Leighton Middle School Careers Guidance and Provider Access Statement
Date of implementation: Reviewed December 2019
Review date: Yearly
Careers leader: R Herbert (HOY 8) (contact the school email for information)
Line manager: N Black (Assistant Headteacher)
At Leighton Middle School, we believe that good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them in the future. Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future.
At Leighton Middle School this starts in year 5 through assemblies and in class discussion and continues throughout the school with a greater focus in Y7 & Y8 and onto Upper School.
Start - Careers and further education training website
Start is designed to underpin the school's career programme as a resource accessed by students in Year 7 and Year 8.
Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools. Therefore helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability.
A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.
Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.