Careers

Mrs Abbott

Head of Careers

Mr Handford

Head of Careers

Mrs Talbot

Careers and Work Related Learning Support

The Careers Team is an integral resource to help students understand and explore their future options and to make strong applications for college, university, jobs and apprenticeships.

The Wilnecote School

Wilnecote

Tamworth

Staffordshire

B77 5LF

01827 831300

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Get Involved

We are always looking for the local community to be involved with Wilnecote School.  If you are interested in offering a view hours of your time please contact me by email or telephone.  Below are some example areas:

Help with mock one to one interviews?

Talk to students about your career journey?

Talk about Apprenticeships, Graduate opportunities

If you are able to help with work experience or work shadowing opportunities for year 10 please contact me either via the contact form above.

Provider Access Policy

Policy statement on provider access (draft)

CEIAG for Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 

Key Stage 3 (commonly abbreviated as KS3) is the legal term for the three years of schooling in maintained schools in England and Wales normally known as Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9, when pupils are aged between 11 and 14.

All Students will be offered the following careers support and guidance within KS3.  They will all receive the following:

  • Curriculum support in all subjects promoting related job advice.
  • Allotted time through ‘Tutor Time’ for self-development focusing on lifestyle and progression.
  • Access to the careers software programmes to support learning
  • Year 8 will be invited to attend a Pre-Options Evening with Careers Support available.
  • Assemblies and other information on KS4 options including vocational and alternative
  • Enrichment and Enterprise activities take place on Curriculum days.

By the end of KS3 all students will have:

  • A better understanding of their strengths, achievements and weaknesses and support to evaluate how these might inform future choices in learning and work.
  • A better understanding of the full range of 14-19 opportunities for progression.
  • An understanding of some of the qualities, attitudes and skills needed for employability.
  • Used online careers resources to research information about opportunities and apply their findings to help make informed choices for Key Stage 4 options.
  • Received appropriate advice and guidance on Key Stage 4 options and prepared an individual learning plan that sets broad learning goals.

CEIAG for Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 is the legal term for the two years of school education which incorporate GCSEs, and other exams, in maintained schools in England normally known as Year 10 and Year 11, when pupils are aged between 14 and 16.

All students within KS4 will all receive the following help and support to:

  • Take part in a one week block work experience placement which focuses on students’ future career aspirations, where possible, allowing learning about work through the experience of work.
  • Attend a Careers Fair during the school day.
  • Have presentations from a range of Post 16 providers.
  • Attend a 1:1 Careers Interview at a time appropriate to them.
  • Information on College ‘Open Days’.
  • Support when completing College Application forms CV, and letters of application
  • Take part in Professional practice interviews with interviewers from a wide range of professionals

By the end of Key stage 4, all students will have:

  • Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and employability skills.
  • Used ICT software and other sources of advice to investigate and explore future choices and progression routes.
  • Considered the value of gaining experience of the ‘World of Work’ through a placement (date ).
  • Been given direct access to employers, colleges and training providers.
  • Been given guidance to help identify a range of post-16 options and careers advice.
  • Been provided with the resources to complete the post-16 application process, including CV’s, personal statements, and preparation for interview.
  • Produced a challenging but realistic plan for their future learning and work, by relating their abilities, attributes and achievements to the goals they have set themselves.