Careers Leader:                Mr A Challenger

Email:                                 [email protected]

Phone:                                01522 871400

Careers Education at SSPP

Careers education, information, advice and guidance is an essential part of the support we offer to students at St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy. Effective careers support is necessary to help students progress successfully beyond secondary school. As options for young people become more varied and complex, it is vital that we support them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices for their future. As a result, our careers programme is embedded into our Personal Development curriculum under the Catholic banner of ‘My World; created to live in communities’.

Throughout this process we are guided by the Gatsby Benchmarks which are regarded as the ‘gold standard’ for Careers provision:

How impact is measured

Point 2.

Year 7

An appreciation f good study, organisation, research and presentation skills
To review personal strengths, interests, skills, qualities and values and how to develop them
How to set realistic yet ambitious targets and goals
Appreciate the skills and attributes that employers value
Understand the skills and qualities required to engage in enterprise
Know about the options available to them at the end of Key Stage 3, sources of information, advice and support, and the skills to manage this decision making process
Know about routes into work, training and other vocational and academic opportunities, and progression routes
Be able to recognise and challenge stereotypes and family or cultural expectations that may limit asprations

Year 8

Understand different types and patters of work, including employment, self-employment and voluntary work
Develop an appreciation that everyone has a different pathway through life, education and work
Know about different roles and career pathways, including clarifying their own early aspirations
know about young people’s employment rights and responsibilities
Be bale to manage emotions in relation to future employment
An understanding of the key British Value of democracy and careers that exist within this field

Year 9

Appreciate how regular use of the Springpod website can assist in making careers decisions
Further develop their knowledge about potential career pathways and appreciate the role that salary has in the decision making process
Formulate both a two-year and a five-year plan that will guide decisions regarding ‘Next Steps’
Gather information regarding Key Stage 4 Options and how they can affect future career pathways
Complete the ‘Your Future’ survey to provide us with key information about your early career aspirations and intentions

Year 10

To evaluate their own personal strengths and areas for development and us this to inform goal setting
Appreciate how their strengths, interests , skills and qualities are changing and how these relate to future career choices and employability
know about the range of opportunities available to them for career progression, including education, training and employment
Know about the need to challenge stereotypes about particular career pathways, maintain high aspirations for their future and embrace new opportunities
Know where the information, advice and guidance is available to them on next steps and careers; how to access appropriate support and opportunities
Know about the labour market, local, national and international employment opportunities
Know about employment sectors and types, and changing patterns of employment
To research, secure and take full advantage of any opportunities for work experience that are available
To develop their career identity, including values in relation to work, and how to maximise their chances when applying for education or employment opportunities
Appreciate the benefits and challenges of cultivating career opportunities online
Develop strategies to manage their online presence and its impact on career opportunities
Develop strategies for for protecting and enhancing their personal and professional reputation online

Year 11

Develop the skills and attributes to manage rights and responsibilities at work including health and safety procedures
Understand about confidentiality in the workplace, when it should be kept and when it might need to be broken
Know about the unacceptability and illegality of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, and how to challenge it
Be able to evaluate the financial advantages, disadvantages and risks of different models of contractual terms, including self-employment, full-time, part-time and zero hours contracts
To further refine their 2 year and 5 year plans to take account of teacher predications regarding academic attainment and make related applications

Our key partners in Careers Education are:

Our students can research pathways, careers, and employers.

Our students can find a virtual work experience or degree taster programme in their industry or subject of choice.

Our students can secure their next steps after school by applying on Springpod.

See Springpod in action here

Helps to prepare our students for the future by building 8 key employability skills.

These are the skills that young people need to succeed in education and beyond into employment.

A website dedicated to sharing information about the amazing range of businesses, jobs and skills needed across Lincolnshire.

This information will be reviewed annually.

Provider Access Policy



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National Apprenticeships – Search vacancies in your area –

Apprenticeship Vacancies – Register to find apprenticeship vacancies and find apprenticeship information –

Engineering Construction – Information on many jobs, careers and apprenticeships –

Hospitality Industry Training – Hospitality apprenticeships –

Careers Information

NCS – National Citizen Service for student in Yr11 to upskill before college –

National Careers Service – Information and job profiles in different sectors. Self-assessment tools –

NHS Careers Website – Useful information on roles within the NHS –

CITB Website – Information on careers in Construction and related industries –

UCAS – Information on University courses across the UK –

Get into Teaching – Information and support on routes into teaching –

Careers information and resources –

Careers video resources and Buzz Quiz –

Careers Box – The National Online careers film and video library –

Bright Knowledge – One stop shop for careers from school, college or university –

Average salaries – Average salaries of jobs and numbers employed in jobs –