Careers

Every child should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. This means ensuring academic rigour supported by excellent teaching, and developing in every young person the values, skills and behaviours they need to get on in life. All children should receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment. High quality, independent careers guidance is also crucial in helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions (DfE March  2015)

At Icknield we provide a wealth of different experiences across a student’s 5 years with us to prepare them for their next stages into further education and employment.  We work with various outside agencies to provide this eg.

  • Adviza - Adviza are our independent Information, Advice and Guidance to our students.  All students in Years 10 and 11 will have meetings with our Adviza representative David Aldridge.  Students will be prioritised according to need and may have many appointments until they feel prepared to make their next steps.

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  • BP – We are a BP link school.  We work with BP to improve education of Business and STEM Careers.  They provide us with current cutting edge resources in Science and Technology.  They also help us during our Mock Interview process providing us with many experienced interviewers to help guide our Year 11 students.

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  • O2i – We work with Opportunities to Inspire to make links with local businesses for careers information, work experience, business mentoring and inspiration through various extra-curricular activities.  Follow this link to view their regular bulletins on the Oxfordshire Labour Market: http://www.o2i.org/content/lmi

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  • The Buck Project – some of our students work with mentors from the Buck Project to ensure that they are maximising their time in school to get the qualifications and skills they need to move onto further education.

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  • OXME – The website oxme.info is Oxfordshire County Council's website for young people and includes information about opportunities, activities and services for children and young people in Oxfordshire.

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At Icknield we teach careers education throughout our curriculum in faculty areas as well as in discrete lessons.  See our Careers Education Curriculum Map below for a summary.

 

As well as all the information in our Careers Library and on our Careers Noticeboard we publish details of careers events, open evenings, apprenticeship vacancies etc in our school newsletter weekly and on our Instagram page:

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Please also see the attached ‘Destinations’ document below for information about where our students go after their time at Icknield.

 

For any further information on Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) or if you would like to help us by offering to be one of our Careers Speaker or add to our Careers Curriculum in another way, please do contact - Vicky Pickford – Assistant Headteacher ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Helen Richardson – Careers Coordinator ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

·         Adviza - Adviza are our independent Information, Advice and Guidance to our students.  All students in Years 10 and 11 will have meetings with our Adviza representative David Aldridge.  Students will be prioritised according to need and may have many appointments until they feel prepared to make their next steps.


 

 
 

The governing body is led well and provides good support and challenge to school leaders, particularly in working with the headteacher on his many plans for the further rapid improvement of the school. (Ofsted 2015)