The Brades Lodge site employs a Careers Leader to oversee Careers Education within the school and the school has also purchased impartial Information and Guidance through Sandwell Connexions. Through the Black Country Consortium the school has also been allocated an Enterprise Adviser, Mr Adam Harris, who is Operations Director at Atlas Forklift to provide real world links and experience for our pupils.

Student Entitlements to Careers Education are set out in a newly updated Careers Policy (copies available in the Careers Department). There is a planned programme of Careers Education providing opportunities to develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make realistic career decisions.

As a pupil at the Brades Lodge you are entitled to the following:

  • Impartial 1:1 support form Connexions
  • Careers lessons in school
  • Visit to the WorldSkill show in KS4
  • Visits to Colleges and Training Providers
  • Access to the Careers Enterprise Adviser
  • Alternative provision and work experience that interests you and your career path
  • Fast Tomato - to see what career is best for you

In order to assess the impact Careers is having on pupils the school will be provided with the Destination Reports of pupils which analyses the destination of pupils and the retention rates post 16.

The school is also working towards the Quality in Careers Standard to ensure the best outcomes for pupils at Shenstone Lodge School.

Message to Parents :

 

“Dear Parents I would like to inform you of the benefits of us having a careers programme in school throughout year   7–11. Our careers programme will enable students to grow in confidence, develop employability skills, be ready for the world of work, develop self-awareness of what careers will suit their individual personality, skills and interests. Become aware of all post 16 options, courses and choices such as A levels, BTECS, study programmes, apprenticeships programmes. We welcome involvement and feedback from yourself as parents and guardians about what we provide at Brades in relation to careers advice and guidance"

 

For Apprenticeship information please CLICK here

For more information or feedback regarding careers please contact :

Head of Careers at Brades Lodge

Scott Worton

Careers Leader

0121 5523125

scott.worton@shenstonelodge.co.uk

Careers Curriculum Map

Careers Information, Education and Guidance Policy

Careers Education, information and Guidance - Pupils

 

Careers weblinks :

College Open Day Events 2018/19

Fast Tomato online career guidance

WorldSkills Show UK

Connexions Sandwell

Raising Participation Age

Atlas Forklifts -Providing Material Handling Solutions

Careers guidance and access for education and training

Note: Impartial carriers advice and guidance is provided by Debbie Jones from Sandwell Connexions. It is directed at both parents/carers and students of Shenstone Lodge School.  Who will be available for advice in school every Tuesday 9am till 12pm.

 

 

Financial Support :

Sandwell College

Halsowen College

Walsall College

Dudley College

Official Labour Market Statistics

Local Labour Market Intelligence

 

 

 

 

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