Careers

Rationale

High quality careers education and guidance in school or college is critical to our young people’s futures. It helps to prepare them for the workplace by providing a clear understanding of the world of work ,including the routes to jobs and careers that they might find engaging and rewarding. It also supports our young people  to acquire the self-development and career management skills they need to achieve positive employment destinations. This helps them to choose their pathways, improve their life opportunities and contribute to a productive and successful economy.

As the number of apprenticeships rises every year, it becomes increasingly important that all young people have a full understanding of all the options available to them post-16 and post-18 including wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.

If you would like more information, please speak to Mr Randall or Mr Emms. 

Commitment to provide young people with impartial advice 

The Philip Morant School and College is committed to ensuring there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access students, for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships.  

The Philip Morant School and College is fully aware of its responsibility to set students on the path that will enable them to progress in education and work, and give employers the highly skilled people they need. That means acting impartially, in line with the statutory duty, and not showing bias towards any route, be that academic or technical.

The Philip Morant School and College endeavours to ensure that all students are aware of all routes to higher skills and are able to access information on technical options and apprenticeships.

The school will provide: 

  • 2 encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 or 9)
  • 2 encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 or 11)
  • 2 encounters for pupils during the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 or 13)
What your child can expect

Follow this link to find out more about your child’s career journey at The Philip Morant School and College. 

Click on the following to link to learn more about our Careers Programme 

Student Entitlement

The Philip Morant School fully supports the statutory requirement for students to have direct access to other providers of further education training, technical training and apprenticeships.  The school will comply with the new legal requirement to put on at least six encounters with providers of approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships. This will be achieved via a range of activities, such as: assemblies, guest speakers, career workshops and drop down days.

Work Experience 

A work experience placement provides a student an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the world of work. All students in Year 12 spend a week during the summer term at a work placement. The responsibility for organising the placement sits with the student which is, in itself, a valuable learning activity. That said, there is plenty of support on offer from the careers and post-16 teams, who can assist students with finding contacts and making approaches so that the student ultimately has a meaningful experience relevant to their career aspirations. These teams also work with employers/placement providers to help to ensure that students’ experiences are safe, positive and educationally valuable.

The Philip Morant School and College Provider Access Statement

The Philip Morant School and College Access Statement for other education and training providers has the following aims:

  • To develop the knowledge and awareness of our students of all career pathways available to them, including technical qualifications and apprenticeships.
  • To support young people to be able to learn more about opportunities for education and training outside of school before making crucial choices about their future options.
  • To reduce drop out from courses and avoid the risk of students becoming NEET (Young people not in education, employment or training).

It supports, and is underpinned, by key school policies including those for Careers, Child Protection, Equality and Diversity, and SEND.

To read our Provider Access Statement, please follow the link

Requests for access should be directed to Mr Randall, Careers Leader. Mr Randall may be contacted by telephone or email, mike.randall@pmsc.school, Tel: 01206 545222

Parents and Carers and Stakeholders – get involved! 

Parent, carers and other stakeholder  involvement is encouraged, and parents may be invited to attend the events to meet the providers.

If you would like to support the School’s Careers programme,  please complete the form below:

I would like to support Philip Morant & College Careers Programme 

Please note that all visits will be in line with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies. 

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