Longley Park Sixth Form Careers and Employability
Longley Park Sixth Form is proud of its comprehensive Careers and Progression Programme. Students are guaranteed a wealth of knowledge about progression to Higher Education and the world of work. They will have lots of opportunities to meet HE providers and employers and feel what it is like in the workplace. We work closely with a range of networks from Sheffield Business Together to ASK (Sheffield Apprenticeship group) to ensure all our students are equipped to move on to positive destinations.
All students follow a careers and progression strand through the tutorial programme, receive additional information and skills-based input through their subject curriculum choices and they can also access careers and progression advice from our Pathways Centre located centrally in the Plaza.
Careers education covers the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, including the following:
Longley Park Sixth Form Careers Team
Careers Leader - Rae Nichols Assistant Principal, Student Engagement & Destinations.
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Careers & Employability Co-ordinator - Lee Moore - (Careers Leader L7, NTU).
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Longley Park Sixth Form is keen to invite employers, traineeship/apprenticeship advisors and HE/FE providers to deliver progression events to broaden the horizons of our students. If you would like to discuss opportunities to work with our students please contact: Lee Moore email@example.com Tel: 0114 262 5757
Longley Park Sixth Form Careers Programme
Our Careers and Progression provision is outlined below and is designed to ensure that all learners meet the Gatsby Benchmark entitlement.
Pre Enrolment Opportunities
School Taster Events
Application and Interview Process
Next Step Longley
Our Next Step event gives applicants a chance to find out what being a student at Longley Park Sixth Form is really like. They will have the opportunity to try taster sessions of their chosen courses, meet staff and other prospective students. Next Step Longley events run in the summer term.
Open Evenings/Information Events
An opportunity for partner schools, applicants, parents and carers to access information in order to help make informed study and progression choices
Events run through the autumn and spring terms
Enrolment, Induction and Initial Careers Assessment
Advice and Guidance using GCSE / equivalent qualifications to ensure students are enrolled onto appropriate study programmes to help ensure positive progression beyond sixth form.
Introduction to Longley Park, expectations of study, and standards to develop success and skills.
Data collection of student aspiration to share with curriculum to help tailor bespoke student opportunities.
Careers Tutorial Programme
Tutorial is delivered across three year groups (Level 2, Level 3 Year 1, Level 3 Year 2) and are bespoke to level. Each year group has tailored activity appropriate to the level of study and age group of students, in relation to behaviour, welfare and personal development. The schemes of work are sequential as some learners will progress through all four years, however progression opportunities are supported throughout programmes as it is sometimes appropriate for a learner to pursue alternative pathways at different times, dependent on their aspiration.
Tutorial includes group and 121 student support and delivery in relation to the following.
Additional Careers and Progression Support
To further develop confidence, engage, motivate and inspire students to positive progression destinations, we provide the following services and opportunities. These are embedded into all areas of a student learner programme, in both curriculum and pastoral areas, and in wider engagement.
Higher Education Progression Partnership (HeppSY) is a programme dedicated to helping students access and be informed about Higher Education. They work in partnership with schools and college across South Yorkshire, as well as Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.
Longley Park Sixth Form’s HeppSY adviser is Audie O’Donnell firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect?
HeppSY information for parents can be found here
In line with the 2018 Statutory Guidance for Careers Guidance and Access for providers, we welcome visits from FE institutions, Training providers and HE providers to ensure students are aware of the wide range of progression routes available from HE, FE, apprenticeship, traineeships and employment. Appropriate providers are invited to the following events:
We are working with The Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY), part of the Uni Connect Programme, to help ensure our students are informed about higher education opportunities. HeppSY works across the region to help young people understand the higher education opportunities available to them and realise their potential. They offer educational sessions, as well careers advice and guidance.
You can find out more about them here: https://heppsy.org/
You can also find a useful guide for parents and carers supporting their children to apply for higher education here: https://www.hepp.ac.uk/who-are-you/parents-carers/
The Sixth Form also works closely with Sheffield Business.
Please contact Rae Nichols (email@example.com), Careers Leader to discuss proposed opportunities for organisations to meet with our students.
Evaluation and Review
The Careers Education and Guidance at Longley Park Sixth Form is evaluated in a number of ways:
Last reviewed - June 2022
Next review date - December 2022