Miss B. Deery
Teachers of Employability /Careers
KS3 LLW staff and form teachers
KS4 Miss B. Deery
KS5 Miss B. Deery
Teacher in Charge of work experience:
Miss B. Deery
The Careers (CEIAG) Department, in partnership with their stakeholders; SLT, subject teachers and other facilitators are responsible for all aspects of Careers Education, Information, Advise and Guidance within the school. The aim is to provide the pupils with up to date information and expert advice to enable them to make well informed decisions about their education and future career choices.
Key stage 3 (YEARS 8-10)
All key stage 3 pupils are now actively involved in a series of activity based lessons on Employability.
This programme aims to ensure that all young people develop the personal qualities, skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes that will give then a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work.
In addition a number of school/subject based CEAIG/STEM events are organised in conjunction with the 'Young Enterprise' and Sentinus.
Young Enterprise, Amazing Brains and Sentinus Programmes
The Careers Department engages the help of professionals to help to deliver a programme of events for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 pupils.
Your School Your Business
An exciting and fun way to help new pupils get to know their year group and school.
Though hands-on interactive games and creative problem solving, the pupils learn that their school is a business, helping them to develop self-confidence, networking skills and enterprise capabilities.
Through their Enrichment time and Employability lessons they are continually exposed to local, national and international jobs.
Pupils take part in a half day programme entitled:
'Year Nine Masterclass'
Through their participation in the programme the pupils learn -what it means to be enterprising and discover 'What is an Entrepreneur'.
Pupils meet local Entrepreneurs who share their experiences with them through this they learn the importance of innovation and creativity and identify the characteristics of an enterprising person.
In addition to the above employability programme Year 10 pupils receive guidance in preparing them for Subject choice at Key Stage 4. Pupils have an opportunity to undertake extensive career research using ICT and literature in their chosen areas. In addition they have the opportunity to engage in individual or group interviews prior to making their subject choices. They will gain the insights into the world of work through outside role models speaking to them or organised visits to STEM events, Further Education colleges or Higher Education institutions.
Key Stage 4
KS5 (A Level)
All year 13 pupils take part in one weeks work experience in late January each year. Pupils are encouraged to seek a placement in an area which reflects their future career ambitions.
Other Information e.g. Awards, extra activities etcIt has been to a busy year for the CEAIG personnel. As well as taught careers classes we have endeavoured to host/attend a number of events co-ordinated by outside agencies.
RVLC STEM/CEIAG Student Convention
Each year we endeavour to facilitate our transition students attending Careers Conventions hosted within our Learning Community or nearby Learning Communities. Representatives from a wide range of professions and industry are available to talk to them. The events highlight a range of STEM related careers and apprenticeships and pupils are able to meet representatives from the professions and industries. As always we are indebted to our representatives who give up their time so willingly to attend. We are particularly proud to welcome our past pupils who give so generously of their time to help and advise our current pupils.
St Mary’s has embraced the new STEM initiatives with vigour and a number of STEM events. In addition to specific CEAIG events a number of Departments have also embraced STEM initiatives and details of these are available on subject websites.
PAST PUPIL ACHIEVEMENTS
Two of our past pupils won Gold Medals in the UK and N Ireland final of Skill Build in Birmingham; Martin Mc Laughlin and Aaron McCool. We were also very happy to hear of Simon Curran achievements within the catering industry.
The Skills Show is the UK’s largest skills and careers event, which celebrates the importance of skills to economic growth. Taking part enables competitors to build on their skills, test their knowledge against their peers and showcase their potential to current and future employers. During the three days of the Show, over 700 of the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners competed in front of 100,000 visitors in the WorldSkills UK National competition finals to aspire to be the best in the UK in their skill area.
A number of our graduates gained employment including James Logue at Citi and Mark Anderson with The Royal Navy. Below are pictures of some of our past pupils graduations: James Logue, Kendra Reynolds and Kyra Reynolds.
Kendra Reynolds and Kyra Reynolds.
Careers Information Online
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The Careers Department is responsible for all aspects of Careers Education and Guidance within the school. The aim is to provide the pupils with up to date information and expert advice to enable them to make well informed decisions about their education and future career choices.