Careers

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Our Careers Team:

  • Mrs Troake: Senior Careers link

  • Mr Capewell: Careers and Enterprise Lead

  • Miss Williams: Careers Co-odinator
  • Mrs Gray: Careers Hub Link
  • Mrs Rowe: Connexions Careers Advisor

How we provide careers advice & guidance:

Providing the highest quality careers information, education, advice and guidance is important to us at Venn Boulevard Centre. We aim to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills, abilities and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career. Our careers programmes begins in year 7 when we begin to explore options and raise aspirations in partnership with a wide range of post 16 providers and careers educators.

All young people are required by law to continue in education or training until they are 18 and we are committed to ensuring that they are able to progress to the most appropriate post 16 option which might be at a sixth form or FE college, apprenticeship or traineeship.

There is a carefully tailored programme for every year group, which involves careers education in lessons, visits to colleges and employers as well as careers fairs and employer engagement days. Our strategy is designed to develop core skills for employability including personal, learning and thinking skills in enterprise, problem solving and communication.

We are very proud of our record in ensuring our students progress to the right destination post 16, and succeed on their chosen course by continuing to provide support from GCSE and beyond.

Student careers entitlement

By the end of year 11 every student will have had the opportunity to access:

  • Impartial information, advice and guidance from an independent, highly qualified advisor
  • Individual careers interview and action plan
  • Careers events and visits
  • Support in writing personal statements/CVs
  • Detailed, accurate references
  • Where deemed appropriate, opportunities to work with employers undertake work-related learning
  • Support and guidance in applying for apprenticeships
  • Additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities or who may face barriers to making progress post 16

How Venn Boulevard Centre measures and assesses the impact of the careers program on the students

  • We seek feedback from students and providers at careers events and visits.
  • Student and staff questionnaires are used to gauge student understanding of careers education and the impact on their aspirations.
  • Tracking of student destinations after they leave Boulevard Centre.
  • Termly reviews of Compass Plus with support from the Hull and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Our next review of Careers data will be on 30th November

Further information:

“Pupils make strides socially and emotionally.”

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“Before coming to
school, you and other leaders work hard to understand the needs of individual
pupils.”

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“Pupils told inspectors that they really value the way in which they feel respected at your school.”

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“Pupils value the way in which you and your
staff make everyone feel included.”

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“Inspectors saw first-hand the way in which your staff spoke to pupils with compassion and respect.”

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“The work of the
life coach can include one-to-one work in addition to positive thinking strategies,
mindfulness and aromatherapy.”

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“In classrooms, pupils focus hard and respond well to any advice and guidance that is given to them.”

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“The most striking aspect of your school is the way in which you plan to support pupils’ individual needs.”

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“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

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“The systems and structures that you have put in place ensure that pupils feel safe at school.”

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“Teaching at your school is characterised by positive relationships between members of staff and pupils.”

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“Teachers and teaching assistants work hard to ensure that pupils are ‘nudged’ in the right direction in lessons.”

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“Within classrooms, teachers reward positive behaviours consistently.”

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“Pupils at your school feel safe.”

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“Pupils talked to us about the way in which you
and your staff celebrate difference and help to make everyone feel valued.”

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“You seek to identify any triggers which cause pupils to behave erratically and you work towards eliminating these.”

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“All pupils benefit from targets to help them to develop their social and emotional skills and to build a level of resilience.”

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“Pupils welcome new arrivals with understanding and compassion.”

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“Your school helps pupils to become
confident rounded young people.”

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“Once at school, the life coach works with
individuals to help them to deal with any anxieties that they may have.”

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“Pupils are given chances to reflect upon this
through ‘life books’ where observations are made, and improvements praised.”

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“Teachers consider
pupils’ emotional well-being deeply and give them space when they need to refocus.”

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“An SEMH curriculum runs through the heart of your school.”

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“A time of ‘reflection’ at the end of the
day allows pupils to consider how they have performed at school and helps them to focus on their attitudes and behaviours. ”

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