Kingsway Park High School Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for students, parents and employers

There are many options available to young people at different stages of their education. “What to choose? Which route to take?” etc can be confusing. There are lots of exciting possibilities. Kingsway Park High School believes it is important that students are given access to good quality, impartial advice and guidance about courses, careers and their general wellbeing for the future. We want every young person in the school to be able to make the right choices for their future and to be confident about those choices. Our Careers Policy, outlining our aims and provision, is available under the Policy and Guidance section of our website and an outline of our core events for this academic year is available on this page below.

Partnership with parents is important in this and please feel free to contact school should you want to ask any questions, seek clarification or ask for assistance.

 

Main staff in School

Mrs P Cliff works for Positive Steps and is the Kingsway Park Careers Adviser. She can help students with impartial careers information, advice and guidance. Mrs Cliff is in school on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; her office is in the Careers Hub in the Aspiration Centre. She will see all Y10/Y11 students for at least one 30 minute interview as they consider their Post-16 options. However, Mrs Cliff is also available at lunchtimes for a drop-in appointment or to arrange further appointments.

Ms Ozluk is our Careers Mentor and is available for students for drop- in appointments at break/lunchtime in the Careers Hub.  She is also the first point of call for parents/carers and employers. She can be contacted via the Careers email address – ceiag@nullkingswaypark.org

Mr I Carey is the Careers SLT link and as part of his role leads the Y8 GCSE option progress as well as overseeing the work of the Careers department.

All staff can refer students to the Careers Team for further guidance or information. Furthermore, all new staff (as part of their induction programme) receive training from the Careers Team and every year there is a full staff LMI briefing.

Students

At Kingsway Park High School, we work hard to put in place a range of careers opportunities from Y7 to Y11. As well as the Y8 option progress, the Future pathways programme of events for Y10/11, and the annual careers fair, we regularly have local employers/providers running lunchtime sessions. For an overview of the events, please refer to the Careers Action plan below.

There are lots of things to think about when you leave school. To help you choose what to do next, you need to think about:

1. What career do you want to do in the future? – Some jobs need you to choose certain routes to get into them. Research the industries you are interested in at the Careerpoint website
2. Or the job profiles on National Careers Service website
3. Your predicted grades. It is the duty of Kingsway Park to make it clear to students that if you do not achieve your Grade 4 or above in Mathematics and English by the end of year 11, you will be required to continue to study these at Sixth Form, College or as part of an Apprenticeship up to the age of 19.
4. How you prefer to learn. You might enjoy school and might like to continue in a School Sixth Form or a Sixth Form College to do A-Levels; you might prefer more hands-on ways of doing things by attending a vocational Further Education College or a University Technical College (UTC) or you may want to consider an Apprenticeship whereby you will be employed in a job and completing recognised qualifications in that industry – earning while you are learning!
5. Unsure or have any questions? Pop into the Careers Hub in the Aspiration Centre to have a chat or to book an appointment with Mrs Cliff or Ms Ozluk.

Parents/Carers

At Kingsway Park High, we believe partnership with parents is important in ensure the best possible outcomes for our students. Please feel free to contact Ms Ozluk should you want to ask any question, seek clarification or ask for assistance.

As part of your child’s journey at Kingsway Park, you will invited to two key career events. In Y8 we run a pathways evening to ensure that yourself and your child has all the information needed to make the right GCSE choices and then secondly, in Y10, a Future Pathways Evening to support your child in moving on to their next steps after Kingsway Park High School. At both of these events there will be a presentation from Mrs Cliff on the Local Labour Market. Your attendance to these two events would be very much appreciated. There will always be opportunities to feedback any suggestions and comments at such events.

What is RPA?

Raising the participation age

The age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training has been increased as of 2014. Students must now continue in some form of education, training or employment until at least their 18th birthday.

This does not mean young people must stay in school. They will be able to choose from:

  1. Full time education (e.g. at a school or college)
  2. An apprenticeship or traineeship
  3. Part time education or training combined with one of the following
    1. Volunteering for 20 hours or more per week
    2. Employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more per week

Government Policy for Young People – Raising the Participation Age

Employers

At Kingsway Park High School, we are always on the lookout to develop strong links with local/national employers and Post-16 providers.  During the academic year, we host a number of employer talks, college and university trips and presentations as well as an annual career fair. Our CEAIG provider Access policy is available under the Policy and Guidance section of our website. If you would like to get involved with any of these opportunities please contact Ms Ozluk for further information at ceiag@nullkingswaypark.org

Class of 2020! Positive Steps and Rochdale local authority would love to hear from you!

We know you’ve had a strange and abrupt ending to your school career, and the great summer you had planned post exams probably looks quite different now.

The one thing that remains in your control now, however, is getting prepared for your Post 16 destination. You may be planning to study A Levels, BTECs, T Levels or you are about to enter the world of work on an apprenticeship, traineeship or study programme. Colleges, sixth forms, training providers, employers and Positive Steps Career Advisers are thinking of different ways to help you visualise what life will be like and help you prepare for your next step.

However, the best person to tell us what you need, is you. We want to know how you’re feeling about making this next step, and what could be put in place to help you settle from day 1.

The survey is anonymous and will be open until 31st July.  We will take your feedback and ideas to the people that can help.

If you have 10 minutes spare, we’d be really grateful if you could fill in this questionnaire. Let us know how you’re feeling, if you have any specific worries or concerns and what can be put in place to help you.

Parents/carers – please encourage your son/daughter  to complete the survey and use the narrative box at the bottom to add your thoughts, many thanks.

We will feed back the results to Post 16 providers and the Local Authority to improve your experience. If you do wish to talk through any of this, or you need further guidance please do contact your Positive Steps Career Adviser through school or be e-mailing rochdalecareers@nullpositive-steps.org.uk

Please find the survey attached below. You can put this link on your school website, or Positive Steps can provide the code for you to embed the survey into your own website. Either way, all feedback will come back to Positive Steps. Let us know which you would prefer. Embedded in PSO Website Link – https://www.positive-steps.org.uk/surveys/rochdale-class-of-2020-progression

Rochdale 6th form College

We have released information to Y11 students about the enrolment process this year after they receive their GCSE results.

Enrolment will take place online via Microsoft Teams, so no students are expected at the college on the day.  All Y11 applicants have been sent information regarding the process to follow via Cedar.  They will need to send a clear photo of their results and will be asked to attend an online interview. Each student will be sent an interview time slot nearer the time, so students will need keep an eye out for further emails and updates on social media.

If you could let your students know, it would be very much appreciated.

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL

The school gave my son all of the help & support that he needed,which has made him much more confident in himself

PARENT OF A PUPIL
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