Careers

Helpful Resources during COVID-19


Our Aim

To provide comprehensive, informative and up to date Careers Information, Advice and Guidance to all our students enabling them to become effective decision makers, gain employability skills and help them to plan their future careers.

We aim to inform, inspire and motivate our students; preparing them for further education and/or employment. Providing all students with opportunities to gain the knowledge and understanding of the range of education and employment choices available to them. For every student to become their “Best Self” and reach their full potential.

Careers Education

Careers Education is delivered in Life Skills lessons in Key Stage 3 & 4, this is in addition to the programme of careers related activities in lesson 1. In Key Stage 5, the delivery and engagement of Careers Education is through tutorial periods, alongside a tailored programme of events around student timetabled lessons. All Year Groups are additionally supported with activities such as Careers Fairs, visits, FE/HE providers and Technical College assemblies, employer engagement and alumni events. In addition CEIAG information is shared weekly through year group weekly bulletins and Key Stage termly Careers Newsletters. Tadcaster Grammar School welcomes providers into school, at prearranged times throughout the academic year, to support student decision making.

Please see the Life Skills programme below and the example Provider Access schedule.

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy

Work Experience Policy

Student Careers Information

It is never too early to start researching post 16 and 18 options along with career choices. Below are links to recommended career information to support CEIAG education delivered in school:

We encourage students to create a profile on Start which is an online careers information platform designed to inform and advise on future career potential.

Everything You Need to Know About Apprenticeships


Want to go to University?


Student Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment activities can take many forms, and can enhance social and teamwork skills.
National Citizen Service – a government programme for 16-17 year olds to build confidence and independence. – wearencs.com

Volunteering opportunities – do-it.org

Labour Market Information

Labour Market Information (LMI), describes statistical data regarding jobs, salaries, employers and employees, sectors, current employment conditions and future trends.

The Department for Education have an online data portal, LMI for All, which brings together labour market information across the UK.  The information generates the Careerometer and can be used to answer the questions such as ‘will there be jobs in the future?’, ‘what do people get paid?’ and ‘what does the job involve?

Careers Guidance

We have an impartial, experienced professionally qualified Careers Advisor based in school and who is available for two days a week in the ILC. They offer a drop in service at breaks and lunchtimes for students as well as an appointment system for individual careers guidance.

Students and staff can book appointments by emailing careers@tgs.starmat.uk. In addition, a representative from the Careers department is available at Parents’ Evenings from Year 9 upwards.

Information for Parents and Carers

Links to websites and publications to support parents and carers to help guide their child with career planning and the school leaver options available.

City of York Post-16 guide 2020-22

For information about Post 16 education in the Leeds Area click here

CIPD Guide to Post-16 Career Options for Parents and careers

Further Education Open Event Information

Guide to University

Guide to Apprenticeships

Guide to Engineering Careers Leaflet

UCAS Information for Parents and Careers

Useful A Level and GCSE Results Information


Alumni

Contributing as a Tadcaster Grammar School alumni is a fantastic way to support current students. Your work and life experience since leaving school can help a current student to make a decision about their career and overall life choices.
Please complete the Form>>

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme in a number of ways:
Retention on courses and apprenticeships at KS4 and KS5 and when students leave at 18.
University and apprenticeship destinations.
Evaluation of each career’s initiative.
Compass review against the Gatsby benchmarks.
Student, teacher and parent feedback.

Contact

If you would like any further information, or to share feedback please contact:

Helen Lawson – CEIAG, Business and Community Links Manager

h.lawson@tgs.starmat.uk
careers@tgs.starmat.uk
01937 833466