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.|