St Thomas More High School

Careers Guidance

Gatsby Benchmark 1 - A stable careers programme

All staff members have access to a Sharepoint Library of Careers resources that is updated regularly.

Careers Programme of Study Document

Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information

 

Other links

Unifrog

What is Unifrog?

Unifrog is the complete destinations platform – a one-stop-shop for students across KS3, KS4 and KS5 regardless of their interests or academic ability. It is the only place where students can compare every university course, apprenticeship and FE course in the UK as well as university in 30 other countries across the world. This is alongside getting access to labour market information and advice on careers and subjects for all routes".  - https://www.thecdi.net/unifrog

Parent Logins

Parents navigate to unifrog.org/code, fill in their details and enter the code which can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Parents will then be able to use Unifrog as if they are a student, there is loads of careers resources and support materials on there. The Parent Pack can be found in the Resources Library (here).

Gatsby Benchmark 3 - Addressing the needs of each student

Destination data for STM students 2021

Gatsby Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers

Year 7 Curriculum Guide

Year 8 Curriculum Guide

Year 9 Curriculum Guide

Year 10 Curriculum Guide

Year 11 Curriculum Guide

Sixth Form Curriculum Guide

 

My Learning, My Future inspiration and guidance

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Gatsby Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees

Students regularly have assemblies led by local employers, some including former students in a wide range of careers. Students have also the opportunity to visit workplaces in the local area facilitated by school trips, our annual 'take your son to work day' and work experience for Y10 & Y12 pupils. Department led school trips enable students to view careers in action within their chosen subject field in KS3 & KS4. An annual careers fayre is offered to all students and this was very well attended last year.

Gatsby Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplaces

At St Thomas More High School, we believe in the value of Work Experience in both motivating students and giving a genuine understanding into the world of work. Students can gain important insights into their career interests and values, which will help them with their future decision-making. The skills and attributes gained can be referenced within CV’s, enhance employability and UCAS applications.

 

Take your son to work day (TYSTWD) 

Year 8 students will be offered the chance to go to a work placement with a parent or a trusted adult for the day to gain a real experience of a working day.

More information will be made available to parents in due course.

 

Gatsby Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education

College Open Events 2022

University Open Days

Gatsby Benchmark 8 - Personal guidance

Sixth form and Y11 students will have connexions appointments ; a leading provider of Careers, information advice and guidance for young people in Essex.During the students appointments in Year 11 they will look at options After Year 11 and the careers timetable


Careers Statement

Provider Access Statement

This statement sets out St Thomas More’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the academy for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Opportunities for access

Our provision includes various opportunities for students to access a range of events. These are mainly integrated into the academy’s careers programme and curriculum. These events are therefore delivered internally, with contribution from external providers where appropriate.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Ms Elsa Corr - Head of Sixth Form via email ecorr@st-thomasmore.southend.sch.uk

Local providers are invited to key relevant events. In addition, external providers interested in coming into St Thomas More should speak to Ms Corr to identify the most suitable opportunity.

Once visits have been agreed, we will provide appropriate facilities to facilitate the visit, along with any equipment requested by the provider, where it is available.

We will also fill in a Catholic Education Service checklist to ensure communications in the school will:

  • be respectful towards the Catholic teachings and
  • not be prejudicial or detrimental to the Catholic character of the school

 

We will make any literature available to students during the course of the school day.

September 2020

Post 16 & 18 Links

Employers we work with

‘It was a pleasure to speak to your students for an assembly, they all seemed engaged and we had good 121 questions after.’

- Amy at Higgins Partnership

 

 

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