At Churchill School we view careers guidance as an integral part of our work. It appears as a discrete subject on all class timetables. The schools careers programme appears as an attached document on this page and can be accessed by students, parents, teachers and employers. The progress that students make as part of our careers programme, is monitored regularly and used to inform further work.
Our vision is to develop a learning community that broadens horizons and raises aspirations through meaningful and powerful links and contact with local employers and local businesses. Learners will develop and apply a range of employability skills throughout their time in school and sixth form and develop knowledge and research skills to ensure future pathways are fully informed and allow a clear sense of direction.
A comprehensive programme of Work Experience begins in Year 9 with all students having equal access to work shadowing.
We work closely with employers through a range of activities including
attending careers fairs
work experience placements
working with an Enterprise Advisor to explore opportunities for engagement with relevant employers, personalised to specific pupils.
Who to Contact
Schools Careers Leader: Mrs Maria South (currently on Maternity leave) In Mrs South’s absence please contact Mr Komodromos with any enquiries regarding the careers programme at Churchill School.
Careers provision is monitored, reviewed and evaluated in the following ways;
Staff feedback during meetings
Students’ feedback following work experience
Employer feedback forms
Mock interview feedback
Please view the documents in the attachments section for further information.
Post 16 Options
The Post 16 choices available for our students are:
Attend a school or college full time
Seek employment or self employment for 20 hours a week or more while studying part time.
Start a course of work-based learning known as an apprenticeship
Do voluntary work for 20 hours per week or more and engage in some part time education
These options can be discussed at the annual review and the transition plan can be written or adapted to help the young person work towards the option they would like to take. As a school we will seek to support all students whichever option they select and will also help them access independent, impartial advice.
Post 16 Pathways at Churchill School
If students decide to stay at Churchill School they will be able to follow one of the following three pathways.
This is for students who wish to study the most academic A –levels at Haverhill Community Sixth Form, they will study largely independently but with some support from Churchill to meet objectives listed in their EHCP (Educational and Health and Care Plan). They should have at least a grade 6 in the subjects they choose to do at A-Level.
These students will study less traditional A and AS Levels at Haverhill Community Sixth Form, they will study largely independently but with some support from Churchill to meet objectives listed in their EHCP (Educational and Health and Care Plan). Students would need an average of grade 5 and this must include English and Maths. Students should again have at least a 6 grade in the A Level subjects they choose.
This is the BTEC route and contains applied or vocational courses that can be studied at Haverhill Community Sixth Form, they will study largely independently but with some support from Churchill to meet objectives listed in their EHCP (Educational and Health and Care Plan). Students would usually have at least 4 GCSEs 9-4 and these should include Maths or English at 4 or above.
Haverhill Community 6th Form
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