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Careers Education 

The vision of West London Free School is to give all children a classical liberal education, the aim of which is to produce confident, independent individuals capable of making informed judgements. This includes decisions about their future education, training and careers. 

Careers education is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school, through which we aim to support the aspirations of all our pupils, ensuring that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. Effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals, but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.

Our careers programme is driven by these core documents:

DfE: Careers Strategy: making the most everyone’s skills and talents released in December 2017 link here.

DfE: Careers Guidance and access for education and training providers statutory guidance link here

The Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks link here

Careers Programme

The West London Freecareers programme is delivered through form time and curriculum activities, and events such as the Careers Fair, work experience, trips, guest speaker programme and assemblies.

The objective is to help pupils:

  • Explore GCSE, A-level and post 18 options, developing an understanding of their progression and career choices
  • Prepare for the world of work by developing the soft skills needed for future employment
  • Learn about and experience wide-ranging jobs and careers
 

 

Michaelmas (Autumn)

Lent (Spring)

Trinity (Summer)

Year 7

‘Career modules – Careers Week’

KS3 Careers Day

Unifrog* career modules

Ad-hoc career experiences (linking to curriculum)

KS3 Careers Day

 

Year 8

‘Career modules – Careers Week’

KS3 Careers Day

Unifrog* career modules

Exposure to different careers - Assembly talk

 

Ad-hoc career experiences

KS3 Careers Day

Year 9

‘Career modules – Careers Week’

KS3 Careers Day

 

Unifrog* career modules

GCSE Options Guidance

Careers Fair (bi-annually
– next one in 2022)

 

Careers links during Activities Week

KS3 Careers Day

Year 10

‘Career modules – Careers Week’

Unifrog* career modules

Preparation for work experience

Careers Fair (bi-annually
– next one in 2022)

National Apprenticeship Week

One to One Career Interviews

 

Work experience

Sixth Form taster sessions

Year 11

‘Career modules – Careers Week’

Post-16 options assembly

Application process for
6th form and colleges

Unifrog* career modules

A Level Options Guidance

Careers Fair (bi-annually
– 2022)

National Apprenticeship Week

 

GCSE Results Day – 1:1 support available

Sixth form taster sessions

Year 12

Unifrog* career modules

Tutor time career modules

Guest Speaker Programme

Work experience Guidance

Enterprise activities

Unifrog* career modules

Introduction to Higher Education evening (parents and students)

Guest Speaker Programme

Careers Fair (bi-annually
– 2022)

One to One Career Interviews

Apprenticeships talk

UCAS Exhibition trip

National Apprenticeship Week

Guest Speaker Programme

Higher Education Week: University campus visit

UCAS applications support

Higher Education Talk (parents and pupils)

Apprenticeship applications support

Guest speakers from universities and employers 

Life skills’ workshops

Employability skills workshop

 

Year 13

Unifrog* career modules

Form time Careers; University and Apprenticeship application support

Preparing for interview (university/ apprenticeship) 

1:1 University and apprenticeship application support 

Guest Speaker Programme

Unifrog* career modules

Form time Careers; University and Apprenticeship application support

Careers Fair (bi-annually
– 2022)

Apprenticeships talk

1:1 University and apprenticeship application support 

National Apprenticeship Week

A-level Results Day – 1:1 support available

 

*          Unifrog is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and further education, higher education and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Unifrog includes:

—       Personality and interest quizzes to guide pupils to further/higher education options                and possible careers.

—       Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right                    time.

—       Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the                  world of work.

—       Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and            CVs.

—       Employability action plan: students can set goals and stay in control of their career                planning.

 

We are constantly striving to develop and enhance our Careers Programme using feedback from pupils, parents and teachers to measure and assess its impact.

Information in this published programme will be reviewed September 2022.

Sixth Form Information

More information about Careers Education in Year 12 and 13, including details about support offered for university and apprenticeship applications, can be found in the Sixth Form section of the website.

Careers Team

Please feel free to get in touch with our Careers Team for further information, advice or guidance in regards to careers, pathways and destinations.  

Ms Alexis Allan
Careers Lead
a.allan@wlfs.org
020 8600 0670

 

Mr Vartan Tamizian
Deputy Head of Sixth Form (UCAS and Destinations)
v.tamizian@wlfs.org
020 8600 0670

 

Ms Georgina Speller
Director of Sixth Form
g.speller@wlfs.org
020 8600 0670


 

Photography by Eleanor Bentall and Peter Mason