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Inspiring a love of learning

“Inspiring a love of learning”

‘The lessons and the teachers are really good and I’ve made so many more friends since starting the sixth form’ Emily, Year 12

‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

This is an important part of the curriculum and it is of the utmost importance that all young people should be encouraged and supported to move towards a working life which is right for them; will be enjoyable as well as provide economic well-being.

This is an important part of the curriculum and it is of the utmost importance that all young people should be encouraged and supported to move towards a working life which is right for them; will be enjoyable as well as provide economic well-being.

Each student, at Beverley High School , should expect Information, advice and guidance as an entitlement and know what resources are available to make this happen.  In moving from adolescence to adulthood, all young people will need to develop:

  • An awareness of themselves; their strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes
  • An awareness of all the possible opportunities open to them at the age of 16 that are likely to suit their individual skills and attributes as they move into and through their working lives
  • The skills of decision-making and action planning
  • Positive attitudes towards themselves and others; self reliance and taking responsibility for the outcomes of decisions they make.

Why do they need to develop these things?  No-one can escape the rapid pace of development and change in the working world; all young people must recognise and embrace these changes.  Within ten years of leaving school, many of them will be working with technology and/or in jobs that have not yet been invented. 

Being flexible, willing to move into new or different occupations and having an enthusiasm for continuing training and learning throughout life are the key factors in determining future success.  Encouraging positive recognition of this must begin in school. 

The IAG programme at Beverley High School will be based on recognised learning outcomes and will include:

  • Accurate and up to date information about work, training and educational opportunities
  • Work related learning, including a period of work experience (5 days in Y12)
  • Professional, individual guidance
  • Recognising achievement and planning for the future

Currently the school addresses this in the following ways:-

  1. Dedicated modules from years 7 to 11 within the Wellbeing days dealing specifically with the world of  work and career options
  2. Special awareness-raising activities and opportunities: Years 7 to 11 Industry and Enterprise Activities with a “Work Experience Week” for Year 12 students during the early part of the Autumn Term.
  3. Year 9 have opportunities to develop personal skills through working with the Young Entreprise team doing practical problem solving activities and setting up their own business.
  4. Staff  take opportunities where possible and appropriate to explain the relevance of what is done in school to the world of work

Good liaison is maintained with the career service and a Personal Advisor from the careers service who is allocated to the school is in regular weekly attendance and attends parent’s consultation events.

Year 9 Options

  • Students are given general advice by the “Careers” Personal Advisor,  Heads of Departments and teachers.
  • Individual advice given to students by Deputy Head/Careers co-ordinator on specific courses.
  • Form teachers/ subject teacher’s counsel and support individual students in decision making.
  • Option evening is held in the “Spring” term to consult with parents, students and teachers to enable them to make the best choice for Key stage 4 qualifications.

Year 10 & 11

  • Individual action planning takes place and guidance is given to all students who request it or those are recognised by the school to be in need of further guidance through personal interview with the “Careers” Personal Advisor.
  • General advice given by staff through assembly’s and registration sessions.
  • Form tutors support and counsel students with individual action planning

Visiting speakers from the local employers, the Services, Apprenticeships service and other relevant people is a regular feature of the Year 11 programme and inform students of the opportunities available post 16.

Representatives from business and industry attend school to support and participate in a planned range of “Industry/Enterprise” days and events such as Entrepreneur day in the Autumn Term of Y10.

The school supports students in finding out about the post 16 opportunities available through use of relevant websites and online careers guidance programme and they are taught to use this during the Welbeing days and Form time in year 9 and given further opportunities again in years 10 &11.

                    


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