Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

We aim to deliver a careers system that will help young people to choose the career which is right for them. We will provide a programme for all our young people of advice and guidance that is stable and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experiences. We will create opportunities for our young people that they have not experienced before and therefore developing their aspirations and horizons. Their learning will be connected to their future and provide them with the skills necessary to make a successful transition to the next stage of their life.

Please click here for the 2019/20 Careers programme for young people and their parents.

Click here to read our past student’s stories. 

We will use The eight Gatsby Charitable Foundation Benchmarks to support the delivery of our careers provision:

 1 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will deliver a stable careers programme

2 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will provide learning from career and labour market information

3 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will address the needs of each student

4 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will link our curriculum learning to careers

5 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will provide encounters with employers and employees

6 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will provide experiences of workplaces, at least one a year.

7 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will deliver encounters with further and higher education

8 Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School will provide personal guidance.

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School continually assesses and measures the impact of our Careers Programme on our students. Sessions/workshops are evaluated by visitors, teacher and students and adaptations are made if needed to. This will  ensure a high quality CEIAG programme for all our students. Student voice is listened to on a regular basis to ensure students are inspired and prepared for their futures by our programme.

The CEIAG team:

A Mawby Assistant Headteacher – Strategic Careers Lead (amawby@boteler.org.uk)

Miss K Hayes – Year 7 Careers lead (khayes@boteler.org.uk)

Mrs L Butcher- Year 8 Careers lead (lbutcher@boteler.org.uk)

Mrs L Butcher – Year 9 Careers  lead (lbutcher@boteler.org.uk)

Mrs Armstrong – Year 10 Careers  lead (aarmstrong@boteler.org.uk)

Mrs A Armstrong – Year 11 Careers lead (aarmstrong@boteler.org.uk)

Our programme includes activities for all students from years 7 – 11 that are delivered through:

  • assemblies
  • enrichment activities
  • tutor time – incorporating Noble Donut
  • the personal, social, and health education programme (PSHE)
  • employer encounters
  • workplace experiences

 

 

Career Connect 

Career Connect is a charity with an outstanding reputation for providing high quality Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance for young people in schools and colleges.

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance, at every stage of a pupils time at Sir Thomas Boteler, is important to help them realise their potential and to make informed decisions about their futures. Young people need to understand where they could be going and how to get there.

Sir Thomas Boteler School will be working with Career Connect during this academic year to deliver and exciting and inspirational programme of career advice and guidance activities.  The Careers Adviser who will be working with Sir Thomas Boteler is Kim Dickson.

Kim will work with pupils from each year group at different points over the academic year. However if your child is in Year 11 they will have the opportunity to have a one to one careers guidance interview in the coming weeks.

One to one careers guidance interviews will give your child the opportunity to discuss future career ideas, subject choice and suitable post 16 provision. Kim will also deliver group sessions with pupils that will introduce the world of work, jobs for the future and a range of other careers related topics. Kim will be available during Parents Evenings if you have any specific questions or wish to discuss post 16 options and career choices.

Kim is available for interviews every Tuesday in the CIEG room and during the lunch time she has a ‘drop in clinic’ if any pupils have any questions, they can also apply to college, apprenticeships or even if they wish to use the careers room to research their own ideas.

Key stage 4  into  5 transition

We aim for our students to have had access to a successful careers guidance programme and this will be reflected in the numbers of students progressing to destinations such as apprenticeships, technical routes, sixth form colleges, further education colleges, universities or employment

Information relating to Key Stage 5 Education in Warrington:

Priestley College (part of TCAT).

Click here for the Priestley College prospectus, and click here for the application forms. 

Please click here for the Priestley College presentation

Cronton 6th Form College and Riverside College 

Warrington and Vale Royal College

Warrington & Vale Royal College is the largest learning provider in Warrington and offers a wide variety of courses to a diverse range of learners. With a focus on getting students ready for the world of work, they have manyopportunities available for students.

Warrington & Vale Royal College provides students with a quality learning environment to study, revolutionised since the £27 million redevelopment. Combined with a high level of staff expertise, they have vast experience in delivering education stretching back over many years. They provide a high standard of teaching and learning and have exceptional links with local industries.

Go on a virtual tour and view the college facilities here.

2019/20 School Leaver Prospectus

Course search

Apprenticeships Vacancies

Student Success Stories

Staff:

Stephanie Hutchinson – School Engagement Manager shutchinson@wvr.ac.uk

Carisse Foster – School Engagement Officer cfoster@wvr.ac.uk

Claire Ireland – School Engagement Officer cireland@wvr.ac.uk

Please click here to see the university destinations of some of our past Boteler students

Please click here for the Policy statement on provider access

The date of our next review of this published information will be April 2020

Careers Information

The links below provide information on a wide range of topics and will be useful in identifying options and support decision making.

Job Information

icould.com – Real-life career videos, advice and information to inspire your career.

National Careers Service The National Careers Service has a range of information on making choices, career planning, courses, apprenticeships and information on writing CVs and completing application forms. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

CareersBox CareersBox offers an online library of careers films, news and information. https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

NHS Health Careers This website contains information on the massive range of job opportunities in the NHS. https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/

Colleges

General college information including the range and type of courses offered.

Priestley College

https://www.priestley.ac.uk/

Warrington and Vale Royal College

https://www.wvr.ac.uk/

Reaseheath College

http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk/

Cronton Sixth Form College

http://www.cronton.ac.uk/

Riverside College

http://www.riversidecollege.ac.uk/

Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Service The government’s apprenticeship website has a range of information on becoming an apprentice and local and national apprenticeship vacancies. https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

University

UCAS The universities central admissions service has details of UK university courses, with information on the application process, finance & support.www.ucas.com

Unistats A website which compares different universities and courses.https://unistats.ac.uk/

Prospects Prospects has information on graduate jobs and careers. https://www.prospects.ac.uk/

The Russell Group The group represents the UK’s 24 leading universities, the website is a good source of higher education careers information & advice, including ‘informed choices’ a downloadable guide to making post 16 choices.https://russellgroup.ac.uk/

Not Going to Uni This website highlights the variety of opportunities that exist outside of university. https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

General Information

Buzz Test

Take the Buzz test and in less than 5 minutes discover what your strengths are and get an insight in to your personality. https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/

Target Careers Future Wise Explore options for careers, university or apprenticeships and get help applying successfully. https://targetcareers.co.uk/

National Citizen Service NCS is the country’s fastest-growing youth movement, a rite of passage for all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do. It’s your chance to explore, be inspired and find your passion. https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

Careers Writers Association

Information from experts on a range of careers topics.

http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/

Measuring the impact of our careers programme

We complete the (CEC) Careers and Enterprise Company’s Compass benchmarking tool which evaluates careers provision against the 8 Gatsby benchmarks.

At the end of each academic year the findings from Student and parental surveys are used to measure the impact and inform planning for the following academic year

Feedback is gathered form external providers and students following careers and enterprise events that take place throughout the academic year. Examples of this being the annual careers fair, Mock employment interviews, enterprise and activity days and 1 to 1 guidance interview.

Destination data is used to inform future planning and to establish whether careers provision is offering the right advice and guidance and to ascertain whether students are making the right choices when moving into education, employment or training

NEET Prevention and Destination Data

Data is collected  on the intended destinations of Year 11 students. These are all reported to Warrington Borough Council. Students at risk of becoming NEET are identified very early on, using the RONI report, and these students are given priority appointments with our careers adviser and, where necessary additional interventions, such as CareerConnect’s  programs are implemented.

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