Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Priestnall

Careers Leaders: Miss Evans

At Priestnall School we aim to provide good quality, impartial advice and guidance, ensuring all our students have the best possible foundation to base their future choices and pathways.
We hold the Inspiring IAG Gold Award.

Here you can find information about how we implement Careers Education from Year 7-11 as well as the support available from school, important information and other resources.

Where to access Careers and Post-16 information in school

Mrs Slack our Careers and Post 16 Advisor is available in the school careers office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to provide advice, guidance and support with applications.

There is a comprehensive careers section within the school library offering information on further education, higher education, apprenticeships and employment. This is where students will find college prospectuses and application forms.
Careers information is also displayed on the CEIAG display boards on the main corridor by the library, Café Mersey and next to the Careers Office.

Independent Careers Advice and Guidance

Our independent careers advice and guidance is provided by Stockport Family. They come into school twice a week to carry out 1-1 guidance interviews with students in Year 11. Parents are always welcome to attend these interviews. Students then receive and individual action plan.

Useful Websites

We support students in registering with the START website www.startprofile.com . This provides all students with independent, impartial careers advice accessible from home and school.

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/post-16-education-options/post-16-overview

https://cyp.iassnetwork.org.uk/

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/about-us

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

https://www.ucas.com/

https://www.careersbox.co.uk/

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://icould.com/

https://www.careers-gateway.co.uk/

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/interested-in-the-lm-and-want-lmi/

Careers Programme

The table below outlines our careers education and guidance programme that is underpinned by the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks:

Careers activity
Year 7 Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) Assemblies
Year 8 Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) Assemblies
Year 9 Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) Assemblies

Options evening – colleges and training providers will be in attendance

Year 10 Assemblies Careers Lessons

Greater Manchester High Achievers Masterclasses Dragon’s Den

Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable) College taster days

Year 11 Assemblies

Careers Fair Careers Lessons

Greater Manchester High Achievers Masterclasses Deep Learning Day (a day off timetable)

College lunch time drop-in sessions

Apprenticeship and training provider lunchtime drop-in sessions

1-1 careers guidance with a careers Advisor from Stockport Family

Support with college application forms

Support finding and applying for apprenticeships

Employer Network

Our Employer Network supports the careers strategy and plan at Priestnall. The aim of the network is to provide every pupil with at least one significant encounter with an employer per year. Employers and businesses can join the network if they want to assist with any of our careers activities as seen in the above table. Please contact Mrs Slack on 0161 432 7727 or carmel.slack@priestnall.stockport.sch.uk

College Open Days and Deadlines

Please find details of college open days and deadlines. This is just a selection of colleges, if you require details of any other colleges please contact Mrs Slack.

COLLEGE OPEN DAY DATES APPLICATION DEADLINES
Aquinas College Saturday 28th September 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 9th October 6.30pm- 8.30pm

Thursday 31st October 6.30pm-

8.30pm

Saturday 30th November 2019
BIMM Manchester

Saturday 12th October 10am-2pm Saturday 19th October 10am-2pm

(Book a place online)

Contact college directly

Cheadle College

Wednesday 25th September 5pm-7pm

Saturday 12th October 10am- 12noon

Friday 13th December 2019
Loreto College Saturday 5th October 10am-1pm Sunday 13th October 10am-1pm Friday 10th January 2020 but they need returning to school before December 6th
Marple College Thursday 26th September 5pm- 7pm

Saturday 12th October 10am- 12noon

Friday 13th December
Parrs Wood Sixth Form Saturday 12th October 10am- 12noon Friday 31st January 2020 but they need returning to school before December 6th
Reaseheath College Saturday 19th October 10am onwards

Saturday 16th November 10am onwards

Saturday 7th December 10am onwards (book online)

Applications accepted throughout the year. It is advisable to apply as soon as possible.
Stockport College Wednesday 25th September 4.30pm- 7.30pm Wednesday 6th November 4.30pm-7.30pm Applications accepted throughout the year. It is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

Tameside College

Monday 30th September 6pm- 8pm

Saturday 19th October 10am – 2pm

Monday 18th November 6pm- 8pm

Applications accepted throughout the year. It is advisable to apply as soon as possible.
The Clarendon Sixth Form Wednesday 25th September 6pm-8pm

Saturday 19th October 10am – 2pm

Monday 18th November 6pm- 8pm

Applications accepted throughout the year. It is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

The Manchester College (All Campuses)

Openshaw Campus Shena Simon Campus

Thursday 10th October 5pm- 7.30pm

Saturday 23rd November 9.30am-12pm

Thursday 3rd October 5pm-7pm

Monday 16th December 2019
UTC @Media City Thursday 26th September 6.30pm-8.30pm Applications accepted throughout the year. It is advisable to apply as soon as possible.
Xaverian College Saturday 5th October 10.30am- 2pm

Sunday 13th October 10.30am- 2pm

Friday 10th January 2020 but they need returning to school before December 6th
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