John Madejski Academy Sixth Form

PSHE/SMSC

Year 12 and 13 will follow a PSHE programme which will enrich their lives and prepare them to be good citizens equipped for life outside of and after school. We are seeking to challenge students on moral and spiritual issues whilst also providing social guidance and cultural enrichment. The programme will seek to meet a variety of needs, investing students with certain practical life skills but also seeking to stretch, challenge and broaden their minds through lectures, seminars and debates. The programme will also prepare them for their next steps, focusing on UCAS, careers and opportunities beyond school. Moral, cultural and contemporary social issues will be addressed, and fundamental British values explored and discussed.


Curriculum

The programme is delivered through:

  • Dedicated Tutor Time session focusing on PSHE
  • Weekly whole year assembly
  • Ad hoc lectures and guest speakers
  • CIAG events
  • One to One CIAG
  • Opportunities to work with external anciencies
  • Work Experience (Y12)
  • Safe Drive – Stay Alive

Assemblies

Over the course of the year we will invite interesting speakers to come and talk to the students in assemblies. Such guests may represent local organisations, or have a connection to John Madejski Academy. The purpose of these talks is to give students an insight into a ‘day in the life’ of as many different careers as possible, to introduce them to key British institutions and to get them thinking about the moral and cultural issues and values which concern the UK today. Students are encouraged to lead assembly on topics which are important to them to both build their self-confidence but also foster tolerance and mutual respect within the year group, and a representative from each tutor group is expected to lead an assembly over the year.


Tutor Time

TopicY12Y13Y14

Monday

Assembl

Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training
Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training

Tuesday

Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training

Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training
Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training

Wednesday

PSHE

PSHEPSHE

Thursday

Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training

Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training
Young enterprise
Vespa/Careers
Performance sport training

Friday

Week A Attendance
Week B ATL

Week A Attendance
Week B ATL
Week A Attendance
Week B ATL

Tutor Time PSHE

Topics include alcohol and peer pressure, safe driving, coping with examinations and parental expectations, financial responsibility, ‘legal highs’, and matters of sexual health. This will be subject to ongoing review and it is expected that topics may be adjusted to reflect matters in the news. Tutors may ‘double up’ in order to allow material to be delivered by those most comfortable with the subject matter.

Term 1 Safety
Term 2 Careers
Term 3 British Values
Term 4 Wider world
Term 5 Finance
Term 6 Wellbeing


Here, at JMA we are passionate about every student having high aspirations and having a successful career journey. We support this through our Careers Information and Guidance curriculum (CIAG). In order to complete this journey, we provide a broad range of aspirational activities, which supports the development of skills, knowledge of careers opportunities and curiosity of students. Miss H. Illingworth is proud to be co-ordinating the careers programme.

Miss Illingworth can be contacted as the following addresses:

[email protected] Telephone number: 0118 937 0200

We have strong links with businesses, for example, Deloitte, Ella’s Kitchen and the NHS. Deloitte will provide intensive academic mentoring, workshops, talks and support with careers guidance.

Form tutors at JMA take an active role helping with the delivery of careers through tutor sessions and assemblies.

Below is the CIAG curriculum plan for each year group (career opportunities will also develop and be added throughout the year so this is not an exhaustive list):

12
  • Debate skills workshop
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • Tutor programme dedicated to careers. Project on labour market information
  • CV writing workshops with Study Higher
  • Work experience
  • UCAS support
  • NCS project
  • STEM opportunities
  • Deloitte academic mentoring
13
  • Emirates trip – higher education and apprenticeship search event
  • Careers and Higher Education fair – an opportunity to talk to multiple businesses from different careers areas, as well as to talk to different universities about routes into them as well as what courses they offer.
  • Adviza careers 1:1 interviews and personalised action plans
  • STEM opportunities
  • Tutor programme dedicated to careers and labour market. Project on labour market information
  • UCAS support
  • Study Higher employees supporting e.g. with UCAS, careerpilot

How we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils

At JMA we use the Compass tool tracker to evaluate and assess our careers provision and the impact on our students. The compass tool tracker allows us to measure the extent to which we are meeting the 8 GATSBY benchmarks. We also send out evaluations to staff, parents and students at the end of the academic year.

Where can you find information on the labour market?

Labour market information informs people about how the market is doing. For example, if your son/daughter is interested in working in IT, labour market information will inform them as to how the industry is progressing, the location of these businesses, the opportunities available in that area as well as past and future projections. It also informs people about what skills, qualities and qualifications are required to enter into that profession.

Below are some useful links regarding labour market information:

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/interested-in-the-lm-and-want-lmi/

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/adviser-zone/lmi-in-a-box-g-2

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/assets/file/2ce55da6-3010-426e-8a29-26c2983be81f/lmi-animation-hand-out.pdf

https://www.eclips-online.co.uk/index.php (password = seeshi94)

https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket

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