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Careers

Careers at Broomhill Bank School

Every young person at Broomhill Bank School is entitled to careers education and guidance, both within the curriculum delivery and at key points to provide help and support with options and decisions. It is the responsibility of all staff to contribute to this process through their role.

Careers-Strategy-September-2023-for-approval-SBT-17-Nov.docx

Careers Team

The senior lead for careers at Broomhill Bank School is Mr Batchelor. He can be contacted on:

sbatchelor@broomhill-bank.kent.sch.uk

The aim of Broomhill Bank school is “Preparation for life”. The careers strategy is designed to ensure that students feel informed and supported at every stage of their journey at the school and are able to make choices and engage in curriculum and additional activities that will enable     them to meet their aspirations.

Broomhill Bank School works closely with other providers to ensure that students have the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their next steps.

The school Provider Access statement can be found 

Broomhill-Bank-School-Provider-Access-Statement 2023

Impact

All careers and progression activities that students engage in will be recorded and monitored through the use of:

  1. Cascade software to report on student engagement with Kudos.
  2. A student facing careers and progression tracking document.
  3. Tracking on SIMS

Engagement in careers and progression activities will form part of the termly report for parents  and discussions at parents and options evenings.

The school will assess the levels of engagement with the careers strategy through the use of   Compass+ software and the completion of the year group objectives.

The school will make use of destination data to measure the impact of the strategy; specifically, the range and number of positive destinations achieved by students when they leave Broomhill Bank. The school would consider a positive destination to be further education, higher education, an apprenticeship or employment.

The school destination data can be found on our website

Useful websites

There is a huge number of websites and resources available to support young people and parents with careers advice and to make choices about their future. The following websites are recommended.

Careers

The National Careers Service website is the main resource for careers information and where to find additional support in your area.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Career Pilot has interactive quizzes and resources to help young people find a career that matches their skills and interests.

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

Local colleges

Information about the local Further Education colleges in Kent can be found here:

North Kent College (Dartford, Gravesend, Hadlow & Tonbridge)

https://www.northkent.ac.uk/

MidKent College (Maidstone & Medway)

https://www.midkent.ac.uk/

East Kent College (Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover & Folkestone)

https://www.ekcgroup.ac.uk/

Apprenticeships

The government website provides an easy to use search facility to find apprenticeships close to your local area:

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

Amazing apprenticeships offers a wealth of resources, advice and testimonies about apprenticeships:

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

University

The Uni Connect website offers advice and support on the benefits and realities of going to university or studying for a degree apprenticeship.

https://www.ofsuniconnect.org/

UCAS is the main search and application tool for university.

https://www.ucas.com/

The Kent & Medway Progression Federation (KMPF) works with schools, colleges and universities to grow the number of young people that progression into higher education. This part of their website is specifically designed to offer support to parents and carers.

https://kmpf.org/parents-and-carers-zone/

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