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    Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG)

     

    Trinity runs a careers programme for all students in Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 9) and Key Stage 4 (Year 10 – 11). Our aim is to offer all students the best possible careers education, information, advice and guidance, highlighting the range of educational and vocational opportunities available. Our careers programme runs continuously throughout the year and includes a 2-week work experience placement for Year 10 students, career and guidance sessions, an employability day and our annual Trinity Futures Fortnight event involving a series of trips, activities, talks and workshops held by outside speakers from a range of industry sectors and educational institutions.

    Career Education Activities at Trinity

    Trinity offers a range of engaging and informative careers activities for all students throughout the year. Our activities include independent career and guidance sessions, an employability day and our annual Trinity Futures Fortnight event involving a series of trips, activities, talks and workshops held by outside speakers from a range of Industry sectors and educational institutions

    Independent Careers Guidance Sessions

    Career Speed Networking Event

    Work Experience at Trinity

    All our Year 10 students go out on a 2-week work experience placement. This is a fantastic opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about the world of work. Work experience can help students to decide on Post-16 career and study options as well as the chance to develop and evidence vital skills such as self-confidence, communication and independence.

    Pupils are encouraged to find their own work experience placement. This allows them to have the real life experience of contacting employers and presenting themselves professionally in order to secure a job.

    Why Work Experience?

    A 2-week taster of life in the work place will help students learn:

    • New skills, ideas and experiences
    • Customer service
    • How to work as part of a team
    • Punctuality
    • Dress Code
    • Communication
    • Time Management

    During the placement, students will be able to find out what skills employers look for when they are hiring someone to fill a vacancy. Work experience will also help students to work better with other people when they enter further or higher education as well as in their future careers.

    Using 'Start' at Trinity

    Start, now used at Trinity is a free, online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines comprehensive information with a personalised experience and career planning tools. Start helps our students to make informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability skills.

    Start will help your child to:

    • Understand how their skills, interests and subject preferences link to jobs and industries
    • Make more informed decisions at key moments of choice
    • Undertake and record experiences that will enhance their future employability
    • Create a profile to evidence their employability, build a CV and prepare for interviews

                              For more information visit: www.startprofile.com

    Exploring Post-16 at Trinity

    At Trinity our students are giving the opportunity to explore their Post-16 options including colleges, 6th forms and apprenticeships  with a series of;

    The National Apprenticeship Show at Sandown Racecourse.   

    Christ The King Progression Conference at CTK Aquinas and EMMANUEL Sixth Form College.

            

    Year 11 Parent and Pupil Information Evening at Trinity

    Exploring Post 18 Education

    Students at Trinity will discover what higher education has to offer with visits to open days and discovery days at university campuses and trips to educational events.

    Higher Education Discovery Day at Goldsmiths University 

       What Career Live / What University Live? - London Olympia.

    TEAMS Career Channels

    At Trinity, each year group has a dedicated Teams Careers Channel, helping guide students with information on careers from year 7 to 11, including GCSE options, post-16 pathways and advice on vocational opportunities and pathways.  The channels are regularly updated with news on the world of work, 6th form open days, career events and resources, as well as useful links, videos, application reminders, deadlines, tips and guides, helping students to make informed choices.

    Examples of information posted the TEAMS Career Channels:

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Trinity has built links with Independent schools to provide our highest achieving pupils with the opportunity to win Sixth Form scholarship at some of the country’s best independent schools. To be awarded a scholarship pupils will be required to sit an entrance exam and interview in addition to achieving at the highest level at GCSE.

    Previous pupils Janielle Orisa-Nwoke and Cindy-Ann Lael Malouange Yetna who have had the wonderful opportunity to attend Lancing College on a scholarship have gone on to receive scholarships to Cambridge and Oxford University. We wish both girls every success along their journey.                             

    The GATSBY benchmark at Trinity

     The Careers programme at Trinity ensures that pupils are well-informed and ambitious about the variety of pathways and opportunities available. Pupils are confident in their careers literacy and so are confident in the skills and attributes they have to offer in the workplace. This enables them to make good life choices and flourish in the global community in which we live.

    We use the Gatsby benchmarks to guide and monitor the careers provision in school. This ensures our offer is of high quality and is constantly being updated and improved in line with the changing labour market and with the needs and aspirations of pupils at the centre of everything we do.

    1: A stable Careers Programme.

    • SLT lead and Governor link on CEIAG
    • Dedicated Careers Support Officer employed
    • Careers programme reviewed annually and published on website
    • Feedback from external providers/school staff/pupil questionnaire/parent forum
    • Targeted information to parents on careers events
    • Use of feedback to monitor and improve the offer
    • Use of the START online careers programme accessed by pupils parents and staff
    • Use of TEAMS as additional information platform which is updated weekly for all pupils and parents
    • Completion of the Teach First CELP careers programme has resulted in a documented framework and progression map for Trinity.

     

    2:  Learning from career and labour market information.

    • Trinity Futures focus on STEM, Apprenticeships and jobs of the future
    • Year 8 and 10 independent careers guidance sessions
    • 1-1 options advice session with Senior staff
    • Parent Information Evening
    • Website information
    • Careers Champion in curriculum areas work with subject specific LMI to inform their careers curriculum.
    • START programme means pupils, parents and staff have constant access to the most up to date LMI.

     

    3:  Addressing the needs of each student.

    • Trinity Futures programme which uses diverse of employers
    • Use of female role models to challenge stereotypes
    • Career trips and visits which broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes
    • University links and visits across both Key Stages 3 and 4
    • Use of TEAMS to create year group channels with bespoke material tailored to the needs of each stage
    • Targeted groups careers opportunities
    • Apprenticeship talks and workshops
    • Records of 1-1 IAG sessions with focussed intervention where appropriate. Data shared with parents
    • Destinations data recorded annually
    • Data shared with whole staff to inform planning
    • Date analysed to inform tailored development of careers programme

     

    4: Linking curriculum learning to careers.

    • Trinity Futures focus on STEM and careers of the future
    • Trip to The Big Bang Fair
    • Trips to other STEM promotion activities such as Girls in Stem event
    • Girls in ICT focus with ICT teacher leading Girls focussed project
    • Subject specific Careers champions
    • Subject careers noticeboards updated regularly
    • Curriculum areas lead careers events during Trinity Futures and throughout the year
    • Trinity Character Charter has dedicated careers focus embedded within

     

    5: Encounters with employers and employees.

    • Trinity Futures ensures a diverse range of employers encounters for pupils
    • The Own Find element of the Work Experience programme encourages pupils to engage with employers on a personal level
    • Annual Careers speed Networking event
    • Annual Employability Day with Barclay’s employees
    • Use of TEAMS to deliver live and online eg with Sony/ATV Music Publishing

     

    6: Experience of workplaces.

    • All Year 10 complete a two week Work Experience placement
    • Preparation for Work Experience programme delivered to Year 10
    • The Own Find element of the Work Experience programme encourages pupils to engage with employers on a personal level
    • Subject specific trips and visits to the workplace run by curriculum areas
    • In house employer directory used to support groups to find appropriate work experience
    • Use of TEAMS to deliver talks from industry both live and online eg Speakers 4 Schools

     

    7: Encounters with further and higher education.

    • Trinity Futures programme has a number of FE and HA encounter opportunities built in
    • Year 10 Progression event at Christ the King Sixth Form College
    • Use of TEAMS to share a range of Post 16 Progression information
    • Goldsmith’s and Greenwich University visits for both KS3 and KS4
    • Workshop programme with LSE
    • Oxbridge trip
    • Sixth Form roadshows and recruitment talks
    • The High Flyers programme prepares our High Attainers for scholarship applications at partner Independent school
    • We have a partnership with local FE college LESECO

     

    8: Personal guidance.

    • 1-1 Options advice interviews with senior staff
    • Year 8 small group IAG with independent careers adviser
    • Year 10 1-1 IAG session with independent careers advisor
    • Additional 1-1 IAG sessions for groups and vulnerable pupils in Year 11
    • Careers programme embedded as part of Trinity Character Charter and PSHEE curriculum
    • Year 10 and 11 Progression Programmes taught through Family Group time
    • Use of TEAMS to share stage specific CEIAG including Post 16 Progression information