Ethos

At Rokeby, we believe in offering our students as many opportunities as possible to support them in preparing for the future and the world of work.

We are committed to developing students’ aspirations and self-esteem through a varied programme of activities which includes: access to impartial information, advice & guidance; awareness of options at key transition points; work-related education and the development of key ‘soft’ skills which are embedded within the curriculum.

For further information on our aims and objectives, click here for our CEIAG policy

Key contact:

Adil Uddin (Assistant Headteacher & CEIAG Lead) – adil.uddin@rokeby.newham.sch.uk

 

Aims

We aim to empower students and to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress to the next stage of education, employment and/or training.

Rokeby is committed to The Gatsby Benchmarks through a well-planned careers programme suitable for all students’ needs.

A stable careers programme
At Rokeby we have a clear careers policy for all students which can be accessed by staff, parents/carers and governors.

Learning from career and labour market information
Through tutor-time activities students are able to access guidance on careers paths and labour market to make informed decisions on study options.

Addressing the needs of each pupil
By year 11 students have one to one interview with careers advisor and create an action plan.

Linking curriculum learning to careers
At Rokeby, all departments are given on guidance on linking curriculum to careers which is embedded in schemes of learning.

Encounters with employers and employees
From year 7 to 11 students take part in a variety of careers workshops involving colleges, businesses and organisations. These workshops include CV writing, interview skills, enterprise and business skills.

Experiences of workplaces
In year 10 students have the opportunity to apply for work experience.

Encounters with further and higher education
Before students leave Rokeby they have an opportunity to speak a range of colleges specialising in a variety or academic and vocational qualifications.

Personal guidance
By year 11 students have one to one interview with careers advisor and create an action plan

Advice and guidance for young people

Click on the headings below to access the websites detailed.

A guide to apprenticeships
This leaflet provides information on the opportunities, progression and benefits of doing an apprenticeship with case studies from real apprentices.

Apprenticeship Champions
This network consists of over 1000 people working in education and training across England who promote the apprenticeship brand. You can locate your nearest Champion by visiting their website.

UCAS: Post 16 Apprenticeship Information
Whilst most students associate UCAS with applying to university, UCAS also have a dedicated section to further education, including apprenticeships and traineeships. They provide a breakdown of types of apprenticeships, entry requirements and how to apply. They also include opportunities beyond intermediate apprenticeships for learners wishing to pursue a higher or degree level apprenticeship.

GOV.UK “Become an apprentice”
This page provides information on how to apply for apprenticeships using GOV.UK’s service, what to do in the event that you are unsuccessful for the apprenticeship and conditions of pay.

Not going to uni
notgoingtouni.co.uk is now one of the UK’s leading websites dedicated to helping school and college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university, such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs.

GetMyFirstJob
GetMyFirstJob provide information and apprenticeship vacancies across a variety of sectors providing opportunities to connect employers with potential apprentices. In addition, they also provide information about traineeships for those who may not yet be ready for an apprenticeship.

Useful resources for students & parents

Click on the headings below to access the websites detailed.

A guide to 16-18 courses in Newham
An overview of the further education opportunities in the borough.

Start Profile
Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their career potential.

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Barclays Life Skills
Provides a tool designed to help you find out what your current skills, interests and personality traits are, then find help to develop them further to improve your employability skills.

National Careers Service
Useful information about different careers, skills required and CV writing

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Real stories to inspire your career choices

Careers 4 U
Ideas, information and inspiration through video interviews with hundreds of people in the early stages of their careers.

All about careers
Take a careers test and explore different types of career

Student Ladder
Information and advice for all stages in your journey towards your career

Prospects
Career planner, careers advice and information on different job sectors

Careers Gateway
Links to higher education and careers information

The Uni Guide
Choosing A-Levels – advice around choosing A’-level subjects.  Scroll to the bottom and input subjects for information on university degree and job matches.  

Guide BTEC qualifications
A-levels or BTECs? – information for deciding which is the best path for you.

Russell Group Informed Choices
Information on how subjects taken at sixth form or college can affect students’ options at university and later on.

UCAS
Information on post-16 courses, university degrees and apprenticeship options

The Student Room
A student forum providing advice on GCSEs, revision, A-levels, university options and careers