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17/07/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

staffs’ hard work to prepare such incredible Learning Journeys for each faculty has paid off- and all faculty displays linking to school values! Great job team https://t.co/BxjLczIZtc

17/07/20

And that’s a wrap!! What a year for our Meridian Team! We wish our students, parents, carers and our families a very safe and happy summer holidays! We are so excited to see you back in September!

16/07/20

Fantastic News from Team Meridian! We have been awarded “we’ve embraced thrive” status!! Great achievement and we are very proud to have embraced Thrive as an approach in our school. If you would like to know more get in touch! https://t.co/tQ03M9Gpgz

16/07/20

Dear Meridian Parents and Carers, Student timetables and important information about September has been sent to you via email. If you have not received this information please email info.london Thank You

29/06/20

Another celebrity friend of Team MHS!! Thank you Courtney Tulloch for creating a workout to keep our students, staff and our parents and carers moving! The full video can be found on the Meridian Facebook Page! https://t.co/X4n7fdCkIV

12/06/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Wonderful to have children back this week . Great day at today preparing for Y10 return on Monday- looking forward to seeing some of our students next week.

12/06/20

Good Morning Parents and Carers of Meridian High! Mrs Anderson our head of school has created a short presentation for you regarding how we have prepared the school for next week. https://t.co/5f0jTu99uh

02/06/20

We are seeking fantastic learning support staff to join our great team! https://t.co/bRik0P1sXJ

23/05/20

Absolutely beautiful art work from our very talented Courtney! Well done!! https://t.co/32RUIcenEC

22/05/20

Wishing all of our families a very safe and happy half term! We will be back online and open for keyworker provision from Monday 1st June.

20/05/20

It’s National Thank A Teacher Day!! If any of our parents or students would like to send a free thank you card you can do so by following this link: https://t.co/pXmxXWBOIB

18/05/20

A reminder to all of our Meridian families that our childcare provision and online school will be closed for half term and will be back on Monday 1st June.

16/05/20

Welcome to our New Year 7 Cohort! We will be sending you your transition packs very soon! We can’t wait to meet you! https://t.co/JQEOU8AJ9F

13/05/20

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Opportunity to join our dynamic team on a journey of school improvement. Our team of students and staff make every day an incredible one https://t.co/yqa9RoQi6q

13/05/20

Absolutely fantastic work completed at home by our students making their own 3D cells. Well done Charley-Mae, Chloe, Millie and Aiden - rewards certificates are on the way! https://t.co/fwVMmGCn9d

05/05/20

Team Meridian have left our fantastic students a very special message! https://t.co/APrhmgzFt8

30/04/20

Beautiful "Kandinsky Style" Art work submitted online by Alfie who created this listening to Goosebumps by well done Alfie! https://t.co/MjaRNsHxTD

30/04/20

Great note taking from Della!! Well done and keep up the good work! https://t.co/wPoAKiaWTE

29/04/20

Great English work from Year 10 student Neelab! Brilliant notes on Animal Farm! https://t.co/nowcPx13cH

29/04/20

Exceptional self portrait work from Year 8 student Nathaniel submitted online today! We love seeing the hard work our students are doing at home! https://t.co/HDP357zgKy

Careers Policy

Rationale

The world of work is quickly and continuously changing. The number of different pathways that students can embark on is increasing exponentially. Students now need to navigate a much more complex and challenging landscape than faced by previous generations. They must be reactive to the latest labour market information and therefore be adaptable and resilient to prepare for jobs that perhaps do not yet exist.

To be able to take advantage of these opportunities, a quality careers education information, advice and guidance (CEAIG) programme must be in place to support student’s decision making and to manage transitions to set them on the right path to rewarding future careers.

Aims

The Careers Programme at Meridian High School is designed to educate, inform, and inspire our students so that they can take ownership of their own career action plans. It aims to help them build essential skills, to plan and manage their own education effectively and to embrace our school values of resilience, ambition, and respect. 

A clear plan that is understood by students, parents, teachers, governors, and employers helps to identify where and how they can support choices for students in education, employment, and training to ensure a successful transition into adulthood.

Our whole school priorities are detailed below:

  • A progressive programme of career, enterprise and employability education is planned from year 7 onwards, with clear links to the curriculum.

  • Students have access to good quality information about future study options so that they can articulate their future plans and the steps they must take to get there.

  • Students have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work and the skills required in different workplaces through employer visits and work placements.

This strategy is aligned with the government’s new Careers Strategy, published in December 2017, and statutory guidance for school leaders and school staff, published in January 2018, which sets out the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for building a high-quality careers system that will help young people to achieve.

 

Student Entitlement Statements

Year 7

  • Students are encouraged to identify personal traits, strengths, skills, and areas of development to have high expectations of themselves.

  • Students are introduced to careers guidance and resources that they can use to find out about different careers. Fast Tomato is used to aid students in finding career areas that suit their interests.

  • Students will have a clear, written career pathway that is ambitious and the steps to reach their goal can be clearly articulated.

  • Students to have an assembly employer interaction with a Q&A session to find out about an employment sector.

  • Some students to have a Business Breakfast with an employer matched to a career within their career pathway. 

  • Students are introduced to developing skills and making financial decisions through PSHE sessions.

 

Year 8

  • Students reassess their personal traits, strengths, skills, and areas of development to be able to make an informed decision of the correct pathway at their option stage.

  • Students to review their career pathways and identify the specific jobs that are relevant and prominent in their career pathway.  

  • Students to participate in workshops delivered by a specific industry.

  • Students are encouraged to think about employability through enterprise challenges.

  • Students are introduced to equality in opportunities in careers and digital literacy in PSHE. They are encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles.

  • Some students to have a Business Breakfast with an employer matched to a career within their career pathway. 

 

Year 9

  • Students continue to reassess their strengths to support their decision making in their option choices. This is strengthened by PSHE sessions which focus on goal setting and employability.

  • What is a CV, what is a cover letter and why do jobs require them when you apply? Students are encouraged to think about their experience in school so far and what they can already include in a CV or need to work on over the next two years.

  • Students explore more deeply their different options for further education in their Business Studies lessons. They are educated on professionalism in the workplace and interview technique.

  • Students are encouraged to think about employability through enterprise challenges.

  • Some students to have a Business Breakfast with an employer matched to a career within their career pathway. 

 

Year 10

  • Students use local market information to narrow down specific job roles within their preferred industry. 

  • Students are educated in the importance of making sensible financial decisions and the risks of gambling and being in debt during PSHE.

  • Business breakfasts to focus on matching students up with employers in very specific industries. 

  • Students being writing their CV and cover letter.

  • Students begin to explore sixth form options and begin to draft their personal statements for applications.

  • Students to have employer encounters and mock interviews if they have a very specific career path in mind.

  • Students agree personal action plans with careers advisor for their future and identify what specific action is required now to achieve their goals.

  • Select students to complete a work experience placement.

 

Year 11

  • Students should finalise personal statements and are further assisted with their CV and cover letter to ensure that they leave school with completed versions.

  • Students should utilise their personal action plans from their careers interview to make informed and realistic decisions about their post-16 plan. They should also be encouraged to have contingency plans should they be necessary.

  • Students are supported with post-16 choices and are encouraged to explore all options available, as well as complete their intended destination form.

  • Students are expected to attend college and sixth form open evenings and taster days with employers.

  • Students will attend an in-school careers fair.

  • Students are kept up to date regarding post-16 deadlines.

  • Students are encouraged to continue to gain work experience over the summer holiday before their post-16 education begins.

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Programme of Events

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

Students to complete Careers Pathway document

Whole year employer interaction

Business Breakfasts

HT1: All students to be able to articulate how to reach their intended goal. 

Tutors to input data on Career Pathway spreadsheet.

   

HT4: Students to take part in Medical Mavericks Workshops.

 

Tenner Challenge by Young Enterprise

HT5: Students take come up with an event to raise money for charity in their Business Studies lessons.

 

Year 8

Students to complete Careers Pathway document

Business Breakfasts

Whole year employer interaction

HT1: All students to be able to articulate how to reach their intended goal. 

Tutors to input data on Career Pathway spreadsheet.

HT2: Students to have an assembly employer interaction.

 

HT4:

Students to take part in Medical Mavericks Workshops

 

Tenner Challenge by Young Enterprise

 

HT6: Simventure Challenge in Business Studies lessons.

Year 9

Students to complete Careers Pathway document

Whole year employer interaction

Business Breakfasts

HT1: All students to be able to articulate how to reach their intended goal. 

Tutors to input data on Career Pathway spreadsheet.

   

HT4: Select students to take part in MedicFest.

 

Tenner Challenge by Young Enterprise

 

HT6: Simventure Challenge in Business Studies lessons.

Year 10

Students to complete Careers Pathway document

Business Breakfasts

Whole year employer interaction

HT1: All students to be able to articulate how to reach their intended goal. 

Tutors to input data on Career Pathway spreadsheet.

HT2: Student assembly by Amazing Apprenticeships.

 

HT4: Select students to take part in MedicFest.

 

HT6: All students to receive a careers interview.

Year 11

Students to complete Careers Pathway document

Business Breakfasts

Recording intended destinations

HT1: All students to be able to articulate how to reach their intended goal. 

Tutors to input data on Career Pathway spreadsheet.

HT2: Careers fair for students and parents.

 

HT4: Select students to take part in MedicFest.

 

HT6: Students to sign up to portal to record their intended destinations.

Additional Unscheduled Events:

  • NCOP programme delivered by Aimhigher provides events for cohorts in years 9 – 11. Programme for next year is still to be confirmed.

  • Volunteers are available through STEM Learning, Speakers for Schools and Inspiring the Future for employer interactions. 

  • Barclays Life Skills can provide tutor time activities and curriculum links.

  • Potential for Future First to provide employer interactions through an alumni network.