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Careers

Career Opportunities at Alameda Middle School

At Alameda we pride ourselves on ensuring our pupils have opportunities to engage with different career opportunities throughout Key Stage 3.

Our careers leader at Alameda is Mr Parks, our PSHCE/Values and RE leader. He can be contacted via telephone at school or via email at cparks@alamedamiddleschool.org.uk. The deputy Headteacher who line manages this subject area is Mrs Fox.

The careers programme involves students being introduced to a wide range of lessons, which give students the opportunity to view, learn and engage with various different career paths. This includes learning about various qualifications required, career prospects, salaries etc. Students are able to assess their own likes and dislikes with regards to what kind of career would be suitable for them. The following areas are covered in our careers programme:

  • How well you are getting on in each of your subjects in school
  • Identify subjects they are good at
  • Identify what you like and don’t like
  • Identify facts about a variety of jobs
  • Know the difference between closed and open questions.
  • Know what people do when they are at work.
  • Know how to get a specific job.
  • Know what ‘employability skills’ are and how they relate to school skills.
  • Identify our own skills, qualities and interests, and what sort of work would suit you.
  • Understand which careers are open to them.
  • Explore employability skills

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

Before the start of the units, students are asked to rate their level of knowledge regarding careers, where they see themselves going and how to achieve these steps. By the end of the unit, we then ask the students again, which we can measure what they might be interested in.

All pupils in Year 8 study a unit on careers as part of their Values lessons. They also have the opportunity to visit the “Skills Show” at the NEC.

We always welcome the opportunity for local colleges and organisations to come into school and discuss with our pupils their future career opportunities.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Cameron Parks, Values Subject Leader and Careers Co coordinator.

Telephone: 01525 750900

Email: cparks@alamedamiddleschool.org.uk

 

 

  1. Careers Education Policy 2018
  2. Provider Access Policy June 2019