Careers

Careers

Careers Leader Information:
Miss K Jamison

Tel: 01642 453462
[email protected]

Careers Education is a vital part of our curriculum.  All of our students receive a full programme of careers education which starts in Year 7 and runs through all year groups.  All students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities which are delivered by both visiting professionals and our own teaching staff.

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage pupils to consider a wide range of careers. This works hand in hand with the school’s Mission statement to help pupils realise their own dignity and discover their own unique purpose. Through our mission statement we acknowledge that each person is a unique individual and strive to respect each individual irrespective of circumstance, gender, race or creed. We will encourage everyone to develop their own personality and educate the whole person within a loving and caring Christian environment. To this end we will promote a happy and caring environment within which each individual can develop their potential to the full.

Our Careers Programme

Our Careers Programme has four strands: careers lessons, one-to-one careers support, Higher Education links and Employer links.

  • Careers lessons and support

Please click here to see our 2021-2022 programme of Careers lessons and careers support here.

  • Links with Higher Education

At St Peter’s we have established strong links with a range of local and national Higher Education Establishments.  Once again these opportunities are not limited to Year 11 pupils.  Strong working links exist between St Peter’s and Teesside University, Durham University as well as Oxbridge Universities.  Our pupils have the opportunities to visit Higher Education Establishments and meet students, participate in workshops whilst being exposed to the opportunities open to them.  Visits from a range of Universities into school are also well established and provide our pupils with valuable insight into what it takes to get to university, what life is like there and the opportunities that present themselves to Graduates.

  • Visits with St Peter’s Catholic College

Throughout the school year pupils receive visits from employers and have the opportunity to visit workplaces and Post 16 providers.  Below is a list of some of the opportunities available to all pupils within St Peter’s.

  • Caterpillar Workplace visit
  • Bring It On – STEM event
  • Year 7 and 8 – RAF STEM Roadshow
  • University of York – Science Curriculum Link
  • Visit to Cambridge University (Tees Collaborative Trust) Year 10 students.
  • Nissan Workplace visit
  • Royal Marines Visiting Team
  • Y11 Planning My Future Evening – Marketplace of colleges and apprenticeship providers.
  • Y11 Career Advice 1-1
  • Choose My Future – Teesside University 
  • Hartlepool Power Station Workplace Visit and Curriculum Link
  • Durham University Y9 Higher Aspirations Campus Visit
  • College Carousel Assemblies
  • National Citizen Service Assemblies and Drop ins
  • Year 9 Options advice 1-1
  • Health and Social care workplace experiences
     

Destination Information

The below information shows you where St Peter’s pupils have progressed to after leaving us at the end of Y11.

St Peter’s Compass + Score

Click on the link – Compass Score

 

Evaluation of the Careers Programme:

We evaluate the effectiveness and impact of our Careers programme by measuring our success against:

  • The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks. 
  • Our NEET figures (Not in Employment, Education or Training) 99% of our students progressed into successful Post 16 programmes/ employment in 2019-20.
  • Student Voice following each Careers Activity undertaken.
  • Careers Quality Standard (Investors in Careers Award)
  • This will be reviewed in September 2021

The eight Gatsby benchmarks for good careers guidance are:

  1. A stable careers programme
    Our schools will have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.
  2. Learning from career and labour market information (LMI)
    Every student, and their parents, will have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities, that is relevant to our local area, supported by an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
  3. Addressing the need of each student
    Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. Our school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
    All teachers will link curriculum learning with careers where possible. STEM subject teachers will highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths where lesson opportunities present themselves.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
    Every student will have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace, in particular within curriculum lessons, at least one per year.
  6. Experiences of workplaces
    Every student will have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
    All students will understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
  8. Personal guidance
    Every student will have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who is trained at Level 6 or higher, whenever significant study or career choices are being made. These interviews will be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

Policies & Documents

Careers Education and Guidance Policy – See our Policy Section

College, Apprenticeship and Traineeships

For information about the post-16 options available, click on a logo below to link directly to the college or training website.

Useful Links

Gov.uk Careers guidance provision for young people in schools

Taking Care of Business – by Redcar & Cleveland Council

The Prince’s Trust We help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

National Citizen Service National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 200,000 young people have already said YES to NCS. Don’t. Miss. Out.

The National Careers Service – provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

TTE – Specialist Technical Training Services – TTE specialises in the delivery of technical training and consultancy services to both UK and International clients covering sectors such as Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Downstream petrochemical and the contracting industry.

UCAS – We provide application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers.

Career Pilot – Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.

Meet your Careers Team

 

L Lindo – Trust Careers Lead 

Miss K Jamison – St. Peter’s Careers link 

Tel: 01642 453462

Email: [email protected] 

 

PSHCCE Careers Team

Mrs Booth 

Miss Jamison 

Miss Robinson

Miss Lyons 

Mr Foster 

Through the Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Careers and Finance and Economic Awareness (PSHCCE) curriculum programme your child will be provided with lots of opportunities to explore career options available to them in the future. The dedicated Careers Team are available to deliver quality careers guidance and support every step of the way. In addition to PSHCCE lessons your child will be invited to participate in a range of events with colleges and training providers, and also local employers, organisations and universities.