Head of Careers: Mrs A Greenleaf | agreenleaf@scissett.com

The Careers Department at Kirkburton Middle School provides information, advice and guidance to students on a wide range of issues that help them build the skills they will need for working life.

The world of work has undergone significant changes in recent years and continues to do so and it is therefore even more important that we equip our students with the necessary skills for them to make decisions about their future, to know how and where to access information and to link subject areas and qualifications with possible career choices.

In 2020 we hope to start work towards the Quality in Careers Standard Award.

Kirkburton Middle School is working towards the 8 Gatsby benchmarks as set out in ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’ (DFE Publication Dec 2017)

We aim to offer:

  • A stable career programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG)

CIAG is available to all students, to enable them to make decisions about their education and careers choices. An overview of the service that is offered at Kirkburton Middle School can be seen below.

Careers Resources
We have a small collection of careers resources in our School Library.

Elements of the Careers curriculum are covered in many subject areas as well as in Life Lessons and some subject lessons.

We have Careers assemblies

We have well-being and Careers drop down days. 

Careers Fair
We attend a Careers Fair for all students in Year 8. 2019 was the first year we went to a careers fair but we aim to do every year and our 2019 visit to Scissett Middle School involved lots of employers and educators from both regional and national organisations offering advice and information on apprenticeships, work, Higher and Further Education.  

Delivery & Content of Programmes
Students in all year groups receive pastoral and tutorial support and support during Learning for Life lessons.

Curriculum Content

In Year 6 all students:

  • Attend an assembly on Careers information
  • Attend an assembly on What is an Apprenticeship?
  • Attend assemblies on different industries
  • Complete Well Being in Life lessons
  • Complete Money Matters in Life lessons

In Year 7 all students:

  • Complete Well Being in Life lessons
  • Attend an assembly on Careers information
  • Attend an assembly on What is an Apprenticeship?
  • Attend an assembly on different Industries
  • Attend an assembly on the Labour Market
  • Attend an assembly on ‘Options and Shelley College’
  • Complete a Careers programme in Life lessons
  • Visit Magna for a STEM career exhibition
  • Careers in the curriculum drop down day
  • Wellbeing drop down day

In Year 8 all students:

  • Complete Well Being in Life lessons
  • Attend an assembly on Careers information
  • Attend an assembly on What is an Apprenticeship?
  • Attend an assembly on different Industries
  • Attend an assembly on the Labour Market
  • Attend an assembly on ‘options and Shelley College’
  • Complete a Careers programme in Life lessons
  • Careers in the curriculum drop down day
  • Wellbeing drop down day
  • University Visit – Huddersfield
  • Higher education visit – Huddersfield New College
  • Work on Careers in the Curriculum in Design Technology and Science
  • Careers Fair

Student Entitlement

  • Careers guidance from a suitably qualified professional
  • Be treated with respect
  • The opportunity to gain the skills that you need to prosper in your chosen career
  • Information about all the options open to you at 14, 16 and 18 years of age
  • Be referred for extra support if you need it and other agencies where appropriate

Further information

For further information on Careers Advice and Guidance, you can access free support from the National Careers Service online or by phone on 0800 100 900.

Labour Market Information – January-March 2020

National Careers Service E-pack

KMS Careers Impact Statement March 2020

Careers news about our area

 An online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. This data is made freely available via an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in websites and applications.
 
 A careers toolkit for parents
 
T-Levels explained.
FIND YOUR CAREER – Trust the UK’s Leading Careers Specialists to help you pass your career selection process the easy way.

Advice for Muslim Parents

Under Sharia law paying interest is prohibited.

For any Muslim parents who would like information on university cost please see this website.

Advice for Parents of SEND pupils

Disability Rights UK has some excellent careers advice. Please click here.


Useful Links for Pupils

Help You Choose

The Balance Careers

Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships

I Could

Careers in STEM

BBC Bitesize

Appreticeship Guide

Career Alchemy

 

Useful Links for Parents

Parent Advisor

C&K Careers

Future Goals

Information for Employers

Would you like to engage with the school and your potential clients and employees? Activities to get involved with are:

 

  • Attend our Careers Fair – have you got a career that you could talk to the students about?  We invite all year 7 and 8 from Scissett Middle School and Year 8 Kirkburton students to attend – it is usually in early May.
  • Offer a workplace visit – our Year 7 and 8 students really find visiting real places of work extremely valuable.
  • Deliver a spotlight session – speak to our students about the career path you have taken to provide them information on specific career areas.
  • Join our Alumni network and find out about employer events and opportunities within school. Emailagreenleaf@scissett.com.
  • Join either school on Twitter, we will let you know about any upcoming events that you may want to be involved in.
  • Find out more about engaging with schools and consider signing up for ‘Give an hour’ (specifying Scissett and Kirkburton Middle School when you sign up) www.futuregoals.co.uk
  • If you are interested in working with either school please contactagreenleaf@scissett.com

For more information on how your business can get involved with schools:  https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk

If you would like to get involved and support the work that is being done at Scissett Middle School we would really like to hear from you.
Please contact agreenleaf@scissett.com or register your interest on the Future Goals website
 
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