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UHS Careers Programme

Ursuline High School, Wimbledon works hard to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to make informed decisions about their future. We aim to help develop students’ knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills so that they make well informed, thought through choices and plans.

The Careers Programme is designed to meet the needs of all students. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development.

All students provide evaluations and feedback for any Careers activity they participate in. This is essential to ensure we can review and amend sessions accordingly and also enables us to measure the impact these sessions have. Our students Careers journey is summarised below: Year 7 through to Year 13.

Core Careers Activity: Summary of Programme

 

Year Group Letter Topic Platform  Programme Summary
Year 7 C 

Can I be …?

START  There is a career for everyone – what can I be workshop - the Dream, job families, speaker(s).
Year 8 A

Aspire

START Aspire to any career. STEM and ARTS Careers Panel - 2 dates – speakers. Apprenticeships.
Year 9 R

Research

START Research jobs. What are employability skills? Speed Networking (210 students - 30+ employers).
Year 10 E

Explore

Unifrog Explore pathways and how to get there. STEM Activity (120) and Jack Petchey Speak Out (90).Explore Sixth Form, interview, subjects, options, qualifications and careers.

Year 11
E

Expand

Unifrog Expand knowledge of your skills, your future options, careers available. My Future Conference,1 to 1 interview, CV, Work experience
Year 12 R

Research

Unifrog  Research your future options and opportunities. Networking with Employers, UCAS Fair and University Taster Days, HE options, Oxbridge, Medical, Aspirations programme. Work Shadowing.
Year 13 S

Start your journey

Unifrog Start the journey - from applying all you have learnt to choose your next steps after school. UCAS, Apprenticeships & School Leaver Programmes, Gap Year, Portfolio Planning, 1-to-1 Careers Interviews, Presentations.

Year 7-13 Career Programmes

Year 7 - Careers Programme Transitional Document

Year 8 - Careers Programme Transitional Document

Year 9 - Careers Programme Transitional Document

Year 10 - Careers Programme Transitional Document

Year 11 - Careers Programme Transitional Document

Year 12 - Careers Programme Transitional Document

Year 13 - Careers Programme Transitional Document

 

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Student Support

All students receive;

Personal guidance and 1 to 1 Careers and Sixth Form interviews

Dedicated Careers sessions (in the PSHE programme) to explore the world of work and their options and what opportunities are available to them.

Access to START and Unifrog – 2 software programmes where they (and you) can among others things explore careers, employability skills, CV writing and future destinations.

The opportunity to meet with employers every year through lunchtime and after school talks and different dedicated year group activities.

The opportunity to link what they learn in their subjects to how this applies in the world of work

Access to meet with the Careers Lead, Careers Advisor and Sixth Form Careers Advisor at any time throughout the year for advice, information and guidance

Ability to use the well-resourced Careers library available to them in the LRC.



Student Career Journey

We are committed to ensuring students experience a full, varied and interesting Careers journey. To have the opportunity to explore job families, their own interests, skills, passions, work preferences and understand the wealth of jobs and education available to them once they leave school. All students provide evaluations and feedback for any Careers activity they participate in. This is essential to ensure we can review and amend sessions accordingly and also enables us to measure the impact these sessions have. We also actively track and encourage student involvement in our Career programme and use this information to inform future choices, resources and events we run.

All students receive; 

Personal guidance and 1 to 1 Careers and Sixth Form interviews

Dedicated Careers sessions (in the PSHE programme) to explore the world of work, their options and what opportunities are available to them

Access to on-line careers resources - START and Unifrog software programmes where they (and you) can among others things explore careers, employability skills, CV writing and future destinations

The opportunity to meet with employers every year through assemblies, lunchtime and after school talks and different dedicated year group activities

The opportunity to link what they learn in their subjects to how this applies in the world of work through workplace visits, work experience and work shadowing placements 

Access to meet with the Careers Lead, Careers Advisor and Sixth Form Careers Advisor at any time throughout the year for advice and guidance and help with career management (CV writing, CV building, Job and apprenticeship searches and interview practice) 

Ability to use the well-resourced Careers library available to them in the LRC

Information about the employment market – local and national

Careers Evaluation

All careers events and activities have student evaluations completed and impact measured and reviewed regularly.

Careers CEIAG Policy

For further information on the school’s careers policy, please click on the link below

CEIAG Careers Policy
CEIAG Policy JAN 2020 DRAFT

 

Review Date of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

December 2021

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For any further inquires please contact

Careers Lead

Ms Lorraine Petheram

0203 908 3171
lorraine.petheram@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk

Careers Advisor (KS3 & KS4)

Ms Shirley Ward 

0203 908 3172
shirley.ward@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk 

Sixth Form Careers Advisor 

Ms Anita Ryan

0203 908 3171
anita.ryan@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk

 

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