Careers

Staff

Mr D Flynn - Careers

Careers at Redbridge Community School must align to the statutory guidance from the Department for Education in order to develop ‘… a world class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them’ (DfE 2018). To assist all education establishments, the Government’s strategy has been structured around eight ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learners to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

These ‘benchmarks’ form the starting point and focus for Redbridge School’s careers programme in the pursuit of an excellent careers programme. As part of Benchmark 7, ‘Encounters with Further and Higher Education’, the school will continue to action the Baker Clause and ensure students are kept informed of approved technical educational qualifications or apprenticeships.

 

Year

What Careers-related activities do we offer?

Which term?

7

IntoUniversity workshops

Autumn 1 and Spring 2

Learn with us (Shine/More Able)

Autumn and Spring

Careers Day

Spring 1

Aspirations & Careers (PSHE time)

Spring 2

‘Drop down morning’: Careers and future

Spring 2

8

Learn with us (Shine/More Able)

Autumn and Spring

IntoUniversity workshops

Autumn 1 and Spring 2

Careers Day 

Spring 1

Income, expenses and budgets (PSHE time)

Spring 2 

‘Drop down morning’: Careers and future

Spring 2

9

Learn with us (Shine/More Able)

Autumn and Spring

IntoUniversity workshops

Autumn 1 and Spring 2

Careers Day 

Spring 1

Credit cards & finance, Post 16 options (PSHE time)

Spring 2 

‘Drop down morning’: Careers and future

Spring 2

10

Learn with us (Shine/More Able)

Autumn and Spring

IntoUniversity workshops

Autumn 1 and Spring 2

Careers & College Fair

Autumn 1

Work Experience

Spring 1

Careers Day 

Spring 1

Personal development plan, Employability skills (PSHE time)

Spring 2

‘Drop down morning’: Careers and future

Spring 2

1:1 Careers interviews

Summer 2

College Taster visits

Summer 2

11

College research and applications (tutor time)

Autumn 1 & 2

Careers & College Fair

Autumn 1

Mock interview morning

Autumn 2

College assemblies

Autumn term

Careers Day 

Spring 1

NCS 

Spring & Summer term

1:1 Careers interviews

Ongoing

 

Redbridge Community School: Post 16 Destination Survey Results

5 Year trend

 

Full Time Education

Government Supported Training

Employment with Training (Apprenticeships)

Employment without Training

NEET

%

Unknown

2017

87.4

1.1

7.7

1.1

1.6

1.1

2018

82.72

1.05

4.71

3.14

5.76

2.62

2019

83.51

1.03

7.73

2.58

3.61

1.55

2020

84.43

2.36

3.3

1.41

5.19

3.3

2021

86.73

0.95

4.74

4.27

3.32

0

 

College Destinations 

 

Key Points

 

  • City College and Taunton College remain the school’s most popular destinations post 16 with Barton Peveril now established in third place.

  • 2021 school leavers: 

    • Reduction in NEET figures from 2020: 7 students (3.32%)

    • Southampton average NEET 2021: 3.06% 

    • Redbridge NEET students had an average of 41.8% attendance in Year 11

  • Slight increase in apprenticeship take up (4.74% of cohort)

  • Liaison with Southampton City Council indicate that all but 1 NEET students are currently receiving support from Youth Options, STEP or have applied to college/apprenticeship.

  • Redbridge College tracker: all but 1 NEET student had applied to college upon leaving school

  • 6 students on the NEET list were referred to the STEP programme.

 

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