We have the ethos that it is never too early to consider your future, indeed, your options later may well be affected by the decisions you make. The best advice is to gather as much advice and support as you can.
Growth in career sectors- which pathways should we be considering? Let’s examine current Government advice as to which employment sectors are projected to offer the most future growth. Where does your childs best prospects lie?
We access many sources of information through professional networks, internet digital based resources, collaborative partnerships complimented by experienced staff who are passionate about your child’s future.
Parents and Carers often ask ‘How can we help?’ Be a research buddy, explore together the range of learning and training opportunities and navigate through it together. Come along to parent evenings, parent and student events and be an active Babington Community member. Access the resources on here and become aware of application deadlines; extra- curricular activities; online tools you can use too; who is who and how they can help you child to succeed. Click on the UCAS Progress link and find out more about the online application process your child will use in year 11 to apply for post 16 options. Refer to the year 11 calendar and checklist and encourage your child to keep on track with their application process.
At Babington we offer multiple inspirational experiences above and beyond the classroom for our students to develop their character. We call this Building Character for Learning and Life (BC4L) We recognise and celebrate our students as a whole person and understand becoming more self -aware allows us to grow in confidence. We have a jam packed calendar of opportunities from year 7 – year 11:
Aspiration enrichment to date
- Year 11 Careers Fair –Tuesday 1st November 2016. We welcomed over 26 providers representing Further Education; Higher Education; Apprenticeships; Volunteering; STEM sectors and Industry interacted with our students to support post 16 choices
- University trips and visits are delivered throughout the academic year for year 7- Year 11. Recent trips to the University of Leicester have happened for Year 7, 8 and 9 have taken place during October. Over xxx students have taken part to date
- Dare to dream months - October 2016 & March 2017- A range of aspirational workshops and speakers for key stage 3 and 4:
- Adventure on logic island- Thursday 13th October 2016 all 200 Year 7s took part in fun maths puzzle day
- University of Leicester Wednesday 26th October 2016 – 40 x Year 9s took part in a fast paced Personal branding workshop
Up and coming events
- GCSE Choices Assemblies for Year 8 & 9 students
- Where can English and Maths take Me for Year 8s
- Challenge Day for Year 10s delivered by Loughborough University
- Mock Interviews for Year 11s. Leicestershire Cares bring over 20 Employers from a range of sectors who will interview our Year 11 students. The students will take part in a 10 minute interview with one employer and receive feedback from them
- Visual CV Workshop for Year 9s delivered by DMU
- National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week - Watch our twitter and website for updates regarding our plans for both National Careers Week and Apprenticeship week. These weeks happen during March.
- Problem Solving Workshop for Year 7 students
- Residential for Year 9 students
- Life skills Workshop for Year 8 students delivered by DMU
- Goals and Aspirations Workshop for Year 9s
- Rapid Revision for Year 10s
- Marginal Gains Workshops for Year 8s
- Stand Up and Take Over day for Year 10s
- World of Work Week for Year 10s
- Work Experience for Year 10s
- Your Career Development journey- Student Learning
As a school we have a statutory and moral duty to provide students in Year 8 – Year 11 with information, advice and guidance. This is extended at Babington Academy to include Year 7.
Guidance takes place within the curriculum and one to one interviews with a qualified Careers Practitioner. Please liaise with Samantha White regarding your child’s interview. Parents and Carers are always welcome in school. Please contact Samantha on 0116 2221616 ext 123 if you any questions and would like to book an appointment and meet face to face.
As a student you are entitled to:
- Clear advice and information about ALL the options available so that you understand what they involve and the entry requirements
- Support and guidance to help you make choices and complete a career plan identifying what your next steps are and the actions you need to take to achieve progression
- Regular personalised support to help you manage change effectively when you leave Babington and enter post 16 learning
- Help in making decisions about what course (s) will be best fit for you when you leave Babington and where it can take you in the future
- A programme of careers education helping you to develop skills, knowledge and character, how this influences your choices and transition to work and continued learning
- The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about the things that effect your learning and future
- An opportunity to contribute to your individual action plan with progressive targets
- An opportunity to learn about the world of work with direct access to employers and sectors to challenge your any myths or perceptions you may have
- Access to current and relevant labour market information (LMI) that tells you what is hot and what’s not in the world of work
- Aspirational opportunities outside of normal class lessons through inspirational workshops, speakers
- Opportunities to develop their character through the Building Character for Learning ( BC4L) principles in lesson and within the school community
A snapshot of Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
|What - Students how opportunities to discover WIIFM (What’s in it for me)|
Key Stage 3
What does career mean?
What will I learn in Careers education?
What am I like?
Why do people work?
How do people investigate the world of work and its opportunities?
How do I make the best use of careers information?
What is involved in making decisions at 13+ ?
What is the world of work like?
Key Stage 4
How am I changing?
How can work experience help me?
What are my strengths, qualities, skills and achievements?
What is involved in managing decisions and transitions post 16?
What opportunities post 16 are there?
How do I make effective applications?
What is LMI and what does it mean to me?
How do people deal with problems at work?
How do I cope with change?
What do I do if things don’t go to plan?
Post – 16
How do I improve my ‘career capital’?
How are careers changing and what does that mean for me?
How do I manage my ‘career’ effectively so I progress?
What is involved in choosing FE, Apprenticeships, HE?
How do I build my brand and network?
What volunteering opportunities are there and why should I bother?
How do I keep motivated?
|How - Practical application, how do we deliver an exciting Careers development programme here at Babington|
|Year Group||Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) enhancement|
Work experience who, how and why
Work Experience is offered to a select group of Year 10 students. Students take part in a realistic recruitment and selection process involving an interview for potential candidates. We work with the Leicestershire Education Business Company insert website who match placements to student preference.