Year 9 Careers

GREAT CAREER ASPIRATIONS THROUGH GREAT CAREERS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE

During Year 9 students will be working with their own tutor group and year group on a range of careers related activities.  The key area will be for students to research a variety of careers and pathways suitable to their own individual aspirations.

Year 9 students will be doing the following:

  • Individual target setting with tutor to be discussed at the Student Review Day with parents.
  • Recognise the need for self improvement.
  • Work on soft skills, e.g. team working, determination, resilience, self confidence etc as part of their character development in preparation for the world of work.
  • PSHE days - personal, social, health and careers workshops.
  • Sports activities representing school.
  • Reviewing the assessment point data to understand how to develop in the future.
  • Ignite opportunity.
  • Young Market assembly.
  • Stop the Clock workshops looking at a variety of careers.
  • Careers research on National Careers Service website.
  • Exploring career pathways.
  • Careers cards as a display in year area.  
  • 5 year Career destination planning - where do they see themselves in 5 years and how do they achieve it?
  • Active tutoring with a focus on careers.
  • Activities Week - TFest and enrichment activities
  • Charity Fund Raising.
  • Ambassador training.
  • Enterprise Day,
  • Torches to record out of school achievements as well as in school achievements.
  • After school enrichment.
  • Student voice,
  • Foreign Exchange.
  • School Music production.
  • Cadets.
  • Career Taster sessions.
  • First Aid - workshops to be delivered by St Johns Ambulance
  • Presentation Skills - develop skills needed for presenting.
  • Speaking to an Audience - Workshop to develop skills of how to speak in front of large audiences.
  • SSAT qualification - Student leadership accreditation qualification.
  • Interview/Leadership training - develop an understanding of how to be a strong leader
  • E-Safety - training on E-safety and how to ensure all pupils are aware of how to use the internet safely.
  • Anti-bullying - training on how to recognise bullying, how to support pupils who are being bullied and how to report it through the school's online system.
  • Body Language Training - sessions that will develop an understanding of positive/negative body language and how it can be used in a variety of scenarios.

YouNG

What is YouNG?

YouNG is an innovative project run by Rushcliffe Borough Council aiming to give new work experience and careers event opportunities to young people in the area. The YouNG project works with businesses, schools and parents to act as a link between pupils and local/national companies (Rolls Royce, Nottingham Rugby Club, Vision Express and more) in order to make work experience and apprenticeship opportunities more accessible and available.

How can you get involved?

The YouNG project recruits 7 pupils from 7 schools in the area (including Toot Hill) to work for Rushcliffe Borough Council with YouNG for a year period, gaining valuable experience and earning money whilst doing so! If you are currently in Year 9, then you will be presented with this opportunity through school in the Spring term, but if you wish find out more information about the project beforehand feel free to email or visit Mrs farmer or the current YouNG Ambassador Jamie Cordon (14JCordon@toothillschool.co.uk).

If you are interested in applying to work experience through YouNG visit the website WeAreYouNG and follow YouNG on Twitter (@YoungWeAreYouNG) and Facebook (Young Network Group) for more information on the opportunities available to you!

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BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge 2016 - Winners!

Mary Sowter part of the winning team, spoke about what it was like to win this year's BP Ultimate STEM Challenge. She said "I can't believe it. When I found out we were going to London I was so excited, and to have won has topped off an amazing day. I've learnt so much from seeing the other schools' projects, and today has really inspired me to take part in more STEM challenges in future".

Team Leader, Jack Kellas, added "it's fantastic, all our hard work has paid off". 

Their teacher, Bina Mistry said "I'm so incredibly proud, even getting to the final was amazing, so to have won is the perfect end to the day. The whole event has been really motivating and inspiring". 

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Career Aspirations

Have a look at www.successatschool.org which offers advice and information on how subjects can be linked to a variety of careers.

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