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Empowering Career Choices

Posted at 10:00 am on 26th February, 2019

Countdown to Careers Week

Wellacre is supporting National Careers Week from 4th to 9th March with a series of engaging and empowering activities, culminating in the school’s annual Careers Fair.  

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In the countdown to Careers Week teachers are building up the momentum and excitement with RESPECT lessons covering employability skills, as well as interview techniques and preparation.

During Careers Week itself, Wellacre will host a variety of careers-focused initiatives to inspire and support students:

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*  Energy, Creativity and Adaptability - Signposting employability skills in all lessons;

*  Year 7 and 8 Assemblies - Launch of ‘Take Your Son to Work Day’ KS3 work experience programme;

*  Oxbridge Society - Launch of university club for High Attaining Year 10 and 11 students;

*  Teacher Career Pathways - Inspiring students with the diverse career skills and journeys of staff;

*  Year 10 Parents’ Evening - featuring post-16 education providers and independent careers advice; and

*  Careers Fair - Whole school event featuring education and apprenticeship providers, employers, and independent careers advisors.

Wellacre’s careers education and advice programme is embedded from Year 7 and offers an  approach which ensures students can find the necessary support to find the best pathway and make informed career choices for employment, apprenticeship or further education.  

The wide-ranging careers programme grows year-on-year; exciting  improvements this year include:

*  Launch of the START online careers planning platform across all years;

*  Industry-specific guidance with tailored faculty visits by education providers and employers; and

*  Urmston Partnership ‘World of Work’ pilot using community links for business enterprise networking, guest speakers and mock interview events.

Mr Duffy, Director of Futures, said:

“Throughout Careers Week and beyond, Wellacre’s core aim is to develop students with careers, employability and enterprise education, and to help prepare them for the world of work.  Our goal is to equip our students with the support and skills needed to confidently make the right choice about their futures.”

All school and college careers education provision follow the Gatsby Benchmarks.  This framework of guidelines ensures Wellacre develops the best programme, which is known and understood by students, parents, teachers and employers. These are:

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Wellacre proudly holds the Gold Inspiring AIG Award for its CEAIG (careers education, advice and guidance provision), which positively impacts students.  In 2018, Wellacre saw 99.3% students successfully move on to further education, employment-based training or employment.