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The Careers Service Guide

Our purpose is to develop a wide range of innovative strategies to empower every student to take ownership of their own career path. We will do this by delivering a robust careers programme that will be integrated within our curriculum and which will aid students and their parents/carers to make informed decisions about subject choices and future career pathways.

Our Objectives

  • To provide every student and their family with information about future study options and labour market opportunities
  • To provide independent careers guidance
  • To provide access to a range of training and education providers
  • To provide every student with the opportunity to undertake work experience (all Year 10 and Year 12 students)
  • To provide every student with opportunities for meaningful employer encounters 

The Careers Programme

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8)

  • Introduction to careers and the careers centre
  • Options for KS4 (Year 8)
  • Bespoke careers plans for vulnerable students
  • Careers topic through personal development plan 
  • Careers Fair with higher education providers, colleges and employers (Year 8)

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)

  • Post 16 options assemblies
  • Routes of entry and options information evening for parents
  • Information evening for 6th form and colleges (Year 11)
  • CV preparation programme (Year 10)
  • Interview preparation programme (Year 10)
  • Work experience opportunity (all Year 10 students)
  • Employer led employability workshops
  • Mock interview event (Year 10)
  • 1:1 guidance interviews with personal career plan (Year 11)
  • Individual careers interview and guidance for vulnerable students 
  • Employability skills through personal development programme
  • Participation in events for National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week

Sixth Form (Year 12-13)

  • Work experience preparation programme
  • Work experience placement (Year 12)
  • Higher education and apprenticeships advice
  • UCAS application form checking and advice
  • Personal statement support workshops and talks
  • 1:1 careers guidance interviews on request
  • Sector insight: speaker in assembly
  • University visits
  • Mock Interviews
  • Life after Nower Hill Week - visits by employers, universities, apprenticeship providers and alumni 
  • Routes of entry and post 18 options talks
  • STEM programme

Work Experience (4 days in Year 10 and 5 days in Year 12)

Availability of work related activities

  • Structured programme
  • Support for career decision making, experience of world of work, development of employability skills

Identification of Work Experience

  • Actively involved and supported in sourcing work experience placements
  • A range of opportunities to engage with employers

Preparatory activities

  • Support researching the company students will work for
  • Employers offer a programme of activities to help develop student’s skills and knowledge
  • Employers can access support in setting up placement

Monitoring, evaluation and review

  • Employers provide feedback on student’s performance
  • Young people reflect on their experience
  • Staff appraise the effectiveness of the work experience offer

Information For Parents

We wish for parents/carers to be well informed and involved right from the start of their child's journey at Nower Hill , enabling students to receive careers support at home as well as at school.

To contact the Careers Department for more information,please email careers@nowerhill.harrow.sch.uk  or telephone 0208 863 0877 and press option for Student Careers.

Careers Manager Mrs C Murray           
Work Experience Co-ordinator  Mrs V Doshi
Careers Advisor (Prospects) Glenna Lawrence

 

There is a host of useful resources available for parents including:

Parents Guide to Helping Your Child Begin Their Career Journey

University Taster Days: A Parents Guide to University

UCAS Parents Guide to Making Higher Education ChoicesSuccess at School - Parents/Carers Guide to University

Parents Guide to ApprenticeshipsSuccess at School - Parents/Carers Guide to Apprenticeships

Success at School - STEM Guide

Which Way Now - How to Choose KS4 Options

Its Your Choice - How to Choose Post 16 OptionsParent Supplement to It's Your Choice / Which Way Now

 

Downloads

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CEIAG Policy 2023 28th Mar 2023 Download
Provider Access Statement 2023 28th Mar 2023 Download
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