Over the course of each year, our futures programme includes a wide range of activities for all students from years 7 to 11+
We deliver this through:
1:1 coaching, which all pupils benefit from both for pastoral support now and to help them think through future aspirations
Enterprise activities, such as running a stall at a Christmas market
Our most recent and most exciting enterprise project has involved the complete refurbishment of an old horsebox into a fabulous state of the art mobile cafe! Watch this space to see how we will be putting the horsebox to use in our local community!
In the lower school, Years 7 to 9, pupils are helped to gain a broad understanding of the wide range of careers that exist and different entry routes, such as through college or apprenticeships. As their thinking develops, they are supported by their coach, through specific careers focussed lessons and enrichment activities, such as visits to workplaces and inviting visitors into the school. Throughout all we do, pupils are also supported in developing their employability skills, such as teamwork and communication, that are so essential in every workplace.
Once in Years 10 and 11, pupils are supported in thinking more seriously about post-16 transitions into college, apprenticeships or work. We have benefited from visits by the team from Amazing Apprenticeships, with pupils in Year 11 also receiving independent careers advice. Pupils are helped to gain suitable work experience with local employers in areas of potential interest. Each year, members of staff take pupils to visit colleges and other training providers, for open days and/or bespoke tours.