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Careers Education Overview for
Selly Oak Trust School 2021-22

Year Group

Curriculum Content
(subject to change throughout the year)

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Year 7

Week 1 – What is a job?

Week 2 – Why do we need a job?

Week 3 – Jobs and money

Week 4 – My strengths

Week 5 – Self-esteem

Week 6 – My skills and qualities

·         Practical Skills for Life

Year 8

Week 1 – My strengths – how can these link to jobs?

Week 2 – Staff career talks – previous careers e.g. police officer, army

Week 3 – Skills and qualities linked to jobs

Week 4 – Goal setting – my interests – what jobs can that lead to?

Week 5 – Jobs and careers

Week 6 – Workplace rights and responsibilities

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

Year 9

Week 1 – Jobs and stereotypes

Week 2 – Skills and qualifications

Week 3 – Careers and motivation

Week 4 – Transferrable skills

Week 5 – Staff careers talks – previous careers

Week 6 – KS4 options choices

  • Practical Skills for Life
  • Financial Capability
  • Preparation for Adulthood interviews as part of EHCP reviews

Year 10

Week 1 – Skills and qualities

Week 2 – What are you interested in the future?

Week 3 – Jobs and careers

Week 4 – College tour and courses

Week 5 – Guest speaker from college

Week 6 – Application forms

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges and speak to key 6th Form and faculty staff

·         Meeting with Careers lead

Year 11

Week 1 – College vs 6th form

Week 2 – 6th form talk from Helen Jones

Week 3 – College tours – virtual or in person

Week 4 – Talk from previous student/ workplace visit 

Week 5 – Application forms

Week 6 – Interviews

 

Careers action meetings to take place for students

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges and speak to key 6th Form and faculty staff

·         Meeting with Careers lead

Year 12

Week 1 – What is work experience?

Week 2 – Different types of work experience

Week 3 – Work experience speaker e.g. Cancer Research UK charity shop manager

Week 4 – Workplace visits

Week 5 – College tours

Week 6 – ½ weeks of meetings/ talks with Work Experience Co-Ordinator

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges and speak to key 6th Form and faculty staff

·         Meeting with Careers Lead

·         Work experience opportunities

·         College experience at SCCB

·         ASDAN PSD or CoPE qualification

Year 13

Week 1 – What year 14 looks like

Week 2 – Presentation from Helen Jones – year 14/ National Grid

Week 3 – College tours – taster lessons

Week 4 – Workplace visit

Week 5 – Talk from previous students

Week 6 – Flight path – plans for year 14

 

 

Careers action meetings to take place for students

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges and speak to key 6th Form and faculty staff

·         Meeting with Careers Lead

·         Work experience opportunities

·         ASDAN PSD or CoPE qualification (Year 2)

Year 14

Week 1 – Future planning – looking at my journey

Week 2 – College courses – what am I interested in doing?

Week 3 – College guest speaker

Week 4 – College tour – taster lessons?

Week 5 – Application forms

Week 6 – Interview skills

·         Practical Skills for Life

·         Financial Capability

·         Specific Rights, Responsibilities, Justice and Law content in Skills for Life lessons

·         Next Steps Evening – meet colleges

·         Meeting with Careers Lead

·         Work experience opportunities

·         BTEC Work Skills qualification through school student enterprise Oak Empire.

·         Opportunity for Supported Internship at National Grid in Solihull

·         Opportunity for Support Internship with Communicate 2U