Encouraging development & preparation for the future careers of our students
Mr Alastair Holbrook is the Careers Leader at St Augustine’s, responsible for ensuring the school uses the Gatsby Benchmarks to underpin all things careers and enterprise. You can contact Mr Holbrook by email at email@example.com or by phone: 01225 350001.
Our address is:
St Augustine’s Catholic College (Academy)
Please do get in touch if you would like more information about what we have planned for the students this year, or if you are an organisation wanting to become involved with St Augustine’s.
Year 10 Work Experience Information
The date for our work experience week for Year 10 is 23-27th March, and it is approaching fast. All students are expected to find their own placements, with the support of their parents. Please find a guide and the all-important form for your inspection. Even if a placement is found, without the form (in school known as the ‘pink form’) being completed in full and returned to reception, will mean a student will be unable to go, and a rigorous programme of study will be organised within school instead. To allow time for the appropriate checks to be made on each of the 150 or so placements, please ensure a placement is found no later than 26th January. The information booklet and pink form are found here:
Careers Programme 2019-20
The scheduled events that make up the careers programme are shown here in the diagram below.
Further details such as how each event contributes to the respective Gastby Benchmarks are set out in our full Careers Programme which can be viewed here and available for all to read, including parents, students and staff.
Review and Monitoring
The school believes that it is important that robust measurement, monitoring and review procedures be put in place to provide a framework for on-going improvements. These will form the foundations for not only what we do, but how we do it and what we must endeavour to improve.
|Careers Program Review||Year end review of how well the school has delivered the careers programme, summarising the feedback from teachers that delivered, and through a student boice panel arranged by SLT for all years 7-13 with focus on Year 11 students.||25-May-20|
|Careers Day Analysis||Survey Monkey form to be written by AWH to find and establish overall effectiveness, and to seek ways of enhancing the day for future year groups.||16-Jul-20|
|Student Needs||End of year survey to understand how well we met out students needs, and to identify improvements.||26-Jul-20|
Local Enterprise Partnership Support
We are lucky to have the support from Steven Haines (C&EC Enterprise Co-ordinator) who co-ordinates the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership who in turn has linked us up with a local Enterprise Adviser. We are waiting to hear if we have be accepted to join the SWEAN Careers Hub.
Parents in Partnership (PiP!)
We are all too aware that our students benefit the most from hearing outside speakers from the real world talk about real jobs! If you are happy to in some way perhaps speak to the students, either a quick assembly or maybe as a small group, or indeed maybe have a one or two Year 12 student(s) complete a week of work experience in the summer term, parents can now register their contact details by downloading and completing the PiP form below and returning to reception. Or drop Mr Holbrook an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to know a little more.
The careers programme will be reviewed annually. The next review date is scheduled for September 2019.
The webite for students, parents & teachers to manage a student’s application into HE.
EDT is an independent registered charity, established in 1984, running schemes to inspire and motivate young people to choose a career in science, engineering and technology(SET).
On-line careers library.
The UK’s most used law careers information resource providing students wth legal careers information.
Sparksite online radio
The online radio site for young people in Wiltshire. Sponsored by Wiltshire Council, this site offers help & advice & radio. Young people can share ideas, music, images and thoughts about their world.
HE employment routes
Totally independent and free to use, bestCourse4me shows you the link between what people study and their employment record afterwards.
Plan your future, work & study
For information on careers, qualifications, local further and higher education courses and apprenticeships.
Not going to uni…?
A website featuring a range of apprenticeship and other opportunities aimed at those students who may not wish to continue into Higher Education.
Free. Good for the quick ‘Buzz Quiz’ which generates your strengths and what makes you tick. Lots of short videos in which people discuss what they do and how they got into their line of work
Careers Soft (login available)
JED EXPLORER Database. 56 question quiz. Job groups and fact Sheets.
Study in USA
Students interested in studying at university in USA should check out The Fulbright Commission website which offers awards for study, research, teaching, lecturing or professional development in any academic field.
Video clips of specialist career sectors
Careers in Sport
Careers in Sport guide provides an in-depth analysis of the different career options available in the world of sport.
Parents’ Careers Club
Their Parents’ Careers Club gives information on the options available to your children as they leave school and college
Experiences of HE
This site features students talking honestly about their own uni experiences so that you can make up your own mind
For parents: Information & advice on careers + education choices facing students
Information for parents on post 18 options, the relevant advantages & disadvantages of each route plus associated costs.
Careers video library
Careers4u.tv is a careers video library for the UK with good representation of all skill levels, industries and company size. It is possible to explore many areas of this website without paying the registration fee.
Grant Funds available to students from Wiltshire studying at university
Skuker Education Grant Fund helps students from poorer backgrounds by giving grants of between £500 and £5000 for the duration of a degree course completed within the UK.
Free, widely being recognised as a go to website. Great for advice for students and parents. Includes Plotr Game – personality finding tool that matches personality to careers and job groups
Eclips Online (login available)
Splits jobs into job groups, has an excellent section on Options, and a Careers Wizard, that is designed to help you consider jobs and careers that relate to your qualifications and interests.