National Careers Week Commencing 1st March 2021
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All of the first term of Life Skills (3 lessons per week) is laying the foundation of Careers Education.
- Autumn 1st Half-Term: Introduction to Clare Mount – Transition to a new place; Managing worries and School Council / Charities – Having your say; making a difference
- Autumn 2nd Half-Term: Things I can do / things that make me feel proud; Social skills in school and in the community; Skills to stay safe
- Spring Term: Students learn about The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities
- Summer Term: Citizenship and British values; Specific Careers units exploring: What are skills & qualities? What are my skills & qualities? Different jobs
- In the Autumn Term, a Careers Module is taught once a week.
This is followed by Life Skills lessons which support our students’ Careers Education:
- Spring Term: Personal safety; self-esteem; first aid; global citizenship
- Summer Term: British values; keeping safe in the community; daring to be different
- Again in Year 9 there is a module of lessons specifically on Careers and also the other Life Skills lessons further our students’ vocational skills and knowledge: Equal opportunities; Rules & Laws; Citizenship; UNRC; Healthy Lifestyles; Keeping safe in the Community; Money matters and First Aid.
- Students’ interests and skills are also discussed in regard to choosing options for KS4.
- There are two PSHCE lessons in Year 10 and one PSHE lesson in Year 11 per week.
- These include at least a full term of specific Careers lessons along with further lessons on Citizenship / Values; Keeping Healthy; Keeping Safe; Well-being and developing appropriate relationships. Each Careers lesson and all Life Skills & PSHCE lessons are designed specifically to meet the needs of the individuals within a class and therefore the programme of study is a personalised pathway.
- The whole Sixth Form curriculum is designed around the individual needs of the student, following an Individual Transition Plan and we are proud of an offer which includes at least one day per week in work experience for the whole year alongside lessons to develop our students’ personal and employability skills
Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education
Please see below to access links to key websites offering a wealth of information, advice and guidance for our students, parents and guardians.
Click the logos for more information from the organisation's website.
|Clare Mount is a member of the Youth Chamber and works in partnership offering advice, support and career guidance throughout the year and bridging the gap between education and the working world to life.|
|Thinking of doing some volunteering work to gain valuable experience and give back to your community. Go onto this website and search what is available.|
|Not sure what or where to study this site offers a search facility for you to find full-time, part-time, short courses in sixth form, college or as an undergraduate. Search is based on subject, course type and location.|
|Career Connect is a charity, delivering careers information, advice and guidance services across the northwest.|
|The Government website that offers advice and information and guidance on apprenticeships and traineeships for teachers, employers, parents and students.|
Job Explorer Database (JED) is used at Clare Mount and has information on 845 jobs (over 2300 career titles) presented in a clear and lively way that students of all abilities can understand.
Not sure whether you want to go to college? Go onto this website to see what options are available to you
A website that gives you advice and information about your next steps in education, employment or training
|This site is a free library of films, news and information all about careers.|
|NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide young people with all sorts of new experiences. Whether they are a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, they will be surprised by how much they are actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence.|
|Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.|
|This website provides information on traineeship courses and beyond.|