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Careers

Careers Education – Prospect School

Careers named leader/contact:

Siobhan Gallivan - sgallivan@prospect.reading.sch.uk

Telephone 0118 9590466 ext. 391


Careers Guidance with action plans to support future and current plans.

  • Weekly careers assemblies relating to how where and when to apply.
  • Impartial service through All Together Ltd.
  • Life skills sessions in order to build self esteem.
  • Mentoring and coaching opportunities.
  • Employer Engagement.
  • Work place visits.
  • Work taster events.
  • Apprenticeship workshops.
  • University talks.
  • College applications workshops.
  • Options choices.
  • Networking events with employers.
  • Self-confidence/Decision making work shops.
  • Access to creative online resources and current LMI.
  • Careers Champions - the student voice.
  • Help with career management skills e.g. CV writing, CV building, job searches and job interviews.
  • Use of social media to communicate events and provide ongoing up to date advice.
  • Support with transition.
  • Student careers ambassadors – to hear and understand the student voice.

Every child should leave school prepared for life in Modern Britain. This means ensuring that young are given opportunities to develop and recognise the values skills and behaviours to help them fulfil their potential.   All children should see the link between their learning and future career. High quality careers advice from qualified impartial professionals ensure that students receive unbiased support.  As well as recognise that young people want and need to be well informed when making subject and career decisions (DdE March 2015).

We use an impartial third party to deliver the programme All Together Ltd to deliver a modern forward thinking careers programme.  The named careers leader is Siobhan Gallivan who holds the Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG) and Pg Dip Careers Guidance and Education Level 7

As a school we are committed to the Gatsby Benchmarking framework, to deliver a whole school approach to careers and linked learning.  http://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk/the-benchmarks.

We continue to developing links with many organisations and colleges – crucial in ensuing that the students see and understand the relevance of their learning to future careers destinations.

For students with SEN needs please view the local offer published by the local authority which explains the support and services – including a focus on moving on preparing for adult hood from Year 9.  Please see further information on the LOCAL OFFER: http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/localoffer.page?familychannel=3

http://servicesguide.reading.gov.uk/kb5/reading/directory/advice.page?id=rAbc_Vx7Fmg

We work with LA to support our students into positive destinations by sharing intended destinations.  We also ask for the LA to support us on student progress when they leave.


Some of the areas that the Careers Department cover:

  1. NEETS
  2. College Applications
  3. Careers Advice
  4. Employer Engagement
  5. Aspirations
  6. Learning Styles – how we learn best
  7. Social Mobility
  8. Overcoming Challenges
  9. Thinking Confidently
  10. Higher Education
  11. How to do a CV
  12. Interviews
  13. Applications
  14. Networking
  15. Careers Researching Tools
  16. How to choose a Degree
  17. How to choose a Job
  18. Local Market Information
  19. Reaching and Exceeding your Potential
  20. Budgeting/Money
  21. Mentoring Programmes