At RAP we are committed to providing all our students from Years 7 to 11 with a wide-ranging programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance. We firmly believe that outstanding careers education is one of the driving forces behind social mobility and therefore our aspiring careers programme is an integral part of the offer provided to our pupils.
The RAP CEIAG Offer
Throughout Key Stage 3 all pupils will have had the opportunity to
- Be introduced to career resources to help them understand their preferences and the options open to them
- Develop their self-awareness
- Hear from or talk to representatives from the world of work
- Receive support to make the right KS4/GCSE choices, including assemblies, parent’s events, meetings with senior staff and personalised careers meeting.
Throughout Year 10-11 all pupils will have had the opportunity to:
- Prepare CVs, application forms
- Develop interview techniques in preparation for mock business interviews
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of post-16 options
- Have access to after- school support sessions with access to technology
- Support to write a personal statement for post-16 applications
- Increase aspirations through a range of university visits, open days and guest speakers
Each year, the school’s Careers Fair will provide pupils of all year groups a chance to meet and talk to employers and learn more about what work is like and what it takes to be successful in the workplace. The day is made up from a range of visitors from different sectors of the working world, enabling pupils to explore the endless possibilities of life after school.
Career Guidance Meetings
Pupils are entitled to appropriate guidance to meet their individual needs. All pupils at school can request an appointment with the Pupil Pathways Coordinator, although year 10 & 11 will have scheduled half termly appointments. Pupils are identified for careers meetings based on need and through self-referral. .
Career information is available through relevant displays and through assemblies. Students will have access to the Careers Lead, Ana Gioia at our sister school, New Rush Hall. Students at RAP will also have access to a range of career guides, apprenticeship and employer information, as well as guides on job-search activities.
Ranges of external providers are invited into school to support the careers programme. These might include local colleges, universities, training providers, apprenticeship organisations, employers, school alumni, or staff from various projects.
Links with employers, businesses and other external agencies continue to grow by building on local community connections with a view to offer pupils experience in the world of work.
Careers Education in the Curriculum
PSHE is offered to all pupils in Year 7 – Year 11 and within this there is explicit careers guidance and units of work designed to support all pupils in their destinations. Careers, information and guidance will also permeate throughout the wider school curriculum enabling pupils to link their learning to a range of potential future career pathways
Careers Guidance Policy Statement 2020/2021 – please click here.
Ana Gioia – Pupil Pathways Coordinator at New Rush Hall School
Kemi Oloyede – Careers Coordinator at RAP