The Careers Programme at Homewood offers a range of activities, experiences and support to help students choose pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
Pupils, particularly sixth-form students, value the age-appropriate discussions about relationships and navigating the wider world. This is also supported by the extensive careers information, education, advice and guidance that all receive. Leaders are determined that all pupils will go on to the right next steps for them and are very successful with this work.
- Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre OFSTED report April 2023
|Mr B Harper||Careers Leader|
|Mrs B Srinivasan||Careers Manager|
|Mrs L Pepper||Work Placement Co-ordinator|
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an essential part of the support we offer to all students at Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre. Effective careers support can help to prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life; it can help them to make decisions and manage transitions as learners, workers and members of society. As choices and 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, the careers programme has a whole-school remit designed to complement the rest of the school curriculum.
All Homewood students in years 7-13 are entitled to:
- The support they need to make the right choices at key transition points; Year 9, Year 11 and in Sixth Form.
- Access up-to-date and unbiased information on future learning and training, careers and labour market information.
- Support to develop the self-awareness and career management skills needed for their future.
- Career lessons during tutor time from Y7 to Y13 covering options after school, the world of work, the job market and the skills needed for the future.
- At least four meaningful encounters with representatives from the world of work; this could be through work experience, workplace visits, assemblies, careers talks (in or outside lessons), projects, specific lessons and the annual careers fair.
- To hear from a range of education and training providers, including colleges, universities and apprenticeship organisations; this could include visits and taster days, as well as assemblies, talks and annual careers fair.
- The opportunity to relate what they learn in lessons to their life and career beyond school, the opportunity to talk through their career and educational choices with staff including form tutors, subject teachers and the careers team.
- Access to one-to-one guidance with a trained, impartial careers adviser, by appointment in year 10 and 12/13; this is available to students of any year group. A meeting with an adviser independent of the school can also be requested.
- The school to keep parents/carers informed of their progress and provide parents/carers with information to support students’ career planning and decision making.
- Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
- Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
- Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Provider Access request procedure
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mr Bradley Harper, Principal Teacher, Careers and Sixth Form.
Please speak to our Careers Leader or Careers Manager to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Team so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library and/or the Sixth Form Centre.
- Individual Advice & Guidance
- Careers Programme at Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
- Careers Information Resources
- Higher Education
- Studying Abroad
- Employment and Apprenticeships
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