At Boundary Oak, we have been able to send pupils on incredible visits to motorsport workshops, the West End of London, the Air Traffic Control Centre and to Rolls Royce in the Midlands.
These are timetabled at appropriate points throughout the academic year.
Additional CE activities, such as Start careers profile, bespoke work experience, Morrisby testing, UNLOC leadership training and UNLOC Enterprise Days, careers events and college visits, to mention a few, are also arranged to enhance this programme.
The Start profile affords pupils the opportunity of having 365 day access to a careers library and personal profile which they can continually add to. The individual career package allows the pupils the opportunity to examine different careers areas as well as helping them to collect their successes and store them electronically in readiness for the time they attend a college or job interview.
Once pupils have selected their GCSE option choices in Year 9, and examined these alongside their Morrisby scores, they are encouraged to begin thinking about the implications that these choices might have on their eventual careers and more importantly sixth form applications.
Parental involvement is encouraged at all stages. Online resources have been specifically chosen to help parents become more involved and they are kept up to date with careers related information through letters, newsletters and at open evenings.
Parents are invited to complete an annual survey to volunteer their help with interviews, CV and letter writing, and offer work experience where possible.
We also welcome parents to host assemblies and career talks as well as inviting them to a hot-desking afternoon to impart their knowledge and advice to pupils.
Boundary Oak School Careers Education and Guidance policy has the following aims:
The objectives for the careers programme are as follows: