Brookvale Groby Learning Campus
As a campus whose vision statement is based on the principle of ‘Valuing Everyone, Achieving Excellence’ outstanding careers advice is central to our philosophy. As a school we believe in supporting and challenging every student to achieve their best and to ensure that no student knowingly under achieves. With these principles in mind, our aim is to ensure that every student has the highest quality advice and guidance on their future pathways and how to achieve their ambitions.
All students in Years 8 – 13 are entitled:
- To find out about technical educational qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
- To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through option events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
- To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses;
- To have careers 1:1 sessions with our Campus Careers Advisor to explore interests, future ideas and create an individual career plan
All students in Year 7 are entitled:
- To request a careers 1:1 session with our Campus Careers Advisor
- To hear about the world of work through assemblies
- To attend any lunchtime guest speaker event which are open to all year groups
Click here to view the ‘Careers leaflet 2022 – 2023′
Click here to view the ‘P16 Finding My Future booklet 2023′
Click here to view the ‘Summer Career Experiences 2023’ for 12 – 18 year olds
To book a careers appointment with Ben Hawthorne our Careers Advisor, please use the calendar booking system below:
Brookvale Groby Learning Campus: Provider Access Policy January 2023
This policy statement sets out the campus’ arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the campus’ legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
Our campus offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme. You are able to see an overview of this programme in the Career Calendar section of our website.
All pupils in Years 8-13 are entitled:
- To find out about the technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
- To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group events;
- To understand how to make applications for a full range of academic and technical courses.
For pupils of compulsory school age, these encounters are mandatory and there will be a minimum of two encounters for pupils during KS3 (Year 8-9) and two encounters for pupils during KS4 (Year 10-11). For pupils in KS5 (Year 12-13) particularly those that have not yet decided on their next steps, there are two more provider encounters available during this period, which are optional for pupils to attend.
These provider encounters will be scheduled during the main school hours and the provider will be given a reasonable amount of time to, as a minimum:
- Share information about both the provider and the approved technical education qualification and apprenticeships that the provider offers
- Explain what career routes these options could lead to
- Provide insights into what it might be like to learn or train with that provider (including opportunity to meet staff and pupils from the provider)
- Answer questions from pupils
Meaningful Provider Encounters
One encounter is defined as one meeting/session between pupils and one provider. We are committed to providing meaningful encounters to all pupils using the ‘making it meaningful’ checklist. Meaningful online engagement is also an option, and we are open to providers that are able to provide live online engagement with our pupils. The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Advisor and possibly the IT team.
We have a number of events throughout the year which form part of the campus’ careers programme. We offer providers an opportunity to come onto campus to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.
These are just some of our events which take place annually:
- Enrichment Programme: Guest Speakers – all sectors
- An activity around National Careers Week
- Speedy Speaker Assemblies
- Careers Evening – includes STEM ambassadors, ASK Apprenticeship Service and training companies
- Apprenticeship Fair
- Interactive Trip to Glenfield Hospital
Management of Provider Access Requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact:
Mrs Bethany Rumming, Careers Leader – firstname.lastname@example.org 0116 2879921 ext 321
Mr Ben Hawthorne, Careers Advisor – email@example.com 0116 2879921 ext 328
Opportunities for access
The school offers the six provider encounters required by law and a number of additional events, integrated into the school careers programme. We will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils or their parents or carers. Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you
Click here for a complete list of the ‘2021 – 22 Careers Volunteers’ who we have had the pleasure of their visits to our campus, and have taken the time to give our students an insight into the World of Work – thank you.
Students are faced with a difficult decision when leaving school or college. There are so many options available from A Levels, T Levels to apprenticeships, BTECs and university choices – we aim to help young people to make well-informed decisions about their futures.
Careers Leader Mrs Beth Rumming:
Careers Advisor Mr Ben Hawthorne:
The date of the next review of the information published will be September 2023.