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Careers Guidance

Careers Education at Oasis Academy Arena

Our careers pathway for all students in Years 7-10 can be accessed by clicking on the specific year groups below. This will detail all the information you require to understand how careers education will be delivered to your child at Oasis Academy Arena.

 

Careers Offer

Year 7

Gatsby Benchmarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Sustainable Careers Programme

Learning from Careers and Labour Market information

Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

Encounters with Employers and Employees

Experiences of Workplaces

Encounters with Higher/Further Education

Personal Guidance

YEAR 7

INSPIRE

Career Focus

Career Outcomes

All students are inspired to begin thinking about their career pathway based on their own strengths and interests.

Students can list 2/3 careers that are linked to their areas of strength/interest.

Students can list a wide range or careers and pathways.

Gatsby

Activity

Description

Outcome

Month

2, 4

Assembly

  • Introduction to the World of Work
  • Increase student awareness of the wide range of careers available to them and the statistics around the importance of careers education.
  • September

3, 8

PSHE/Tutor Time

 

  • Start Profile sessions:
  • Students have completed ‘My interests’ section.
  • Students list the suggested careers that appeal to them.
  • January

4, 5, 6

Curriculum linked career events/talks/visits

  • Trip to Kidzania – with pre and post work around personal skills and career choices.
  • Students have a greater appreciation of the vast range of industries and how employability and financial literacy skills are useful for their future success
  • Post November
  • STEM day – within STEM day events there is a focus on looking at the types of careers linked to STEM including employers/employees
  • Students have a better appreciation of the variety of career roles available to them in the STEM industries
  • March

 

Families and Carers

  • Allocated slot in parent information evening dedicated to sharing the careers programme and highlighting support resources.
  • Raise the profile of the role of careers education.
  • TBC

 

Year 8

Gatsby Benchmarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Sustainable Careers Programme

Learning from Careers and Labour Market information

Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

Encounters with Employers and Employees

Experiences of Workplaces

Encounters with Higher/Further Education

Personal Guidance

YEAR 8

Inform

Career Focus

Career Outcomes

All students have explored the full range of post 16 options available and potential careers that might link to these. 

Students are able to list all post 16 available and name some local providers.

Students can list a range of career routes possible into a chosen industry.

Gatsby

Activity

Description

Outcome

Month

2, 4

Assembly

  • Introduction to post 16 options and the variety of routes career progression can take.
  • Increase student awareness of the specific routes open to them post 16 and to understand that there are often more than one route to any given career.
  • September

3, 8

PSHE/Tutor Time

 

  • Start Profile – update personal profile
  • Students are able to access an up to date list of career suggestions
  • November
  • Start Profile – students complete the Modules on ‘Making Post 16 Choices’
  • Students have access to unbiased information on all post 16 options.
  • December
  • Start Profile – students are given the opportunity to explore the different possible routes into their favoured careers/industries
  • Students can list the different routes possible into a chosen career industry.
  • December

4, 5, 6

Curriculum linked career events/talks/visits

  • STEM day – within STEM day events there is a focus on looking at the types of careers linked to STEM including employers/employees
  • Students have a better appreciation of the variety of career roles available to them in the STEM industries
  • March

1, 2, 3

Families and Carers

  • Allocated slot in parent information evening dedicated to sharing the careers programme and highlighting support resources.
  • Raise the profile of the role of careers education.
  • TBC

 

Year 9

Gatsby Benchmarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Sustainable Careers Programme

Learning from Careers and Labour Market information

Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

Encounters with Employers and Employees

Experiences of Workplaces

Encounters with Higher/Further Education

Personal Guidance

YEAR 9

Explore

Career Focus

Career Outcomes

All students are able to make well informed choices about their GCSE options based on career preferences or interests.

 

 

Students can articulate all post 16 options available and identify the one that seems more suitable for them.

Students understand what a selection process is and are able to articulate their own areas of strength and areas for development.

Gatsby

Activity

Description

Outcome

Month

2, 4

Assembly

  • Introduction to GCSE option choices and how this may impact upon their post 16 and 18 choices.
  • Increase student awareness career routes and how this maps back to GCSE options choices.
  • September

3, 8

PSHE/Tutor Time

 

  • Start Profile – update personal profile
  • Students are able to access an up to date list of career suggestions
  • April/May
  • Start Profile – students complete the Modules on ‘Choosing GCSE options’
  • Students have access to unbiased information how to make an informed choice about their GCSEs and where these qualifications might take them.
  • April/MAy

4, 5, 6

Curriculum linked career events/talks/visits

  • Series of Speakers from different industries to give careers talks throughout the Year.
  • Increase student’s awareness of and interaction with a range of industries.
  • Various Dates Throughout Year

1, 2, 3

Families and Carers

  • Allocated slot in parent information evening dedicated to sharing the careers programme and highlighting support resources.
  • Particular focus on GCSE options choices.
  • Raise the profile of the role of careers education.
  • TBC

 

Year 10

Gatsby Benchmarks

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Sustainable Careers Programme

Learning from Careers and Labour Market information

Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil

Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

Encounters with Employers and Employees

Experiences of Workplaces

Encounters with Higher/Further Education

Personal Guidance

YEAR 10

Develop

Career Focus

Career Outcomes

Students are taking a more active role in making themselves more competitive for the world of work.

Students have attended a meaningful work experience and are able to list at least 2/3 employability skills this has helped them develop.

Students have created an action plan that aligns with their ambitions to identify personal areas of strength and to work on identified areas of development.

Gatsby

Activity

Description

Outcome

Month

2, 4

Assembly

  • Introduction to Work Experience, why it is important and what they can get out of it. 
  • Increase student awareness career routes and how this maps back to GCSE options choices.
  • September
  • Introduction to making decisions about post 16 options.
  • Ensure all students are aware of the expectations of them to apply for post 16, relevant dates and open evenings and to begin seriously thinking about beginning this process.
  • May

3, 8

PSHE/Tutor Time

 

  • Start Profile – update personal profile
  • Students are able to access an up to date list of career suggestions
  • September
  • Start Profile – students complete the Modules on ‘Improving my employability skills’
  • Students a clear idea of what employability skills are, which are their strengths and which they need to develop
  • April
  • Start profile – students begin to add to the ‘My Locker’ section
  • Students begin to build a comprehensive body of evidence around their own employability/experiences.
  • Throughout the Year
  • Start Profile- in conjunction with personal careers guidance from qualified counsellor, students begin to develop their own careers action plan.
  • Increase individual ownership of what action needs to be taken to achieve desired goals.
  • March-May

2, 3, 8

Careers Guidance

  • All students have a 30 minute 1:1 careers interview with a trained careers guidance counsellor
  • Students receive personalised careers advice from an unbiased professional with extensive local knowledge.
  • March - May

3, 5, 6

Work Experience

  • All students take part in a one week work experience placement.
  • Engage in a real life experience of work and test their own employability skills and preferences.
  • July

4, 5, 6

Curriculum linked career events/talks/visits

  • Series of Speakers from different industries to give careers talks throughout the Year.
  • Increase student’s awareness of and interaction with a range of industries.
  • Ongoing throughout the Year

1, 2, 3

Families and Carers

  • Allocated slot in parent information evening dedicated to sharing the careers programme and highlighting support resources.
  • Particular focus on GCSE options choices.
  • Raise the profile of the role of careers education.
  • March

 

Please click HERE to view our Access Provider Policy for 2018-2019.

At Oasis Academy Arena, we equip students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make informed and aspirational choices, to become in their chosen fields and to shape the futures of their communities.

How we Support Careers & Work Related Learning at Oasis Academy Arena

  • Work and careers related enrichment opportunities for all year groups
  • Dedicated work experience opportunity for Year 10 students
  • Links with and visits from Post 16 providers
  • Advice on Post 16 and Careers Options

How we are Planning to Further Develop Careers at Oasis Academy Arena

We will have a fully developed careers strategy in place by September 2019 this will outline how we will accomplish the following:

  • A thorough and inclusive information sharing about all Post 16 and Career Options
  • Regular and up to date sharing on Labour Market Information
  • A wide range range of inspiring visits, speakers and experiences to encourage students toward aspirational goals
  • A curriculum that is fully integrated with applicable work related learning and careers knowledge, skills and experiences

Contact Information

If you want to know more or believe that you may be able to support our work in this area, please do get in touch. Our careers and work related learning lead is Ms Kat Maguire and she can be contacted Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by email on Kat.Maguire@oasisarena.org or by telephone on 020 8240 6700 (ext. 75011)