Careers - Future Finders

What is Future Finders?

Future Finders is our brand new programme of career's advice and education. Its aim is to ensure that all students at St. George's are prepared for life after school . This includes developing key professional skills and providing information on careers and work experience opportunities.

How can I get involved in Future Finders?

Students

  • Attend our Thursday Future Finder's lunch club in S9 to hear from a range of professionals.
  • Use the Future Finder's website to read up on careers and find exciting career's opportunities.
  • Ask your form tutors, subject teachers and Future Finders Team for help and guidance for your career

Parents

  • Encourage your child to use the Future Finders website, attend the Thursday Future Finders Club and apply for work experience.
  • Look through our 'Careers Resources' page.
  • We are always looking for visitors to come to our Thursday Future Finders Club. If you can sacrifice half an hour to help student understand more about your career please contact Ms Hadden (v.hadden@stgeorgesrc.org) for more information and to organise a visit.

Overview of Careers Education at St George's

Drawing on the Gatsby Benchmarks, the aims of the St. George’s Careers programme is to provide:

  1. A cohesive and cross-curricular careers programme that works towards meeting all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks by 2020. 
  2. A series of events during Careers week in March 2019 as well as an 8th of the Month programme which will raise the profile of careers education across the school.
  3. To give pupils the opportunity to meet a range of different employers by holding a weekly Careers club called Future Finders during lunch times.
  4. To educate pupils on the use of up to date labour market information. 
  5. A plan for the reintroduction of work experience in Year 10 
  6. Opportunities for pupils in every year group to have encounters with personnel from further and higher education.
  7. Personal guidance from a qualified, independent and impartial careers advisor for students in KS4 and KS5.
  8. A programme which is evaluated every year taking into account the views of staff, key stakeholders, parents and students.

 

We aspire to present information to our pupils in an objective and impartial manner, highlighting the full-range of education and training options including apprenticeships and technical education routes.   

Providers wishing to present at the school should contact Miss V Hadden or Mr O Rawlings for discussion. Telephone 0207 328 0904 email; v.hadden@stgeorgesrc.org 

The Future Finders Team

Please come and speak to us if you have any questions on careers


Progression 2017-18

Last year 74% of Year 11 progressed to the Sixth Form

26% of Year 11 went on to Further Education with other providers

91% of Year 13 went to University

1% of Year 13 went on to employment/training/apprenticeships

8% percent of Year 13 – destination unknown/ gap year.  

 

A summary of the careers programme planned for the current year is given below.           

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 7

8th of the Month

Professional skills workshop (small groups)

8th of the Month

Life Skills Assemblies

8th of the Month

Enterprise Day

Year 8

8th of the Month

 

8th of the Month

Life Skills Assemblies

8th of the Month

Options Interviews

Year 9

8th of the Month

Speed networking event

8th of the Month

Alumni Panel

8th of the Month

Mock Assessment Centre

Year 10

8th of the Month

Small group experiences of the workplace

8th of the Month

Small group experiences of the workplace

8th of the Month

Small group experiences of the workplace

Year 11

8th of the Month

Expectations Evening

Careers Interviews

Skills London

8th of the Month

Careers Interviews

Post-16 Evening

8th of the Month

Options Interviews

Year 12

8th of the Month

Expectations Evening

CV and Interview Workshop

What Careers Live?

Skills London

8th of the Month

Careers Interviews

Post-18 options assemblies

8th of the Month

Careers Interviews

University Open Days

Year 13

8th of the Month

UCAS Applications

8th of the Month

8th of the Month

 

Other key figures 

Mr Gregory - Deputy Headteacher- is overall in charge of KS5 and Sixth Form

Ms Ling - Acting Assistant Headteacher- Head of Year 11

Mr Morgan - Head of English and Lead Sixth Form Tutor - manages UCAS applications

Ms Sozzi and Ms Barnes - Organise University Taster Day visits to Brunel University and the University of Sussex
Access Project Co-ordinator