Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Careers Education Information And Guidance (CIEAG)

Employers – We need you!!
Introduction
Parents/Carers/Employers, we need to provide real life context to make our subjects come alive so that we can link what they learn in the classroom with the job opportunities are that are available to them.

Aim
‘All students at Harrop Fold School will successfully transition out of secondary school life ready, equipped for work and life-long learning.’

What could you offer?
If you are interested in providing any of the following, we would love to hear from you.
Careers talks
Work place visits
Sponsorship/resources
Holiday work experience
Curriculum delivery into individual subject areas.

Interested?… Contact Mr P Ince (details below)

Lead Contact for careers eduction and post 16 provision

Mr P Ince is the Senior Leader for Student Futures and all aspects of career education can be contacted using [email protected] or phone Harrop Fold School on 0161 790 5022 and leave a message for Mr Ince

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Impartial Advice

Impartial Careers guidance is provided by Careers Connect and Salford Foundation from Year 8 onwards. Additionally, Harrop Fold School provides a range of activities and experiences that give our students a full understanding of opportunities post 16.

Careers Main Event Guide

Yearly Careers Themes/Activities

Year 7

YEAR 7
Initial discovery stage and understanding of the world of work and the post 16 environment

* 6 week delivery (in forms) on careers and their link to education

* Morson Engineering to deliver presentation about the skills needed in the world of work

* Enterprise Coordinator delivers to the whole year group about Greater Manchester jobs in the future from current trends in the labour force.

* Careers Fair for all students – different careers talk about their roles and skills needed

Year 8

YEAR 8
Real life experiences with outside providers and employers
Making the best, informed choice for you in your options

* Introduction to the world of work during form time – 6 week delivery plan

* 48 students to work with 4 staff members of BDO to Dragons Den Activity for 6 weeks – Finalised with presentation at Head Office in Spinningfields

* Morson Engineering to deliver presentation about the skills needed in the world of work

* All students have their first two 50 minute sessions with Salford Foundation concerning their aims and careers in their future

* Enterprise Coordinator delivers to the whole year group about Greater Manchester jobs in the future from current trends in the labour force.

* Evening Pathways event (following number of assemblies) that introduces Progress 8 and importance of post 16 world. All local Colleges present with the Connections team and are able to answer questions at their stalls

* Students have the chance to undertake a Pathways interview with a Senior Teacher concerning their choices and what might be best for them post 16

* World of Work Careers Fair during National Careers Week – BEP organise Career speed dating fair when students have the opportunity to meet multiple employers and understand the skills that are required. Feeds into the option process. All students

Year 9

YEAR 9
What are my choices post 16?
Why might Further Education be a possibility?
What skills do employers want?

* Connections team introduce themselves and their service to the year group in assembly

* Harrop involved in GM Higher National Collaboration Programme that will focus on top 30% (academic) and aim to increase % of students accessing Higher Ed form current 15%. Presentation to all year group in October – activities in Science, Art and Maths for selected students in Year 9

* Salford Foundation Inspirational workshop – concentration on local stories/case studies (class based activities 2 hour workshop – session 3 & 4 following on from Year 8). Introduction on post 16 next steps

* MMU to present to Year 9 about ‘what is Higher education’ and why it is for you.

* Extended Apprenticeship assembly for National Apprenticeship Week in collaboration with Morsons – local large employer. This will concentrate on the skills needed in work

* 48 students to work with 4 staff members of BDO to Dragons Den Activity for 6 weeks – Finalised with presentation at Head Office

* Enterprise Coordinator delivers to the whole year group about Greater Manchester jobs in the future from current trends in the labour force.

* University visit for all (in 3 groups June 2018, Oct 2018, June 2019)

* Sale Sharks to commence sessions with 10 students who may be excluded or become NEET in May 2018 – look at reengagement, aspiration building and employability.

* The Brilliant Club – work with 15 students (Humanities based)

* Enact presentation about making the correct/wrong career choices (through GM Higher) – all year group

* Department for Work and Pensions deliver session to all concerning post 16 choices and opportunities

Year 10

YEAR 10
What is the local offer?
What is the difference between Traineeships/Apprenticeships and Further Education?
What are the future trends in employment across Greater Manchester?

* First individual meetings with Connections adviser for vulnerable students

* Extended Apprenticeship assembly for National Apprenticeship Week in collaboration with Morson Engineering and Salford Enterprise Coordinator – local large employer

* Introductory assembly with all local College providers – looks at Traineeships, Vocational courses and A Levels

* Whole year group visit Salford College for 1 day taster lessons/experience

* MMU session on life in HE – expectations, requirements. All students

* Curriculum Enrichment day individual Mock interview and CV writing – pupils are interviewed by local employees (in formal wear) and given advice about their pre prepared CV. All students

* 16 Y10 pupils to undertake Maths Challenge Day at MMU. Follow up sessions every 12 weeks at the University.Students targeted for 5/6 but currently underachieving.

* Art Challenge Day at MMU – 25 pupils chosen who could have capability to move to HE for day visit. Continued GM Higher activities throughout Year 10 and 11 for this group

* Peer mentoring by MMU students to Year 10 to commence in March(30 pupils)

* Morson Engineering to give presentation about Apprenticeships

* Enterprise Coordinator delivers to the whole year group about Greater Manchester jobs in the future from current trends in the labour force.

* 50 students to commence business mentoring with Morson Engineering on 22nd January 2018. This will be done for the rest of the year in small groups with ten employees of Morson.

* 50 Morson Business Mentoring students to undertake session at Head Office and site visit in May

* 25 students visit Lancaster University and commence the Brilliant Programme – funded through GM Higher. Also visit *

* Slavery Museum as part of course.

* All students undertake the Mental Toughness Programme

* 15 students partake in PIE project

* Follow up Enact presentation about making the correct/wrong career choices (through GM Higher) – all year group

* All students offered to apply for GM Higher summer schools (throughout Greater Manchester). Presentation by GM Higher to all year group. Harrop offered 14 places for summer 2018 (all attended 2018)

* Department of Work and Pensions deliver sessions to all students (by class) on CV writing and its requirements.

* What are Apprenticeships and Traineeships? – Growth Company Education and Skills delivery to each form during PHCE

Year 11

YEAR 11
How do I apply?
Making the best choice for me
What is NCS and is it a great option for me?
Final preparation for the post 16 world

* All local Colleges present extended assemblies on their offer

* Salford College provide further 3 individual group meetings for prospective A Level/Vocational and Apprenticeship students

* Individual interviews for College places throughout Spring/Summer term

* Growth Company Education and Skills presentation to all Year 11 about Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Follow up sessions with interested students at lunch, all the way through to sign up.

* All students are given their first individual Connections interview by Christmas and invited to make further appointments when they require. More intensive support with vulnerable students. Connections are contracted for 2.5 days per week.

* Salford Foundation to work with possible NEET students offering close support- 10 students mentorship program

* Post Year 11 Salford Foundation are used as Coaches to support and mentor vulnerable students over the summer vacation and first few weeks of Year 12 (commencing summer 2016)

* All local College Open Events advertised in assembly and form

* Online UCAS application forms completed by Christmas

* Apprenticeship presentation by Salford Enterprise coordinator and local employee in January

* Apprenticeship/Traineeship online application form completed in January 2018 for interested students with Salford Enterprise coordinator and Mr Ince

* All Year 11 students have a coach – this coach looks at current academic progress and post 16 choices made. In Autumn term Year 11 form tutors and coaching staff will be offered up to date CPD on the current labour market and changes within

* MMU session on life in HE – expectations, requirements

* MMU to present at Year 11 Parents Evening to higher ability students/parents about the life in HE – will look at cost, requirements etc. Targeted group

* MMU to provide a ‘how to revise’ presentation to Year 11 and a number of other sessions in 1 day MMU event in March – for all Year 11 eg sessions on science. All provided by GM Higher.

* Morson Engineering to work with Business Studies students on the finance section of the SOW and Santander with Maths on why Maths is important and useful in the work place.

* Kenny Waste Management to work closely with school to provide 3 Apprenticeships for this academic year (local successful business). Includes assembly/visit to site and interviews.

* Large launch event for NCS through Salford Foundation on 19th January 2019.

* Morson Engineering to give presentation about Apprenticeships and work shop (November)

* Enterprise Coordinator delivers to the whole year group about Greater Manchester jobs in the future from current trends in the labour force.

* 10 students complete work experience with Channel 4.

* Site visit to MBDA for students interested in work experience/apprenticeships post 16.

Past Year 11

* NCS programme

* During Year 11 a cohort created using RONI scores and professional judgement on possible NEET students – ESF funding used by LA to work with Salford Foundation and chosen students over the summer of Y11 and until Christmas to reduce NEET figure

* Additional support to reduce NEET carried out by PI to facilitate late College places, if needed by any individual

Useful Career Links

Below are a number of useful links regarding Independent Careers Advice and Guidance. Click on the logo to access the relevant website

National Careers Service

CV builderBuild a professional looking CV

Career ConnectThis is the website for Career Connect. It includes details about careers, learning and living, vacancies for young people, job search advice, interview help, CVs, case studies and downloads .

Uni of Kent
What can I do with a degree in… Click Here
I want to work in… Click Here

ApprenticeshipsThis site offers details of apprenticeships in England. It includes information on what you learn as an apprentice and details of the qualifications you will obtain. Also listed are currently available apprenticeships.

JobsearchThe jobseekers website has a job search facility (based on type of job and distance from your home). It also has advice about applying for a job, how to look for work and how to plan a career

National Citizen ServiceThe National Citizen Service (NCS) is an exciting opportunity for 16-17 year olds to build skills for work and life, while having fun during the school holidays. 35 students have signed up for this summer! Enjoy!

Local Colleges +16

Salford City College
Runshaw college
Bolton College
Bolton 6th Form
St Ambrose
Loreto College

How do we evaluate careers education at Harrop Fold?

1. Harrop Fold will complete the Gatsby 8 point guidance compass tool termly

2. Student evaluation will take place at the start and end of each academic year and Harrop Fold will closely monitor student feedback and the impact of provision.

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