Teachers’ Programme

Maplewell Hall School’s Careers Programme is designed to help all students make progress towards the BEWISER Work Education objective. The BEWISER Work Education objective is divided into 4 Outcomes: Experience of Work; Transition; Employability and Enterprise. Each of these outcomes are described by a set of Mastery Statements. Each Mastery Statement describes the performance of a notional ‘Master’ adult within each outcome area.

To attain Mastery of the Work Education objective, student’s attainment within each of the four Work outcomes would have to meet the following 12 Mastery Statements:

  1. Experience of Work
    1. I know, through experience, about a wide range of work sector settings related to curriculum subjects;
    2. I have demonstrated that I am employable through meaningful work experience;
  2. 2. Transition
    1. I have clear ideas and realistic plans about my short, medium and long-term future;
    2. I can write and update a CV;
    3. I can complete an application form appropriately and independently;
    4. I can use a wide range of resources to seek college and job information and vacancies;
  3. 3. Employability
    1. I have the employability skills to make me a realistic candidate for employment;
    2. My attendance at school or at work is good;
    3. I can arrive to a range of activities and events with clothing and equipment that is suitable;
    4. I am able to make my own plans to ensure I arrive on time and well-prepared for work and learning;
  4. 4. Enterprise
    1. I can take part in a range of activities with employers and employees enthusiastically within each subject area;
    2. I understand how business works and can contribute to successful creative and collaborative enterprise projects within subject areas.

The school’s Career Programme sits within the subject of Preparation for Adulthood, but it also runs across and through all pastoral and subject areas. Learning that contributes towards the BEWISER Work Education objective takes place across all areas of the school and at all year groups. Progress towards the Work Objective Mastery Statements is therefore assessed and evidenced by P4A teachers, all curriculum subject teachers, and tutors.

All aspects of the Careers Programme are subject to the school’s monitoring processes. The tables below provide an outline of how the Careers Programme is delivered throughout the academic year.

BEWISER Work Objective BEWISER Mastery Statement Age Group Delivery Assessment, evidence and monitoring

EXPERIENCE OF WORK:

I know, through experience, about a wide range of work sector settings related to curriculum subjects; Key Stages 3, 4 and 5: All students will have opportunities to engage with employers in a range of work sector settings related to all curriculum subjects as part of their timetabled lessons. Assessed by all subject teachers using the BEWISER Assessment tool on subject mark books;

Evidenced in Exercise books and on Tracker Tool;

Monitored via SLT Book Checks and Lesson Observations

I have demonstrated that I am employable through meaningful work experience; Key Stage 3: Not Applicable – Students are too young to engage in work experience. Not Applicable
Key Stage 4: Some students will engage in meaningful work experience as part of a personalised curriculum to manage behaviour and secure positive outcomes for students who are at risk of exclusion. Assessed by Tutor; Evidenced through Case Study; Monitored by Deputy Head (Curriculum).
Key Stage 5: All students will engage in at least one meaningful work experience during key stage 5; Students on the Work Pathway will engage in meaningful work experience each year, and these work experience placements will be substantial in length; Some students will be on Internship Study Programmes and will be on work experience placement for the majority of their time. Assessed by student’s P4A Work Experience teacher using the BEWISER Assessment tool on subject mark book;

Evidenced via Work Experience logs; Monitored via SLT Book Checks.

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BEWISER Work Objective

BEWISER Mastery Statement

Age Group

Delivery

Assessment, evidence and monitoring

TRANSITION:

I have clear ideas and realistic plans about my short, medium and long-term future;

Key Stages 3, 4 and 5:

In the first half term of the academic year, all students in their P4A lessons will produce their Career Roadmaps in preparation for their annual review. The Roadmaps will become increasingly sophisticated and detailed as students get older, and by K5, these roadmaps will take the shape of a CV. The Roadmaps will record students’ aims and aspirations in the 4 P4A areas: Health; Employment; Independence, and Friends, Relationships and Community Inclusion; All students contribute to and attend their annual review meetings.

Assessed by students’ P4A teacher using the BEWISER Assessment tool on P4A mark books; Evidenced through Annual Review process; Monitored by Deputy Head (Pastoral).

I can write and update a CV;

Key Stage 3:

All Key Stage 3 students will learn to write their own and the school address whilst producing their Career Roadmaps; Key Stage 3 students will be introduced to the concepts of skills and qualities.

Assessed by students’ P4A teacher using the BEWISER Assessment tool on P4A mark books; Evidenced via exercise books; Monitored via SLT book checks and Lesson Observations.

Key Stage 4:

All Key Stage 4 students’ Career Roadmaps will become increasingly sophisticated and start to resemble a full CV; Career Roadmaps will begin to use the keywords and features of a CV – Skills; Qualities; Experience; Qualifications.

Key Stage 5:

All Key Stage 5 students will write a CV as part of their Career Roadmap; This will be updated in the first half term of each year of Key Stage 5

I can complete an application form appropriately and independently;

Key Stage 3:

All Key Stage 3 students will learn to write their own and the school address whilst producing their Career Roadmaps.

Assessed by students’ P4A teacher using the BEWISER Assessment tool on P4A mark books; Evidenced via exercise books; Monitored via SLT book checks and Lesson Observations.

Key Stage 4:

Some Key Stage 4 students will complete a UCAS Progress application as part of their personalised programme to secure outcomes.

Key Stage 5:

All Key Stage 5 students will complete applications for college and work throughout the year at personalised transition points as part of the Key Stage 5 P4A curriculum.

I can use a wide range of resources to seek college and job information and vacancies;

Key Stage 3:

Whilst producing their Career Roadmap, all Key Stage 3 students will use a range of online resources to research college and job information to help them identify their career pathways.

Assessed by students’ P4A teacher using the BEWISER Assessment tool on P4A mark books; Evidenced via exercise books; Monitored via SLT book checks and Lesson Observations.

Key Stage 4:

Whilst producing their Career Roadmap, all Key Stage 4 and 5 students will use a range of resources to research college and job information to help them identify their career pathways; All Year 11 and 5 students attend the Careers Show in Birmingham; All Key Stage 4 and 5 students attend a Training Providers and Colleges event; All Key Stage 4 students have an opportunity to access personal guidance at the Training Providers and Colleges event; Key Stage 5 students will be using a range of information throughout the year as part of their P4A curriculum at personalised transition points.

Key Stage 5:

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BEWISER Work Objective

BEWISER Mastery Statement

Age Group

Delivery

Assessment, evidence and monitoring

EMPLOYABILITY:

I have the employability skills to make me a realistic candidate for employment;

Key Stage 3:

Key Stage 3 students will be given opportunities to demonstrate employability skills across the curriculum in all subjects; Use of Skills Builder framework and vocabulary across all subjects.

Assessed by Tutor using the BEWISER Assessment tool on tutor mark books; Evidenced via Learning Journeys and Skills Builder assessment tools; Monitored via Lesson Observations.

Key Stage 4:

All Key Stage 4 students will be given opportunities to demonstrate employability skills across the curriculum in all subjects; Some Key Stage 4 students will be given work experience opportunities as part of a personalised timetable to secure outcomes; Use of Skills Builder framework and vocabulary across all subjects.

Key Stage 5:

All Key Stage 5 students will engage in at least 1 meaningful work experience each year; Use of Skills Builder framework and vocabulary across all subjects.

My attendance at school or at work is good;

Key Stages 3, 4 and 5:

A wide variety of mechanisms are in place to encourage high attendance for all students. Supported by school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning policy by all staff.

Assessed by Tutor using the BEWISER Assessment tool on tutor mark books; Evidenced via Registers; Monitored via Pastoral Systems.

I can arrive to a range of activities and events with clothing and equipment that is suitable;

Key Stages 3, 4 and 5:

The school’s pastoral systems provide support for students to take responsibility for this as they grow and mature. Supported by school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning policy by all staff.

I am able to make my own plans to ensure I arrive on time and well-prepared for work and learning;

Key Stages 3, 4 and 5:

The school’s pastoral systems provide support for students to take responsibility for this as they grow and mature; Supported by school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning policy by all staff.

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BEWISER Work Objective

BEWISER Mastery Statement

Age Group

Delivery

Assessment, evidence and monitoring

ENTERPRISE:

I can take part in a range of activities with employers and employees enthusiastically within each subject area;

Key Stages 3, 4 and 5:

All students will have at least one opportunity each year, in every subject to engage with employers and employees.

Assessed by all subject teachers using the BEWISER Assessment tool on subject mark books;

Evidenced in Exercise books and on Tracker Tool;

Monitored via SLT Book Checks and Lesson Observations

I understand how business works and can contribute to successful creative and collaborative enterprise projects within subject areas.

Key Stages 3, 4 and 5:

All students will have at least one opportunity each year, in every subject to engage with employers and employees.

Assessed by all subject teachers using the BEWISER Assessment tool on subject mark books;

Evidenced in Exercise books and on Tracker Tool.

Careers Across the Curriculum

One of the fundamental premises of the Gatsby Benchmarks is that Careers Education should run as a strand through the entire curriculum. To this end, we have woven the threads of BEWISER Work Education assessment into all go4schools markbooks. This means that in all subject areas, for teachers to demonstrate progress in their students, those students will have to make progress in Work Education.

The Skills Builder Framework

To help establish a consistent Careers across the Curriculum vocabulary, we have become a member school of the Skills Builder Partnership and have adopted their Skills Builder Framework and 8 essential skills.
The Skills Builder Partnership have conducted extensive research and have partnered with a large number of multi-national employers to identify the essential skills required in the world of work. These 8 Essential Skills are central to success in the workplace.

All teachers should familiarise themselves with the 8 Essential Skills:

  • Listening;
  • Presenting;
  • Problem Solving;
  • Creativity;
  • Staying Positive;
  • Aiming High;
  • Leadership; and
  • Teamwork.

When assessing BEWISER Employment, staff should use the skills builder framework learner descriptors and teacher explanations to help them assess students’ progress in against the following BEWISER Mastery Statements for Work Education:

  • Experience of Work – I have demonstrated that I am employable through meaningful work experience;
  • Transition – I have clear ideas and realistic plans about my short, medium and long-term future;
  • Transition – I can write and update a CV;
  • Transition – I can complete an application form appropriately and independently;
  • Employability – I have the employability skills to make me a realistic candidate for employment;
  • Enterprise – I can take part in a range of activities with employers and employees enthusiastically within this subject area;
  • Enterprise – I understand how business works and can contribute to successful creative and collaborative projects within subject areas.

In the classroom, teachers should incorporate the 8 essential skills and associated language to describe these skills into their lessons. This is a simple, quick and easy way to make explicit links between subjects and the world of work.

For example:
“Today we are going to be working in small groups. You are going to have to use your Listening and Teamwork skills today. Listening and Teamwork is two of the essential skills we all need at work. I want to see that you can, listen to others and ask relevant questions based on what you have heard; and that you can think beyond your own part of the task and actively try to support other team members to complete their jobs.” If you can do these things, this will help you get into employment.”