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Careers Programme

Bents Green School is fully committed to providing a careers programme that is underpinned by our four key values;

  • Learning
  • Wellbeing
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Preparation for Adulthood

We will work in partnership with employers and other stakeholders to support students to make aspirational, realistic and informed choices that will allow them to be prepared for adulthood.

We will support students to develop the skills, aptitudes, and attitudes to achieve their personal best, supporting their wellbeing and happiness.

We will promote lifelong learning to ensure students are prepared for Post 16 pathways and the world of work.

Bents Green School Careers Programme is in line with the Careers Development Institute (CDI) Framework. The key learning areas covered are;

  • Grow Throughout life
  • Explore possibilities
  • Manage Career
  • Create opportunities
  • Balance Life and work
  • See the big picture

These will be revisited in a spiral curriculum at each key stage and post 16.

Developing awareness of career → Encountering information → Having experiences → Reflecting on learning → Building understanding → Developing plans and strengths → Putting into practice.

Curriculum provision

This will fall into one of the following four categories.

  1. Separate provision e.g. Careers days, discrete lessons to support transition times.
  2. Integrated provision e.g. cross-curricular or integrated learning activities which enable students to relate their general, academic or technical education to their life education (i.e. their learning about well-being, life roles, values and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development).
  3. Personalised provision e.g. one-to-one meetings with a tutor, mentor or careers adviser and also personalised help given in a group setting.
  4. Opt- in provision e.g. extra-curricular activities which students choose on the basis of a personal interest such taking part in sports, drama and musical activities. It also includes the school’s digital and social media activities such as emails, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and online learning materials.

All career opportunities are linked to the Gatsby Benchmark and CDI Framework.

Year 7

Year 7 Opportunities
Term 1

Students participate in the creation of career-based displays that are placed around school. Subject specific career related displays in key areas/classrooms

 

All enrichment activities are linked to the employability skills – lunch clubs etc.

 

Careers focused visiting speaker

Term 2

Careers focused visiting speaker

PSHE –activity based on the employability skills.

Enterprise project – Big challenge

Careers week

Term 3

Careers focused visiting speaker

Careers assembly

Year 8

Year 8 Opportunities
Term 1

Students participate in the creation of career-based displays that are placed around school. Subject specific career related displays in key areas/classrooms.

 

All enrichment activities are linked to the employability skills – lunch clubs etc.

 

Careers focused visiting speaker

Term 2

Careers focused visiting speaker

Enterprise project – Big challenge

Careers week
Term 3

Careers focused visiting speaker

Careers assembly

Year 9

Year 9 Opportunities
Term 1

Career interviews

Parents’ evening

Target-setting and reviews (Annual review)

Vocational profiles attempted

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

Volunteering (PSD community action)
Term 2

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

2 careers lessons focused on:

apprenticeships)

Careers week

Term 3

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

Careers assembly

University campus visits – links with SHU

Mock interviews from outside business providers (AMEY)

Year 10

Year 10 Opportunities
Term 1

Career interviews

Target-setting and reviews (Annual review)

Vocational profiles reviewed and revisited

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

Careers assembly

College visits, Sheffield provision

Term 2

Parents’ Evening

Career interviews

Small group guidance work

Work experience visits (AMEY)

Careers focused visiting speaker

4 careers lessons focused on:

apprenticeships)

  • Other Post 16 provider and apprenticeships and training options.

Careers week

Term 3

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

University campus visits – links with SHU

ASDAN PSD unit – preparation for work

Mock interviews from outside business providers (AMEY)

Year 11

Year 11 Opportunities
Term 1

Career interviews

Target-setting and reviews (Annual review)

Vocational profiles reviewed and revisited

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

Careers assembly

College visits, Sheffield provision

Mock interviews from outside business providers (AMEY)
Term 2

Parents’ Evening

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

4 careers lessons focused on:

apprenticeships)

  • Other Post 16 providers
  • Support with college applications

Careers week

Term 3 Careers focused visiting speaker

Post 16

Post 16 Opportunities
Term 1

Career interviews

Vocational profiles reviewed and revisited

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

Careers assembly

NCS programme

College visits, Sheffield provision

PSD ASDAN units

Term 2

Parent's Evening

Small group guidance work

Careers focused visiting speaker

University campus visits – links with SHU

Term 3

Small group guidance work

Work experience visits (AMEY)

Careers focused visiting speaker

You can also view a downloadable copy of our Summary of transition support

Contact us

Laura Rzepinski – Headteacher, Gleadless 

Tel: 0114 2357028  Email: lrzepinski@bentsgreen.sheffield.sch.uk

Opportunities for access

 This academic year our Y10, Y11 and Post 16 classes visited: 

 City College - 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th and 19th Nov

 Hillsborough College - 25th, 26th Nov, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Dec 2021 and 12th Jan 2022

 Peaks College - 9th, 10th, 15th Dec 2021 and 13th, 14th, 15th Jan 2022

 Sheaf College - 22nd and 30th Nov 2021

 These visits will included a tour by College staff and then an opportunity to spend   time in the College communal spaces. Students were supervised at all times by   their usual staff teams. The visits are in place to allow students to consider life   after Bents Green while also exploring possible future career choices or to find out   more about any courses of interest.

 This information will be updated regularly and reviewed annually in September of   each year. The next review date is September 2022.