Subject Specialism Day: Careers and Vocational Learning

Venue: St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College
Thursday 14th June 2018
12.30pm – 4.15pm

This event has been created for both teachers and Careers Leaders in schools. Sessions 1, 2 and 3 will focus on the new Careers Strategy and Gatsby Framework and how you as a school can offer new opportunities and teaching to support your pupils on their career pathways and choices.  Session 4 is designed to support you in recording employer engagement opportunities and developing work placement provision in your school.

Welcome Time & Venue
Arrival and registration at St Robert of Newminster School. Refreshments and light buffet. 12.30pm -1.00pm
Session 1: The new Careers Strategy and the impact on schools and Sixth Forms
This session will look at the new careers strategy and the demands it places on schools in developing a robust careers education programme for learners from years 7 to 13.  It will highlight key developments in the Careers Education Standards and provide examples of how to monitor and obtain feedback on the quality of provision on offer. 1:00pm- 1:45pm
Session 2: Meeting the Gatsby Framework and developing Work Related Opportunities
This session will look at the eight Gatsby Standards and how Career Leaders can develop the range of opportunities available to their pupils.  Using real life examples provided by us, this session will provide the opportunity to look at how departments promote the range of opportunities within their subject area. 1:45pm – 2:30pm
Refreshments 2:30pm – 2:45pm
Session 3: Curriculum Pathways – How to offer the best advice
As we experience the full impact of the new reformed qualifications, careers leaders have to think carefully how they provide the best advice and support to help pupils to choose appropriate pathways to meet their future needs.  The introduction of Linear GCSE’s and A Levels, Tech Awards and the upcoming T-Level Qualifications will see pupils having to choose either academic or vocational routes into Higher Education, Apprenticeships, Training or Employment.  This session will provide the opportunity to consider the range of options available and how best to share information with all stakeholders. 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Session 4: The role of the Enterprise Advisor in school
The role of the Enterprise Advisor will develop over the coming years and provide new opportunities and links with local industry.  This session provides the opportunity to share experiences with local business and how Careers Leaders can track meaningful encounters with the workplace. 3:30pm- 4:30pm


Cost per delegate – £60. To book your place (before 5th June) or request further information, please contact:
Carolyn Adams – Telephone: 0191 4877638 – Email:
Scott Clark – Telephone: 0191 561 3810 – Email: