CATHOLIC VOLUNTARY ACADEMY
Ms V Taylor is the designated Careers Leader for St Bedes Catholic Voluntary Academy. Students benefit from having a dedicated member of staff on site to conduct personal guidance interviews, group sessions, delivery of careers curriculum and support parents/carers with their child’s future.
Headteacher: Mr R Hibbard
Careers Leader: Ms V Taylor
Contact Information: [email protected]
Senior Leadership Team: Ms L Busk, Ms J Barlow, Ms A Karlsberg, Mr D Fields, Mrs K Glynn
Senior Leadership link to careers: Mrs K Glynn
Governor linked to Careers: Mrs J Kelly
PSHCE lead: Ms V Taylor
SENCO: Mr P Wade
Heads of Year: Mrs Sharland-Collins (7), Mr Yates (8), Mr Chapman (9), Mr Toyne (10), Mr Waite (11)
Evaluation of Year Plan: Our year plan is revised on an annual basis and we use feedback from all stakeholders to inform this review, including students, staff, parents and employers. There will be an opportunity for students, parents and staff to participate in an evaluation survey during the summer term of each academic year. Review due 18/07/2021.
At St Bede’s we aim to give students
•Access to impartial advice and guidance at appropriate points
•Interactions with a range of education and training providers to promote all routes
•Encounters with employers and workplaces to enable our students to develop the required skills for the world of work
•The opportunity to explore careers and to know how to adjust and change as situations arise
Ms Taylor coordinates the Careers programme at St Bede's Catholic Voluntary Academy. Our programme encompasses classroom learning, individual advice and guidance, assemblies and trips and visits to ensure students receive a well-rounded Careers curriculum. The school holds the Humber Gold Standard (QICs) and are committed to this kitemark, being reassessed every three years. Ms Taylor holds a level 6 Careers Advice qualification, a postgraduate award in Careers Leadership as well as being actively registered with the Careers Development Institute. As a school we are active members of the North Lincolnshire Careers Network and also the Humber Hub for Careers.
As a school we are linked with Steve Foster, of Birch Chemicals, who supports us with business engagement and employer links, more information on Birch Chemicals can be found here https://birchchemicals.co.uk/. Trips and visits in our programme include The Skills Show at the Birmingham NEC, the Year 9 ACE day to the University of Hull and the summer school residential to York St John University in year 10.
Students: Students in Year 11 will see Ms Taylor for an individual guidance appointment but students in younger years will have opportunities to book appointments at appropriate times in the academic year. Students can also be referred in by the Heads of Year, tutors and can self-refer should they wish to receive further guidance or need support on their careers journey.
Parents: Parents are welcome to contact Ms Taylor directly regarding any queries, but will receive information regularly via the Parent Bulletin and letters home regarding any careers related activity. Ms Taylor is available at most Consultation Evenings to book appointments with.
Employers: We welcome contact from Employers, as we are continually looking to expand our links with industry. Opportunities include assemblies, delivery in our PSHCE curriculum, Reflection days and trips to the workplace. If you are an employer and would like to discuss how you can work collaboratively with St Bede’s, please contact Ms Taylor on [email protected]
Follow our Twitter page @StBedesCVCareer to keep up to date with developments!