Careers Team

T Marks – Assistant Headteacher - Careers Leader
Mrs S Wincott – Careers Co Coordinator

Contact:
T: 01977 605060
E: tmarks@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk

 Careers Information

A breakdown of destinations for 2017 leavers can be found below. This data is used to assess the impact of the careers programme.

Carleton High School ​Local Authority National
Any sustained education or employment​ 92% 92% 94%
Apprenticeships​ 1% 8% 7%
College 87% 66% 51%
Sixth Form 1% 24% 39%
Employment 3% 3% 3%
NEET 4% 7% 5%

Mission Statement

All students should receive opportunities to access the appropriate level of Information as well as the advice and guidance to allow them to make well informed and realistic decisions about their future in terms of both education and careers.

Vision

At Carleton High School we believe that students should be well prepared for the choices they make during their education and the choices they make in the future. The students should feel confident in being able to make the appropriate decisions when deciding how to make informed career and educational choices across a variety of routes. This preparation could be achieved through a variety of means such as taster sessions at local colleges and Universities as well as individual sessions with qualified advisors.

Entitlement

provider access policy

This information will be reviewed in October 2019

Summary of careers information, advice and guidance by Year group

Year 7
  • Access to careers fairs
  • Access to careers assemblies
  • Access to Shine project
  • Promotion of National Careers Service
  • Access to information on the schools website
Year 8
  • Access to careers fairs
  • Access to careers assemblies
  • Access to Shine project
  • Promotion of National Careers Service
  • Access to information on the schools website
  • Support with GCSE Options (Parent’s evening for options)
  • Use of (plotr) for careers advice
Year 9
  • Access to careers fairs (NEC)
  • Access to careers assemblies
  • Access to Shine project
  • Promotion of National Careers Service
  • Access to information on the schools website
  • Use of (plotr) for careers advice
Year 10
  • Access to careers fairs (including local Colleges, Universities and Apprenticeship services)
  • Leeds United careers fair
  • Access to careers assemblies
  • Access to Shine project
  • Promotion of National Careers Service
  • Access to information on the schools website
  • Support with GCSE Options (Parent’s evening for options)
  • Use of (plotr) for careers advice
Year 11
  • Access to careers fairs (including local Colleges, Universities and Apprenticeship services)
  • Access to careers assemblies
  • Access to Shine project
  • Promotion of National Careers Service
  • Access to information on the schools website
  • Support with GCSE Options (Parent’s evening for options)
  • Use of (plotr) for careers advice
  • Access to careers noticeboards in the library
  • UCAS Progress Application support in Form Time
  • College interview support(One to one and group)
  • Promotion of apprenticeships (via a vacancy board and through employer visits)
  • Promotion of open days (text messages, links on school website, assemblies)

Services for parents

Information on Parents Evening (Y8, Y10 and Y11).

Booklet for Y11 parents explaining the layout of Career Guidance in Y11 as well as information on Post-16 choices.

Services for staff

Y11 Form Tutors provided with job market training, as well as Open Day information and UCAS Progress support.

Useful Links

https://www.apprenticeships.org.uk This is the national site for apprenticeship information and applications. You’ll need to register an account with them (it’s free!).
https://www.ucasprogress.com This is a great site for finding out where the local post-16 learning opportunities are. You can search by course, subject or even provider. You could use it to find out if a particular college offers a particular A Level or BTEC, or to locate the nearest learning provider offering a course you’re interested in.
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk This site contains lots of useful information and plenty of careers advice, including how to choose careers. It also points you to other online and telephone-based careers resources.
https://www.icould.com This is a really user-friendly site. The ‘Buzz’ test is especially fun to do, and might help career planning or help you think in a different direction? It also has great video clips and other careers tools to help young people decide.
https://www.careersbox.co.uk Visit this site to see short videos of lots of people talking about their career, what brought them into it and what the job is really like.
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk As the name suggests, if you’re not thinking about university after Level 3 qualifications then take a look at this site. Not only is it packed with advice about options and opportunities, but it also carries live vacancies.
https://www.nationalcareerservice.direct.gov.uk The National Careers Service website provides careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training courses, resources and funding. It also has a CV builder and profiles on almost 800 different types of jobs.
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeships This site allows you to search online for current apprenticeship vacancies with a link to online applications.
https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk There are 350 careers in the NHS. Use this website to watch videos, read case studies and learn more about the largest UK employer, with over 1.3 million employees.
http://www.gohigherwestyorks.ac.uk/ Provides a single point of contact for information on 12 Higher Education Provider partners, to help with access and preparation for studying.
https://www.ucas.com/further-education Provides information about a range of further and higher education options as well as advice around many career paths.
https://ncpontefract.ac.uk/ An outstanding local sixth form provider.
http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/about-us/ Local education provider, providing a range of further education options including both full and part time courses, across a range of subject areas.
http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/about-us/ Local education provider, providing a range of further education options including both full and part time courses, across a range of subject areas.
https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships Government website with lots of information about Apprenticeships, including a search function to find available apprenticeships.
https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund Government website with information about the 16-19 bursary fund.
https://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/ A higher education provider based at Askham Bryan outside York, providing a wide range of courses.
https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/ A higher education provider based at Bishop Burton outside Beverley, providing a wide range of courses.

Lots of career areas have sites that belong to their industry bodies – for example, if you want to find out more about careers in Psychology then go to https://www.bps.co.uk. If it’s Law, then go to https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk, if it’s health or medicine careers then look no further than https://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk, for Teaching visit https://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching, or for Journalism try the well-named https://www.journalism.co.uk. Google is your friend!