Nexus School provides a relevant and enriching curriculum, which meets the differing needs and career requirements of our students. Students have a variety of opportunities to gain information, advice and guidance relating to their future destinations. Below you will see an outline of what is expected by the end of each key stage.

Key Stage 1

  • That employment is mentioned in all person centred reviews
  • Where possible students to have ‘job roles’ in class
  • Role-play opportunities

Key Stage 2

  • That employment is mentioned in all person centred reviews
  • Where possible students to have ‘job roles’ around the school
  • Role-play opportunities

Key Stage 3

  • To be encouraged to identify personal traits, strengths and skills, and develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves
  • To begin building vocational profiles
  • To be introduced to careers resources and informed how to use them via the Transition Booklet
  • To be introduced to the world of work and how it constantly changes
  • To be introduced to software and websites as part of careers sessions and PSHE

Key Stage 4

  • To continue working on Transition Booklet to specify their own wants and needs
  • To build on personal strengths and begin to link skills to specific careers enabling realistic informed decisions at transition stages
  • To be encouraged to think about what they might like to achieve after school
  • To explore post-16 pathways
  • To be encouraged to use careers resources available and informed where to find out more about specific careers
  • To attend a transition evening
  • Pupil voice participation
  • To complete at least one workplace or community experience
  • To have an impartial careers interview

Key Stage 5

  • To be encouraged to reassess personal strengths with a focus on transferable skills via the Transition Booklet
  • To be encouraged to investigate different jobs and careers and what they mean in terms of lifestyle, budgeting and a good work life balance and develop economic awareness
  • To be encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles
  • To be provided with a wide range of opportunities to engage with a range of local business, FE and training providers
  • To further develop economic awareness and be encouraged to think about employability, which careers appeal to them and to identify and set themselves realistic future goals
  • To complete work experience an extended work experience placement
  • To develop interview techniques and complete mock interviews with local employers
  • To have at least two impartial careers interviews
  • To be supported with post 19 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study and apprenticeships
  • To be encouraged to think about the kind of behaviour potential employers look for

An important part of the careers programme is its regular evaluation and reviewing process. By performing evaluations it will enable Nexus School to develop this policy and keep up-to-date with national changes to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

Through verbal/written feedback and assessment observations from work experience placements, we will be able to assess the impact of our careers programme and be able to work with students, parents, carers and employers to make our programme suitable and relevant. Nexus School also evaluate against the eight Gatsby benchmarks, the Ofsted framework, CDI framework and the PSHE Association framework. Evidence for the impact can also be measured by the use of Transition Booklets which are bespoke to pathways, Target Towers, Evidence 4 Learning as well as discussions during EHCP reviews yearly.

The next date for review will be Spring 2023.

Careers Lead – Michael Tarrant

Email: / Telephone: 01732 771 384

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