Careers at Waverley School

At Waverley school, we have fully featured and robust careers and advise provision which is provided by Learn to Work and coordinated by a senior member of staff. more details can be found in the below sections. This information will be updated in September 2018 and will provide further details

Provider Access Policy Statement

  • Pupils at Waverley School are entitled to independent careers guidance from Year 8 to Year 13.  This Entitlement is designed to reflect the three core aims outlined in the Career Development Institute framework:
    • Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education
    • Learning about careers and the world of work
    • Developing your career management and employability skills
  • All Provider access requests and contacts should be directed to the ‘Learn to Work’ Team on 0121 446 2781 or to andy@learntowork.org.uk
  • All Provider access requests will be granted where delivery is logistically viable and content increases pupil aspiration and awareness of future opportunities
  • Providers can expect contact from the ‘Learn to Work’ Team to schedule delivery arrangements within five working days of an access request being accepted
  • Post 16/Post 18 Providers are always welcome to leave prospectuses for display and distribution to pupils, please contact the details above to arrange delivery

 

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 8

STEM/UTC events or talks

Unifrog assembly

 

Engineering/Rail activity

‘Host A Visitor’ event – 8 speakers for 60 mins Q&A

Year 9

STEM/UTC events or talks

Unifrog assembly

 

KS4 options event

 

Engineering/Rail activity

 

Careers/HE Fair

 

 

Year 10

Assembly and/or group talks covering various vocational areas

Mock Interview event

‘Speed networking’ careers event – 12 speakers for 15 mins Q&A in small groups

 

Careers/HE Fair

 

Year 11

Post 16 Options & Unifrog assemblies

Post-16 taster sessions

 

Apprenticeships assembly & group work

 

Careers/HE Fair

 

 

Year 12

Interview preparation workshops

Psychometric tests workshops

Careers talks delivered by industry specialists

 

Business Challenges

 

Careers/HE Fair

 

Employability Skills workshops

 

Year 13

HE/Higher apprenticeship

 

application workshops

 

Talks from HE admission/outreach staff

Alumni-led ‘Careers journey’ talks

 

Workshops on HE/App. interview technique

Workshops on student finance/budgeting

Careers Guidance Information

  • The School Careers Leader is H McAuley who can be reached on 0121 566 6600 or at hmcauley@waverley.bham.sch.uk
  • Summary of the School Careers Programme (Key Stage 3 Lesson Titles):
    • Personal skills
    • Workplace behaviour
    • Communication and body language
    • Assertiveness
    • Overcoming challenges
    • Thinking confidently 
  • Summary of the School Careers Programme (Key Stage 4 Lesson Titles):
    • Thinking about communication
    • Impact of non-verbal-communication
    • Organisational values and workplace behaviour
    • Facing challenges
    • Building resilience
    • Assertive behaviour
  • School will review the information published above at the start of each academic year, alongside it’s Careers delivery partner, Learn to Work Limited (next review September 2019)