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Children’s Hospital School recognise the importance of having careers advice and preparing all students for their next steps. To support students and help them make informed choices about their career paths CHS have a Service Level Agreement with Connexions.

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All CHS students have access to Start: www.startprofile.com which is a digital platform for delivering careers information and advice. All students have their own profile with age related career based activities and resources. Staff in school monitor and track this usage.



 1. A stable careers programme

 2. Learning from career and labour market information

  • Connexions
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • PSHE/Citizenship modules

 3. Addressing the needs of each student

  • Start Profiles
  • Connexions meetings 1-1 for students in Year 11 and individual action plans created
  • Support for all learners with college, apprenticeship and traineeship placements
  • CV support for all Year 11 students with Connexions
  • Travel route support: Home to college and college to home

 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

·         Career based assemblies at WBS for all students

·         PSHE Careers

·         The Prince’s Trust

 5. Encounters with employers and employees

  • Enterprise week at WBS (17/09/18 – 21/09/18)
  • Work Experience is offered to all Year 11 Students
  • Employer based assemblies
  • Enterprise Advisor
  • LLEP (Careers and Enterprise Company): Nacho Galvez

6.      Experiences of workplaces

  • Work Experience (one week)
  • Extended Work Experience Placements

 7. Encounters with further and higher education

  • College Fair at WBS: All colleges and local higher education establishments represented (Monday 3rd December)
  • Taster sessions with CHS staff or Lynne Beet
  • College visits

 8. Personal guidance

  • Connexions: 1 -1 and group support
  • Connexions: Open door policy for all students
  • Prince’s Trust: Year 11 interview support and mock interview with personalised feedback
  • Ward 3: Prospects

How we measure and assess the impact of our careers programme on pupils

  • Student voice (carried out termly)
  • The Prince’s Trust module guidance tracker
  • Base meetings
  • Start usage data
  • Year 11 destinations report
  • Connexions end of year report
  • Transitions Tracking: All Year 11 leavers are monitored and tracked in September, October and January by CHS and Lynne Beet. This data is stored on SIMS.
  • Year 11 leavers attending college: Students are tracked for three weeks from the first day of their course
  • Leicester City students remain on Connexions case load until their 20th Birthday
  • Leicestershire County students: Leicestershire County Careers Advisers: 0116 3056620

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This information is reviewed and updated annually

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