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Cornfield School Overview

Principle How we Meet It
1.    A stable careers programme All students receive a careers programme as part of the Personal Development curriculum; Key Stage 4 receive extra focus work as part of the Work Related Learning curriculum.
2.    Learning from career and labour market information As part of the structured Personal Development curriculum students are able to investigate a range of labour markets that they are interested in, which can then be followed up through careers fairs and local network events.
3.    Addressing the needs of each pupil Careful consideration is given to each student to ensure a differentiated approach to careers guidance in order to meet the individual needs of students. Students take part in a number of activities that not only improve skills and qualities but also raise aspirations and self-esteem.
4.    Linking curriculum learning to careers All curriculum areas aim to support the development of skills and qualities that are needed for the wider world of work. Students in Key Stage 4 receive specific information, advice and guidance during the Personal Development and Work Skills curriculums.
5.    Encounters with employers and employees Students in Key Stages 2 and 3 experience a range of different employers and employees during ‘Focus Week’ activities, whilst Key Stage 4 experience this during the array of work experience placements, careers fairs and vocational college placements.
6.    Experiences of workplaces Students across Key Stages 2 and 3 will visit numerous workplaces as part of dedicated ‘Focus Weeks’.

Students in Key Stage 4 will undertake 5 one-week work experience blocks throughout the key stage. Students requiring further support and skill development will have the option to attend extended weekly work experience placements.

7.    Encounters with further and higher education Students will participate in a number of College visits, Careers fairs and local Network events.

Students in Key Stage 4 will take part in structured learning in College and Further Education environments in a variety of labour markets.

8.    Personal guidance Students in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 all receive on-going support through all curriculum areas. Students in Key Stage 4 have their work experience placements mapped against either the skill development requirements or against their future career ambitions.