Careers Lead: Catherine Laird, Assistant Headteacher
Head of Careers: Carl Fitch
Careers Admin support: Helen Barker
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All students from Years 7 to 13 receive appropriate careers advice , including tutor activities and opportunities to interact with employers.
Who offers KS3 and KS4 careers provision at Farlingaye?
KS3 and KS4 careers provision is offered throughout the school. Mr Fitch is Head of Careers and he liaises closely with Mrs Laird (Assistant Head). The school employs an independent careers advisor in Mrs Frost who specialises in offering students advice concerning issues such as GCSE option choices, sixth form applications, college application, traineeships, apprenticeships and employment skills. Mrs Barker helps with administration responsibilities in careers adding all apprenticeship jobs onto the website, coordinating our biannual careers convention and publishing open day events. We also welcome businesses into the school for pop-up career stands. This year we have local employers and colleges visiting the school during lunchtime, to provide advice and information to students.
Who offers KS5 careers provision at Farlingaye?
KS5 careers provision is mainly offered through the Sixth Form team. Mr Lampard (Head of Sixth Form), Mrs Stuart (Head of Year 12) and Mr Tait (Head of Year 13) coordinate this, from UCAS applications through to college and job applications. CV writing, gap year advice and university applications, including support for personal statements, are all delivered through General Studies lessons in the summer of Year 12. UCAS references are coordinated through form tutors who will liaise with subject teachers. Students applying to Oxbridge will have support from a dedicated member of the Sixth Form team and those interested in applying for medicine, dentistry or veterinary science receive guided support. Our weekly Sixth Form newsletter, Sixth Sense, has details of any apprenticeship, employment and course opportunities and can be found on the website and flg. These opportunities are also listed on a spreadsheet on the flg. Sixth Formers can receive advice from Mrs Frost by visiting her in her careers office located in the library or by arranging a more formal interview through the Sixth Form team. We are also a partnership school with locally-based international employer, Willis, who run a valuable school leavers’ programme. They also offer support through arranging visits to their head office in Ipswich and offering employment skills training. Students in Year 12 can also choose to undertake work experience during Activities Week.
Are there opportunities for work experience?
As a school we remain committed to providing students with the most relevant and accurate information about future career opportunities. All students at the end of Year 10 will complete work experience organised and coordinated through Miss Gilmour and Mrs Frazier.
How often with Year 10 and Year 11 students receive careers advice?
Mrs Frost offers careers advice on issues concerning GCSE option choices, sixth form applications, college application, traineeships, apprenticeships and employment skills. She is present at most parents’ evenings, open evening events and on results day. For students during the Autumn and Spring term, she aims to meet each student twice in Year 10 and Year 11 for a consultation. Some students will have more than four consultations by the end of Year 11 due to possibly selected alternative careers routes or will be helping with the completion of applications. Mrs Frost also consults with Mrs Moore (Head of Learning Support) to identify the most appropriate future route for students.
Where can I find extra careers advice?
UCAS: This website is the central location for were applications are made and processed for higher education (University). Our sixth form students should be familiar with this website and be liaising with Mr Lampard and Mrs Stuart surrounding application.
Not Going to Uni: This is a leading website dedicated to helping school and college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs.
TheSource: This website is managed by the Engagement Hub within Children and Young People's Services at Suffolk County Council. It provides information from where you can find support within the local community, to job opportunities, apprenticeship vacancies and CV building.
Apprenticeships: If you are interested in nation apprenticeship opportunities please browse this government website for further information and advice.