Careers education at Nailsea School is delivered in a number of ways and the information below will give you an insight into the careers support available in school.
Nailsea School Careers Bulletin
Nailsea School Careers Programme – an outline of the delivery of careers guidance in school
Policy statement – the Baker Clause, our policy statement for provider access
Nailsea School Careers overview – what to expect from careers provision at Nailsea School
Careers Education through our ABSolute Curriculum
This information is reviewed annually. Feedback is gathered from students, parents, teachers and employers on all aspects of the careers programme and is used to measure the impact and improve the CEIAG offer.
If you have any comments you wish to feed into the evaluation process please contact our Careers Leader.
Contact Details are available in the Staff Contact Directory below:
Our Year 10 Work Experience Week is a great opportunity for students to practice employment skills they will need in their future working lives and to investigate careers they may be interested in. Students participate in real work activities and keep a log of the tasks they do and the skills they use.
Our annual Careers Fair is a great place for all students to find out about future options and career paths that may be available to them. With representation from local colleges and universities, apprenticeship providers, the public sector and local businesses there is usually something for everyone.
When you are choosing your options, take a moment to consider the following:
You should avoid:
Speak to as many people as you can. Your teachers, your parents/carers, family friends and your careers department are all great resources to help you.
Enhance your Skills and Experiences
Getting great grades is important, but you also need to think about your skills and experiences. Do you participate in clubs or extra curricular activities? Have you represented school? Have you considered voluntary work or a part time job? Do you take on additional responsibilities? What skills and experiences do you have and how can you demonstrate them? Skills and experiences gained now will add to the quality of your CV and future course and job applications.
Make the Most of Careers Information and Opportunities
Throughout your time at school you will have plenty of opportunity to get involved in careers related activities. There are ABSolute focus days on skills and CV writing, work shadowing and work experience weeks, assemblies about options, colleges and apprenticeships and an annual Careers Fair.
Explore Careers Online
A great place for general careers information is Careerpilot which also links in to the National Careers Service. Here, you can explore different types of employment sectors and look at jobs in detail. You will be able to find out about job roles, the work involved and the qualifications, skills and experiences needed for that job.
To help find how your strengths and skills may match with a future career path try this quizwww.ucas.com/careers/buzz-quiz
Careerometer: A tool to compare jobswww.careerpilot.org.uk/information/careerometer
After GCSE there are a number of different routes to choose from explained in this short film:
It is important to talk to your child about their career plans and encourage them to explore their options.
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) can be found on the school website, in the school newsletter, on noticeboards around school, on displays in classrooms and outside the careers office. The careers programme shows how careers education is delivered through links in subject lessons, ABSolute Days, presentations and workshops from speakers and employer visitors, tutor group activities, trips, school events and 1-2-1 careers guidance interviews.
In addition you may find the following resources useful:
The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.
Nailsea School uses Compass Audit to measure progress against the Gatsby benchmarks.
Our latest audit results are below.
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