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Careers Guidance

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

 

Careers Leader, Mrs N Elliott.

Careers Adviser, Mrs C Jesson.

 

At Oasis Academy Sholing, we pride ourselves on providing a full range of careers education in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

 

For more information please refer to  http://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk/the-benchmarks.

 

Oasis Academy Sholing has a Personalised Learning & Enterprise Manager and a dedicated Careers Adviser who are available for the students throughout the school day and provide an extensive programme of Careers Education.

 

The careers team deliver a variety of events to support students’ at all transitional points of their education. They deliver Careers Days; where local employers, education establishments and training providers are invited in to school to work closely with students to raise awareness of the working world and the opportunities available to them, as well as raising aspirations and emphasising the importance of planning for their future.

They work closely with key staff to deliver aspects of the careers programme in the curriculum throughout Years 7 to 11.

 

Impartial advice is important to us at Oasis Academy Sholing. We aim to make sure that every student has the opportunity to access information, advice and guidance that is suited to their needs and requirements. One-to-one Careers Guidance interviews are available to all students. This is a great opportunity to explore their careers ideas and post 16 options. Students have assemblies giving them further education information, visits to workplaces and university experiences through programmes such as Learn with US (The University of Southampton). Students are encouraged to attend a full range of post 16 open evening events and Oasis Academy Sholing hosts its own Careers Fair at the start of the autumn term where local colleges, apprenticeship providers, universities and many local employers are represented.

 

Please see below our programme:

CEIAG Programme

Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2
Year 11 Assemblies Year 11 Assemblies
Careers Interview Year 11 College Application Session
Year 11 Destinations Data Parents Evenings
Year 8-11 Careers Fair Year 11 Careers Day
KS4 Evening Year 9 University Masterclass
Careers Network Meeting Year 11 Careers interviews
Year 6 Open Evening Year 11 Destinations Data
Job Information Talks Job Information Talks
Work Place Visits Work Place Visits
Year 11 iFuture Sessions Year 11 iFuture sessions
Year 11 CV and Personal Statement Support Year 11 CV and Personal Statement Support
Year 11 Mock Interviews Year 11 Mock Interviews
Year 10 Work Experience Assembly  
Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2
Year 11 Careers Interviews Year 11 Careers Interviews
Year 9 Careers Day Job Information Talks
Parents Evenings Work Place Visits
Year 7 Kidzania Trip Year 10 University Challenge Days
Job Information Talks Parents Evenings
Drama and Theatre Taster Year 8 Careers Day
Work Place Visits Year 8 Pathway Assemblies
Careers Network Meeting Year 8 Pathway Choices

Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Parents Evenings Parents Evenings
Years 11,10 and 9 Careers Interviews Years 11, 10 and 9 Careers Interviews
Job Information Talks Job Information Talks
Work Place Visits Work Place Visits
Year 10 Careers Day Work Experience Assembly
Year 7 Visits to University Year 8 University Taster Day
Careers Network Meeting Year 10 College Taster Day
  Year 10 SEN Itchen Sixth Form College Taster Day
  Year 10 Work Experience Assembly
  Year 10 iFuture Sessions
  Year 9 G&T Itchen SF College Taster
  Year 7 Careers Day
  Year 7 "Take Your Child to Work Day"
  Year 10 Work Experience(2 weeks)
  Year 10 Mock Interview Day
  Year 10 CV Preparation Support

 

Work Experience

All students in Year 10 participate in two weeks of work experience. Students are encouraged to find their own placements, but assistance is provided when required.

 

NEET and Destination data

We spend a lot of time working with students, staff and external representatives on making sure that all students have an offer of further education or training for when they leave Oasis Academy Sholing and do not become NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

We collect data each year on the destinations of our students and continue to track their progress as far as possible through further education providers. Please see below recent destination data:

 

YEAR 11 LEAVERS 2018 - INTENDED DESTINATIONS

 

NUMBER ON ROLL : 193

FURTHER EDUCATION NUMBER % DESTINATIONS TOTAL %
Itchen Sixth Form College 84 43.52% Number 193 100.00%
Southampton City College 28 14.51% Further Education 170 88.08%
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College 9 4.66% Modern Apprenticeship 23 11.92%
Sparsholt College 4 2.07% Employment 0 0.0%
Barton Peveril 18 9.33% Unknown Places 0 0.0%
Eastleigh College 4 2.07% Other 0 0.0%
Fareham College 8 4.15% OVERALL TOTAL 193 100.0%
Peter Symonds College 4 2.07%      
Other/Out of Area 11 5.70%      
           
TOTAL 170 88.0%      
           
Modern Apprenticeship 23 11.92%      
Employment 0 0.0%      
Unknown 0 0.0%      
Other 0 0.0%      
OVERALL TOTAL 193 100.0%      

 

 

 

 

 

We are always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in our Careers Education programme.

 

We are also starting to build an Alumni list, so if you or somebody you know is an ex-student, we would love to hear from you/them.

 

 

 

Page to be reviewed, September 2019.

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