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Oakfield Park School

All Different, All Valued, All Equal

Careers

Careers is taught throughout our curriculum from year 7 to year 11. Throughout Vehicle Topic planning we ensure a link to careers.

The Careers Lead for School is Dave Smith.  

Please contact him for further information.  

dsmith@oakfieldpark.wakefield.sch.uk or 01977 613423.

 

Oakfield Park Careers Education Summary

Key Stage 3 

Careers Education Focus 

Year 7 & 8 

  • Classroom Lessons on Skills & Interests 
  • Roleplay of work-related activities 
  • Joining with and observing older learners carrying out vocational activities in school 

Year 9 

  • Education, Health & Care Plan Transition Review 
  • Working together with students and families to identify aspirations and goals for the future 

Key Stage 4 

Careers Education Focus 

Year 10 

  • Classroom lessons on Skills & Interests. 
  • Learning about roles/jobs around school and develop skills in relation to working. 
  • Work experience in class – undertaking class jobs 

Year 11 

  • Continued classroom work experience and whole school jobs linked to the curriculum.  
  • Visits to work places as part of the curriculum. 
  • Education, Health & Care Plan Transition Review 
  • Working together with students and families to identify aspirations and goals for the future. 

Key Stage 5 

Careers Education Focus 

Year 12 

  • Classroom Lessons on Skills & Interests. 
  • Enterprise lessons around understanding what jobs are for and introducing concepts of making money and budgeting where appropriate. 
  • Functional Skills Maths and/or English accreditation 
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  • Lessons focused on understanding and writing CV’s, applying for jobs, interview practice and appropriate behaviour. 
  • On-site work-related learning activities such as reception/admin work and deliveries around school. 
  • Independently using the school Tuck Shop 

Year 13 

  • Off-site work experience placement in local business. 
  • Continued classroom and on-site work and focus on CV’s, applications, interviews and behaviour where appropriate. 
  • Visits to work places linked to areas of interest. 
  • BTEC in Construction. Sport and Leisure and/or Horticulture 
  • Functional Skills Maths and/or English accreditation 
  • Education, Health & Care Plan Transition Review 
  • Working together with students and families to identify aspirations and goals for the future. 
  • Supporting students with transition to supported internship scheme or pe-internship course if appropriate. 

Year 14 

  • Continue offsite work experience.  
  • Visits to Employment Fairs and open day events. 
  • Education, Health & Care Plan Transition Review 
  • BTEC in Construction. Sport and Leisure and/or Horticulture 
  • Functional Skills Maths and/or English accreditation 
  • Working together with students and families to identify aspirations and goals for the future through a Vocational Profile. 
  • ASDAN Personal progress mini Enterprise project 
  • Education, Health & Care Plan Transition Review 
  • Working together with students and families to identify aspirations and goals for the future. 
  • Supporting students with transition to supported internship or pre-internship course if appropriate 

Below is the Programme of Study which is used in KS3 and KS4: