All our staff work to raise the aspirations of our students to help them to develop their career thinking and reach their potential. Bordesley Green Girls’ School and Sixth Form have access to a planned careers education programme which enables the students to achieve this.
- Provider Access Policy
- Careers Lead
- Careers Officer
- Information for Parents
- Year 10 and Year 12 Work Experience
- Information for Employer & Higher Education Partners
- Information for Teachers
- Useful Videos
- Useful websites
Our school policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
The Careers Lead at BGGS is Mr H. Donaldson and he can be contacted at email@example.com.
- Provide one - to - one impartial and confidential careers advice and guidance interviews to students through booked appointments. Please note that parents are very welcome to attend. Group work delivery on a variety of topics (Please see the Careers Plan for further details)
- Higher Education guidance to include all aspects of the UCAS application cycle
- Support at parents’ information and options evenings
- Work experience support and guidance for Year 10 and Year 12 students
- Advice on all aspects of employability, including apprenticeships
- Careers Information points in the school whereby students can access up-to-date careers information, work experience information, part-time jobs and occupational information
Year 9 Options and Parents Evening
Year 10 Parents Evening
Year 11 Parents Evening
Year 12 and Year 13 Parents Higher Education Evening in September
Please do not hesitate to contact the school on our main number with any questions about careers.
Members of staff will be on hand to support the students in Years 10 and 12 with all aspects of the work experience process. This will include:
- Helping them to source placements and prepare them thoroughly for their work experience placement.
- Ensuring that all risk assessments are in place prior to the students starting their placements
- Visiting / contacting the students on their placements to see how they are progressing
- Evaluating the placement with the students after they have completed them
We work with the following organisations:-
- Aston University
- Aston Villa Football Club
- Birmingham City University
- Hays Recruitment
- Oxford Brookes University
- Lancaster University
- The National Careers Service
- The Careers Enterprise Company
If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact the school on our main number.
Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) at BGGS is student centred, universal, progressive and outcome focused.
A stable careers programme is based on the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which enables BGGS to meet its compulsory and statutory obligations.
BGGS delivers Labour Market Information (LMI) through a range of industry partnerships and collaborations.
All curriculum areas have undergone a careers Audit and Contextual Analysis has been undertaken to inform the planning, development, design and implementation of our careers programme.
The benefits of embedding Careers within BGGS curriculums are complemented through Enterprise and Enrichment Days (EE Days).
A range of CEIAG is on the BGGS Internal Virtual Learning platform “Firefly” which includes all national events such as National Careers Week, Apprenticeship Week, International Women’s Day, as well as IAG on work experience related to Medicine, Law and other sectors.
The table below gives some links to useful YouTube videos
UCAS and Personal statements
Careers in Languages
Careers in History
Student Employability and COVID-19
GCSE's and Beyond
https://www.ucas.com - the website covers all you need to know about university and your choices
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ - job-profiles - browse over 400 job profiles
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - alternatives to higher education
https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/ - information on apprenticeships
https://www.unifrog.org/ - A resource that the school uses to support its careers programme