JSTC Futures
Our Careers Programme 

Through a planned programme of activities, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and Employability skills, John Spendluffe Technology College seeks to help all students take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society. The focus is upon career and option choice, raising the aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding as a foundation for managing their lifelong career and learning.

We are commitment to:

• Providing a planned programme of activities to which all students from Years 7 – 11 are entitled which will help them to plan and manage their careers

• Providing IAG which is impartial, unbiased and is based on the students individual needs

• Ensuring that our programme follows local, regional and national frameworks for good practice and other relevant guidance, such as: Section 19 Education Act (2011), The Technical and Further Education Act (January 2017), Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents (December 2017), Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff (January 2018); Updated Statutory Guidance (October 2018 and July 2021) as well as guidelines from Ofsted, the Career Development Institute and the Gatsby benchmarks for good career guidance.

Evaluating careers provision.

 

Students are asked to complete a questionnaire prior to leaving JSTC to assess the quality of their careers provision.  Questionnaires are also used to evaluate the quality of provision during the year from a range of age groups. Parent questionnaires also focus on this aspect at key milestones during the academic year.

 

The school reviews its policies on an annual basis and the data collected during the year is assessed at the point of collection and any amendments to process and strategy made as a result at that time.

 

Measuring Impact of careers education

 

Our independent careers advisor tracks the work carried out in school and its impact through the monitoring of the next steps and application processes of our Y11 students.  All students have career interviews and are supported in making relevant applications to post-16 providers.

 

Follow up interviews and telephone calls are made – even after students have completed their examinations in June – to ensure they have secured a place for the next stage of their education. JSTS is proud to advise parents that in recent years 100% of our students have been guided to successfully enter post-16 courses following their time at JSTC.

Key Information

Our Careers Programme Year 7 to 11

Careers Policy

A guide for Students and Families

National Citizen Service (NCS)

You may have heard of National Citizen Service (NCS) in assemblies or on social media, some of you may have even signed up! 

This is your chance to get back out into the world with your friends, gain new skills, make even more friends AND make a difference by getting your communities back on their feet. 

Week 1 will give you new skills such as leadership, team building, presentation skills and the ability to plan your own social action project. This will include workshops and activity sessions.

Week 2 will allow you to create and carry out your very own social action and volunteering projects. Helping the community where it needs it the most.

 

What are the benefits:

  • There is no cost

  • You meet new people and make new friends

  • Learn new skills that can be used for work and education- organisation, independence, team building, confidence

  • Enhance your CV

  • Get your voices heard, share ideas 

  • Visit places you might not of seen before

  • Build on your future

  • Volunteer your time to help others and the local community

It’s an exciting opportunity and the best thing is…it’s completely free. So if you’re looking for a new challenge or a chance to get out the house and make a difference, visit wearencs.com and register today! Don’t worry this won’t stop you from doing the summer 2022 programmes.

Visit wearencs.com to sign up today