Careers Programme

Careers Programme at Sunbury Manor School

A principal aim of Sunbury Manor School’s careers programme is to prepare our students for life beyond school and college. We want to broaden students’ horizons by exposing them to a wide range of different career pathways. Students will have many opportunities to engage with different employers and employees, experience workplaces and higher education establishments in the hope that they will find their passion and pursue their dreams.  

This is an outline of our careers programme. Please note that activities are not limited to the below as opportunities do arise throughout the academic year. Furthermore, not all events are available for all students as some external providers can only offer limited places.

We have had to adapt our careers programme due to the implications of Covid-19. We are looking at alternative ways to deliver previous aspects of our programme that are not currently detailed below.

Year Group Activity Date Purpose Gatsby Benchmarks
7 Virtual external speakers 1 speaker per month

To raise aspirations and broaden horizons. Exposing students to a variety of different careers will provide a deeper insight into the world of work. Information given will help inform future decisions.

1, 2, 5
8 Virtual external speakers Various

To raise aspirations and broaden horizons. Exposing students to a variety of different careers will provide a deeper insight into the world of work. Information given will help inform future decisions.

1, 2, 5
9 Options Evening Term 2 For students and parents, explaining the content of options courses and offers the chance for questions regarding the KS4 curriculum. 1, 2, 3
10

Careers Workshops

Term 2

To explore post-16 options choices

1, 2, 3, 8

Mock interviewing and speed networking Term 3 To provide the opportunity to prepare for and practice interviewing skills in an environment similar to an actual interview. To engage with as many different career backgrounds as possible, developing understanding of different career pathways. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7
Careers in the curriculum Various Subject specific careers embedded into lessons. Where relevant and able, talks/engagement with external speakers/employees e.g. talk to GCSE Computing students from The Bank of England on ‘Technology in with Bank’. 3, 4, 5
11

One-to-one careers adviser interviews

All terms

One-to-one interviews regarding students’ post-16 options choices with an impartial career adviser.

1, 2, 8

All year groups

Virtual Careers fair

Term 1

The opportunity to receive information from post-16 education providers and hear from employees in a variety of different roles who work for large companies and businesses. Students can explore their future career options and gain an insight into different careers and sectors.

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
START Profile Website All terms This free career tool includes information on different pathways and sectors, online modules on different topics, apprenticeship and work experience information and updated career labour market information. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8
(Years 9-11) Virtual work experience Various Opportunities to participate in virtual work experience through ‘Speakers for Schools’. 5, 6

 

 

Please note: the activities in bold are offered to the whole year group.