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Information for Students

Dear Students,

During your time at St George’s, you will progress through a varied scheme of classroom work, events, visits and activities to ensure that you are prepared and ready to be as independent as you can when you leave. The steps you take now will set you up for future success, so make the most of everything on offer to you!

What we will do to help you from Year 7:

We will find out about your hobbies, interests and what you might be interested in doing when you leave St George’s.

We will give you opportunities to take part in careers talks and workshops from employers on the Isle of Wight and nationally.

We will as a school provide information around traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities.

We will give you opportunities to talk with a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer through Moving on Evenings and Careers Fairs.

We will help you to gain independent living skills and skills for the workplace through the curriculum and enterprise opportunities. 

Where face to face is not possible due to Covid 19 – virtual / online alternatives will be offered.

The Careers Calendar for this year can be found here- let your class teacher know if you are interested in any of the activities on offer.

CAREERS AND ASPRIRATIONS LEAD You have a dedicated Careers and Aspirations Lead, Marie Wells available to you at school. Please pop in to see me (my office is near the 6th Form Kitchen) or you can email me marie.wells@stgeorges.iow.sch.uk. Whether you need help writing your first CV or just want to chat about your future choices, we are here to help! 

Key Stage 3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

Through the RSHE curriculum, you will develop your ‘soft skills’ such as body language, communication, teamwork, and learn just how important these are to reach the career you want. You will learn about the variety of different career paths out there and how to enhance your own employability through activities such as volunteering and being involved in schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Programme 

Key Stage 4 – Years 10 and 11

In Key Stage 4, students have a weekly ‘World of Work’ lesson in which you will  work towards gaining an accreditation through LASER Learning in ‘Preparing to Get a Job’, covering aspects such as CV writing, interview techniques and personal presentation.

During this time the focus will switch to preparing for work experience, producing your first CV and experiencing a practise interview with a real employer. You will have the opportunity of attending our highly popular Careers Fair and Moving On Evening in which you can talk face-to-face with local employers, colleges and post 16 providers.

For students who are considering leaving us at the end of Year 11, an independent external and impartial Careers Adviser- Ian Riley from Island Futures will be available for 1:1 appointments to discuss your ideas for your Post 16 plan. 

Sixth Form- Year 12, 13, 14

In 6th Form you will be able to start the St George’s Enterprise and Work Skills Programme which is designed especially for those students who are interested in developing their work skills prior to leaving school, and want the opportunity to develop work skills in a practical way through delivering Enterprise Activities to the school and wider community.

Further opportunities will be given for you to have mock interviews, engage in further work experience and you may have the opportunity to access a supported internship.

An independent external and impartial Careers Adviser- Ian Riley from Island Futures will be available for 1:1 appointments to discuss your ideas for your plan for when you leave St George’s.