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Walkwood Careers

 

Walkwood Church of England Middle School is fully committed to ensuring all of our pupils acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to manage their learning and career progression. We ensure that our pupils have both the aptitude and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate, and add value within the workplace, raising our pupils’ employability skills.  

The main aims of Careers Education, Information and Guidance provision at Walkwood are to:

  • stimulate pupils’ interests in life and the world of work;
  • develop the skills, attitudes and abilities of our pupils to enable them to make effective decisions about their future education, training, employment and life as an adult member of society;
  • ensure that all pupils have an equal entitlement to high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.

The Careers Strategy document sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Careers strategy

At Walkwood we pride ourselves on providing pupils with the opportunity to ‘Love to Learn; Learn to Live; Live to Love’ during their time here. We feel that this equips pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the future, whilst instilling our Fruits of Faith values. We encourage our pupils to be aspirational; to honour each other and to be inquisitive towards the opportunities that await them. Careers education can be seen as part of ‘Learn to Live’, developing those key transferable skills which allow us to be successful.

The school is aware of the 'Baker Clause' to provide information about a range of career and further learning possibilities, be those academic or vocational / technical. This clause is applied as seems appropriate to the age of our pupils.

 

Years 5 and 6

Within Spiritual & Social Education, pupils will be focusing on honing their social skills including: teamwork, communication, managing frustration, self-awareness, friendships and emotional literacy. They will look to understand other perspectives and cultural positions.

 Spiritual &Social Education KS2 Curriculum Map

 

Years 7 and 8

Pupils will be looking at issues that employees may face in the workplace, including discrimination and equal opportunities. This includes:

  • Equality Act.
  • Ethics within workplace including exploitation, equal pay, minimum wage and treatment.
  • Personal finance, tax and managing budgets.
  • Rights and responsibilities.
  • Enterprise.
  • Social Skills including teamwork and communication.

Spiritual &Social Education KS3 Curriculum Map

 

 

 

 

 

Whole school activities

On a biennial cycle, we conduct a “Takeover Day” where all pupils have the opportunity to apply for positions within the school including reception staff, site staff, pastoral teams, teachers, senior leaders and even the Principal. This allows pupils to see what employment is like and put into action those key skills.

Alongside this, pupils are encouraged to take part in the application process of applying for pupil leadership positions, such as Prefects, College Captains and the Sports Leadership Team.

 

Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs L Laszcz

Telephone: 01527 543361

Email: office@walkwoodms.worcs.sch.uk  

 

Opportunities for access

The school offers a Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme that is appropriate for the middle years. An overview of this programme can be seen in the School’s Careers Strategy plan which can be seen on the school website.

Please speak to our Careers Lead to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. 

Careers Lead & Head of Spiritual & Social Education:  Mrs L Laszcz
SLT Link: Mrs M Johnson
Head of Computing: Mr R Macdonald

 

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