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Careers

Intent 

Careers at Brompton Hall is studied within timetabled lessons for Years 9-11, linking curriculum learning to careers and is supported by activities within the 24 hour curriculum and an independent careers advisor. We aim to provide a nurturing and supportive environment that enables all of our students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the options that are available to them for when they leave Brompton Hall so that they can make an informed decision. We regularly research college courses and the Labour Market Information to ensure that we provide up to date information for our students. The work undertaken is so that our students are in the best possible position to be successful in the near future and further years ahead. 

We follow the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance 

  1. stable careers programme 
  2. Learning from career and labour market information 
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers 
  5. Encounters with employers and employees 
  6. Experiences of workplaces 
  7. Encounters with further and higher education 
  8. Personal guidance

Implementation 

All students at Brompton Hall School are regularly taught about careers and the skills needed to be successful related to the subjects they are being taught. 

Students are taught with a variety of pedagogical methods and allow the students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the skills and qualities that are needed by employers. These skills and qualities are a constant theme throughout the dedicated lessons, starting in Year 9, being developed further in Year 10 through the opportunity of completing two work experience placements and being embedded in Year 11 further with two further work experience placements and developing their CV as a working document.  

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of what training and education options are available when they leave Brompton Hall School including the new T Levels. 

Many of the lessons are discussion based where students are implored to be reflective having listened to other students’ points of view. Students also complete paired and group work being utilised at regular intervals to develop with skills of communication and teamwork. ICT is used throughout the course so that students can demonstrate independently what they have learnt. In addition to the four work experience placements, we welcome into school guest speakers, attend visits and taster days from training, education and employers so that the students have further meaningful encounters. 

Our students are studying the NCFE Level 1 or Level 2 Award in Employability Skills (601/4664/3) where students develop their understanding of mindset which can affect employment and developing CVs. Alternatively, some students are completing the Entry Level 3 qualificaition in Preparing for Work by WJEC. 

Impact 

  • Every student leaves year 11 with a destination secured. 
  • Every student has had at least 5 meaningful experiences of a workplace by the end of year 11. 
  • Every student has had at least two meaningful encounters with post 16 or 18 training or educational providers by the end of year 11.
  • Every student has had at least two meaningful encounters with an employer by the end of year 11. 
  • The school keeps systematic records on each student’s experiences of career and enterprise activity. 
  • Every student leaves school having created a CV and had interview experience. 
  • Increased whole school attendance since new careers programme started. 

Work Experience