Employability and Careers

Currently in the UK, less than 6% of people with SEND make it into paid employment: our aim at Abbot’s Lea School is to actively change that. Our vision is to increase the opportunities our students have of finding quality, paid employment post-education. We ensure this by providing consistent, high quality careers education for all of our students – delivered in a meaningful and appropriate way for their needs and circumstances.

In order to support students to achieve their aspirations, careers education at Abbot’s Lea School consists of the following six distinct strands:

  • Vocational Employability lessons to support students with identifying their skills, interests and talents. This includes CV writing, interview techniques and job applications.
  • Work Related Learning opportunities which offer meaningful vocational experience on site.
  • A variety of Social Enterprise Activities.
  • Off Site Work Experience at local businesses, including job coaching to support students at placements.
  • Support, including from external agencies, with planning futures for our students.
  • Supported Internships, work experience placements and inspiration days with our employer partners, such as National Trust, Cadent, Aloft Hotels and more!

Abbot’s Lea School is also a member of the Liverpool City Region’s Careers Hub

For more information, please contact:

currently vacant (Careers Lead)

 

Abbot’s Lea School Employability Curriculum-  Employability Curriculum

Abbot’s Lea School Career’s Policy – Careers Policy

Employability overview – Employability Snapshot – Whole school

Abbot’s Lea School were the 2019 winner of the Educate awards ‘Career Aspiration’ category!

Abbot’s Lea school Launch Supported Internship’s and help students into the workplace!

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Employability Curriculum Links+

Embedding Employability supports constructive alignment – authentic and relevant learning objectives, teaching strategies and assessment. It helps identify and develop relevant and innovative pedagogic practice in the creation of the optimal experience for students.

Click below to see how our curriculum and employability training are integrated for meaningful transitions and futures.

EYFS/KS1 Employability Curriculum Links+
Employability Curriculum Subject and Thematic Links

Characteristics of effective learning and EYFS development matters

Activities

(EYFS/KS1 learn through a balance of structured teaching and learning through play, small world, role play opportunities)

The types of jobs that people have within society and the role that people play within a modern day society

 

Understanding the world: People and communities, The world links to ‘Our World’  – pupils learn about the world around them including jobs eg, reading ‘The Jolly Postman’ pupils engaged in post office role play Small world play

Role play

Curriculum enrichment days (Careers day )

Exposure to fire cadets

That there are a range of jobs that are available and they need to be exposed to theses

 

PSHE trips into the community, café, post office, park, swimming pool, museum etc. Exposure to people and their jobs including PE pupils encounter with Judo instructors, dance teachers, golfers. Small world play

Role play

Activities based on the topic

Careers days

Assemblies

Opportunities to explore during continuous provision (Visual stimulation, small world props, writing and drawing opportunities to express themselves)

Skills that are needed and transferable within the world of work

 

Life skills: independent self-help skills covered in EYFS ‘Physical development’ moving and handling objects and an awareness of their own bodies, health and level of self-care.

PSED: welcomes praise, enjoys carrying out small jobs

Pupils given small jobs during the school day, eg collecting snack equipment, looking after their belongings, asking for help, having a go.
Rules and have a clear understanding of what is right and wrong and the implications of each of these

 

PSED: Making relationships, self-confidence and awareness, managing feelings and behaviour.

Golden Rules

Modelling play for our students to understand how to share, take turns, ask others to join in etc

Discussions on class rules, being a kind friend etc

Good choices/bad choices conversations

The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society

 

Understanding the world: People and communities. Speaking to third sector and public services through careers days
The functions and uses of money

 

PSHE association framework

Mathematics (space, shape, measure)

Role play (shop)

Trips to local shops, handling money

School events, buying items at school fayres.

Students should begin to plan a career and have an understanding of the career they wish to pursue

 

Understanding the world

PSHE

 

Encouraged to role play different jobs/scenarios.

Discussions

Area enhancements to encourage pupils to draw and mark make, developing their awareness and interest in others around them, different ways of life and jobs. ‘When I grow up I want to be…’

 

KS2 Employability Curriculum Links+
Employability Curriculum Subject and Thematic Links Activities
The local labour market and the potential gaps within The Liverpool City Region

 

Life Skills Terms 5 & 6 Living in The Wider World Careers assemblies

Career research

Exposure to the labour market and the types of jobs that are within The Liverpool City Region Growth Sectors (https://www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/)

    • Advance Manufacturing
    • Digital and Creative
    • Health and Life Sciences
    • Innovation
    • Low Carbon
    • Professional and Business Services
    • Superport
    • Visitor Economy

 

PSHE Trips (alternate weeks all classes)

 

Life Skills Curriculum

Primary Careers day

 

Jaguar LandRover STEM Engineers

 

Visits to local museums, cafes, restaurants and attractions.

 

Year 6 Work Experience

 

Careers assemblies

 

Employer exposure – Community/visits

To be equipped with the right skills for the areas of work that they have identified within their personal aspiration plans. These skills will be transferable to society and the roles within it.

 

Each morning core skills 9-12 Maths and English.

 

  • Life Skills Terms 1&2 Relationships
  • Life Skills Terms 3&4 Health & Wellbeing
  • Life Skills Terms 5&6 Living in the Wider World

 

NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe years 5 & 6

Life Skills Terms 1&2 Relationships

Lessons 1-6: Managing Emotions

Lesson 10: Personal Space

Lesson 13: Play Together

Lesson 14: Sharing

Life Skills Terms 3&4 Health & Wellbeing

Lesson 1: Healthy Lifestyles

Lesson 3 Personal Hygiene

Lesson 5 Emotional Health

Lesson 6 Managing Feelings

Lesson 7 Road Safety

Lesson 8 Online Safety

Lesson 10 Fire Safety

Lesson 11 Home Safety

Lesson 12 Secrets and Surprises

 

Life Skills Terms 5&6 Living in the Wider World

Lesson 1 Individual Differences

Lesson 2 Different Communities

Lesson 3 Rights and Responsibilities

Lessons 7 & 8 Environmentally Aware

 

Rules and have a clear understanding of what is right and wrong and the implications of each of these

 

Golden Rules embedded into daily class routines

Positive rewards in place – DoJo Points

UKS2 weekly Current Affairs Lessons

Small world play

  • Weekly Celebration Assemblies celebrating achievement of Golden Rules
  • Life Skills Terms 5&6 Living in the Wider World

Lesson 3 Rights and Responsibilities

 

Golden rules assembly.

 

 

The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society and to get involved in activities that allow expose to such groups.

 

Life Skills Term 5&6 : Living In The Wider World

 

Liverpool Active Promise

Life Skills Term 5&6 : Living In The Wider World

Lesson 5. Special people who work in our community

Lesson 6. People Eho Help Us (uniformed services)

 

Visits from uniformed services at Christmas Fair, Summer Fair and Primary Careers Carousel (Police, St Johns, Fire Service, Nurse etc).

 

Liverpool Active Promise – Movema Dance and other external groups.

 

Exposure to fire cadets

The functions and uses of money and how to budget, with a clear link to income and expenditure.

 

Daily maths Lessons.

 

LKS2 weekly money maths lessons.

 

Life Skills Terms 5&6: Living in the Wider World

 

PHSE trips in the community including to cafes and shops – responsibility for payment.

 

Life Skills Terms 5&6: Living in The Wider World

Lesson 9. Where Does money come from

Lesson 10. Keeping money safe

Lessons 11 & 12. Money and spending

 

Students have the ability to think about a career, plan a career and have an understanding of the career and the requirements of this career (accredited learning, HEI)

 

Early links with employers and community Vocational profiling

Careers assemblies

Students will be taught about the FE and HEI sector and through experiential visits have knowledge and understanding of the role that each of these can play within their development.

 

Life skills Careers day and access to Careers fair
Students will be taught about business start-up and entrepreneurship.

 

Life skills Grow 20 Enterprise Activity at Christmas and Summer Fairs (classes given £20 to set up a stall designing and selling own product – highest profit wins).

 

Student snack stall at Jim jam Jog

KS3 Employability Curriculum Links+
Employability Curriculum Subject and Thematic Links Activities
The local labour market and the potential gaps within Liverpool as the locality

 

Geography

Life skills

History,

Our City

Local Landmarks

Work experience- Careers

Local geography – types of employment – local surveys, café visits, supermarkets, exposure to jobs and services.

Ensure link to employment is embedded in each visit.

Potential work experience to Dobbies and additional employers including internal.

 

Students learning will allow them to be immersed within the labour market and the types of jobs that are within The Liverpool City Region Growth Sectors. They will have experiential opportunities to work with employers from within each of the eight areas of growth identified by The Liverpool City Region (https://www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/)

    • Advance Manufacturing
    • Digital and Creative
    • Health and Life Sciences
    • Innovation
    • Low Carbon
    • Professional and Business Services
    • Superport
    • Visitor Economy
ICT – Digital design – link to opportunities / employment,

Coding – developing skills for use in computer programming.

 

Digital literacy – across the whole curriculum.

 

Running mini enterprises

 

Careers- Industries

Practical uses of software – word processing, spreadsheet etc.

Life skills – budgets, money maths

Office style exposure to processing documents / forms

Communication skills

Interpersonal skills  / relationship

Importance of personal hygiene

Punctuality / reliability

Emotional resilience / accepting criticism

Waiting

Travel skills

Potential collapsed curriculum day giving student’s information about each sector.

Careers assemblies

Careers fairs

To be equipped and be able to use a broad range of skills for the areas of work that they have identified within their personal aspiration plans. These skills will be transferable to society and the roles within it. They will have demonstrated the knowledge to use the skills in an effective way that allows for progression within a business.

 

Careers

PSHE

Community visits/links

Meetings with Job Coach

Access to meaningful practical activities

Assessing risks for themselves

Role play

Create PAPs, work experience opportunities

Students will benefit from opportunities to develop further the skills that they are not equipped with or feel secure in using. These skills will be highlighted as targets and students will have the opportunity to develop these skills within a practical context.

 

Assembly

Citizenship/ life skills

Ingrained in daily routine

Teamwork, Leadership, Perseverance, trust, motor skills, hand eye coordination

Agriculture, Horticulture

Further education exposure

Food preparation, using money, budgeting, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

Teamwork, Leadership, Perseverance, trust, motor skills, hand eye coordination

Agriculture, Horticulture

Further education exposure

Food preparation, using money, budgeting, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills

Making simple snacks (using electrical appliances: toaster, kettle, washing machine)

Practising to tie their shoe laces

Packing their own bags, (what will I need?)

Public speaking: talking in front of audiences in different settings (classroom, assembly, etc.)

PSHE- Wheels Extreme, Sporting competitions

PSHE- Dutch Farm

Extra-Curricular- University open days

Life skills (Food Technology, English, Maths)

PSHE- Wheels Extreme, Sporting competitions

PSHE- Dutch Farm

Extra-Curricular- University open days

Life skills (Food Technology, English, Maths)

 

Rules and have a clear understanding of what is right and wrong and the implications of each of these

 

Citizenship

PSHE

History

Promoting the golden rules.

Modelling good behaviour in and outside school.

Challenge inappropriate behaviours.

Set high expectation for all pupils.

Through cross curriculum teaching.

 

Class rules /use of dojo points / class contracts.

Agreed behaviour system

Individualised behaviour charts

PSHE trips into the community.

(Extreme wheels, Football, Dutch farm, swimming).

Targeted lessons and assemblies.

External speakers.

Promote pupils skills and help identify what they are good at.

 

 

 

 

The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society. To participate in activities that allow exposure to such groups.

 

Art

Citizenship / Life skills

Food bank / harvest appeal

Shoebox appeal (operation Christmas child)

Student council.

Designing and selling crafts at Xmas/summer fair.

Spud Wednesdays.

‘Cuppa New Guinea’.

 

 

 

Creating artwork for display in the Reader gallery/café in Calderstones park.

Donating to charities.

Creating packs for charities.

Class discussions about the roles these organisations play.

Raising money for charity (sponsoring, global scouse day, fairs, dogs trust).

Mock elections.

Enterprise.

Fire cadets programme

 

The functions and uses of money and how to budget, with a clear link to income and expenditure and independent living through a bespoke life skills curriculum to support

 

Maths

Life skills

Budgeting

Spending money

Food Technology

Budgeting activities

Collapsed curriculum activities for fairs and fundraising events (e.g. Grow 20)

Using money during trips out.

Planning a party

Buying ingredients, buying snack

Food preparation

 

Students will be taught how to begin thinking about how to independently travel and when ready will undertake travel training with the support of LCC and the school Job Coach.

 

Topic themes

Life skills

PSHE

Geography

Life skills

Travel training

Planning trips out during topic related activities.

Practise using public transport.

Map reading, planning routes, walking to close destinations

Accessing bus routes, accessing public transport

 

Students will be taught about their opportunities at year 9 (14 to 16 college, alternative schools, KS4)

 

PSHE trips.

Life skills lessons.

Entry level / Foundation.

 

University visits.

External visitors (careers).

Assemblies.

Job coach.

Apprenticeships.

Work experience.

Students will have an understanding of the options available to them at the end of KS4 (Supported Internships, Apprenticeships, paid employment, FE, KS5)

 

Life skills

Computing

PSHE trips.

Life skills lessons.

Entry level / Foundation.

 

Mock job interviews

Practice using online templates to design their own CV.

University visits.

External visitors (careers).

Assemblies.

Job coach.

Apprenticeships.

Work experience.

Improved home school links.

Building pupils confidence and self-belief.

Through the above, students will be taught to develop a coherent career plan that will enable progression and also identify opportunities to immerse themselves in practical experiences that allow for the skill set used and explored further.

 

Careers activities

PSHE visits

CIAG

Careers fair

CIAG

Work experience

Employer exposure

 

Students will be taught explicitly about the Higher Education Sector with clear links to their chosen career, but also gaining experiential days through visits and projects.

 

Careers

Wheels Extreme

Enterprise

Visits to John Moores university.

University taster days, careers fair

College taster days

Led by qualified instructors who discuss their careers

Grow 20 project, buying and selling

Have an understanding of the career and the requirements of this career (accredited learning, HEI) this will be done through research and also through visit day. Literacy

Citizenship

Visits and volunteering at the Dutch farm
Students will be taught about business start-up and entrepreneurship and will engage with such projects that allow for this to be developed on a personal level.

 

PSHE

Maths

Citizenship

Pupils engage in multiple collapsed curriculum activities with the purpose of designing / making/ running events for financial profit (for example, Christmas and Summer fair)

 

KS4 Employability Curriculum Links+
Employability Curriculum Subject and Thematic Links Activities
The local labour market and the potential gaps within Liverpool and have access to opportunities to explore these areas should their career and aspiration plans match the gaps locally.

 

PSHE

Life Skills

Our City

Our World

Open awards Employability and professional development

Careers assemblies

Research tasks on jobsites

Visits to workplaces

Talks from people in different industries

Careers assemblies

Careers day

Careers fair

Students learning will allow them to be fully immersed within the types of jobs that are within The Liverpool City Region Growth Sectors. They will have experiential opportunities to work with employers from within each of the eight areas of growth identified by The Liverpool City Region (https://www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/) and will gain first-hand experience from employers, both in school but also on site.

    • Advance Manufacturing
    • Digital and Creative
    • Health and Life Sciences
    • Innovation
    • Low Carbon
    • Professional and Business Services
    • Superport
    • Visitor Economy

 

ICT

Science

PSHE

Open awards Employability and professional development

Life skills

Careers Assemblies

Visits to Fiddlers Ferry

United Utilities talks

Science research tasks

ICT designing tasks/exploring software

Careers assemblies

Work experience

Students will be taught and equipped with broad range of skills for the areas of work that they have identified within their personal aspiration plans. These skills will be transferable to society and the roles within it. They will have demonstrated the knowledge to use the skills in an effective way that allows for progression within a business.

 

English

Maths

Science

ICT

PSHE

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

 

Units: Appraisals and setting targets/ Reviewing your situation/ Personal skills audit

Filling in application forms

Writing CV’s / CV work book

Reading job person specifications

Email skills- sending forms/cvs

Researching their chosen career and what skills they needs

Vocational profiling

Skills assessment

Linking with other schools

Industry links such as Jaguar Landrover

 

Students will benefit from being able to identify their own gaps in knowledge and understanding of a job skill set and seek out opportunities to develop further the skills that they are not equipped with or feel secure in using. These skills will be highlighted as targets and students will have the opportunity to develop these skills within a practical context.

 

Maths

Target sheets in books

My Plan

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

Units: Planning for progression / Personal skills audit

Discussing gaps in knowledge with pupils

Target sheets used to highlight gaps in knowledge

Sharing gaps in knowledge with parents

CIAG

Rules and have a clear understanding of what is right and wrong and the implications of each of these

 

PSHE

Behaviour charts

Life Skills

Golden rules

Assemblies

Unit: Dealing with difficult situations at work

Discussion of morals

Research and work on laws

Embedding golden rules

Assemblies

 

Students will be taught how to seek out job opportunities, including looking at recruitment processes and will have an understanding of the process they will be required to engage in. They will also have an understanding that different roles require a different process of application.

 

ICT

English/Drama

Life Skills

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

Units: Job search / CV writing / Job application

Exploring jobsites

Meetings with job coach

Role playing interviews

Industry research

College applications

KS5 Mock application process

Students will be taught how to apply for jobs and the requirements for a job application

 

English

ICT

Open awards Employability and professional development

CIAG

Units: Job search / CV writing / Job application

Open awards Employability and professional development

Practise application form written and online

Creating a bank of information to be used on forms address, DOB etc.

Students will be taught about how to prepare for an interview

 

Life Skills

Drama

Open awards Employability and professional development

CIAG

Unit: Preparing for a job interview

Discussing what questions will be asked

Role playing

Looking at body language

Manners/politeness

12 common interview questions

Peer interviewing

 

Students will be taught about how to interview and will work with school staff and employers to have experiences of interviews

 

Life Skills

Drama

CIAG

Job coaches

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

Unit: Preparing for a job interview

Interviews with job coach

Practise interviews with the class team

Talks from recruitment agencies

Students will be taught about contractual agreements and their right to unions and the support that will be put into place.

 

PSHE

Life Skills

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

Unit: Understanding professional relationships

Research unions

Discuss why we have them

Look at current news articles involving unions

Explore what support unions give

How to join a union

Students will be taught about legislation that supports them within the workplace.

 

Life Skills

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

Unit: Recognising and supporting Equality and diversity within the workplace

Explore legislation

Make pupils aware of national living wage

Role of HR – Talk from HR professional

Students will be taught about disciplinary procedures within a workplace and the implications of this on their career prospects.

 

Life Skills

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

Unit: Dealing with difficult situations in work

Staff modelling good behaviour around the workplace

Role playing

Looking at scenarios

Workplace laws

Explore what is expected in the workplace

Visits to different workplaces

Talks from managers and what they expect from employees

Students will be taught about keeping their personal information safe.

 

Life Skills

ICT

Open awards Employability and professional development

 

Scenarios

Importance of passwords/ web safety session

NSPCC – Safer online activities

The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society and to get involved in activities that allow expose to such groups.

 

Open awards Employability and professional development

Fire cadets

Careers assemblies

 

Fire cadets programme

Careers day

Careers assemblies – meeting professionals

The functions and uses of money and how to budget, with a clear link to income and expenditure and independent living

 

Open awards Employability and professional development

Maths

Life skills

Enterprise – Grow 20

Unit: Managing your money / Understanding your pay

Enterprise activities such as PNG café.

Budgets for school activities such as Christmas fayre and summer fayres.

Profiling celebrity job roles and their income/expenditure

Students will be taught how to independently travel and when ready will undertake travel training with the support of LCC and the school Job Coach.

 

Independent travel training programme

Parents embedding at home

Bespoke programme ranging from 3 weeks – 3 months
Students will be taught about the options available to them at the end of KS4 (Supported Internships, Apprenticeships, paid employment, FE, KS5)

 

Open awards Employability and professional development

Careers assemblies

CIAG

Job coach

 

Unit: Understanding progression opportunities

HEI visits and taster days

Careers fairs

Tasters at colleges

Talks from interns and job coach

Talks from local colleges  

Through the above, students will have a coherent a career plan that will enable progression and also identify opportunities to immerse themselves in practical experiences that allow for the skill set used and explored further.

 

Open awards Employability and professional development

CIAG

Mencap the right place

Units: Personal skills auditing

Expand on career plan through 121’s with careers leaders/job coach.

Mencap the right place activities

121 with staff team

Students will be taught explicitly about the Higher Education Sector with clear links to their chosen career, but also gaining experiential days through visits and projects.

 

Life skills

Careers assemblies

 

HEI visits to local university’s as well as local colleges to represent a wide range of options for a wide range of learners.

 

Taster days at LCC/ Greenbank.

Have an understanding of their chosen career and the requirements of this career (accredited learning, HEI)

 

Life skills

CIAG meetings

Industry research tasks

Career mapping

Students will be taught about business start-up and entrepreneurship and will engage with a project as a class that will promote entrepreneurship within Key Stage 4.

 

Grow 20

Life skills

By entrepreneurship activities and tasks such as;

The apprentice

Cuppa new Guinea

Summer and winter fairs

KS5 Employability Curriculum Links+
Employability Curriculum Subject and Thematic Links Activities
The local labour market and the potential gaps within Liverpool and have access to opportunities to explore these areas should their career and aspiration plans match the gaps locally.

 

PSHE

Life Skills

Our City

Our World

Open awards Employability and professional development

Careers assemblies

Asdan Employability

Community days

Units: Career exploration

Research tasks on jobsites

Visits to workplaces

Talks from people in different industries

Careers assemblies

Careers day

Careers fair

 

 

Students learning will allow them to be fully immersed within the types of jobs that are within The Liverpool City Region Growth Sectors. They will have experiential opportunities to work with employers from within each of the eight areas of growth identified by The Liverpool City Region (https://www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/) and will gain first-hand experience from employers, both in school but also on site.

    • Advance Manufacturing
    • Digital and Creative
    • Health and Life Sciences
    • Innovation
    • Low Carbon
    • Professional and Business Services
    • Superport
    • Visitor Economy
ICT

Science

PSHE

Asdan employability

Life skills

Careers Assemblies

Community days

Units: Career exploration / Exploring job opportunities

Visits to Mersey travel

Visits to Apple

Careers day

Science research tasks

ICT designing tasks/exploring software

Careers assemblies

Work experience

Students will be taught and equipped with broad range of skills for their Supported Internship or intended destination. They will be able to demonstrate the skills needed for a particular job and industry and they will be able to use the skills in an effective way that allows for progression within a business.

 

Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

Pearsons Introduction to the hospitality industry EL3

BTEC EL3/L1 in Business administration

BTEC EL3/L1 in Land based studies

Community days

Careers assemblies

Mencap – The right place

Units: Learning through work experience

Career aspiration plan

Skills analysis

CIAG meetings

Meet the interns workshop

Intern employer talks

Intern taster days

College visits

Work experience

 

Students will benefit from being able to identify their own gaps in knowledge and understanding of a job skill set and seek out opportunities to develop further the skills that they are not equipped with or feel secure in using. These skills will be highlighted as targets and students will have the opportunity to develop these skills within a practical context.

 

Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

Pearsons Introduction to the hospitality industry EL3

BTEC EL3/L1 in Business administration

BTEC EL3/L1 in Land based studies

CIAG

Mencap – The right place

Units: Using advice and guidance/

Skills analysis

Industry research

Careers trips

Work experience

My plans

Reviewing

Work experience

Students will be taught how to seek out job opportunities, including looking at recruitment processes and will have an understanding of the process they will be required to engage in. They will also have an understanding that different roles require a different process of application. Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

Community days

CIAG

Units: Exploring job opportunities

Job searches

Job applications

CV workbook

Students will be taught about what a Supported Internship is and its structure so that they can make an informed decision about their path in year 13. CIAG

Job coaches

Careers assemblies

CIAG

Meet the interns

Intern employer talk

Intern employer visit

Intern employer taster day

Students will be taught about Apprenticeship option and this will be linked to the Growth Strategy as set out by The Liverpool City Region, but also the local demand from employers and training providers. Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

Life skills

Community days

Apprenticeship hub talk

Careers assemblies

Small group discussions

Careers fair

Students will be taught about how to prepare for an interview and will gain real life expose to this through the above application process.

 

Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

Life skills

Units: Applying for a job / Exploring job opportunities

Mock interviews

Peer interviewing

15 most common interview questions work sheets

Students will be taught about how to interview and will work with school staff and employers to have a formal interview for their year 13 placement.

 

Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

Life skills

 

Units: Applying for a job

Mock interviews

Peer interviewing

15 most common interview questions work sheets

Head boy and girl interviews

Interviews for Internships

College interviews

Class teacher interviews

Students will be taught about contractual agreements and their right to unions and the support that will be put into place and legislation that supports them.

Students will be taught about disciplinary procedures within a workplace and the implications of this on their career prospects.

Students will be taught about the performance management cycle that takes place within a workplace and understand why reviews take place.

 

 

Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

 

 

 

 

Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

 

Units: Rights and responsibilities in the workplace

Research on trade unions

Talk from HR professional

Equality and diversity and protected characteristics

Golden rules

My plans – Student Understanding

Annual reviews – Student understanding

HR talk – Professional

Students will be taught how to have difficult conversations

 

Asdan employability EL2/EL3/L1

Life skills

Golden rules

Assemblies

Units: Tackling problems at work / Working with others / communicating with others at work

Scenarios

Role play

Students will be taught about keeping their personal information safe.

 

ICT

Asdan employability

NSPCC keeping children safer online

NSPCC lesson activities

Scenarios

Social stories

 

The roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society and to get involved in activities that allow expose to such groups.

 

Fire cadet programme

Careers day

Asdan employability

Community day

Units: Exploring job opportunities

Fire cadets

Careers day

Careers assemblies

The functions and uses of money and how to budget, with a clear link to income and expenditure and independent living

 

Life skills

Community day

Maths Functional skills

Units: Working with numbers / Participating in an enterprise activity

Budget planning for enterprise activities

Apprentice challenge

Students will be taught how to independently travel and will undertake travel training with the support of LCC and the school Job Coach as this will be an expectation of being accepted onto a year 13 placement within Abbot’s Lea School.

 

Independent travel training programme

Parents embedding at home

 

-Independent travel training programme from 3 weeks – 3 months.

– Community days – Using public transport.

Students will be taught about the options available to them at the end of year 12 and year 13 (Supported Internships, Apprenticeships, Traineeship paid employment, FE)

 

CIAG 121 and group work

Asdan employability

Community days

 

One2one career plan with Career lead

College open days

Career fairs

Assemblies

Transition sessions

Taster days

Through the above, students will have a coherent a career plan that will enable progression and also identify opportunities to immerse themselves in practical experiences that allow for the skill set used and explored further. Asdan employability

CIAG

CIAG 121

My plans

Units: Planning and reviewing

My plans

Vocational profiling

Students will be taught explicitly about the Higher Education Sector with clear links to their chosen career, but also gaining experiential days through visits and projects. Community days Students get the option for a taster day at Liverpool John mores university and Liverpool university
Students will be taught about business start-up and entrepreneurship and will engage with a project as a class that will promote entrepreneurship within Key Stage 5.

 

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Life skills

Asdan employability

Units: Enterprise skills / Participating in an enterprise activity

Engaging in a class project such as;

Juice café

Summer fair

Winter fair

Prom

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