Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
The school careers & work experience co-ordinator is Miss T Gallagher, who is based in the Learning Resource Centre (Library). Miss A-M Biscoe is the school’s senior leadership member, with responsibility for careers in school. Enquiries regarding careers should be directed through our main school email. Appointments can be made in school by all students to speak with Miss Gallagher, in addition parents are welcome to contact during the school day to discuss any concerns.
Careers review date: September 2020
Miss A-M Biscoe (Careers Leader)
Boston High School is committed to helping students fulfil their potential and experience success through an educational environment which responds to individual need and stimulates and challenges each and every student.
The careers education and guidance provision (CEG) is an essential part of the school curriculum in preparing students for the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of adult and working life.
Aims and Objectives
The main objective of the CEG programme is to enable students to fulfil individual potential, to raise aspirations, to challenge gender stereotypes, and to provide equal opportunities for all students.
The careers education and guidance entitlement at Boston High School consists of five elements, which together provide a coherent and progressive programme for all students at each stage of their career.
These are as follows:
• careers education programme
• work-related learning
• careers information
• careers guidance
• careers action planning
Entitlement Statements for each year group can be downloaded using the links below:
Download Y7 Careers Entitlement
Download Y8 Careers Entitlement
Download Y9 Careers Entitlement
Download Y10 Careers Entitlement
Download Y11 Careers Entitlement
Download Y12 & Y13 Careers Entitlement
Provided below are summaries of the career education programme in school, these lessons are delivered by a mixture of teaching and careers staff, along with input from appropriate external experts.
Download Careers Summary Calendar 2019-20
Additional careers related activities and support
As well as the careers programme, Boston High School is committed to providing students with external experiences to enrich their career planning, including access to employers, universities and careers support, below is a table of such activities.
|Year Group||Activity||External Support|
|9||Skills Show trip to NEC||LincHigher|
|10||Oxbridge Talk||Oxford University|
|10||Lincoln University trip – Fast Forward||Lincoln University|
|11||CV Workshop||Boston College|
|11||Cambridge Trip||Cambridge University/Alumni|
|12||Cambridge Trip||Cambridge University/Alumni|
|12||Nottingham University trip||Nottingham University|
|12||Introduction To HE/benefits talk||Linchigher|
|13||Personal Statements||De Montfort University|
|13||Student Finance Talk||Student Finance England|
Careers Personal Guidance at Boston High School
As part of the school’s careers guidance programme, we offer individual meetings with a professionally qualified careers adviser, Lili Mitchell, who provides impartial and confidential career discussions for all students.
What will be discussed?
The types of issues that might be covered include helping students to:
- Identify and analyse the skills already developed or would like to develop
- Explore specific career areas
- Access relevant labour market information
- Identify what would be important to the student in a job – money, power, work-life balance?
- Understand the process of job search and recruitment
- Identify ideas for study/work and different pathways open to students
- Set goals
What can students do to prepare for your interview?
- Current situation – what planning have they already done, if any?
- What would they like to change?
- Do they have some ideas, but don’t know how to move forward with them?
- Are they worried that they have no ideas?
Benefits to students…
A guidance meeting will give students “time out” to explore options, look at themselves objectively and think about the implications of any decision they are contemplating.
How do students arrange a careers meeting?
To make an appointment, please contact Miss Gallagher in the Library
We ask that students make every effort to attend their appointment time and if they cannot to let Miss Gallagher know so the appointment can be offered to another student.
Provider Access Policy
- To continue to improve and adapt to suit students’ needs the careers education programme, content and delivery is evaluated by a sample of students in Term 6, via an electronic survey. Results are used to inform the planning of the programme for the next academic year.
- The quality of the impartial guidance provision is evaluated by the students who have accessed the service. Feedback is provided to the service provider for future services.
- The school complies with the logging of destinations data for Lincolnshire County Council returns annually, this data is then analysed against national averages and forms the basis for measuring the impact of careers education.
Careers Information and Resources
Download November 2019 Careers Newsletter
Download October 2019 Careers Newsletter
Download June 2019 Careers Newsletter
Download May 2019 Careers Newsletter
Download April 2019 Careers Newsletter
Download January 2019 Careers Newsletter
Download Sixth Form Personal Statement Guide 2019
Download Sixth Form careers notice - download copy
Download University of Kent - Getting the most out of open days
Download University of Bristol - How to get the most out of an open day
Download Higher Education
Download Your Daughters Future
practicereasoningtests.com/practice-aptitude-tests - Practice Aptitude Tests
career-insights.co.uk/video-library/ - Career Insights.
www.careerpilot.org.uk - Careerpilot.
targetcareers.co.uk/degree-explorer - Target Careers degree explorer.
www.bbc.com/bitesize/careers - BBC Bitesize careers.
www.ucas.com - Higher Education information and university applications.
www.prospectusfinder.co.uk - easily find the website for any University or College.
www.icould.com - icould provides career inspiration and information for young people. Free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
www.careersbox.co.uk - careers films on the web.
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
www.whatuni.com - Whatuni helps students find universities and courses using our comprehensive data and handy University Comparison Tool.
www.careersworld.co.uk - Careers World is your one stop website for careers advice and searching for the very best training and career opportunities within England, Scotland and Wales.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship/ - apply for apprenticeships, get email and text alerts about new apprenticeships and your applications, track your applications.
www.successatschool.org - Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
www.ucasprogress.com - UCAS Progress provides information and advice to students, parents and teachers about different opportunities for post-GCSE education and training.
www.lmiforall.org.uk - LMI For All
www.targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/job-descriptions - Job descriptions
www.amazingapprenticeships.com - For further information on this increasingly popular pathway
www.amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies - plus for samples of the types of vacancies on offer and companies who support young people
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/parents/their-career - Parental Information