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Learner Entitlements (KS3 and KS4)

At Woodlane High School we are committed to providing high quality, independent and personalised careers education for all pupils, preparing them for the demands of adult life. These learner entitlement statements are linked to the national framework created by the Careers Development Institute and are designed to share with pupils, parents/carers and the school community what they should expect from the careers programme as well as what is expected of them.

For all students in Key Stages 3 and 4, we are committed to:

  • Encouraging all pupils to consider their career through school and beyond from Year 7, through well structured careers lessons embedded within the PSCHE programme of study,  click here for further details.
  • Ensuring that all pupils have access to a wide range of up to date and relevant resources, and are given time to use these effectively.
  • Encouraging all pupils to develop their decision making skills.
  • Providing experience of the world of work through two weeks of work experience and real world activities.
  • Developing a careers programme which meets the specific needs of all pupils.
  • Equipping all pupils for independent, lifelong learning and good decision making.
  • Providing each pupil with impartial careers advice.
  • Organising events such as trips to Kidzania where they are able to see the wealth of options available to them.
  • Preparing pupils for further education and the world of work by providing interview practice and support for writing personal statements and CVs.

By the end of Key Stage 3 you will:

  • Know how to make decisions about your GCSE and Key Stage 4 subject choices.
  • Begin to recognise your skills and strengths and the possible careers in which these would be of benefit, as well as the attributes that employers look for.
  • Receive careers advice and support via staff such as your PSCHE teacher, your tutor or other staff within school.
  • Learn about financial capabilities and take part in an enterprise project.
  • Take part in role plays related to real world situations to practice key skills and have them tested in a end of school year activities session.
  • Be asked about your views and what you know, understand and can do in relation to your career learning.
  • Have the opportunity to be travel trained to encourage greater independence.

By the end of Key Stage 4 you will:

  • Have spent two weeks on work experience undertaking a wide range of tasks and learning about the world of work.
  • Be given the opportunity to visit a careers convention.
  • Have met with our impartial careers advisor as part of a group and/or as an individual to discuss future plans and leaving prospects.
  • Have knowledge of a range of further education, training and career opportunities.
  • Have taken part in PSCHE lessons and work experience preparation, designed to develop self awareness skills for self reliance and coping with the world of work and everyday life.
  • Take part in a leadership/mentoring programme working with Key Stage 3 pupils who need guidance.
  • Be asked about your views and what you know, understand and can do in relation to your career learning.