Careers

Ralph Allen has the Employability Chartermark for the strength of its careers education.

Our Teacher in Charge of CEIAG Education is Mrs Sue Rogers and our Careers Advisor is Ms Melanie Whalley.

Contact details: s.rogers@ralphallenschool.com; m.whalley@ralphallenschool.com

Introduction to the Careers Programme

We aim to manage and co-ordinate arrangements for effective careers education, information and guidance for all students, and raise the profile of careers within school.  This is achieved by:

  • A structured programme of careers education for Years 7 - 11
  • Careers interviews with a Careers Co-ordinator for all year 11 students before Christmas.  Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 can book an appointment or attend a drop-in session at lunch-times for a quick query.
  • Careers resources and links to relevant websites on the school website
  • Offsite trips to local business
  • Trips to colleges and universities to experience/learn about different courses
  • Assemblies from local college lecturers, apprenticeship professional
  • Assembly for Year 10 on work experience
  • Careers Advisor available at Parents' Evenings for Years 9-13
  • A careers notice board with information on careers, training and work experience.
  • Use of Grofar - a new ICT careers service management programme for students to record their skills, activities, action plans, goal setting and work experience, as well as any meetings with careers staff.

A list of work experience placements that students have used in the past is available from Mrs Rogers.

Careers annual events and activities

Year 7

PSHE lessons - what is careers education?, careers terminology, my career action plan, my strengths, and my interests and dream job.

Year 8

PSHE lessons - employability skills, working in groups to set up a business for a craft fair.

Year 9 

FutureFirst (alumni orgganisation) - Choices boost workshops

PSHE lessons on how to choose the best options for your future

Year 10

CURO construction visit, new Mulberry Park site visit

Work experience - preparatory PSHE lessons

My action plan

Career Pilot ICT programme

Protection at work

Years 11-13

CURO construction visit, new Mulberry Park site visit

ICE (Informal Careers Event) (see photos on the right)

Bath Spa University trips -  for those interested in business or teaching courses 

Bath University Study Skills Day - for Years 11 and 12

Future Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair, Bath College at the Guildhall, Bath

Inventing Futures programme, Year 11

PSHE lessons - interview practice and CV writing guidance, study skills, letters of application

Whole school event

National Careers Week - 4 March 2019

Careerpilot

Get the information you need to help make the right choices at ages 14, 16 and 18 through the Careerpilot website, aimed at young people, and the Parent Zone, aimed at parents and carers.

Careerpilot is a free website helping 13-19 year olds in the South of England plan their future study and work and has a lot of useful information for young people and parents.

Students, do you want to know:

  • Your choices at 14, 16 and 18?
  • More about different job sectors and what they are looking for?
  • Information on routes to different qualifications including apprenticeships and university level study?
  • Your skills and how to use them?

Get ALL the information you need to help you plan your future study and work at one place www.careerpilot.org.uk

The Careerpilot Parent Zone can help parents/carers get answers to the career questions they want to ask, about:

• Choices at 14, 16 and 18;

• Further Education College;

• Apprenticeships and Traineeships;

• Higher Education (including HE provided at local colleges);

• Job sectors and growth;

• Funding and support.

 

Answers are clearly written and link to additional information in the Careerpilot website or on other websites. Access the Parent Zone from the Careerpilot home page or from http://parentzone.careerpilot.org.uk/parent