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Students are introduced to careers and thinking about their future through PSCHE lessons, assemblies and work with external agencies. This gives them an opportunity to delve into the world of work and allows them to consider a future path they may wish to follow. High Ability Pupils (HAP) receive taster days in universities to witness first-hand the opportunities for further education and potential pathways they can follow.
Students continue to receive education and enlightenment on career opportunities across PSCHE, assemblies, advice regarding their options and talks from external candidates on future career prospects. Students in Year 9 also partake in a Vocational Education programme which aims to provide them with additional information and expertise. Moreover, students explore the meaning of Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability; this includes developing a sense of personal identity; understanding the qualities, attitudes and skills needed for employability; enterprise and managing personal finances; taking risks and learning from their mistakes; economic understanding; self-development and career choices.
Students are prepared for their work experience placements during drop down days and through a timetabled plan of activities during tutor time. In addition to general health and safety training, they identify the benefits of work experience and their personal objectives. They receive talks from local colleges about education and career prospects post-16, allowing them to further envisage the career path that they may wish to follow. They benefit from the ability to hear from and speak to external providers on apprenticeships, job and interview skills, as well as a tutor programme that allows them to develop skills on knowledge for their future.
Students are exposed to as much information as possible to ensure that they are well-informed before making choices about their future. Individual career guidance interviews are scheduled early in the year. This aims to aid the students further in selecting post-16 courses allowing them to follow their desired career path. Each student has a mock results day with a member of SLT to receive the results in order to give them the chance to avail of information on their development and progress towards their targets. This guidance also assists them in the completion of their college applications and generation of a CV through a tutor programme. The students also have opportunity to visit local colleges and university as well as talks from external providers to once again explore the vast options on offer to them following their time in NHTS. As a school we look to external providers to complete workshops with the students over entire days (Drop Down Days) many of which aim to explore, develop and enhance employable skills in our young people. We also welcome our local colleges into the school to interview our students before they receive places in post-16 education.