Year 10: I Plan
Year 10 students start to research and plan their future post 16 options and develop their employability skills. Structured activities are developed through PSHE days which help them to make informed decisions about post 16 options. Every year students participate in Stepping into the future conference at the University of Manchester. Students participate in different workshops and sessions which helps them prepare to make a more effective and planned transition from school to further education, training and employment. Apprenticeships and T levels benefits are also highlighted during form time along with CV writing skills. Students also learn from Labour Market information session. Year 10 also compete one week of work experience in Spring term. Our Futures company help us find work placements ranging over different employment sectors. Early career guidance appointments start with our school career adviser and drop in session are available throughout the week with Work Related Learning coordinator over break and lunch.
Year 10 Work Experience
Work experience will provide a young person with an introduction to the world of work by undertaking a work placement on employer premises, carrying out tasks or duties in the role of an employer and learning valuable work skills such as punctuality, communication, commitment and team work.
Forms / Guides
Levenshulme is working with Our Futures Ltd in partnership with our Year 10 students. In line with HSE guidelines they will check that employers have up to date Employers Liability Insurance at the time of the placement, brief them on work experience and best practice, and undertake health and safety appraisals where necessary to ensure the health,safety and welfare of students.
Please find all the relevant information, forms and guides for self placement under ‘Forms / Guides’. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Qureshi – Work related Learning Coordinator.
Year 11: I Decide
All Year 11 decide what they are going to do post 16 and apply for this. Students are offered a one to one guidance interview with our School Careers Adviser to support them in making their future choices. Follow up appointments are also offered to pupils who need more time or support to make the right decisions. In addition, we ensure all pupils have access to a range of guest speakers and visits so they can make well-informed choices. A Careers Fair is held as part of our extensive CEIAG programme where students are able to talk to local colleges, sixth forms, training and apprenticeship providers so they can consider clearly their future options. The programme includes school visits, career talks with colleges, apprenticeship and training providers, employers and professionals, STEM exhibitions, workshops on financial planning and inspirational speakers. The Year 11 team along with Work Related Learning coordinator oversee the college applications process, the school reference and help them prepare for college interview. Students are supported and guided with applying for Colleges/Sixth Forms by their Tutors, Career Advisor and Work-Related Learning Coordinator ,College and sixth form drop in sessions.
Extra support is also available through local authority for students who may require personalised and targeted support to make a successful transition. Our Career adviser also works closely with our most vulnerable students and attend all the key review meetings.