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Our aim is to expose students to the world of work and give them a range of opportunities to develop independence, decision making and confidence in their choices for adulthood
Making the Future Yours is a useful careers magazine. The latest issue talks about what to do if your exam results are not what you expected, and T Levels.It also includes case studies on what it’s like being a Lab Technician, a Conservation Biologist and a Landscaper.
It can be viewed for free at www.makethefutureyours.uk/latest-issue along with previous issues.
Dove House took part in activities to explore apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week recently. If you missed it, here are some linked activities and information which may be of interest.
For any information please contact the careers lead;
We’d like to invite you to listen to a new vodcast called ‘The C Word’. Intrigued? Naturally, the C Word is Careers! It’s aim is to help you to help your child make those important decisions about ‘careers’. Created by two local employers, who work with Basingstoke schools, it will sow some seeds and hopefully also make you smile. Judith and Maxine are passionate about supporting young people into employment; they would like you to join them in a relaxed but informative conversation.
Episode 1. Starting the conversation. What style of learning and therefore career could best suit your child?
The C Word with Judith and Maxine – YouTube (13 minutes).
All KS3 students participate in a range of trips during Life Skills lessons which expose them to a range of different workplaces and careers (e.g. shops, dentists, police station, fire station).
Individual skills and qualities (one session)
Enterprise for charity – learning how to make a profit from a small starting budget (two sessions)
STEM opportunities for selected Year 8 students – links with local employers.
Community Volunteering (two sessions)
Careers: (two sessions)
-recognising qualities and characteristics;
-relate strengths to areas of interest;
-identify limitations in terms of a working role.
Aspirations withdrawal sessions with PPM
Units personalised to suit need. One half term focusing on careers and post-16 choices, including transition visits
Personalised to suit need. Includes CVs and application forms, college visits, transition, study skills and choices at post-16.
College visits: each group will visit 2 local post-16 settings during KS4.
CVs and application forms
Job searching, applications and interview skills
Employability skills days (Basingstoke Consortium)
EHCP meetings: PPM speaks to parents of all students in Key Stage 4 about expectations at post-16.
Job Centre Plus provide targeted workshops on request
National Citizenship Service (Year 11 Summer term)
One week block placement in Year 11
One week block placement in Year 10.
Open event to all SEN families, alternate years. Local providers from a range of services are invited)
Housing and benefits
Employment and apprenticeships
September offers and destination data
Follow-up calls (September) to check suitability of college courses.
Tracking of all leavers from 2014 up to age 25
PPO—Parent Partnership Officer
Dove House is a member of, and regularly hosts the HCC NEET meetings. Dove House is also part of the M3 LEP Enterprise Advisor Network and evaluates its careers provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Access to independent careers adviser (Basingstoke Consortium) and HCC’s Transitions Team for any student at risk of becoming NEET.
EHCP: preparing for Adulthood meetings