Careers Programme


2018-19 Current PHS Careers Offer
  During Yr7During Yr8During Yr9During Yr10During Yr11
2023 Leavers Current yr7KS3 Assemblies - links to careers - outside visitors in to discuss careers with studentsCitizenship (KR) 1hr/2wks    
2022 Leavers Current yr8KS3 Assemblies - links to careers - outside visitors in to discuss careers with studentsPHSE
(KR) 2hr/2weeks
PHSE
(KR) 1hr/2weeks
   
2021 Leavers Current yr9KS3 Assemblies - links to careers - outside visitors in to discuss careers with studentsCitizenship (WF)   1hr/2wksPHSE
(KR) 2hr/2weeks
PHSE
(KR) 1hr/2weeks
  
2020 Leavers Current yr10KS4 Assemblies - links to careers - outside visitors in to discuss careers with studentsCitizenship
(PS & WF)   1hr/wk
Citizenship (WF)   1hr/2wksCitizenship
(PS) 1hr/2wks

WEX (Seal of Approval) (JM)
PHSE (PS) Workskills BTEC 1hr/2wks

 
2019 Leavers Current yr11KS4 Assemblies - links to careers - outside visitors in to discuss careers with students visits out to Jobs Fairs run by the The Event Office in accordance with the LEACitizenship (SAS) 1hr/wkCitizenship (WF) 1hr/wkCitizenship
(PS)
1hr/wk
WEX (Seal of Approval) (JM)
PHSE (PS) Workskills BTEC 1hr/2wks
BTEC Workskills (PS) 
1to1 support with UCAS applications             Supported visits & TASTER days to post 16 placements
/colleges

Work Experience

All Year 10 pupils participate in a one week block work experience placement of their choice.  This is organised by the School in conjunction with Seal Of Approval.

The work experience week is in May before GCSE examinations start. This year it is 29 April - 3 May.

Mr J Murphy is the current lead in Careers for the school and overseas the WEX & Transition to post 16. Should any parents/carers/careers related queries need to contact Mr Murphy, please contact the school on 01304 853033.

Careers policy currently being updated. Next review June 2019.

CEIAG Careers - What We Do at Portal House

In accordance with the 2018 Department for Education Careers Strategy, Portal House School functions to support each student (designated as SEMH) in their secondary education phase. Focus and support is given so every student has the opportunity to attain an individualised post 16 pathway with the aim for all students to access a suitable career path. Portal House places great importance on supporting and guiding all students in planning their educational and career pathway.  We want students to go as far as their talents will take them and to have a rewarding career.  All staff at Portal House work collaboratively to advise and guide each student on to their desired career choice with the education, information, advice and guidance they require to understand the range of opportunities available to them in today’s economy. If it not possible for them to acquire the skills and qualifications they need to succeed in the workplaces of the future here at Portal House then they are given accurate and up to date, impartial information for them to make the right choices for post 16 development. Using their educational achievements from Portal House as their foundation.  

Our careers provision is influenced strongly by the Gatsby Benchmarks (a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools) so that we as a school can offer the best we can in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

 The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  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

To measure our progress towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks we utilise tools such as ‘Compass’ and obtain feedback from students, staff, parents, employers and Governors throughout the year.

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