Careers - Teachers

Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Teachers Aims:
We believe, at St Thomas More, that every pupil should have numerous opportunities to learn about the work of work, employability skills and the qualities that are valued in the workplace in order to increase the self-esteem, self-awareness and self-confidence of our pupils. Through this, we believe our pupils’ aspirations are raised. Pupils can then go on to make informed choices about their futures and continue to develop their employability skills.
Our careers programme is embedded throughout school life and promotes equal opportunities and challenges stereotypical thinking with the aim to open up as many pathways to pupils as appropriate.
Gatsby Benchmarks
We continue to strive to achieve all eight Gatsby Benchmarks at St Thomas More.
The eight benchmarks 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, and,
8. Personal Guidance
Careers Programme
Careers at St Thomas More is delivering in a multi-faceted approach. Comprising of, but not limited to, the following elements:
* Embedded careers lessons in CPSHE sessions;
* Form time activities;
* Morning assemblies;
* College Roadshow talks;
* Impartial careers advice through Positive Steps;
* Year 9 Industry Day;
* Year 10 Work Experience;
* Year 11 drop-in sessions;
* Careers learning sessions: CVs, Personal Statements, and Perfecting Interview technique;
* Year 11 Mock Interviews;
* Careers fairs;
* College Taster Days.