Mrs Susan Peak, has the interesting and challenging role as Work Experience Coordinator. She works with students in Year 10 and helps them find appropriate placements to enhance their individual career opportunities. Mrs Peak also coordinates employer engagement opportunities alongside Mrs Lord.
Broadoak School recognises the value that employers can provide to young people’s education and as such welcomes offers of support and involvement from employers across all industries. Broadoak hosts several Careers events throughout the academic year where employers, training providers and representatives from Further and Higher Education are welcome to get involved. Please contact Mrs Lord on firstname.lastname@example.org if your organisation would like to engage with the CEIAG at Broadoak School.
Broadoak is a very inclusive school with a diverse population. Children with a wide range of special educational needs are successfully included in our mainstream setting, with varying degrees of support.
From Year 9, every pupil with SEND (with or without an Education, Health Care Plan- EHCP) have access to face to face guidance with Mrs Lord, the Careers Adviser who provides support with their future plans and to manage key transition stages i.e. Choosing GCSE options, Parents evenings, EHCP annual reviews, post 16 options etc. and liaises with the Local Authority (Trafford Council) when necessary.
A Career Bulletin is produced every term for parents/carers and pupils. This is to keep you informed of career activities happening in and out of school which pupils would benefit from and help them to make informed career choices for their future.
Pupils have access to the following Careers Software that Broadoak School purchase an annual licence for:
It produces a list of career suggestions based on your answers to questions about your various aspects of work. You can see how well you are matched to any career within the program and see why each one has or has not been suggested for you. You can also look up your own career suggestions and see how suitable these are. Health factors can also be included to see how these may affect career choice
To access these softwares, pupils should login via Moodle and go to the Careers page.
As part of a busy calendar of Careers events, annually, Broadoak School coordinate a ‘Careers Week’ whereby all subjects across all Year groups focus on Careers and the world of work. Pupils engage with a range of work-related topics within their curriculum time, whilst also exploring opportunities during their pastoral time too. It’s a great opportunity for the school to instil careers knowledge and a high level of aspiration into the pupils whilst widening their perspective of future plans. Please feel free to take a look at the Careers Week supplements; they are eventful weeks. Should you wish to contribute in any future events, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lord, Careers Leader.
We work proactively to support our leavers in their progression onto further education, training and employment. Data captured in January 2018 of the activity of our recent 2017 cohort, indicate that 67% have continued in further education, 7% in full time training positions, 9% progressed onto Apprenticeship programs and 9% of leavers were yet to settle into their career path (NEET). We continue to support leavers throughout their Year 12 and 13 studies to encourage sustained progress into their chosen careers.
Destinations after 1 year from previous cohorts is as follows:
|2012/13 Leavers||2013/14 Leavers||2014/15 Leavers||2015/16 Leavers|
|After 1 Year||All Pupils||79% (21% NEET)||83% (17% NEET)||81% (19% NEET)||84% (16% NEET)|
|Disadvantaged||66% (34% NEET)||80% (20% NEET)||72% (28% NEET)||75% (25% NEET)|
Mr John Knowles
Mrs Sarah Lord
Head of Social Science and Careers Coordinator and Careers Adviser
Mrs Susan Peak
Work Experience Coordinator
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There is nothing stopping you from exploring your future plans and the websites listed are highly recommended.
Whether you’re in Years 9, 10, 11 or Broadoak alumni, it is worth making the most of the time available during Lockdown to consider your future (and look forward to it!). Below are links to a range of videos and worksheets that can provide information, advice and guidance around all things ‘Careers’, including interview techniques, further and higher education and financial capabilities.
Supporting the progression of pupils onto suitable post-16 options is a team effort and it is important as a team of staff to work collaboratively for the benefit of our leavers. To this end, please find links to the various resources that you might require to support the young people in your various roles as Subject Teacher, Form Tutor and/ or Mentor.