Careers and Enterprise Programme

Pennine View School

Careers Lead Name:
Carl Cousins

Careers lead contact details:

Careers programme summary (inc how pupils, parent/carers/ teachers and employers access information):

All students are taught PSHCE across the school.
In Upper School pupils follow a personal and social development programme.
All students experience a wide range of school visits part of which is to teach them about the variety of job roles that exist locally.
Planning for post-16 education, training and employment is included from year 9 in all annual reviews.
Upper School take part in a careers fayre at School once a year to meet local post-16 providers.
Upper School pupils are all offered visits to local Colleges and local careers events to explore their options further.
Upper School pupils have access to the Job Explorer Database programme in school. Pupils can access this at home with parents and carers.
All Upper School pupils are offered vocational learning opportunities.
From year 9 pupils have the opportunity to meet with an independent and impartial careers guidance adviser from the Participation and Transition Service.
Lower School pupils have opportunities for role play to learn about the world of work.
A broad range of visitors are invited into school each year to talk about their job roles.
Year 11 pupils are all offered work related learning placements.

Access statement (How does the school support employers business and other organisations to access the school and its pupils):

In lower school much of the teaching is theme based and immersive learning experiences are provided both in school and out of school on trips. Individual teachers are encouraged to be innovative and imaginative in how they engage pupils and prepare them for the wider world. Staff are encouraged to share information about successful projects and activities with other stakeholders. Students are encouraged to be enterprising in school and to find out and share information about prospects that interest them. Community involvement is encouraged for all students.

Students will attend work place visits that are relevant to the topics they are studying whether in theme based learning or through vocational subjects.
Employability Skills events are a regular part of the curriculum for Upper School students.

Impact of programme ( for this year, state early indicators of success and areas for development):

Following a successful bid for additional funding opportunities the programme for this year (2018-19) will include more enterprise and career opportunities in Upper School. We also have been appointed with a local business woman as a Careers and Enterprise Adviser to the School.
Students in some classes have already begun enterprise activities that include fund-raising for charities and for school funds.
A review of Careers has taken place and a programme has been developed
Access to impartial advice and guidance for year 8 pupils needs reviewing.

What does the school do to review this information published:

The curriculum including enrichment activities is evaluated each year. Those activities that are considered a strength will normally be continued for successive years.
Staff are expected to evaluate all school visits and provide feedback on the School Visits management system.
The School has recently begun using the Gatsby Benchmarks and Compass tool for reviewing careers provision.
Teachers need to begin to record progress in Careers and Enterprise

Careers & Enterprise Programme
Careers & Enterprise Policy 2019