Careers Information for Students

King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes is committed to providing all students in Years 7-11 with a Careers Education Information and Guidance programme which will allow you to become a ‘successful and responsible citizen in tomorrow’s world’.

Each Year you will focus on acquisition of skills and knowledge for lifelong career self-management:

Year 7 I Discover: You will discover your strengths, talents and skills
Year 8 I Explore: You will explore the world of work and your place in it
Year 9 I Focus: You will focus on your values and interests
Year 10 I Plan:  You use decision-making skills to plan your next steps
Year 11 I Decide:  You decide on their best options and opportunities

Your careers sessions will take place on Super Learning Days (SLDs), in ASPIRE sessions during dock time, assemblies and additional activities in our Widening Curriculum and Enrichment sessions. You will learn about careers in all your lessons and your subject areas. You will take part in visits to Universities, hear from a range of guest speakers and take part in longer term projects dependent on your own special interests.

Please visit the ASPIRE Careers Programme.

  • We have a Careers Room on the Science Corridor which you are welcome to use at lunch time – please see Mrs. Hagan (Careers Leader).
  • You will be invited to make a Unifrog Account in Year 7. This is an online careers platform which will enable you to search for careers and record Careers Activities in Year 7 through to Year 11.
  • You will receive careers guidance at the end of Year 8, linked to your option choices and in Year 11 to support your decisions about future training/study.
  • You are welcome to make an appointment to speak with Mrs. Grant our Careers Adviser at any time during Year 7-11.

Some useful websites are listed below:

Some useful websites are listed below:

Labour Market Information (LMI)

LCR Creating Careers   

I Could – Careers information by curriculum subject and LMI.

Careerometer widget – This uses LMI to help you explore and compare key information about occupations. 

Skillsometer widget– This links skills and interests to jobs.

Higher Education (HE)

Shaping Futures – Use the chat function to ask HE related questions.

UCAS

Training Opportunities

Be More – Apprenticeship support across Liverpool City Region.

Amazing Apprenticeships – Quizzes and information on all levels of training opportunities. Filter to students.

Government support on finding apprenticeships Transition Support

Post 16 Options

Virtual Transition Support for SEND Students in LCR

Transition Tiger Halton

General Careers Support

LCR Careers HubSchool resources linked to LCR Growth Sectors.

LCR Careers Hub Events Calendar

National Careers Service – Search job profiles and ask questions via web chat.

BBC Bitesize Careers

 Inspiring The Future   – Personal stories to inform young people’s career choices.

My Kind of A Future – A workbook to help young people with SEND prepare for the future

Careers Information for Parents/Carers

Throughout Years 7 to 11, your child will be provided with numerous opportunities to discover their strengths and talents and explore the various options that are available to them post 16 and 18. They will be supported at each step as they make important decisions about future pathways.

The CEIAG Programme at King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes is a progressive, bespoke and sustained approach to Careers. It is developed from the internationally recognised Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby benchmarks have been adopted as national policy and all secondary schools and colleges in England are using them as the framework to guide their careers programmes.

Please visit the ASPIRE Careers Programme and our Twitter Page @kingshawthones.

Please encourage your child to use their Unifrog Online Careers Platform to research Careers. Please contact Mrs. Hagan, the Careers Leader, should you wish to make your own account on the platform.

We welcome your feedback on events. Please contact either Mrs. Hagan (Careers Leader) Y.Hagan@kingshawthornes.com or Mrs. Grant (Careers Adviser) A.Grant@kingsliverpool.com should you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s future post 16 or post 18 destination

Some useful websites are listed below:

Gatsby Benchmarks

Good Career GuidanceAn overview of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

A visual summary of GBMs

General Resources

National Careers Service E-Pack – Parent Resources, Pages 72-81

General Advice and Transition Support

Skills Builder – Start building essential skills with your child at home.

Labour Market Information

Growth Platform – LCR Growth Sectors.

Liverpool City Region Combined AuthorityFree careers resources for each of LCR’s key growth sectors.

Where the Work Is – Regional LMI.

Careerometer widget

Higher Education

Shaping Futures, Parent/Carer Hub

UCAS

Transition Support

Post 16 Options

Training Opportunities

Be More – Apprenticeship support across Liverpool City Region.

Amazing Apprenticeships, Parent Resources

Success at School, Parent Zone

SEND

Virtual Transition Support for SEND Students in LCR

Preparing for Adulthood

Local Council Support for Students with SEND

Knowsley Local Offer

Liverpool Local Offer

Sefton Local Offer

 

Information for Employers

King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes recognises the importance of employers’ support in adding relevance to all aspects of our Careers Programme and it is essential for King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes in order to meet the criteria for Gatsby Benchmarks 5 and 6:

  • BM5 Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace.
  • BM6 Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

Some of the ways in which we work with businesses and organisations are:

  • Guest speaker talks and presentations
  • Delivery of small parts of curriculum content
  • Workplace visits
  • Assistance with mock interviews
  • Providing Work Experience
  • Hands on workshops
  • Representation at parents’ evenings and careers fairs

Please see our Provider Access Policy for further details and our Twitter Page @kingshawthones.

Please contact Mrs. Hagan (Careers Leader) Y.Hagan@kingshawthornes.com for further information.

Some useful websites are listed below:

 Gatsby Bench Marks

Good Career GuidanceAn overview of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

A visual summary of GBMs

The Careers & Enterprise Company Employer Guidance

Careers in Context: A Can Do Guide for Employers:

This guide sets out examples from employers who have already achieved impact and aims to give confidence and inspiration as employers plan activities.

CEC Employer Guide for Supporting Careers

General Resources

Discover Creative Careers Employer Pack

King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes works closely with the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub, please contact them directly for advice on running wide-reaching careers initiatives: careershub@growthplatform.org and visit their Twitter page @LCRCareersEnt

Careers Advice for Teachers

Careers embedded in subject learning strengthens relevance, diversifies resources and provides real contexts for leaning. The contribution of all teachers is essential for King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes in order to meet the criteria for Gatsby Benchmark 4:

All subject staff should link curriculum with careers, even on courses that are not specifically occupation-led. For example, STEM subject staff should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career paths. Study programmes should also reflect the importance of maths and English as a key expectation from employers.

All Teachers have an account for our online careers platform, Unifrog which provides resources and information linking Careers and the Curriculum. In addition, there is a wealth of resources in ‘CEIAG Teams’ folder on the KLAH shared drive. Further Resources are available from our partners The Liverpool City Region Careers Hub Creating Careers, BM4 Guide and SEND BM4 Guide which include LMI guidance and subject specific resources.

Some useful websites are listed below:

Gatsby Bench Marks

Good Career GuidanceAn overview of the Gatsby Bench Marks

A visual summary of GBMs

Government Guidance

The Careers Strategy

Employer Led Curriculum Projects

The STEM Ambassador Project

Maritime UK Ambassador Project

General Careers Support

LCR Careers HubSchool resources linked to LCR Growth Sectors.

LCR Careers Hub Events Calendar

Liverpool City Region Combined AuthorityFree careers resources for each of LCR’s key growth sectors.

National Careers Service E-Pack – Life skills, employability, LMI, careers pioneer activities and SEND activities.

Amazing Apprenticeships – Filter to teacher resources

Barclays Life Skills – SEND adapted careers resources.

There will be CPD twice yearly to provide CEIAG updates and sharing of good practice. Please see Yasmin Hagan (Careers Leader) and your Careers Champions Mr. A. Fowler (Design Technology), Ms. L. Grant (Science),  Mrs. V. Hambleton (Performing Arts),   Ms. M Rochford (English),  Ms. S Miller (Physical  Education),  Ms. D. Spinks (Geography), Ms. S Traverse (Mathematics) for further support.