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)

What does CEIAG mean at Harrop Fold School?
Please see the drop menu down for the latest year by year plan

Students

Harrop Fold School is dedicated to ensuring our students have meaningful encounters at school which best prepares them for their working lives.
Your careers education will be delivered throughout all subject areas, PSHE and a whole range of other events including;
* Form time activities
* Enrichment days
* Careers fairs
* University visits
* Mock interviews
* College visits
* Employer events
* University mentoring

Inspirational guest speakers Presentations form colleges/Apprenticeship providers/Employers
This is just a small selection. We have a passion for introducing you to new and exciting opportunities. We will enable you to make an informed choice for your next steps after Harrop Fold School.
Careers Connect provide independent advice and Mr Ince is always available as the careers link in school.

Teachers

Teachers should take time to familiarise themselves with the Gatsby Benchmarks. All our work at Harrop Fold is geared at achieving all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks
For more information please contact Mr Ince

Parents

Harrop Fold School is dedicated to ensuring our students have meaningful encounters at school which best prepares them for their working lives.
Careers education will be delivered throughout all subject areas, PSHE and a whole range of other events including;
* Form time activities
* Enrichment days
* Careers fairs
* University visits
* Mock interviews
* College visits
* Employer events
* University mentoring
Inspirational guest speakers Presentations form colleges/Apprenticeship providers/Employers
This is just a small selection. We have a passion for introducing you to new and exciting opportunities. We will enable you to make an informed choice for your next steps after Harrop Fold School.
Careers Connect provide independent advice and Mr Ince is always available as the careers link in school.

Employers

The careers strategy at Harrop Fold School follows The Gatsby Benchmarks. This is a framework of 8 benchmarks that schools can use to improve the career guidance system. These benchmarks are;
* A stable careers programme
* Learning from local career market information
* Addressing individual need
* Linking curriculum learning to careers
* A range of encounters with employers and employees
* Experiences of workplaces
* Encounters with further and higher education
* Independent personal guidance
We have good relationships with a number of employers (eg Morson International, BDO Accountancy, and Kenny Waste Management) and hope to build on this network. Please contact Mr Ince if you are interested in bringing the real world alive!

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 Careers@harropfold.com or phone Harrop Fold School on 0161 921 2144 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
* 6 week delivery (in forms) on careers and their link to education

* GoDigital present to whole year group about the importance of coding and how it is very useful in the world of work. A group of the best 30 coders will partake in a coding club for a day and culminate with 8 students vising the GoDigital premises.

Year 8

YEAR 8
* 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 1 hour sessions with Salford Foundation concerning their aims and careers for their future.

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

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

Year 9

YEAR 9
* 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 50% (academic) and aim to increase % of students accessing Higher Ed form current 15%. Presentation to all year group in October on what degrees are during the Business in the Community event– activities in Science (Medical Mavericks), Art (GM Higher outreach)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.

* 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 (Aspire to Inspire Program)– 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.

The Brilliant Club – work with 12 students (Humanities based). Visit to Leeds University and a 6 week course ran by Leeds University PHD student.

* Department for Work and Pensions deliver session to all groups during PSHE concerning post 16 choices and opportunities and the local labour market.

* Business in the Community whole year group one day event (September). Multiple employers and Apprentices present about their roles and skills required in form groups.

Year 10

YEAR 10
* 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.

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

* 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.

* 2 visits to MMU for the two top set English groups (approx. 55 students)– life at Uni.
Visit to Corpis Christie College, Oxford University in March for the G & T group (full day)

* 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(20 pupils)

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

* ENACT presentation about making the correct/wrong career choices (through GM Higher) – all year group
20 students commence business mentoring with Morson Engineering until they make their choices in December of Year 11. This will be done for the rest of the year in small groups with ten employees of Morson. Includes Head Office site visit.

* 15 students partake in PIE project.

* 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). 25 applications made for 2019, 21 successful.

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

* What are Apprenticeships and Traineeships? –Skills Company delivery to each form during PSHE
SACU presentation to all forms during PSHE – students complete online Spartan test that looks at future career options. NCOP targeted students have follow up 1 to 1 session with adviser to discuss finding.

* Sale Sharks programme commenced January 2010

Year 11

YEAR 11
* All local Colleges present extended assemblies on their offer.

* Salford College provide further 5 individual group meetings for prospective A Level/Vocational and Apprenticeship students.

* Individual interviews for College places throughout Spring/Summer term.

* Skills Company 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.

* All local College Open Events advertised in assembly and form.

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

* MMU/Salford University representative 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.

* Morson Engineering to work with Business Studies students on the finance section of the SOW and in Food Technology.

* 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.

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

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

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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