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Careers Programme

Support of the careers programme from a range of people is crucial in providing our pupils with high quality careers provision. We work closely with local employers to provide opportunities and experiences for all pupils during their time at Saxon Mount School.

We have an Enterprise Advisor who is dedicated to working with pupils and staff at Saxon Mount to identify meaningful work related learning and experiences.

For ways you can get involved or engage with the careers programme please see below. If you would like to get involved please contact the school.

01424 426303 – saxonoffice@tasmat.org.uk

Pupils
  • Engage in activities provided by school
  • Talk about activities and experiences they do outside of school
Key Stage 3

Careers education information and guidance is an essential part of a young persons journey to adulthood. The aim of the careers programme in key stage 3 is to encourage pupils to develop their self-awareness, self-determination and self-improvement as a learner. They will be supported with their transition into Year 7. They will learn about careers and the world of work in relation to themselves. They will begin to develop career management and employability skills. These skills will include listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.

Pupils complete a programme of activities that allows them to

  • describe themselves, their strengths, their preferences
  • focus on their positive achievements
  • explain how they benefit from activities and experiences
  • understand the idea of a career journey
  • be aware of labour market information and how it can be useful
  • understand how to challenge stereotyping and discrimination
  • be aware of safe working practices and environments
  • learn to manage a personal budget
  • know how to make plans and decisions carefully
  • know how to present themselves well in a selection process
  • show they can be positive, flexible and well prepared
Pupils will have the opportunity to take part in transition activities and attend Summer School. They will also be invited to attend the Enterprise and Social Action Club to boost their key skills and develop employability skills.

In Year 9 pupils will have support with their option choices. They will be able to see older students work and talk to them about the courses. They will be able to attend an options meeting with their parents.

Key Stage 4

Careers education information and guidance is an essential part of a young persons journey to adulthood. The aim of the careers programme in key stage 4 is to encourage pupils to develop their self-awareness, self-determination and self-improvement as a learner. They will learn about careers and the world of work in relation to themselves. They will continue to develop career management and employability skills. These skills will include listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork. They will start to plan their transition from school to further education.

Pupils complete a programme of activities that allows them to

  • recognise how they are changing, what they have to offer and what is important to them
  • explain how they manage their well-being progress and achievements
  • review and reflect on how they benefit from activities and experiences
  • discuss the skills involved in managing their career
  • explain how working life impacts on career satisfaction
  • find labour market information and use it in their career planning
  • know their rights in relation to stereotyping, discrimination and other barriers
  • be aware of their responsibility to stay healthy and follow safe working practices
  • make the most of a range of face to face and digital careers information, advice and guidance services
  • show they can manage their finances and how to access available support
  • be able to research their education, training, apprenticeship, employment, volunteering options
  • make plans and decisions carefully
  • use strategies to improve chances of success in a selection process
  • reflect on previous experiences to help prepare for future change

Pupils will have the opportunity to meet with local providers during term 1. They will have the chance to take part in Enterprise activities to raise money for charity. They will take part on local college taster events and external careers events. Pupils will be supported to complete college applications. During Key Stage 4 pupils will complete a personalised work experience.

Staff
  • Work with pupils, parents and employers to raise aspirations and provide experiences across the curriculum to link learning with the workplace
Parents
  • Attend and support school events
  • Support children with aspiration
  • Visit the school to give talks about work and experience
Governors
  • Attend school events
  • Visit the school to conduct mock interviews
  • Support the careers programme
Employers
  • Attend school events
  • Visit the school to give talks
  • Invite pupils in for workplace visits
  • Support work experience
Alumni (ex-pupils)
  • Attend school events
  • Visit the school to give talks
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