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Woodbrook Vale School

Woodbrook Vale School

Woodbrook Vale
School

Careers

Woodbrook Vale School is committed to providing a planned programme of Career Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all its students from Year 7 onwards. 

We have a Careers Advisor who is employed by our school, so a specialist service for Career Guidance & Careers Education can be accessed at any time by our students.

All careers activities are arranged in line with the school’s safeguarding policy which can be found in the ‘Policies’ section of school website here.

Our Careers Library is stocked with the most current resources including the latest further education prospectuses. On our website you will find lots of useful and informative links relating to Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance.   

A specialist piece of careers software called Kudos that is available to all students using the links below. The software allows students to explore different careers and investigate potential college or university courses 

User Login

 

If you have forgotten your password then use the ‘Forgotten your details?’ link on the Kudos homepage.

A useful guide to help parents and guardians support their child work through the different options is provided through Cascaid to be used with the Kudos website. The ‘Cascaid Parents’ guide to careers guidance’ can be downloaded here.

Kudos also includes a ‘Personal Statement Builder’ to help students put together their personal statement which is required by most post-16 providers. Further guidance on writing a personal statement is available on the Which? website found here. The focus is post-18 applications but the advice is also appropriate for a post-16 personal statement.

Another useful guide is the Careers & Employability Handbook from the Study Careers Hub – the handbook can be browsed here.

Any queries then please see Mr Singh or Mr Hynes.

Provider Access

Each student through their time at Woodbrook Vale School has access to:

  • Independent and impartial career guidance
  • Help centred around their individual needs
  • Access to a qualified Career Guidance Practitioner 
  • A structured, broad, balanced CEIAG programme in Years 7-11 that is integrated into the curriculum within the school
  • Information to allow the student to make well informed choices and decisions

We provide opportunities for students to attend various events throughout the year which helps to enhance our CEIAG programme. We also provide career specific assemblies, presentations, visits and taster days for our students.

If you are an education or training provider who would like to share your opportunities with our students then please contact Mr P Hynes (phynes@wbvs.co.uk) in the first instance. We will ensure that your request is appropriate for our students and then can arrange a suitable session that may be part of a dedicated careers (Personal Development) lesson, an assembly or an existing calendared school event. There are a variety of spaces that can be used for such sessions that include classrooms, the lecture theatre, the drama studio or the dining hall. We have the full range of audio-visual facilities and wireless Internet access available in all school spaces.

Careers Strategy

The school’s careers strategy can be found below.

There are 8 Gatsby Benchmarks which are the key areas for supporting students in terms of the careers education in schools. Further information about the Gatsby Benchmarks can be found here

Please use the link below to see the table for our destinations data.