The Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) team at Sir Jonathan North aims to give students a wide range of experiences and opportunities that will equip them for further study and the world of work.
We aim to ensure students leave us with the skills and qualities necessary to make wise and informed choices about their future. We are proud to be working with LLEP, the Careers Hub, Pathways and the Enterprise Advisor Network. These partnerships mean that our students receive the most up-to-date information on the local labour market, apprenticeships, and opportunities for further and higher education. We monitor the impact of our provision using the Gatsby Benchmarks in line with our statutory duty.
Unit 1: All about me (Y7)
The aim is to get students thinking about themselves beyond the academic.
Unit 2: Thinking about future employment (Y8)
The aim is to get students thinking about different sectors and industries and what interests them the most.
Unit 3: Why do people work? (Y9)
Students reflect on why people work by conducting research through a questionnaire, and presenting their findings.
Unit 4: Getting ready for the workplace (Y9)
Students complete a formal phone-call in preparation for work experience next year.
Unit 5: Curriculum Vitae (Y10)
The aim is to explore what a CV is and how it can open doors for you.
Unit 6: Your future (Y10)
Students begin to explore a range of pathways and how they can gain workplace experience.
Unit 7: College applications (Y11)
Students prepare for the next stage in their journey.
Students are given information about the range of choices available to them which include:
We work closely with all post-16 providers in Leicester and Leicestershire to ensure students are aware of the range of options available to them, and the entry requirements for each course and provider. Positive Steps @16 is the on-line application system, which all students will use to apply for at least 2 post-16 places during Year 11.
|The timetable for the application process is as follows:|
|September:||Post-16 Transition Parents’ Evening|
|October - November:||Lunchtime talks from all post-16 providers|
|October - November:||College Open Days|
|November - December:||Students complete Positive Steps @ 16 application form during lesson time|
|January:||Applications sent off|
|January - April:||Post-16 Interviews take place|
|March - April:||Offers confirmed by colleges, and accepted or declined by students|
All students have an appointment with the Connexions Advisor in Year 11 to assist them in making choices.
Over the next few months Post 16 providers are holding their Open Day events. We strongly recommend that you visit the college your daughter would like to attend to learn more about what they can offer her. Click here for a list of the Open Day events.
Careers Newsletters Will be sent to all 11 pupils via their college email. They will cover the latest course news, important dates and provider links to support students in making their choices for Post 16 study.
For assistance with the Positive Steps @16 Personal Statement click here for a template.
|Number of Students||Where|
|1||Addict Dance Academy|
|39||Beauchamp City Sixth Form|
|3||Brooksby Melton College|
|2||English Martys Catholic School|
|2||Leicester High School|
|14||South Leicester College|
|1||St Paul's Catholic School|
|3||City of Leicester College|
In May 2017 students had a fantastic experience, with supervisors providing extremely positive feedback:
‘We have had students from the University and colleges before but Sir Jonathan North students were better.’
One supervisor commented that our student took the initiative and learnt systems quickly.
‘She was the best student we have had. She was punctual and hardworking’.
Students themselves realised the benefits of the experience and commented:
“You have to be very organised and always prepared for various jobs.”
“At the start I wasn’t sure about the unknown but quickly I got used to the place and loved going back.”
“My work experience has further emphasized the importance of getting good qualifications for a job.”
Below are links to all the information you and your daughter need to experience a positive and worthwhile placement.
Work Experience Power Point
Work Experience Diary
Essential Information Booklet