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The Curriculum

Implementation

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FOYF Programme: All Years

Every scheme of learning across our curriculum has an aspect of FOYF embedded. Students are encouraged to see the relevance of both content and skills across the curriculum.

FOYF Programme: Y7

Measurable outcomes:

  1. Students have been introduced to their digital passport on Start
  2. Students have identified their personal traits, strengths and skills
  3. Students have been introduced to SMART targets and the importance of reflection and review

What this looks like:

  • Our Reflect and Refocus approach, together with our Extended Provision curriculum, aims to help students to understand more about themselves (self-development), know where to look for useful information (careers exploration) and plan for their future (career management).
  • All Y7 students take part in FOYF assemblies.
  • All students take part in 3 targeted ‘drop-down’ sessions (1 per term).
  • All students are introduced to the Start platform and begin assembling their digital passport.
  • All students engage in: ‘Networking for Success’ (Hot seat interviews with a range of external visitors).
  • Selected students participate in additional FOYF activities: e.g. ’Women Into Science.’
  • All students are encouraged to access the FOYF resources available at break and lunchtime in our dedicated FOYF resource area and our library.

FOYF Programme: Y8

Measurable outcomes:

  1. Students can explicitly link their curriculum learning to a wide range of careers
  2. Students can describe key employability skills
  3. Students can explain the importance of STEAM subjects and their links to a wide range of careers

What this looks like:

  • Our Reflect and Refocus approach, together with our Extended Provision curriculum, aims to help students to understand more about themselves in terms of employability skills (self-development), know more about enterprise (careers exploration) and see the relevance of their learning to career choices (career management).
  • All Y8 students take part in FOYF assemblies.
  • All students attend a FOYF fair with opportunities to explore different employment sectors through encounters with many different employers; to identify opportunities in FE and HE; to learn about apprenticeship opportunities; to encounter the armed services.
  • All students take part in 3 targeted ‘drop-down’ sessions (1 per term).
  • All students are encouraged to use the Start platform to explore careers and add activities to develop their digital passport.
  • All students engage in: ‘Networking for Success’ (Hot seat interviews with a range of external visitors) supported by the ‘Wider World’ programme in English.
  • Selected students participate in additional FOYF activities: e.g. ‘GirlTech’.

All students are encouraged to access the FOYF resources available at break and lunchtime in our dedicated FOYF resource area and our library.

FOYF Programme: Y9

Measurable outcomes:

  1. Students can identify how to stand up to stereotyping and discrimination
  2. Students are aware of labour market information and how it may be useful to them
  3. Students can make the most of digital and face-to-face CEIAG to prepare for GCSE Options

What this looks like:

  • Our Reflect and Refocus approach, together with our Extended Provision curriculum, aims to help students to understand more about themselves in terms of equality and diversity (self-development), know more about subject links to careers (careers exploration) and think carefully about their KS4 option choices (career management).
  • All Y9 students take part in FOYF assemblies.
  • All students attend a FOYF fair with opportunities to explore different employment sectors through encounters with many different employers; to identify opportunities in FE and HE; to learn about apprenticeship opportunities; to encounter the armed services.
  • All students take part in 3 targeted ‘drop-down’ sessions (1 per term).
  • All students are encouraged to use the Start platform to explore careers available in our region and nationally and add activities to develop their digital passport.
  • All students take part in Options assemblies, supported by tutor conversations, to ensure suitable choices for smooth transition to KS4. Most students, along with their parents, engage in our Options Evening to support fully-informed decision-making.
  • Selected students participate in additional FOYF activities: e.g. ‘Leeds Youth Summit’.
  • All students are encouraged to access the FOYF resources available at break and lunchtime in our dedicated FOYF resource area and our library.

FOYF Programme: Y10

Measurable outcomes:

  1. Students can explain and evidence how they are improving their employability skills
  2. Students can use the ‘Reflect and Refocus’ approach to manage their well-being, progress and achievements
  3. Students can describe how to manage financial issues relating to education, training and employment choices

What this looks like:

  • Our Reflect and Refocus approach, together with our Extended Provision curriculum, aims to help students to understand more about themselves in terms of their ability to reflect and set targets for themselves (self-development), know more about financial aspects of different career routes (careers exploration) and think carefully about lifelong well-being (career management).
  • All Y10 students take part in FOYF assemblies.
  • All students attend a FOYF fair with opportunities to explore different employment sectors through encounters with many different employers; to identify opportunities in FE and HE; to learn about apprenticeship opportunities; to encounter the armed services.
  • All students take part in 3 targeted ‘drop-down’ sessions (1 per term).
  • All students are encouraged to use the Start platform to identify and evidence their wider employability skills in their digital passport and to begin to explore Post-16 options.
  • All students take part in a session on CV writing and then write their own personal statement.
  • Most students, along with their parents, engage in our Target-setting Evening to support fully-informed decision-making.
  • Selected students participate in additional FOYF activities: e.g. ‘Creativity Skills for Sustainability’.
  • All students are encouraged to access the FOYF resources available at break and lunchtime in our dedicated FOYF resource area and our library.

FOYF Programme: Y11

Measurable outcomes:

  1. Students make well-informed, realistic choices for Post-16 transition
  2. Students develop those qualities and skills which will help to improve employability
  3. Students have an appropriate intended destination

What this looks like:

  • Our Reflect and Refocus approach, together with our Extended Provision curriculum, aims to help students to understand more about themselves in terms of their own employability skills and how to evidence these (self-development), know more about their initial career ideas (careers exploration) and think carefully about their KS4 option application (career management).
  • All Y11 students take part in FOYF assemblies.
  • All students attend a FOYF fair with opportunities to explore different employment sectors through encounters with many different employers; to identify opportunities in FE and HE; to learn about apprenticeship opportunities; to encounter the armed services.
  • All students take part in 2 targeted ‘drop-down’ sessions (1 in Autumn and 1 in Spring).
  • All students are encouraged to use the Start platform to explore where to study and complete their final personal statement using their digital passport.
  • All students are introduced to Start to Apply in order to make their Post-16 applications.
  • All students take part in KS5 Options assemblies, supported by tutor conversations, to ensure suitable choices for smooth transition to Post-16. Most students, along with their parents, engage in our Post-16 Study Evening to support fully-informed decision-making.
  • Selected students participate in additional FOYF activities: e.g. ‘Apprenticeships – what are they?’
  • All students are encouraged to access the FOYF resources available at break and lunchtime in our dedicated FOYF resource area and our library.

FOYF Programme: Y12

Measurable outcomes:

  1. Students have started to explore how to make well-informed, realistic choices for Post-18 transition
  2. Students can use the ‘Reflect and Refocus’ approach to manage their well-being, progress and achievements
  3. Students engage in the study programme to develop hands on experience in developing employability skills and awareness of roles and responsibilities within the labour market.

What this looks like:

  • Our Reflect and Refocus approach, together with our Extended Provision curriculum, aims to help students to understand more about themselves in terms of their ability to reflect and set targets for themselves (self-development), know more about financial aspects of different career routes (careers exploration) and think carefully about lifelong well-being (career management).
  • All Y12 students take part in FOYF assemblies and also deliver assemblies to lower school students.
  • All students attend a FOYF fair with opportunities to explore different employment sectors through encounters with many different employers; to identify opportunities in FE and HE; to learn about apprenticeship opportunities; to encounter the armed services.
  • All students engage in the study skills programme in term 1 and the and study programme throughout the year.
  • Selected students participate in programmes such as the Progression Module, EPQ and Brilliant Club.
  • Selected students attend the STEM workshop (term 1)
  • All Year 12 students attend a UCAS exhibition (term 3)
  • All Year 12 students take part in FOYF week: UCAS registration, apprenticeships talk, visits to university, university taster session, student finance, personal statement workshops.
  • Parents / carers are encouraged to attend ‘UCAS information evening’ led by the Sixth Form team and the University of Huddersfield to help their child make informed decisions Post 18 (term 3)
  • Selected students attend the IntoUniversity Careers Day at the University of Leeds (term 2)
  • All students are encouraged to use the Start platform to identify and evidence their wider employability skills in their digital passport and to begin to explore Post-18 options.
  • All year 12 students engage in a 1-week work experience placement as part of the curriculum.
  • Students are encouraged to attend open days / taster days (term 2 and 3)
  • All students are encouraged to access the FOYF resources available at break, lunchtime and in their study session in our dedicated FOYF resource area in T06.

FOYF Programme: Y13

Measurable outcomes:

  1. Students well-informed, realistic choices for Post-18 transition
  2. Students have an appropriate intended destination
  3. Students use the ‘Reflect and Refocus’ approach to manage their well-being, progress and achievements

What this looks like:

  • Our Reflect and Refocus approach, together with our Extended Provision curriculum, aims to help students to understand more about themselves in terms of their ability to reflect and set targets for themselves (self-development), know more about financial aspects of different career routes (careers exploration) and think carefully about lifelong well-being (career management).
  • All Y13 students take part in FOYF assemblies and also deliver assemblies to lower school students.
  • Selected students complete their EPQ projects (term 1)
  • All students attend a FOYF fair with opportunities to explore different employment sectors through encounters with many different employers; to identify opportunities in FE and HE; to learn about apprenticeship opportunities; to encounter the armed services.
  • All students take part in UCAS / Apprenticeship focused tutorials, supported by tutor conversations, to ensure suitable choices for smooth transition to Post-18.
  • All students are encouraged to use the Start platform to explore where to study and to support with their final personal statement.
  • Students are encouraged to attend open days / taster days / applicant days (term 1 and 2)
  • All students are offered the opportunity to participate in 1-1 mock interviews including preparation for Russel group Universities, Medicine, Veterinary and Oxbridge.
  • All students are offered 1-1 personal statement, CV and student finance sessions.
  • All students are encouraged to access the FOYF resources available at break, lunchtime and in their study session in our dedicated FOYF resource area in T06.

 


In addition, in 2019 – 2020 students in main school have benefitted from:

  • University of Leeds ‘Women Into Science’
  • BBC Bitesize careers panel for creative industries
  • Ahead Partnership careers panel
  • C&K Careers employability skills workshops
  • Motivational talk from Paralympic Athlete, Danielle Brown
  • Employability workshop with Morrison’s PLC and Leeds City College
  • Apprenticeship Hub apprenticeship presentation
  • Preparation for mock election
  • Interview panels for Deputy Headteacher, Head of humanities faculty and other teaching posts
  • University of Leeds Health and Medicine taster day
  • Interview panels for Red Kite Initial Teacher Training
  • Backstage, front of house and stage roles for school production
  • Health careers day for young carers: ‘Couldn’t Care Less’
  • Experience day for careers in the museum sector
  • Working with a performance poet
  • Elland Road regional careers fair
  • ‘Building my Future’ programme from the construction industry
  • KS5 transition day
  • Brilliant Club