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Careers

SLT Careers Lead is Ed White who can be contacted on e.white@alderwood.hants.sch.uk or the main school number.

Curriculum Lead is Josh McCormack who can be contacted on j.mccormack@alderwood.hants.sch.uk or the main school number.

Additional Information

  • Alderwood is an early adopter of the Gatsby Benchmarking tool called Compass and we work closely with our partners to ensure that Alderwood is constantly improving its careers programme
  • Pupils have access to impartial careers and guidance which is provided by Hampshire Futures and The Careers and Enterprise Company
  • Pupils have access to the full range of Post 16 pathways and are supported to make appropriate choices
  • This is done through taster sessions with different colleges, independent training centres and apprenticeship providers
    • Pupils receive appropriate support with applications to the post 16 route of their choice
    • Parents can request support where they feel their child may become NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
  • Pupils are supported at all ages and stages by a range of activities that ensure they meet the required ‘7 encounters with employers’.  This is supported by a variety of employers and we work hard to give our pupils experience of meeting with a range of different professions and experience of different workplaces
  • Alderwood is proud of its links with HEON (Higher Education Outreach Network) which is based at Surrey University. HEON gives support with links to Further Education providers as well as Higher Education Providers. They also support our pupils in the lead up to exams and will work with them to ensure that they have the skills needed to succeed

What we hope to provide every child this year:

Year 7:

  • Careers education in PSHE lessons
  • Experience of meeting an employer in the visual arts
  • Extra-Curricular trip to see the employer and the work they have produced for the film industry
  • Targeted careers advice from our independent adviser

Year 8:

  • Careers education in PSHE lessons
  • Advice from staff and a careers adviser leading up to choosing their GCSE options
  • HEON attending the options evening with linked colleges so pupils can see and understand the options open to them post 16
  • Trips to the University of Surrey to experience the options open to them in Higher Education
  • Targeted careers advice from our independent adviser

Year 9:

  • Careers education in PSHE lessons
  • Trips to the Royal Holloway University to experience the options open to them in Higher Education
  • This includes taster sessions from different subjects and discussion of routes into Higher Education
  • Assemblies based on career options and the routes into Higher Education
  • Careers advice from our independent adviser

Year 10:

  • Careers education in PSHE lessons
  • Workshops based on Resilience, Revision and Exam techniques to prepare them for the upcoming exams
  • HEON Summer School
  • Virtual Careers fair
  • Targeted work experience
  • Careers advice from our independent adviser

Year 11:

  • Careers education in PSHE lessons
  • Support in applying to colleges and other post 16 providers
  • Revision conferences aimed at targeted pupils
  • Careers advice from our independent adviser

Parents who would like to discuss the careers provision should contact:

Josh McCormack the Careers Coordinator either by email: j.mccormack@alderwood.hants.sch.uk or by phoning 01252 343723.

Colleges, training providers and businesses who would like to work more closely with us please contact:

Josh McCormack the Careers Coordinator either by email: j.mccormack@alderwood.hants.sch.uk or by phoning 01252 343723.

 

Please click the links below for more information:

Careers Education and Guidance Policy

Careers Teaching Overview

Careers Provider Access Policy

Information on all aspects of careers and future options for young people is available on the following websites:

Hampshire Futures

National Careers Service

Useful links:

The Sixth Form College Farnborough

Farnborough College of Technology

Alton College

Farnham Sixth Form College

HEON

Merrist Wood College