uk

measuring the impact

The Careers Team

Clare de Glanville: Assistant Head, Careers Lead for Career and Workplace Learning clare.deglanville@tewkesburyschool.org

Sarah Baird: Careers Coordinator.  Contact for one to one guidance: sarah.baird@tewkesburyschool.org

Click to view the careers calendar

Click view the Provider Access Policy
 
Tewkesbury School will review the information published about careers in July 2020.

 

The following links are useful:

General Careers Advice

http://www.careerpilot.org.uk

https://icould.com/

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

https://www.startprofile.com/

http://www.careersadviceforparents.org

http://www.targetcareers.co.uk

 

University

https://university.which.co.uk/

https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/for-students/school-and-college-in-the-uk/subject-choices-at-school-and-college/

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

http://www.ucas.com

 

Apprenticeships

http://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

http://www.mystudentevents.com

http://purepotential.org/events-opportunities/

http://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk

http://www.theswac.org.uk