Careers Education Information & Guidance

Careers Education Information And Guidance

We believe that every student should experience high quality CEIAG whilst at Judgemeadow.

We believe that every student should experience high quality CEIAG whilst at Judgemeadow.  Alongside their academic achievements this will build their skills offering them improved future social mobility, financial security and therefore well-being. We want to create a culture that allows our students to mature and become confident, employable, aspirational and adaptable learners and employees.

The world of work and nature of employment is changing at an incredible rate.  The pandemic has only increased this pace of change.  To be successful in this environment our students need academic success and a range of essential skills, including creativity, resilience and communication as well as their academic qualifications.

We want to work in partnership with our students and their families alongside employers, colleges and universities enabling our students to make informed choices and realise they can be the architects of their own future.

Our Aims
    • Using the nationally recognised Gatsby Benchmarks strategically plan and deliver a high quality series of taught, experiential and enrichment activities through years 7 – 11 including further and higher education, apprenticeship and internship information
    • Help students to recognise their strengths, talents and interests and to use these as they consider their post 16 choices.
    • Ensure each student has the opportunity for 1 to 1 guidance sessions with our Careers Advisor.
    • Promote a culture that shows educational success and personal maturity are both part of an accepted pathway into adulthood.
    • Actively teach the essential skills needed for progression to employment, further and higher education.
    • Help students to understand how these skills make them highly employable within the changing context of work.
    • Create a culture where students have high and realistic aspirations for their future.
    • Expect all staff to buy into this culture of aspiration and achievement.

 

We measure the impact of this programme through Student Voice, Staff Feedback, Student, Parent & Employer Feedback from specific events and Compass+ Tracking We will be introducing parental feedback using survey monkey from 2021/22. We have an Enterprise Advisor who works at a strategic level to ensure our programme meets the changing needs of our students as they prepare for their future.

 

LLEP careers hub

Judgemeadow is proud to have been part of the Leicester City Careers Hub since its inception in 2012.  These regular meetings with schools and colleges from across the city and county have enabled us all to share good practice and gain further understanding through presentations from FE Colleges, universities, employers etc.  All of which have enhanced our provision for our students.

We have also successfully applied and been accepted as one of 20 schools from across the city and county to be part of the LLEP Careers Hub.  These hubs are a new Careers & Enterprise Council  initiative with our LLEP being one of 20 pilot schemes and the only one in the midlands.

This membership will give us access to training for staff and an increased budget for careers opportunities for our students.  We will be working together to enhance our data and tracking processes and to meet all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks as soon as possible.

For more information click to view the press release.

 

Career talks and opportunities

Please note the upcoming events that provide insights and information about various career paths. Keep coming back as events are added.

Event Date Event Information

Years 7 – 11 Digital Mental Health Careers Talk

February 2022

The University of Leicester will be hosting two live Mental Health Careers Talks for students in Years 7 to 13, where they will have the opportunity to find out about the range of exciting careers in the sector including psychiatry and mental health nursing. The talks will take place virtually on MS Teams on: Tuesday 8th February, 5:15-6pm and Thursday 10th February, 5:15-6pm

Students can join the live talks here:

https://le.ac.uk/study/live-line-up

Year 7 – 9 Virtual Medicine Calling Healthcare Careers Evening

Thursday 10th March (17:00 – 19:30)

Do you have students who are interested in finding out more about the exciting and rewarding careers in medicine and healthcare? Or do you have students who are not sure what they want to do in the future but want a career that is exciting, varied and where every day is different? At this virtual event, students will hear from a breadth of healthcare professionals about what it is like working in the NHS, as well as take part in two interactive workshops to discover more about what a career in healthcare entails.

To apply​, students will need to complete an online application form with a parent or carer present. Applications close: Thursday 3rd March 2022. We would also appreciate it if you could encourage any male applicants to apply, as engagement from this group nationally for healthcare related events have been low over the past few years.

Year 10 and 11 Physics Work Experience

June and July 2022 

We are offering local students from Years 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to spend a week in the Schools of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester. During the week students will help out with a variety of projects, have the opportunity to operate the Solar telescope and talk to current university students.

For more information, please visit the webpage here. 

To apply students in Years 10 and 11 will need to complete the online form here. Students under the age of 16 years will need permission from a parent or carer to take part.