Careers Advice and Guidance

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Students in Year 7 and 11 receive careers advice prior to making option choices for Key Stage 3/4 and Post-16.  These students are provided with interviews to help them decide their future, and Youth Connexions regularly visit the school. Youth Connexions workers attend parents‘ evenings to advise on the choice of options and students are encouraged to use the extensive Connexions Library and to consult Staff; parents are welcome by arrangement. Our careers Advisor is Mrs Farrell. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: careers@falconer.herts.sch.uk

Alumni

Did you go to Falconer School? If you’re a former student who would like to support current students, the school would love to hear from you.

Today, there are students in the assembly hall where you once sat, facing similar challenges and opportunities that you did. Being connected to you could really help them.

More than 60,000 former students across Britain have already signed up to stay connected with their old school. They can inspire young people in a number of ways; as a work experience provider, mentor, or by sharing your story to success.

It doesn’t matter when you left school, whether you’re in further education, or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away. You can help inspire the students today.

You can inspire the students if they can relate to that someone who went to the same school, grew up in the same community, has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job. It will help our students see that it’s possible for them too! It’s really important for all students to be motivated to succeed in the working world and hear first-hand from relevant people in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.

Ex pupils can contact:

Assistant Headteacher, Mr Mohammed Abusef or Falconer’s careers lead Mrs. Margaret Farrell at Falconer school you can either Email careers@falconer.herts.sch.uk or contact telephone number 0208 950 2505

Thank you for taking the time to read our Alumni information.

 

Upcoming events to watch out for:

  • Year 7-11 Visit to the Big Bang Fair
  • Year 7 – 11 motivational Speakers
  • Year 9- taster session of option subjects
  • Year 9 -Options evening
  • Year 10 work experience choices
  • Year 11 careers academy – Job centre plus
  • Year 11- Curriculum Vitae writing day
  • Year 11 Work Experience Introduction/briefings/Safety awareness
  • Year 11 – Work Experience weeks
  • Year 11- Further Educational College visits
  • Motivational speakers to inspire our students throughout the year
  • Careers newsletter

 

For guidance, labour market information and useful resources, please click on the following link:

Careers PHSE Form time and enrichment time – final

Useful Careers Websites

National Careers Service

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk -This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.

Other Websites

https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/the-big-bang-fair/about-us/- The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.

https://www.stem.org.uk/stem-ambassadors/ – STEMNET creates opportunities to inspire young people by linking people in STEM careers with teachers and schools to enable young people to gain a clear idea of the range of careers available to them.

http://www.plotr.co.uk/ – Investigate careers, watch videos and get great advice, find out about employers and work experience opportunities in your area.

https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/ -YC Hertfordshire provides youth work projects and programmes, information, advice, guidance, work related learning, outdoor education and support for young people aged 13-19 (up to age 24 for young people with learning disabilities).

http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk the National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships.  Also advertises current vacancies.

Parents support

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/the-hertfordshire-local-offer.aspx – Parents and guarding support

www.worldskillsuk.org – WorldSkills UK is a partnership between businesses, education and Governments that accelerates young people’s careers giving them the best start in work and life.
www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/preparing-for-adulthood/transition.aspx – Transition means changing from one state, stage, place, or subject to another and usually, moving on from being a child to becoming an adult.

 

Falconer Careers Newsletter
Careers Newsletter September 2018
 

 

Religious Studies, Assemblies and Collective Worship

Falconer is a community with shared values and a clearly identified ethos. These values are essentially Christian in nature, but we welcome students from any religious background. Religious Studies is delivered within Humanities at Key Stages 3 and 4 and through Extended Learning Days.

We have two assemblies a week which reflect the religious calendar, celebratory occasions and special events in the life of the school. During registration each morning there is a theme of the week and connected Thoughts for the Day. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the RS programme and collective worship provided.

Health Education

A co-ordinated programme of sex education, both formal and informal, is delivered to all students as and when appropriate. It is related to the age and gender of students and to their identified needs. It is dealt with in a sympathetic and sensitive manner, with group discussions taking place in an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect and confidence. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own behaviour and moral development.

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