Our careers education and guidance programme helps to develop students' awareness of their skills, talents and interests to enable them to make informed choices about their future.
Allerton High School is committed to delivering a careers programme that meets the Gatsby Benchmarks. The 8 benchmarks are a framework for good career guidance created to support schools and colleges in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance.
• To provide a stable careers programme in each of its academies
• To support learning from career and labour market information
• To address the needs of each pupil
• To link curriculum learning to careers where possible
• To provide encounters with employers and employees
• To provide opportunities for and guidance on workplace experiences
• To provide encounters with further and higher education
• To offer personalised, impartial guidance
The impact of our careers programme is measured by:
In school, we work closely with the PSE department to deliver the careers curriculum to students in the different year groups.
We use Unifrog an impartial, user-friendly careers platform that helps students to make the best choices and submit the strongest applications.
We also use JED another careers resource to explore choices and careers.
Leedsnextsteps campaign is aimed at 15-19 year olds and their parents/ carers who are still undecided on their plans for the next academic year.
We usually hold an event after GCSE results day called Leeds Next Steps where young people can talk to local colleges and apprenticeship providers, get information and advice about post- 16 learning opportunities, individual courses, apprenticeships and traineeships and find something to suit them.
All Apprenticeships, Higher Technical Qualifications, and T Levels are based on occupations recognised by employers. The Institute for Apprenticeships website have developed a series of Occupational Maps which bring these together to show where technical education can lead. There are 15 maps, one for each route.
You can explore a map by clicking on its name or the green chevron. Search for a specific occupation name using the Search for an occupation box.
You can view and download the maps on the website https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/occupational-maps/
Apprenticeships can be searched and applied for via https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
A large number of our students go on to universities and it is important that they research the courses and universities so that they are able to make informed decisions. With 50,000 courses available at 310 institutions so students need to do some serious research to ensure they find the right course for them.
Questions to consider on choosing courses
You can find out more about all the Post 16 education and training choices including T Levels, traineeships, apprenticeships and higher technical qualifications - via ‘Get the Jump’ here https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-your-education-and-training-choices
We welcome employers to talk about their sector:
If you would like to come and speak to our young people about your sector please contact Andy Haigh firstname.lastname@example.org