________________________________ Careers

 

At Riverside Bridge School, in line with the Government’s careers strategy, we aim to make sure that all pupils, from the age of 4 to 16 access a bespoke education through our development of a Careers Curriculum.
We believe high quality careers advice and practical support in terms of access (e.g. pupils are supported with arranging and attending college interviews and visits), is absolutely essential if pupils are going to achieve their potential in their future life.

 

Outline of our Work Related Learning Programme

Curriculum Pathways Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
RootsPeople who help us:
Emergency services
Activities:
•Nurses
•Doctors
•Dentists
•Health care assistants
•Police officers
•PCOs
•Fire fighters
•Paramedics
•Teachers/CoEds
•Road workers
•Vets
Photography and Artists:
Looking at different art. Painting and photography. How can this be used as a careers? Journalism, websites, artist, graphic design, advertising etc.
Making sensory items that we could sell:
Soap, fragrant bubbles, cakes, biscuits and sensory tubes.

Florists/Farmers/
Gardeners:
Planting, growing food, herbs, vegetables etc.

Sustainable/produce/
feeding ourselves.
Career in animal car.
Jobs in the Building trades:
Looking at jobs in construction.
Brick laying,
Plumbing,
Joiners,
Painters and plasterers.
Jobs at the seaside:
Beach comber,
Ice-cream seller,
Slot machine shop, Fish and Chip seller etc.
BranchSupermarket jobs:
On the till, Trollies, shelf stacking, customer service, ware house, delivery, management, senior management.
Farming for food:
Exploring at vegetables we can grow, what barley, wheat and oats are used for.
Reusing:
i.e. up-cycling furniture, clothes or repurposing objects. i.e. tins into bird feeders
Farming Animals:
Classifying animals and exploring which animal is used for which food.
Caring for animals
Career in animal care
Public Gardens/florists/
garden centres:
garden centre workers, flower arrangers, florists, events caterers (floral displays)
Park wardens
Gardeners
Keeping the Beach safe and clean:
Jobs to do with maintaining the environment at the beach.
Coastal reclamation
Environmentalists, Marine biology
Fisherman
LeafCareers within the recycling industry: Municipal recycling centres.
Record different materials that can be recycled at different recycling plants for example:
Jenkins lane does household and car waste. Re-food reuses/converts food into green energy.
Careers within retail:
Clothing and supermarkets.
Examining different kinds of retail. Both big and small.
Super markets and small independent.
Food or market stalls.
Getting Things Done:
Debating, student voice, student rights, mental health and wellbeing, school council.
Careers within the Science/
engineering industries:
Investigating inventors and engineers.
Culminating in inventing something for the future.
Careers in the theatre:
Actors, Directors, Scene makers, Dressers, Seamstress/tailors, Writers, selling tickets at the foyer etc.
Careers in the municipal/ public gardens and parks:
Grounds people, gardeners, admin, tree surgeons.
AccreditationHealth & Safety:
Investigating signs around school and surrounding area
Particularly surrounding warning signs, fire exits, safety information boards etc
Health & Safety:
Investigating the different road signs for example – crossing, directions, warnings, information
Contacting healthcare workers for appointments, communicating with emergency services
Getting Things Done:
Debating, student voice, student rights, mental health and wellbeing, school council
Travel in the Community/
Getting Things Done:
Using a bus, using an oyster card, using tube/train, asking a safe adult directions, getting to and from a destination
Following Instructions:
Directions, following a recipe,
how to file paperwork, how
to pay a bill, banking,
budgeting, use of services available, deadlines/return dates (library, college, bills etc.
Following Instructions:
Directions, following a recipe, how to file paperwork, how to pay a bill, banking, budgeting, use of services available, deadlines/return dates (library, college, bills etc.

 

Work Experience

Pupils in Year 10 & 11 l have the opportunity to engage in work experience.
This opportunity to go and work in the wider community is invaluable and allows our pupils:
•  to apply the transferable skills learned in the classroom in a real-life context.
•  to further improve their skills by making learning more relevant and practical
•  to develop their personal and social skills
•  to develop an understanding of work and its related responsibilities
•  to broaden their awareness of the world of work
•  to be introduced the knowledge and skills of particular occupational area/s
•  to begin to make the transition from school

 

Impact of our Careers Programme

Careers activity needs to be relevant and inspirational for our pupils. We measure and assess the impact of our careers programme through:
  • the Gatsby Benchmarks which we use to measure the quality of our provision and to develop it further.
  • our Year 11 Destination Figures
We track our Year 11 school leavers each summer to confirm post-16 plans, and we aim to have as few ‘NEET’ (Not in Education, Employment or Training) destinations as possible.
A strong investment in our careers programme reflects our positive destination figures.

 

 

Year 11 Leavers’ Destination Data

 Number of PupilsDestinationsCourses
2018-19 Leavers100% (5 pupils)Barking & Dagenham CollegeEdexcel Entry Level 1 Award in Personal Progress
E2 Skills for Independence and Work
Edexcel L1 Award in Vocational Studies

 

For more information, please contact our Careers Lead , Ms A. Waller by sending an enquiry using the contact form on our ‘Contact Us’ page or calling us on 0203 946 5888.