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St Benedict's Catholic School

St Benedict's
Catholic School

Careers Programme

St Benedict’s Careers Programme

Throughout the school year, all St. Benedict's Catholic School students in years 7-13 will take part in a variety of careers-related activities and events. The latter are designed to help our students develop an understanding of themselves in relation to future learning and employment opportunities. In addition to subject-specific Careers activities and trips, our Programme offers bespoke assemblies, a bi-monthly World of Work information series, careers lessons,  Careers Fairs, employer workshops and inspiring Careers Talks.

The aim of St. Benedict's Careers Programme is to provide each student with a robust platform upon which they can build and develop key employability skills. The ultimate goal of our careers provision is to support all St. Benedict's students in achieving success in their lives and work.

In years 7, 8 and 9 (Key Stage 3) students will be helped with their personal development by:

  • Understanding themselves and know who (and what!) plays a part in how they think about themselves and the things that matter to them
  • Developing confidence in themselves and in their abilities
  • Understanding how the world of work is changing and the skills that they (and the rest of us!) need in order to be successful in their future life and career
  • Making well-informed choices about their future

KS3 students will also take part in various planned Employability/STEM activities.

In year 10 (Key Stage 4) students will be helped with their continued personal development by:

  • Identifying and setting short and medium term life goals as well as learning targets
  • Identify, selecting and using a wide range of information resources.
  • Using work related learning/experiences to shape their career progression.
  • Understanding the options open to them once they leave school, identifying their priorities and evaluating the decisions they eventually make

KS4 students will also take part in various planned Employability/STEM activities.

In year 11 (Key Stage 4) students will be helped with their continued personal development by:

  • Identifying, selecting and using a wide range of information resources
  • Using work related learning/experiences to shape their career progression
  • Helping to further understand the options open to them once they leave school, identify their priorities and evaluate the decisions they eventually make
  • Identifying post-16 options best suited for them by taking part in 6th form and college taster days
  • Understanding all post-16 option choices through 1:1 Careers interviews with Miss Hahn
  • Understanding the routes towards Apprenticeships
  • Attending assemblies run throughout the year to hear from Further Education (FE), Apprenticeship and Training providers, Universities and Employers.

In years 12 and 13 (Key Stage 5) students will be helped to:

  • Understand pathways to Higher Education
  • Apply for, and write applications to University
  • Apply for Russell Group universities
  • Understand the routes towards Apprenticeships and work
  • Understand and engage with the requirements of Local, Regional and National employers
  • Engage in workshops run by Universities and Employers to help prepare for the transition to University or into the workplace
  • Understand post-18 option choices through 1:1 Careers interviews with Miss Hahn

1:1 Careers appointments with Miss Hahn are available throughout the year for all students who wish to discuss, review and evaluate their career options.

How do we measure the impact of St Benedict’s Catholic School Careers Programme?

  • Destinations data at KS4 and KS5
  • Feedback from pupils and parents
  • Review with Careers Enterprise Co-ordinators and Advisors

Careers Lead – Miss A Hahn  ahahn@st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk

Careers Advisor – Miss A Hahn  ahahn@st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk

The schools Careers Programme/Policy will be reviewed by: September 2024