St Thomas More High School

Careers Guidance

Gatsby Benchmark 1 - A stable careers programme

Careers Programme of Study Document

Gatsby Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information

Subjects

Art & Design 
Biology 
Business 
Chemistry 
Computer Science 
Design Technology
Economics
English 
Geography 
History 
Languages
Maths
Physics
Psychology
Sociology 

Other links

Career path information

Labour market information

Career advice for parents

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

This is the STM code for parents to use when creating their own Unifrog accounts: stthomasmoreparents . Parents navigate to unifrog.org/code, fill in their details and enter the code. 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 2019/2020

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

 STEM Events @ WHSB

4th December 2019 - Careers in Engineering/Architecture

29th January 2020 - Careers in Law, Politics & Finance

25th March 2020 - Careers in Medicine

22nd April 2020 - Careers in STEM

Each event will be held at WHSB between 7-9pm each Wednesday on the dates above. Tickets are free of charge but need to be pre-booked via Ticketsource on our school website. All year groups, their families, carers and friends are welcome to attend - the more the merrier!

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.

Will be updated in 2020 -

Take your son to work day (TYSTWD) - 23/04/2020

Year 8 and Year 9 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 2020

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.

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.

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