Trinity Academy London Careers Plan

Trinity Academy is committed to giving every pupil a world-class education through a rigorous academic curriculum rooted in high expectations, and to giving our pupils the opportunity to be the very best they can in all aspects of their lives.  This includes offering a comprehensive careers programme that gives our pupils high quality, independent advice and guidance with regards to careers, further & higher education, and future life choices.

Careers Leader details


Our Careers Leader is Anne-Marie Lawlor.
You can contact her at this address: anne-marie.lawlor@trinityacademylondon.org
Our careers plan will next be reviewed in July 2021.
In delivering this careers plan we work closely with the London Enterprise Agency and our employer partner at Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust, and we subscribe to the on-line careers analysis and guidance tools supplied by Unifrog.com for all our pupils.

How you can support us


We welcome support from parents, employers, colleges, further education providers, universities and the wider community. If you think you can help us by, for example:

  • giving a talk on a particular career or career path
  • offering work experience or mentoring
  • participating in a speed networking event, 
    then please contact Anne-Marie Lawlor at the address above.

Gatsby Benchmarks


The Gatsby Benchmarks are a government-led framework for best practice in careers provision, and we regularly assess our provision and progress against them. They are:

  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.

Careers focus for each year group


Year Group

Careers focus for the year

Year 7

To be aware of jobs that exist now, in the future and in my local area.

To be able to identify my own skills, likes and dislikes, and how these relate to different types of work.

Year 8

To be aware of jobs that exist now, in the future and in my local area.

To be able to identify my own skills, likes and dislikes, and how these relate to different types of work.

Year 9

To be aware of jobs that exist now, in the future and in my local area.

To be able to identify my own skills, likes and dislikes, and how these relate to different types of work.

Using this knowledge, to make informed choices about GCSE options.

Year 10

To develop a range of employability skills and to be able to demonstrate them.

To start to explore options for KS5 study and/or training.

Year 11

To understand a variety of routes into further education and employment.

Year 12

To be able to identify my strengths and weaknesses and develop a personal development plan.

Based on that plan, to start to make informed choices about college, university, work

Year 13

To make informed choices about the next stage, and considered (and ultimately successful) applications.

 

 Year 7

Learning objectives

Activities

Gatsby benchmark

When

Who

To start to understand my interests and aptitudes

 

Unifrog introduction & completion of skills & interests questionnaires

2, 3.

Term 1 or 2

Form Tutors?

Values Teachers?

To develop study & work habits that will ultimately support longer-term study & work

Adhering to school policies on punctuality, presentation, conduct.

Assemblies.

3, 4

Every term

All teachers

To know what jobs are important in my local labour market

 

Short project on current & projected job vacancies in SW9 & south London.

2, 4.

Term 3 or 4

Geography Dept with Careers lead?

To be able to describe 5 job roles in some detail.

 

Speakers in assembly.

Videos in tutor time.

Unifrog exploration.

2, 5, 6(?)

Throughout the year.

Form Tutors, HOKS, Careers lead.

To complete a project on skills & jobs of the future

 

Discuss & present information about jobs of the future & skills they will need.

2

Term 6

Form Tutors, Values Teachers.

To record and reflect on careers-related activities

Discuss activities undertaken & reasons for recording, prior to recording on Unifrog

2, 3

Term 6

Form Tutors


Year 8


Learning objectives

Activities

Gatsby benchmark

When

Who

To know my strengths & weaknesses

 

Unifrog  introduction & Myers Briggs questionnaire

3, 5

Term 1 or 2

Form tutors?

Values teachers?

To develop team working skills

 

Tutor group activities

Barclays Lifeskills Lessons

3

Term 3

Form tutors

To be able to name the skills needed for five different types of careers.

 

Careers Week subject specific lessons

2, 3, 4, 6

Term 4

CLs, Subject tutors

To continue to develop study & work habits that will ultimately support longer-term study & work

 

Adhering to school policies on punctuality, presentation, conduct.

Assemblies.

3, 4

Throughout the year

All teachers

To record and reflect on careers-related activities

Discuss activities undertaken & reasons for recording, prior to recording on Unifrog

2, 3

Term 6

Form tutors

Year 9


Learning objectives

Activities

Gatsby benchmark

When

Who

To link my subjects to future career options.

 

Unifrog introduction & questionnaires

2, 3, 5

Term 1/2

Form Tutors

To make informed choices about GCSE options.

 

Subject info sessions

Parents’ evening

2, 3, 4

Term 3/4

HoKS

CLs

Subject teachers

To learn about more career options.

 

Assemblies

Careers Week

Tutor time activities

Unifrog activities

2, 3, 5, 7

Term 3/4

Form Tutors

HoKs

Careers Lead

To develop leadership & team-building skills.

 

Barclays Lifeskills Lessons

3

Term 5

Form Tutors

Careers Lead

To continue to develop study & work habits that will ultimately support longer-term study & work

 

Adhering to school policies on punctuality, presentation, conduct.

Assemblies.

3, 4

Throughout the year

All teachers

To record and reflect on careers-related activities

Discuss activities undertaken & reasons for recording, prior to recording on Unifrog

2, 3

Term 6

Form tutors


Year 10


Learning objectives

Activities

Gatsby benchmark

When

Who

To further explore future careers options

 

Unifrog introduction & careers questionnaires

Occasional visits to employers

Talks from employers

Careers Fair

2, 3, 4

 

2, 3, 4, 5

2, 3, 4, 5

2, 3, 4, 5

Terms 1, 3

 

Throughout year

Throughout year

Term 2

Form Tutors

To start to consider post-16 options, including school, college, apprenticeships

 

Assemblies

Parents’ evening

Form time discussions

Unifrog activities

3, 7, 8

Throughout the year

HoKS

Form Tutors

Careers Lead

To develop leadership and team-building skills

 

Barclays Life Skills lessons

Targeted mentoring

Duke of Edinburgh programme

3, 5

3, 5

Terms 2, 3

Throughout the year

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To continue to develop study & work habits that will ultimately support longer-term study & work

 

Adhering to school policies on punctuality, presentation, conduct.

Assemblies.

3, 4

Throughout the year

All teachers

To record and reflect on careers-related activities

 

Discuss activities undertaken & reasons for recording, prior to recording on Unifrog

2, 3

Term 6

Form tutors



Year 11


Learning objectives

Activities

Gatsby benchmarks

When

Who

To further explore future careers options

 

Unifrog introduction & careers questionnaires

Occasional visits to employers

Talks from employers

Careers Fair

2, 3, 4, 5

 

 

Term 1

 

Throughout year

Throughout year

Term 2

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To consider & make applications for post-16 options, including school, college, apprenticeships

Assemblies

Post-16 information evening

Parents’ evening

Form time discussions

Unifrog activities

3, 7, 8

Term 1, 2

Form tutors

Careers lead

To develop leadership and team-building skills

 

Barclays Life Skills lessons

Targeted mentoring

Duke of Edinburgh programme

Prefect opportunities

3, 5

 

Terms 2, 3

Throughout year

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To continue to develop study & work habits that will ultimately support longer-term study & work

 

Adhering to school policies on punctuality, presentation, conduct.

Assemblies.

3, 4

Throughout year

All teachers

To record and reflect on careers-related activities

Discuss activities undertaken & reasons for recording, prior to recording on Unifrog

2, 3

Term 6

Form tutors

Year 12


Learning objectives

Activities

Gatsby benchmarks

When

Who

To further explore future careers options

 

Unifrog introduction & careers questionnaires

Occasional visits to employers

Talks from employers

Careers Fair

2, 3, 4, 5

Term 1

 

Throughout year

Throughout year

Terms 2, 6

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To make considered applications for post-school options

Unifrog activities

University open days (possibly virtual)

Information sessions, including personal accounts

3, 7, 8

Throughout year

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To develop leadership and team-building skills

 

 

Barclays Life Skills lessons

Targeted mentoring

Duke of Edinburgh programme

Prefect opportunities

3, 5

Throughout year

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To continue to develop study & work habits that will ultimately support longer-term study & work

 

 

Adhering to school policies on punctuality, presentation, conduct.

Assemblies.

3, 4

Throughout the year

All teachers

To record and reflect on careers-related activities

Discuss activities undertaken & reasons for recording, prior to recording on Unifrog

2, 3

Term 6

Form tutors




Year 13

Learning objectives

Activities

Gatsby benchmarks

When

Who

To further explore future careers options

 

Unifrog introduction & careers questionnaires

Occasional visits to employers

Talks from employers

Careers Fair

2, 3, 4, 5

Term 1

 

Throughout year

Throughout year

Term2

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To make considered applications for post-school options

 

Unifrog activities

Personal support

3, 7, 8

Terms 1-2

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To develop leadership and team-building skills

 

Barclays Life Skills lessons

Targeted mentoring

Duke of Edinburgh programme

Prefect opportunities

3, 5

Throughout year

HoKS

Form tutors

Careers lead

To continue to develop study & work habits that will ultimately support longer-term study & work

 

Adhering to school policies on punctuality, presentation, conduct.

Assemblies.

3, 4

Throughout year

All teachers

To record and reflect on careers-related activities

Discuss activities undertaken & reasons for recording, prior to recording on Unifrog

2, 3

Term 6

Form tutors