Our careers offer and strategy

1.  Every student in the school should have access to impartial, independent and personalised careers education, information, advice.
2.  The School has a Careers Access policy which gives an overview of the careers provision at St Bernard’s and gives information about how the school makes links with business, careers provision and destination outcomes. This policy is reviewed and approved by the governing body at least every two years.
3.  St Bernard’s has a governor with designated oversight for ensuring that the institution supports all pupils to relate their learning to careers and the world of work from an early age.
4.  St Bernard’s uses the Unifrog platform to ensure students and parents are provided with up-to-date information about the labour market. Unifrog is also used to capture the careers and enterprise journey students make. This includes students’ development of key employability skills.
5.  Every young person in the School will have the opportunity to meet employers to support their knowledge and experience of career pathway options. This may include career insights from industry experts, coaching, mentoring, enterprise activities, and other relevant activities.

Our tailored approach for each year group:

  • Y7 – Engagement and Introduction to Careers and Enterprise
    • Outcome – Increased awareness and knowledge of the world of work
  • Year 8 – Development of Careers Paths and Subject Engagement
    • Outcome – Knowledge led options with links to the world of work.
  • Year 9 – Informed Career Choices
    • Outcome – Confidence in option choices and engagement with subjects
  • Year 10 – Well Informed and Ambition
    • Outcome – Preparing for the world of work and Post 16
  • Year 11 – Prepared and Inspired 
    • Outcome – Prepared and ready for Post 16