How is Careers taught at Dovedale?

Throughout Year 10 and Year 11 PSHE

Post 16 and job research using software and websites:

  • National Careers Service
  • START profile careers software
  • icould
  • Not going to uni
  • Government apprenticeship website

Researching Post 16 options

  • Applying for jobs and college courses
  • Writing a covering letter
  • Writing a CV
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Good and bad interviews
  • What to wear to an interview
  • Interview questions and answers

Careers Day

Alongside a visit to a post 16 provider, pupils explore post 16 options and link different subjects to careers.

Work experience placement in Y10

  • The benefits of doing work experience
  • Finding a work experience placement
  • Writing to and contacting a placement
  • Completing a work experience log book

External Visits

  • Solihull College Blossomfield Campus
  • Queen Alexandra College
  • The Skills Show at the NEC November 2018
  • Individual visits to providers are made when appropriate

External Speakers

  • National Citizen Service

Careers Fair

  • James Brindley Careers Fair.

How can you support your child at home

  • There are many ways that you can help your child to make plans for their future can:
  • Listen carefully to their views and be open to exploring different ideas.
  • Together research careers ideas and post 16 options using websites and attending open days.
  • START profile careers software can be accessed at home alongside other websites listed above.