Careers

Welcome to Rawmarsh’s Careers Advice and Support pages.

Our careers staff can offer you a range of opportunities to plan and research your future study/employment options. Should you wish to speak to anyone about careers please email Miss Hussain.

Leaning,Jill

Mrs Leaning

Careers Advisor

Kiran Hussain

Miss Hussain

khussain@rawmarsh.org

Careers Lead

Latest Careers News

Gatsby Benchmarks

At Rawmarsh Community School, our Careers programme has the Gatsby Benchmarks at its centre.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

How the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils

  • Activity is evaluated by students on an individual basis.
  • Overall provision and ideas for improvement are tabled and discussed as agenda items at Student Council.
  • Provision is assessed against the national Gatsby Benchmarks and areas for development are identified.
  • Careers and employability provision is also informed through annual individual student surveys asking respondents to identify areas of interest and support needed – this information is then used to support individuals and plan provisions such as trips to specific places of learning or employment.
  • Provision is also informed through the sharing of good practice through local careers network meetings, the enterprise adviser network that the school is a part of and the professional development of the Careers Leader.

Our Careers information will next be reviewed in September 2022.

Destinations

2021 DestinationsApprenticeshipsFE CollegeSchool Sixth FormSixth Form CollegeEmploymentPublic Services/Armed ForcesOut of Area in EducationNEET (Not in education, employment or training)
All leavers July 21: 1827877704016
2020 DestinationsApprenticeshipsFE CollegeSchool Sixth FormSixth Form CollegeEmploymentPublic Services/Armed ForcesNEET (Not in education, employment or training)
All leavers July 20: 19941171162013
2019 DestinationsApprenticeshipsFE CollegeSchool Sixth FormSixth Form CollegeEmploymentPublic Services/Armed ForcesNEET (Not in education, employment or training)
All leavers July 19: 1641481953133

Careers Programme

Each year group is seen as a ‘stage’ in the process of working towards a career goal and becoming ‘able and ready for work’ and being the best that you can be.

Year GroupStageFocus
Years 7 & 8

Experience & Knowledge

Curriculum
Year 7 Careers DayPastoral
Year 7 ‘Jobs and Careers’ Drop Down DayUniGo

Experience & Choice

Curriculum
Subject Options linked to specific careersPastoral
Options Evening

Opportunities out of school and a variety of external visitors into school to ‘broaden horizons’, increase interactions with employment, FE and HE providers and develop students own expectations of themselves.

Students develop an awareness of individual skill strengths and career preferences through drop-down days, information on careers related to subject areas and options lessons.

Year 9

Empowerment

Curriculum
Subject related careers lessons

Pastoral
Visits
Enterprise
Higher Education

Personalised development including:

Employer-led and higher education led mentoring projects.  Subject/interest specific opportunities both out of school and curriculum-based linked to clear identification of student interests

Year 10

Education & Information

Curriculum
Post:16 Taster Day

Pastoral
Business
Work Experience
Parental Involvement

Specific information around:

  • Qualification levels
  • Career pathways
  • Subject related job families and routes into careers i.e. apprenticeships
  • Local labour market information and job opportunities
  • Funding and financial support
  • Employer engagement and experience of the workplace and volunteering.

Giving students the opportunity to experience the workplace and build up skills and experience through encouraging voluntary work experience.

Year 11

Individualisation

Curriculum
Year 11 Drop Down Day

Pastoral
Visits
External Provider Input
Parental Involvement

Impartial personalised individual advice and guidance.Further development of employability skills and knowledge of opportunities.

Active support for all student post-16 applications and subsequent securing of offers from college and sixth forms.

Informed and successful post-16 transition and engagement.

Provider Access Procedure

This section sets out the 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.

All pupils in years 8-11 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer.
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Opportunities for access include:

  • Year 7 Jobs & Careers Day: December
  • Year 8 Options: January
  • Year 10 Post-16 Taster Day: June
  • Year 11 Assemblies throughout the year and
  • Employability Day: October

Procedure

Any provider, parent, individual or organisations wishing to request access should contact Rachel Mullins, Careers Leader on the details provided above.

Opportunities for access include:

  • Year 7 Jobs & Careers Day
  • Year 8 Options
  • Year 10 Post-16 Taster Day
  • Year 11 Assemblies throughout the year
  • Employability Day

 

Provider Access Request Form