At Cardinal Newman we believe that the appropriate and effective Career Information Advice and Guidance available to all young people throughout their time in school will make a major contribution to the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
Cardinal Newman Catholic School is a Roman Catholic Academy that caters for pupils aged between 11 and 18, located in the Warden Hills area of Bedfordshire. There are currently over 1500 students on roll. The school is named after a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint John Henry Newman.
As the only Roman Catholic secondary school in the whole of Luton, the school is constantly oversubscribed with over 400 applicants each year, yet with 270 places to offer. Cardinal Newman also has its own Sixth Form, and this has over 150 places to offer students from both inside and outside the school. In September 2015, Cardinal Newman Catholic school converted to an academy.
How parents / carers can help
Parents / carers are vital to students understanding of career choices and the decisions they make.
We aim to help every student to reach their full potential and progress on to a successful destination by providing them with the widest possible range of employer and careers related opportunities. This can only be achieved with the help and support of those around us, including parents / carers, employers and alumni.
We endeavour to keep parents and carers up to date with careers information. We would like to engage parents / carers in the development and delivery of careers provision promoting employability. We appreciate that your time is previous and we would value your contribution whatever this may be. Here are some examples of how a parent / carer could get involved in careers activities.
If you are able to support the school with any activities or have any ideas which will further promoting employability.
- Provide students with an insight into your job (throughout the academic year)
- Provide a 'careers insight' talk or workshop to year 9 and 10 students on your career path and current career area.
- Ask your employer whether they could host a workplace visit for a small group of students
- Take your child to work day (year 7 or 8)
How Employers can help
The school seeks to actively engage employers in the development and delivery of careers provision. We appreciate that your time is precious and we would value your contribution whatever this may be. Here are some examples of how an employer could get involved in careers activities:
- Provide a ‘careers insight’ talk or workshop to Year 8,9 10 students on your career sector
- Send a representative to act as an interviewer / assessor at a mock interview or mock assessment centre event- Yr. 10 & 11
- Host a workplace visit for a small group of students (selected year groups)
- Host a Year 10 work experience student for a week (July)
- Linking with a relevant Head of Subject in school/college to provide a ‘workplace’ task to support careers/employability within the curriculum, bringing real world context to a particular topic
The above list is not exhaustive, if you have any further ideas of how you could support our CEIAG programme please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please contact Miss McNeil- firstname.lastname@example.org
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