Careers Education Overview

This part of our website (currently being updated 5.11.21 so please keep checking back for updates) has been put together to share information with all stakeholders (students, parents, staff, governors and employers) about our Careers programme at Springfield School.  Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
  • Mrs Laura Armitage

    Head of Sixth Form, Supported Internship Lead and Careers Lead

    laura.armitage@springfield.cheshire.sch.uk

    I have been at Springfield for 8 years now. During this time, I have taken responsibility for Careers and am delighted to see of our students engaging in placements and talking about future aspirations for work. As a school community, we see the potential in our students and aim to support them to achieve this when they leave us.

What we already do well - careers education starts early with discussions with students and parents about future aspirations.  
Exploring work sessions are arranged for our red pathway learners, to give experiences across a range of sectors that will influence their future destinations.
Blue pathway students in KS4, have weekly visits from a range of employers to discuss roles within their organisation/employees to talk about their job.  This naturally progresses into weekly work experience placements (half a day a week)
Sixth form then work towards a full day per week in a workplace.
Students are able to move from Sixth Form over to The Springboard Project, our supported internship programme.
 
All of our placements are set up by Safe Opportunities, taking students' vocational profiling into consideration.
New for 2021 - We are continually aiming to improve our offer so going forward we will be enlisting the services of an independent careers advisor to speak to our Y10-13 students about their futures.  This advisor will support students to create stepping stones from their current position to their future aspiration.  This might be suggesting courses or work placements that might benefit the young person.
 
Our green pathway Sixth Form class are going to take part in community based volunteering activities to improve the local area and build a vocational profile considering preferred activities.