Careers Plan

Stepney Green School is committed to providing its students with a high quality, rounded education that provides all students with the best start in life. This is also true of our co careers programme that gives students high quality, independent advice and guidance with regards to careers, further and higher education and future life choices.

Careers Management Details:

Baljeet Ghale oversees the coordination of Careers Education and Guidance. You can get in contact with Ms Ghale at baljeetghale@stepneygreen.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Our independent careers adviser is Janice Swan (from Tower Hamlets Career Service/Young Workpath) You can get in touch with Ms Swan at janice.swan@ towerhamlets.gov.uk We also have a dedicated Governor with oversight of our Careers programme at the school. John Shepherd is our Careers link governor and will work with the school to review this plan on an annual basis.

You can get in contact with Mr Shepherd at johnshepherd@stepneygreen.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Gatsby Benchmarks

In 2018, the government released a new careers strategy and statutory guidance for schools and colleges. It put an increased focus on using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework for best practice around which we can build our own careers provision.

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

We will review this Careers Plan on annual basis. Careers Plan Review Date: 05 July 2020

Activities in the subsequent tables will be updated regularly.

Year GroupActivitiesGatsby BenchmarkWhenWhoEmployer Encounter
7Tutor-Tutee discussions.

Recorded in planner.      
3Autumn Term 2nd   half
Spring Term 2nd   half
Summer Term 2nd   half
Form TutorsN
Enrichment Trips Enrichment Day Trips1As organised by staff. 
July 15th 2020
Subject staff Head of Year 7Y Y
Assembly5Monday AssemblyPolice CadetsY
Cycling Proficiency5Autumn Term 1Led by Head of PE

Cycling Instructors
Y
Learning to swim5Autumn TermTower Hamlets swimming   instructorsY
Be the Best you can Be discussions from PSHE booklet8Autumn Term 1Form Tutors N
Be the Best you can Be   Speaker5Summer Term 2020 Y
8Tutor-Tutee discussions.

Recorded in planner.      
3Autumn Term 2nd  half

Spring Term 2nd  half

Summer Term 2nd  half
Form TutorsN
Enrichment Trips 

Enrichment Day Trips
1As organised by staff. 
July 15th 2020
Subject staff Head of Year 8Y Y
Trip to Queen Mary   University74th December   2019 Y
Trip to Houses of   Parliament726th November   2019  
Options Assemblies

Options Evenings
1Spring Term 2

17th June 2020
Heads of Faculty

Heads of Department

Subject staff
N
Visit from TATA5Summer Term Y
Lessons at Urban Adventure Base5As planned by HOD PEPE Staff

Outdoor activity   instructors
Y
Advice to parents and students at parents evenings817th June 2020Form Tutors

Subject staff
N
Year GroupActivitiesGatsby   BenchmarkWhenWhoEmployer   Encounter
9Tutor-Tutee discussions.

Recorded in planner.      
3Autumn Term 2nd   half

Spring Term 2nd   half

Summer Term 2nd   half
Form TutorsN
Enrichment Trips Enrichment Day1As organised by staff. 

July 15th 2020
Subject staff Head of Year 8Y Y
Shadwell Basin Outdoor   activities5As organised by HOD PE.  Y
Tall Ships voyage513th – 18th   October 2019

18th – 22nd   May 2020
 Y
Trip to Queen Mary   University722nd January   2020 Y
Advice to parents and   students at parents evenings822nd April 2020Form Tutors

Subject staff
N
Geography Degree students (organised in conjunction with Royal Geographical Society) to give   presentation on why study a degree in Geography.4Summer Term 2020  Y
10Tutor-Tutee discussions.

Recorded in planner.      
3Autumn Term 2nd   half

Spring Term 2nd   half

Summer Term 2nd   half
Form TutorsN
Workplace experience1, 2, 5, 616th – 20th   December 2019Head of Year 10

Form Tutors

Subject staff
Y
Getting Ahead programme14th Nov 2019 MKQ
5th Nov 2019 TWH
EBP

Head of Year 10
Y
Enrichment Trips Enrichment Day1As organised by staff. July 15th 2020Subject staff 

Head of Year 8
Y Y
Advice to parents and   students at parents evenings817th June 2020Form Tutors

Subject staff
N
Year GroupActivitiesGatsby   BenchmarkWhenWhoEmployer   Encounter
11Tutor-Tutee discussions.  

Recorded in planner.      
3Autumn Term 2nd   half

Spring Term 2nd   half

Summer Term 2nd   half
Form TutorsN
One to One independent careers advice1, 2, 3, 8Throughout academic yearJanice SwanN
Mile End Climbing Wall5 PE staffY
Open days at colleges7Autumn & Spring Term   2019/2020StudentsN
National Record of   Achievement folder celebration3Date announced in Summer   TermForm TutorsN
Scrutiny of Destination Data provided by LEA to inform future programmes3 Baljeet Ghale

Janice Swan
 N
6th Form Open   Evening420th November   2019All StaffN
6th Form career   conversations with LT, HOY 12, Dep HOY Yr 12, KS5 coordinator418th January   2020Leadership Team

HOY 12

Dep HOY Yr 12

KS5 coordinators
 N
Assembly to promote ‘Skills   London’2, 5, 7, 816th November   2019Janice SwanN
Careers guidance on results   day from Independent adviser820th August 2020Janice SwanN
12Tutor-Tutee discussions.   Recorded in planner.      3Autumn Term 2nd   half

Spring Term 2nd   half

Summer Term 2nd   half
Form TutorsN
One to One independent   careers advice1, 2, 3, 8Throughout academic yearJanice SwanN
Enrichment activities1Wednesday pm 
Futures Fridays   conversations What do you want to be?How will you get there?4Throughout academic yearForm TutorsN
What Career Fair – Olympia211th October   2019 Y
Careers Fair Emirates   Stadium228th February   2020 Y
Skills Event at Excel   centre215th November   2019 Y
Trip to SJC School of   Architecture520th November   2019 Y
Trip to Queen Mary   University79th October 2019 Y
Trip to Cambridge   University722nd January   2020 Y
Trip to Culham Centre for   Fusion Energy5, 721st January Y
Trip to Field Centre,   Somerset5, 720th – 24th   January 2020 Y
Trip to International   Maritime Organisation518th & 19th   December 2019 Y
Queen Mary University meeting with Sports Scientists5, 7As directed by HOD PE Y
Careers & Motivation   Unit for Business Level 3 students4Autumn Term 2019 N
Work Experience for Level 2   & 3 students6Level 2 – 18th   29th November 2019

Level 3 -29th   June 10th July 2020
 Y
Business insight days2,5Throughout academic year Y
Group & Individual   mentoring with industry professionals5, 8Throughout academic year  Y
Destination Discussions8Throughout academic year N
Futures Week  Careers & next steps  Industry   Speakers  Trip to Susses   University  Finance   sessions  Speed   networking with professionals1, 2, 5 & 7Summer Term 2020    Y
13Tutor-Tutee discussions.  

Recorded in planner.      
3Autumn Term 2nd   half

Spring Term 2nd   half

Summer Term 2nd   half
Form TutorsN
One to One independent   careers advice1, 2, 3, 8Throughout academic yearJanice SwanN
Business insight days2,5Throughout academic year Y
Enrichment activities1Wednesdays pm N
Graduation celebration 03rd July 2020HOY 12

Dep HOY Yr 12
N
Trip to SJC School of   Architecture520th November   2019 Y
Trip to National Portrait Gallery   & Imperial War Museum518th December   2019 Y
Queen Mary University meeting with Sports Scientists5, 7As organised by HOD PE Y
MAGHAG Mondays3, 4, 8Throughout academic year N
Careers guidance on results day from independent adviser.1, 3, 813th August 2020 N
University Entrance mock   interviewsUniversity Entrance statements3, 8Throughout academic yearMAGHAG Alumni

Form Tutors
N
University Entrance   Interviews7Spring/Summer TermsStaff at UniversitiesY

Additional information

The school has subscribed to the Unifrog platform which brings all the available information into one single, user-friendly site that helps students to make the best choices. The platform has many pages that can be accessed, including:

  • Careers Library
  • Subjects Library
  • Drafting applications
  • Applying for Apprenticeships
  • UK universities
  • Universities abroad

Every student will be able to have a complete profile which, over their time in the school, can be added to by staff and students using the interactions tool. This feature allows students to record all the careers education and exposure during their time at the school.

Using this platform, students will be able to explore both academic and career pathways to receive impartial advice at every stage of their academic career at Stepney Green. Furthermore, the platform provides easy access to information relating to universities and careers in the UK and abroad.

Student also have access to powerful tools which support them to develop their CV’s, write personal statements and create a UCAS application. These tools are accompanied by examples which students can make reference to during the entire process.

We aim to have this running initially for Years 12 & 13 from the Summer Term 2020, with the aim to have it fully functional for all other years from October 2020.Stepney Green Maths, Computing & Science College 2019