Personal Development

    Careers

    Careers; Future Pathways Programme

    St George's is building a programme of support and experiences to allow students to make informed decisions about their futures, called the Future Pathways Programme (FPP) We firmly believe that it is our role to ensure students are informed, have opportunities to reflect, have access to a wide range of careers opportunities and are thus able to make informed choices about each step of their career.

    Our Careers Programme

    Students at St George's can expect to explore employability skills in each key stage, both in subject but also through up front presentations and the PSE programme in KS3 and 4. Once established St George's will also offer job fayre style opportunities in school and collaborating with local schools who offer career networking events for specific career pathways e.g STEM

    We welcome contact from ex-Georgians who have knowledge and experience of particular field of work and would like to share that with students.

    Students and parents can also expect to see employability skills being referred to in option booklets for year 9’s and the post 16 options booklets for year 11’s, in addition to those being a significant part of the work of Sixth-Form Tutors.

    Students will also benefit from addition opportunities to have input from YC Hertfordshire during the school day and access to other agencies at selected parents evening to help them explore life outside of St George's.

    In doing so we are seeking to meet the markers of good practice in careers, which are as follows:

    • A stable careers programme
    • Learning from career and labour market information
    • Addressing the needs of each pupil
    • Linking curriculum learning to careers
    • Encounters with employers and employees
    • Experiences of workplaces
    • Encounters with further and higher education
    • Personal guidance

    Information

    To ensure students have access a broad spectrum of information about their future pathways we have set the following policy (as per the Statutory government guidance)

    Policy Statement on Provider Access: St Georges: Provider Access Policy

    Introduction

    This policy statement 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.

    Pupil entitlement

    All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

    • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;

    • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;

    • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

    Management of provider access requests

    Procedure

    A provider wishing to request access should contact Amy Hartley Careers Lead

    Telephone: 01582 716273 Email: careers@stgeorges.herts.sch.uk

    PSHE

    PSHE reflects whole school aims to provide a caring Christian community in which young people can learn to respect themselves and others, as well as take responsibility for their own actions.

    We aim to:

    • Prepare students for life after school.
    • Develop self-knowledge and awareness.
    • Increase the knowledge and understanding of society, its laws and systems.
    • Enable individuals to become good citizens through the examination and evaluation of moral duties and responsibilities commensurate with living in society.
    • Emphasise the importance of consideration for others as the most important principle of any community.
    • Teach skills of personal decision making, problem solving and self-confidence in the context of social relationships.

    Curriculum

    Every aspect of PSHE is relevant to, if not an integral part of, the whole school curriculum. Every teacher and tutor has a part to play in the delivery of PSHE in its widest sense. The school timetable enables each year group to have a one hour long period of PSHE (including the discrete Citizenship lessons) every fortnight. PSHE is taught formally to all students by PSHE staff in mixed ability groups.

    The topics covered fall under four main headings: Citizenship; Health Education; Careers; Sex and Relationships Education.

    In each year a whole range of issues, information and skills are covered. These topics range from a consideration of the school rules and codes of conduct in the first term of Year 7, through to puberty and personal care. From Year 9 onwards, Careers Education becomes an integral part of the course.

    Issues like bullying, relationships and drugs awareness are specific ‘Study Units’ for every year of the course. Each of these units is covered during subsequent years, with an increasing degree of depth in terms of information and discussion. Every student is issued with a folder so that their written work and information can be filed and kept as a record of each year’s work.