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Chingford Foundation School

Careers

At Chingford Foundation School we are committed to providing all our students from Years 7 to 13 with a wide-ranging programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance.

All students at Chingford Foundation School take part in a careers programme that:

  1. Provides a stable programme that is appropriate for all students
  2. Offers encounters with employers, employees, further and higher education institutions
  3. Supports students to develop the skills that are required to be successful in their future pathway

Careers programme: Year 7/ 8

  • PSHE/ Tutorial programme aims to help students to understand more about themselves (self-development), know where to look for useful information (careers exploration) and plan for the future (career management)
  • Beyond Horizons programme builds on respecting the community, original thinking and skills for the workplace
  • All students take part in the Drop Day activities
  • Offer a broad curriculum for all students
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance to support them with their GCSE preferences (Year 8)
  • All students will experience assemblies by subject leaders that inform them ahead of their option choices (Year 8)

Careers programme: Year 9

  • Tutorial programme aims to support students to develop their knowledge of different careers and enable them to make informed choices in the future
  • All students take part in the Drop Day activities
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance
  • Will register and use www.startprofile.com to help make more informed decisions about future study and career options.
  • Engaging programmes led by Oxford University to develop interview skills, verbal reasoning and debate skills. ‚Äč 

Careers programme: Year 10

  • Tutorial programme aims to support students to develop their knowledge of different careers and enable them to make informed choices in the future
  • All students take part in the Drop Day activities
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance and to support them
  • Will continue to use www.startprofile.com to help make more informed decisions about future study and career options
  • PSHE lessons (one hour a week) focus on employment and managing finances in the future

Careers programme: Year 11

  • Tutorial programme aims to help students to make a decision on their KS5 preferences that are appropriate to their interests, talents and proposed careers
  • All students take part in the Drop Day activities
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance and to support them for their GCSE preferences
  • Will continue to use www.startprofile.com to help make more informed decisions about future study and career options

Sixth Form

Careers Programme: Year 12

  • Tutorial programme aims to help students to make a decision on their future choices such as university, apprenticeships and work
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance and to support them. This includes guidance on applications and cover letters
  • Will continue to use www.startprofile.com to help make more informed decisions about future study and career options
  • Speakers invited in from different job sectors (via the Speakers in Schools programme) to deliver inspirational talks to sixth form
  • Twitter account @CFS_Futures provides information about training and apprenticeship opportunities

Careers programme: Year 13

  • Tutorial programme aims to help students to make a decision on their future choices such as university, apprenticeships and work
  • All students have access to impartial careers advice and guidance and to support them
  • Will continue to use www.startprofile.com to help make more informed decisions about future study and career options
  • Speakers invited in from different job sectors (via the Speakers in Schools programme) to deliver inspirational talks to sixth form
  • Twitter account @CFS_Futures provides information about training and apprenticeship opportunities