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Careers, Information and Guidance

Welcome to Careers at The William Allitt School.

Mrs Copley is our full time careers adviser and leader based in the careers office and is readily available to:

  • talk to students about the options open to them and help them decide what to do next;
  • answer queries;
  • conduct 1-1 personal career interviews;
  • support independent research;
  • assist with any problems that a student may have with future pathways – education, apprenticeships, training etc.

A drop in service for any information, advice and guidance is provided at break times, lunchtimes and before or after school.

The careers office is stocked with up to date resources which are accessible at the above times.

Additionally, an independent careers adviser is based at The William Allitt School on Mondays. Monique supports “Careers at The William Allitt School” with providing high quality impartial careers advice to students who are referred for 1-1 personal career interviews.

The careers team can give practical help with getting a job, an apprenticeship or a place at college. We can help students to:

  • apply for vacancies or courses;
  • prepare C.V’s, cover letters etc;
  • fill in application forms and prepare for interviews;
  • investigate any other career-related issues.

Questions?

Need help?

To request an interview (parents welcome to attend with students if requested)

Contact our school Careers Leader Mrs Copley: 

By Email: careers@williamallitt.derbyshire.sch.uk

By Phone :01283 216404

To request an interview (parents welcome to attend with students if requested)

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Careers Programme

As a school we have a statutory and moral duty to provide students in Years 8 to 11 with careers education, information, advice and guidance. This is extended at the William Allitt School to include Year 7.
Guidance takes place within the curriculum and with one to one interviews. Please liaise with Mrs C Copley regarding your child's interview. Interview slots are communicated via your child's form tutor although we actively encourage Parental involvement in this process.


You are entitled to;
• clear advice and information about ALL the options available, so that you understand what they involve
• support and guidance to help you make choices and complete a career plan for the future
• regular personal support on information on how well you are doing
• help to decide what to do when you leave your course, including further learning, training and employment
• a programme of careers education helping you develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
• the opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that effect your learning
• an opportunity to set out an individual learning plan, and
• an opportunity to learn about the world of work

Careers preparation, called Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is taught to all years within the school. As a snapshot of the curriculum, the main elements are:
Year 7
Students receive a taught module within our RISE lessons regarding self-awareness and Careers information matching. CEIAG supports access to information and advice from an earlier age, enabling better informed decisions at transition stages. Careers work can also be seen to raise aspirations and improve motivation to participate in education or training as a lifelong development. Our RISE assessment framework ensures that students are introduced to employability skills from the start of their journey at the William Allitt School as they are taught to reflect and target set against criteria based on these skills.
Year 8
This is extended to the matching of Careers information to personal strengths, skills and attributes in making realistic and well informed decisions about future careers, courses and pathways. CEIAG supports access to information and advice from an earlier age, enabling better informed decisions at transition stages. Careers work can raise aspirations and improve motivation to participate in education or training as a lifelong development. Assessment at Year 8 in RISE continues to be centred on self-reflection of employability skills and developing students’ ability to set goals and work towards achieving them.
Year 9
Options post Key Stage 4 are explored, and the Year 8 work on self-awareness and decision making is developed. Skills for employment continue to be an assessment focus and financial understanding is added to the curriculum so that economic awareness is developed.
Year 10
We explore Post 16 options in more detail and interview skills with each student having opportunities to practically develop their interview technique. Work Related Learning also starts as students complete work experience. Work related skills alongside financial and economic competency are further developed.
Year 11
Apprenticeships, College and Sixth Form options are further explored, as are interview techniques and decision making. Awareness of the options available is a key area of study, as students begin to apply to various Post 16 opportunities. Work related skills alongside financial and economic competency are further developed.


Examples of Careers guidance, trips and events offered at the William Allitt School:
Year 7
• Arts Inspiration - Cultural Derby - exploration of arts venues and the careers of people that work there
• START – Careers software
• Skill Share TRIOS – building leadership skills as each person teaches a group of peers
• Active Citizenship – Set up form team with business job roles & run a market stall fundraising for a local charity / school project decided by students
• Derby Uni speakers & visit to campus
Year 8
• START
• Derby Uni speakers – why Higher Education inspiration talks
• Local Careers Fair
• Small Basic – Careers in Code
• Circular Economy – Gibber & Plastic Bottle Campaign - Dragon’s Den
Year 9
• Regional Careers Fair
• Derby University Visitors – guidance around options choice
• Options
• START Careers lessons
• EconoME – Bank of England Barclays life skills Budgeting lessons WA Currency
Years 10 & 11
• Supplemented by assemblies
• Work Experience introduction
• National Careers Fair
• Careers & RE focus
• Work, Work, Work Unit – preparation of CVs, Personal Statements, Understanding of different Post 16 option routes, START, Interviews with local professionals
• Derby Uni visit to campus
• Sexual Harassment & Discrimination in the workplace including religious viewpoint of careers
• Work Experience
• Assemblies & interviews
• Post 16 providers & apprenticeships
• Money Skills lessons – Debt, Money & Work, Financial Risk, Future of Work

 Student Destinations

The below data shows the percentage of William Allitt pupils who have gone onto further education / employment. 

*NEET - Not in Education, Employment or Training. 

 

*Review Date 3rd July 2019

Start (Online Careers Tool):

Further information about Start is available here             

Useful Websites: