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|Authors:||Andrew McGarva & Adam Sykes|
|Agreed by Staff:||October 2016|
|Agreed by Governors:||November 2016|
|To Be Reviewed:||May 2023|
Link to our vision
A student will leave us with an excellent record of achievement for an academically demanding course at university or employment which will lead to a stimulating career. She will have the ambition, motivation and staying power, which will equip her to study independently and successfully at either. She will apply for internships, work experience and voluntary work in her holidays.
This policy is intended to support the College in the provision of high-quality careers education and guidance. We aim to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of each student at JCG so that she is able to embark on a fulfilling career leading to significant personal development which will enhance her life and the lives of those around her.
JCG staff, staff from external agencies and other members of our community make valuable contributions to careers education and guidance for JCG students. Our students have a broad range of opportunities to develop their personal and employability skills. The curriculum (in particular in PSHE), work experience, community involvement and non-academic activities enable JCG students to experience an enriched education through experiential learning. These opportunities help students develop their decision-making processes and prepare them for life beyond JCG.
We aim to promote self-awareness for each student so that she can be confident with her skills and knowledge. We give students time to reflect on their strengths, limitations, needs and values in academic mentoring. We help them develop skills and awareness through numerous extra-curricular activities including subject-related lectures and enterprise days. JCG students are able to take part in decision-making processes through the Student Council and other focus groups. The student experience at JCG including careers education, information, advice and guidance prepares students exceptionally well for further study and their future careers. Students leave JCG with highly developed transferable and employability skills.
The College has:-
The College provides access to:-
Work experience is an integral part of careers education and guidance and of work-related learning.
JCG meets the quality standards as laid out by the Education Department (see Appendix II).
The roles of the Employability Coordinator, tutor, Heads of School, Assistant Heads of School, subject teacher, parent and student are described in Appendix III.
Relationship to other policies
CEIAG is generally covered in the PSHE schemes of learning, sometimes by the syllabus itself, which also contains elements of citizenship and sometimes within discrete modules within the syllabus. At Key Stage 5 CEIAG is delivered through the elective programmes.
Year 7 and 8
CEIAG is covered in the PSHE programme in Years 7 & 8 through modules including an introduction to careers / work from Careers Jersey and a visit to a residential home in Year 7. In Year 8 students start to recognise their strengths, achievements and weaknesses and evaluate how these might inform future choices in learning and work. Students complete personal development planners and research careers.
In Year 9 students receive a 1 hour lesson per week covering PSHE, citizenship and careers including:-
In addition to this:-
In Year 10 students receive a 1 hour lesson per week covering PSHE, citizenship and careers including:-
Year 11 PSHE is delivered as impact sessions throughout the year:-
In addition to this:-
The careers programme is delivered in Year 12 through the Life Skills and Choices Elective sessions of 1 hour per week. It covers aspects such as Higher Education, Post 18 options, finance, work shadowing (IOD), Young Enterprise and completing CVs, covering letters and their UCAS form. Currently the majority of students apply to university and although some may take a gap year only three or four students per year will enter into full time employment.
In addition to this:-
The careers programme is delivered to Year 13 for the first term only. This is primarily for the completion of UCAS forms. In addition to this all students are seen individually by their ENR tutor / HoS before handing in their UCAS forms. All candidates for courses requiring an interview are interviewed by the Principal and a manager from an outside agency.
Post application – students are given individual advice on choosing firm and insurance institutions. We encourage students not to complete this until after the mock week.
Students not applying to university will have weekly Life Skills and Choices Elective sessions with the Employability Coordinator with the intention of securing high quality employment.
Students applying for medicine, dentistry, Oxford University or Cambridge University have bespoke preparation. (See exemplar programmes in Appendix IV)
Full and part time Year 14 students have access to the Year 13 programme as well as receiving additional help with their applications, mock interviews and personal statements.
Examples of Evidence and Person Responsible
College/ College has Careers Education & Guidance policy
Written policy to include all Key Stages – written by SLT member with responsibility for CEIAG and EC
Appropriate training is offered to those involved in CEG. This equates to a minimum of 5 days per year for each college/ college
Training is provided through the weekly Careers Teachers Meetings. INSET is provided as appropriate including IOSH courses, 6th form careers and transferable skills training e.g. VESPA – to be shared between HoSs/Heads of 6th form/EC/Tutors
College/ College will release a representative of their careers department to attend regular meetings of careers staff from all Island colleges.
Minutes of meetings – attended by EC
College/ College has current written partnership agreement with Jersey Careers Service which is formally reviewed.
The Education Liaison Manager at Careers Jersey meets annually with EC.
Careers Education is delivered for all pupils as identified in the policy:-
PSHE – Head of PSHE
Tutor programmes – HoS/Heads of 6th form
Employability - EC
The CEG programme is supported by access to suitable, up-to-date accurate, impartial information. This should have the following features:-
Head of PSHE / HoS/Heads of 6th form/EC/Careers Jersey
Materials promoting awareness and use of careers library & resources. Held in college library. Web based computer programme (New Kudos, www.prospects.ac.uk & Unifrog) which all students can access from college and home.
Colleges/ Colleges maintain information on the destinations of former pupils and provide it as required
Detailed statistics of Year 11, 12 & 13 leavers given to Careers Service by October half term. Provided by Heads of 6th form in conjunction with information from the Principal’s PA.
EC/ HoS/Heads of 6th form/Careers Jersey/SLT interviews
HoS/Heads of 6th form/ SLT member with responsibility for CEIAG /ENCO/EC
SLT interviews/EC/ HoS as appropriate
SLT interviews/EC/ HoS/Heads of 6th form
SLT member with responsibility for CEIAG / HoS/Heads of 6th form/EC
Options Evenings and Information Evenings – HoS/Heads of 6th form/ SLT member with responsibility for CEIAG / Careers Jersey/Subject Teachers
CEG is enhanced through practical involvement of employers:-
Trident providers, Careers Jersey, Work Experience during Enrichment, Business Partners. HoSs/Heads of 6th form/EC/Contributors to the JCG Careers Fair / Contributors to impact sessions
College conducts formal annual review of the CEG provision with new targets and outcomes set
Minutes of review meetings and up-dated action plans. SLT member with responsibility for CEIAG / Head of PSHE /EC / HoSs/Heads of 6th form. EC presents review & action plan to SLT annually.
The SLT member responsible for CEIAG will
Role of the Employability Coordinator
HE tutors and Heads of Sixth Form will
Role of the Tutor
Role of the Head of School / Head of School Assistant
Role of the Subject Teacher / HOD
Role of the Parent
Role of the Student
The College will review training for staff on an annual basis and would be happy to support them to complete the Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG) or any other that is relevant.
GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR WE
The Employability Coordinator (EC) is responsible for this area, although at some time many staff may be involved in encouraging students to take part in the opportunities offered by WE.
The EC takes responsibility for overseeing the entire process if carried out by another member of staff.
The general procedures are as follows:-
Procedures for off island placements:
Document check list
To be obtained by Jersey College for Girls:
Provided for employer by Jersey College for Girls:
Dear Sir or Madam,
Letter of Understanding between Jersey College for Girls and the Employer providing Work Experience
Thank you for offering a work experience placement.
To ensure that the arrangements between the Employer and Jersey College for Girls are fully understood, I would like to set out the following essential points.
1. The students will be carrying out meaningful work during the period of their employment. The work will be planned by a responsible person and the students will be given appropriate instructions before and supervision whilst operating machinery or equipment.
2. The Employer will observe all statutory requirements, in particular those required by the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989 and will ensure that the student is not required to operate any hazardous machine, to work in any hazardous environment, or to carry out work of any unsuitable or objectionable nature. The employer will supply any special or protective clothing required by the student whilst performing the work.
3. The student will not receive any payment for this work.
4. The student will not be allowed to work outside the hours stipulated in the Job Description.
5. The student will be required to sign an agreement stating: (1) that he/she will not disclose any information confidential to the employer without the employer's approval, and (2) that he/she will obey all safety, security and other instructions given by the employer.
6. The student's parents/guardians will sign an undertaking that the student will carry out these obligations and will confirm that he/she is not suffering from any complaint which will create a hazard either to the student or to those working with him/her.
7. The employer will arrange for insurance cover against accident or injury caused to the student by the negligence of the employer or another employee.
8. The employer will (as he would for paid employees) accept, or insure himself against liability for loss, damage or injury caused by the student, while acting as a servant of the organisation, to the employer's property, other employees, or a third party.
9. In the case of accident or sickness the employer will notify by telephone and without delay, the contact at the College, and the student's home if a telephone number is given. The student will be allowed to use whatever first aid facilities the employer provides.
10. The employer will endorse the Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES) Department’s child protection principles and guidelines, which not only endeavour to prevent non-accidental harm to young people but also are designed to protect adults working with them.
11. The employer recognises that the personal information of students provided by Jersey College for Girls, for the purpose of work placement/training, is subject to the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018. The employer agrees that this information will not be used or disclosed for any other purpose.
I should be grateful if you would confirm that this Letter of Understanding is acceptable to you by signing the copy and returning it to me.
I confirm that I have read this Letter of Understanding and that all points are acceptable to me.
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Child Protection principles for work related learning activities
It is the inescapable duty of every adult to ensure the health, safety and welfare of children and young people at all times.
Child Protection means protecting children against abuse and non- accidental injury and applies to all young people under the age of 18 years.
The Education Department has clear policies, practice and procedures relating to child abuse and non-accidental injury. Employers are asked, when participating in educational activities involving contact with young people, to take responsibility for their social welfare as well as their physical welfare.
Employers should do all they can to ensure their employees relationships with young people are appropriate to their age and gender, and do not give rise to comment or speculation. Attitude, behaviour and language all require careful consideration and thought.
Child Protection principles and guidelines not only endeavour to prevent non-accidental harm to young people, they are also designed to protect adults. Providers of placements should not put themselves, or their employees, in situations that can be misinterpreted by others.
(Adapted from Buckinghamshire Education Business Partnership’s principles)
CHILD PROTECTION – GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS
SAFEGUARDING YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE WORKPLACE:
For adults working with young people, particularly those below the age of sixteen, it is important to be aware of potentially difficult situations. By following the simple guidance outlined below it should be possible to ensure that the workplace is a secure and productive environment for both the provider and young person.
There may be occasions when you need to touch a young person (eg. If you are guiding them in carrying out a technical operation) these should be kept to a minimum and only used when necessary.
Whilst it is important to reassure a young person who may be nervous in a new placement and reliant on your guidance it is important not to be over familiar. Never permit ‘horseplay’ which may cause embarrassment or fear.
Where possible staff should not be on their own in an isolated or closed environment with a young person.
If you are concerned by anything the young person may disclose to you or a member of your staff in terms of child protection please telephone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for advice on 519000.
Where the young person is on a school placement please contact the Work Experience Coordinator, if they are not available then speak to the Headteacher/Principal of the young person’s school/college. Outside of working hours please telephone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) out-of-hours number on 612612.
If the young person discloses an allegation against anyone in the workplace please contact the Child Protection Team at the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for advice prior to speaking to anyone else.
If you are aware that any of your employees are disqualified from working with children and that this would present difficulties for you it would be more appropriate for you to decline the placement in order to protect yourself.
Any employer who might be interested in providing training in child protection within their organisation can contact the Safeguarding Partnership Board for advice on 442759.