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Oak Grove College Careers

Our Careers Programme builds on OGC’s holistic, person centred approach and recognises that outcomes for our students will vary significantly, according to their needs and level of achievement; ranging from full-time paid employment to full-time care and supported living.

The careers lead for Oak Grove College is Carrie-Anne Sillence. If students, parents and carers or employers have any comments, feedback, suggestions or would like to get involved in our careers programme, please contact careers@oakgrovecollege.org.uk

Carrie-Anne Sillence

Careers Leader

Louise Jakeman

Louise Jakeman

Careers Advisor and Careers Coordinator

Level 6 qualified Careers Leadership

Undertaking Level 6 Careers and Guidance Diploma

 

We are passionate about delivering an inspiring careers programme for your young people. We are constantly seeking opportunities and feedback from students, teachers, parents, carers, governors, and our local enterprise coordinators working for West Sussex County Council Careers Hub, as well as local businesses and employers. 

This feedback is critical for us as it allows us to measure and assess our careers programme against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks as set out by Sir John Holeman Good Career Guidance | Education | Gatsby. 

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance 

In addition to feedback, we ask students to complete the Future Skills Questionnaire developed by the Careers and Enterprise Company which enables students the opportunity to reflect on their career related, knowledge and skills. This is completed annually in the Spring/Summer term and feedback helps us to: 

  • Identify barriers and areas for support 
  • Assess progress in career readiness 
  • Evaluate and further develop priorities for careers activity

Careers and Enterprise Company – About the Future skills Questionnaire 

Allyson Lucking School Governor:

“You surprise me at every meeting with what has been happening- you shoot for the stars now.” 

A Parent:

“I am really impressed with the pupil voice questionnaire and feel that this is the first time that “his voice” really reflects David as a person” 

A Parent:

“Charlie was in his element, thank you for making his dreams come true” 

A Student:

“I really enjoyed learning the rocky road and talking to the lady about her job” 

Mickey from Knight Removals shared with me:

“It feels really good trying to help others, giving something back and trying to make a difference!” 

Daisy’s from Dee Dees shared:

“I admit I was very nervous coming in today, but I feel very privileged to have met you all and cannot believe how many skills there are in one room, thank you so much for having me and I would say follow your dream as I haven’t looked back.” 

Would you like to be involved?? 

We would like to welcome you in to share your career journey with our students! We appreciate this may be initially a daunting thought but anyone that has come in has always really enjoyed meeting our wonderful students.  

We will support throughout! 

We want to hear from anyone that could give us the gift of time as it helps our students connect with our wider community and open their eyes to the many possibilities of life and help them understand how the skills and experiences, they are learning and having now will only grow and continue as they develop their career readiness. 

Please do contact us careers@oakgrovecollege.org.uk 

Opportunities for access

 

AUTUMN TERM

SPRING TERM

SUMMER TERM

YEAR 7

PD – Careers Unit – Jobs and role models

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Consultation Evening

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Whole School Production

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

YEAR 8

PD – Careers Unit – Interests and ambition

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Consultation Evening

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Whole School Production

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

YEAR 9

PD – Careers Unit – Options choices

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Key Stage 4 Options Evening

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Whole School Production

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

YEAR 10

PD – Careers Unit – choices and pathways, career identity, labour market.

FE Transition Days

Annual Reviews

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

FE Transition Days

Post-16/19 evening

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Whole School ProductionApprenticeships – Ask Programme

 

FE Transition Days

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

YEAR 11

PD Careers Unit – employment rights, employment sectors, skills and qualities, applications, interviews.

Assembly on opportunities Post 16

FE Transition Days

Annual Reviews

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Post-16/19 evening

FE Transition Days

Careers Advisor

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Whole School Production

FE Transition Days

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

 

YEAR 12

FE Transition Days

Winter Fair

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly cafe

FE Transition Days

Post-16/19 evening

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly cafe

Whole School Production

FE Transition Days

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly café

Plant Sale

YEAR 13

FE Transition Days

Winter Fair

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly cafe

FE Transition Days

Post-16/19 evening

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly café

Whole School Production

FE Transition Days

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly café

Plant Sale

YEAR 14

FE Transition Days

Winter Fair

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly cafe

FE Transition Days

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly café

Whole School Production

FE Transition Days

Transition Days to Post 19 providers

Bi-Weekly Assemblies

Weekly café

Plant Sale

 

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