As students start their journey at the school at different starting points of their education, it is always important for Just Learn to provide students with enough guidance for their future careers/post 16 placements.
Learning outcomes are paramount to all our learners and we have dedicated staff to support learners into post 16. Our Dedicated Pathways Advisor is able to support parents, schools, learners and local authorities with a number of our services:
- Post 16 Education and Guidance
- Advise Students on Apprenticeships and Sixth Form/College Courses.
- Supporting pupils by taking them to Job Fairs/Events.
- Arrange taster days and short courses for pupils.
- Supporting students with CV Writing, Application and Interview Techniques.
- Support pupils by taking them to college and Job Interviews
- Developing Alternative Education Partnership Links (Pre 16 Vocational Courses) Link up partnership organisation for vocational courses
- Developing links into local Business and organisations regarding work experience or voluntary work.
- Set up work placements both short term and long term
- Arrange Visits and Organise workshops
- Career Mentoring; Develop Pupils Careers action plan. (this is a step-by-step guide on what route pupils need to take in order to get their ideal outcome.
- Arrange regular 1:1 and group sessions with pupils. providing them with up-to-date information.
All students in years 7-11 are entitled:
• to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer through group discussions, taster days, guest speakers, assemblies and school visits.
• to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic courses including technical courses.
Careers Education is an integral part of Personal and Social education. Just Learn Independent School has its own dedicated Pathways Advisor and provides careers education and opportunities for all students. The programme includes:
- Y7: All Year 7 students have access to attend a number of assemblies and presentations which help students to start thinking about their future including what qualifications are needed for which careers, the importance of English, Maths, Science and ICT. Students also start to meet guest speakers including higher education professionals.
- Y8: All Year 8 students are invited to guest speaker assemblies which includes lecturers from universities. There are also a number of assemblies and presentations which help students to start thinking about their future including what qualifications are needed for which careers, the importance of English, Maths, Science and ICT.
- Y9: In Year 9, students start to explore various sectors and begin their skills builder journey as well as have opportunities for employer encounters.
- Y10: In Year 10, students start to plan their individual career. Work experienced opportunities are available for all young people. Student continue to develop of their skills builder and have one to one meetings with our pathways advisor.
- Y11: To help students decide what they are planning on doing post-16 each student has an individual interview with our onsite pathways advisor that also supports students to apply for post 16 placements. . Students also have the opportunity to attend employer encounter sessions and get involved in different workshops/activities.
- All years:
- Just learn provides a careers day for all young people to engage with potential employers from various different sectors such as higher education, construction, engineering, hair & beauty, communications and banking.
MEASURING AND ASSESSING THE IMPACT
The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme in a number of ways:
- Retention on courses and apprenticeships at KS4 and when students leave at 16.
- Post 16 college, apprenticeship or work destinations.
- Evaluation of each careers initiative.
- Self-review against the Gatsby benchmarks.
Students can access the links below for further support:
START - Students are encouraged to create a profile on START
National Careers service contact details - Speak to a careers advisor on 0800 100 900.
ACCESSING FURTHER INFORMATION
Employers, teachers, parents and students can contact Lorraine Agyeman who is our Pathways Advisor and can be contacted by the following:
0208 648 9662
The school Careers Plan and Provider Access Policy can be found on the school website under Policies.