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Broadoak & Beyond – Your Careers Programme

Our mission within Broadoak & Beyond is to weave effective and valuable Careers experiences into every aspect of what we do, starting straight away in Year 7, learning about themselves, their aspirations and thinking about their goals, guiding them all the way through to Year 11 when they’re preparing for their next steps.

We want all our students to make informed and considered decisions on their next steps in further and higher education, training, employment and beyond. Here at Broadoak, embedding Careers into our curriculum and having a solid and effective Careers Programme is hugely important to us, and something we are growing and expanding upon all the time.

Below is a table of what to expect from Broadoak & Beyond during yours or your young persons time here at Broadoak Academy:

 Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Term 6
Year 7Target Setting in PSHE- Goals and AspirationsCareers Pilot

 

National Apprenticeship weekCareers in the Curriculum

 

National Careers week

Into University

 

Careers in the Curriculum

Careers in the Curriculum
Year 8  Careers in the Curriculum

 

National Apprenticeship week

CV Development in PSHE- My First CV

 

National Careers week

Into University

 

Careers in the Curriculum

Careers in the Curriculum
Year 9Insight into Apprenticeships with South Bristol YouthInsight into Apprenticeships with South Bristol Youth

 

Preparation for Choosing your Options- PHSE

Insight into Apprenticeships with South Bristol Youth

 

National Apprenticeship week

 

Year 9 Preferences/

Options Evening

WIN Project / UCW

Plan Your Future Trip

 

National Careers week

 

Insight into Apprenticeships with South Bristol Youth

 

 

Insight into Apprenticeships with South Bristol Youth

 

Into University

Insight into Apprenticeships with South Bristol Youth

 

Careers in the Curriculum

Year 10 Careers in the CurriculumInto University

 

National Apprenticeship week

National Careers week

 

CV Development and Revaluating Careers Goals- PSHE

 

 

Work Experience Week

 

 

Weston College Year 10 Taster Day

 

Year 111:1 Careers Appointment

 

External FE Provider Assemblies

 

WHA Year 11 Taster Days

1:1 Careers Appointment

 

Mock Interview Day

 

External FE Provider Assemblies

1:1 Careers Appointment

 

Into University

 

National Apprenticeship week

 

External FE Provider Assemblies

1:1 Careers Appointment

 

National Careers week

 

Apprenticeship Workshop with Junior

Last 1:1 Careers Appointments

 

Exams

Providers at GCSE Results Day
All:Speakers for schools: Online opportunities distributed to parents and students as appropriate to age.

To access some useful free online resources, click the links below:

Career Pilot

Prospects

icould Buzz Quiz

National Careers Service

Parents

We are here for parents just as much as we are here for your young people.

If you have any Career concerns or questions that you would like clarifying, we want you to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Contact Georgia Wilde on [email protected] or 01934 422000 ext. 1140

Our Careers and Aspirations Coordinator has committed to attending all KS4 Parents Evenings, so that she can be available to have an informal chat with you regarding your young person and their next steps.

If you feel your young person requires some Careers Guidance, please contact Mrs Donoghue in the main office on [email protected] who will schedule an appointment in, or get your young person to speak to their tutor or Head of House and ask them to make a referral for them.

Students

During their time with us, every student will be able to access Broadoak Academy’s Careers Programme entitled Broadoak & Beyond™ which includes access to unbiased, independent careers advice in the support of readiness for the next phase of education, training, or employment so that all of our pupils are equipped to make the transition to Post 16 successfully.

We will provide an opportunity for all students in Year 11 to have a 1 to 1 appointment for Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (with some appointments starting in Year 10 where necessary). If a student feels they need to be seen sooner, they can speak to their tutor or Head of House to make a referral.

Employers

If you are an employer and would like to be involved in any activities in our Broadoak and Beyond Careers Programme, whether that be Careers Fairs, assemblies, workshops, mock interviews, guest speaking within lessons or anything else you can think of please do not  hesitate to contact our friendly Careers and Aspirations Coordinator Georgia Wilde on [email protected]

Alumni

If you are a previous student of Broadoak Academy and you would be happy for us to share your career journey with our current students, or perhaps come in to be a guest speaker or feature on an alumni poster, please get in touch with Georgia on [email protected]

Facilities

The Careers Office

The Careers Office is located centrally within the school, in the Atrium in the corner of E wing.

It is open and available to students, teachers and external employers for careers meetings, interviews, and workshops.

It is fully stocked with a wide range of resources including prospectuses, course and career literature and useful information on upcoming events and activities.

A calm and welcoming space, our Careers and Aspirations Coordinator adopts an open-door policy, so if anyone needs to pop in and chat, they can. She also invites students to drop in with any Careers queries, worries or concerns every Monday and Wednesday lunchtime at her Drop In Sessions.

Meet the Team

Mr Mark Tipler – Assistant Principal and Careers Lead

Mrs Tina Donoghue – Careers Administrator and Support, Core Admin Team

Miss Georgia Wilde – Careers and Aspirations Coordinator

Provider Access Legislation

The provider access legislation is a new law that is coming into force in January 2023.

The updated provider access legislation (PAL) specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students:

  • Two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
  • Two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11) that are mandatory for all pupils to attend
  • Two encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13) that are mandatory for the school to put on but optional for pupils to attend

The new legislation will become a key mechanism to further help learners understand and take-up, not just apprenticeships, but wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.

Our Previous Provider Access Policy