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Severn Vale School

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Overview of Career's Advice at Severn Vale

Here is a summary of the Career's education programme at Severn Vale. Should you require any further information regarding this please contact Lauren Ball in Main Reception.

Year 7

  • Careers library with support staff, available at any non-lesson time.
  • Access to online careers programmes.
  • Talks in assembly to inspire and inform about a variety of careers.
  • Events advertised throughout the year.
  • Elements of FAB lessons and curriculum lessons.

Year 8

  • Careers library with support staff, available at any non-lesson time.
  • Access to online careers programmes.
  • Talks in assembly to inspire and inform about a variety of careers.
  • Events advertised throughout the year.
  • Introductory talks by the Careers Advisor in registration.
  • Individual meetings by request or referral.
  • Elements of FAB lessons and curriculum lessons.
  • The Real Game

Year 9

  • Careers library with support staff, available at any non-lesson time.
  • Access to online careers programmes.
  • Events advertised throughout the year.
  • GCSE Option Choices advice by the Careers Advisor in assembly and tutor time.
  • Individual meetings by request or referral.
  • Options Evening with selection of local Further and Higher Education providers present to give advice.
  • Elements of FAB lessons and curriculum lessons.

Year 10

  • Careers library with support staff, available at any non-lesson time.
  • Access to online careers programmes.
  • Events advertised throughout the year.
  • All students given at least one careers meeting with the Careers Advisor in KS4. Most receive two.
  • Flexi Learning Day with Careers Carousel. Whole day of employability focused activities including Application and CV writing, personal presentation, skill profiling and a mock interview .
  • One week of work experience with preparation, work book and review.
  • Elements of FAB lessons and curriculum lessons.

Year 11

  • Careers library with support staff, available at any non-lesson time.
  • Access to online careers programmes.
  • Events advertised throughout the year.
  • Most students receive a second careers meeting with the Careers Advisor by request or referral.
  • Ask The Professional with a wide variety of local and national Advisory Bodies, Apprenticeship and Traineeship Providers, Employers, Further and Higher Education Providers, Training Centres, Voluntary and Work Experience Providers present to give advice and raise aspirations.
  • Flexi Learning Day to visit a Post 16 or University placement of choice for the day.
  • Some local college and sixth form interviews held at school.
  • Students in danger of becoming NEET are taken to additional career fairs.
  • Students given a wallet card with essential details on where to gain advice and guidance.
  • Elements of FAB lessons and curriculum lessons.

Beyond Year 11

  • Support staff available throughout the year, along with a selection of local Apprenticeship / Traineeship Providers, Colleges, Sixth Forms and Training Providers invited into school on results day.
  • National Citizenship Programme, additional work experience and voluntary work encouraged.
  • Opportunities passed on to appropriate students if they arise.