Careers

Broadstone Middle School is committed to provide all pupils with the knowledge, skills, inspiration and positive attitude to take ownership of their own learning and career pathways. Our careers programme ensures that all pupils are equipped with the necessary information, advice and guidance in order to be successful in their futures.

Our careers provision is delivered throughout the curriculum via PSHE lessons, Tutor times during National Careers Week (NCW), Annual Careers Fair and enrichment activities throughout the year run by external providers, such as WiseUp.

We are also committed to maximising the benefits for pupils by using a whole school approach involving parents, carers, employers, further education providers and other local agencies such as Dorset Careers Hub.

Please see our careers statement below, and a link to our Policies page where you will find the PSHE and Citizenship Policy which includes Careers.

Information on Careers Events

29 September 2021 – Wise Up Teambuilding Event

The students worked together in groups to solve puzzles and move themselves through different tasks including making a giant wooden dice, moving across stepping stones without letting go of them, directing each other while blindfolded without using words, and creating the longest line accross the field as they could using only what they had on them! It was a great opportunity for the students to learn to work together and get to know their new classmates ready for the coming school year.

15 December 2021 – RAF Virtual Event for Year 8

In December 2021, RAF provided our Y8 students with a Virtual Realistic Job Profile (RJP) event covering a holistic overview in detail of the role and output of the RAF; all of the roles on offer, pay, terms & conditions, personal development opportunities, travel, training and sport.

7-12 March 2022 – National Careers Week

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

At BMS we ran a number of activites across the week, including teaching and non-teaching staff writing basic CV’s so that students could see the qualifications and former roles that got them to where they are now. The students took part in activities during tutor time each day including learning their interests and values, networking, vision boards and practicing interviews. Students were invited to apply to be careers champions and underwent interviews for the role resulting in 11 being chosen. The Careers Champions will help organise future events such as the upcoming Careers Fair.

8 June 2022 – Careers Fair

We are running our first ever Careers Fair this summer and offering parents/carers and local employers the opportunity to engage with our pupils during the event on the 8th of June 2022.

Businesses are able to set up a table/stall so that our pupils can informally approach them and talk to them personally. Some employers are also running a careers activity or giving an inspirational speech to the pupils during the event. This is a great way for our pupils to experience a wide range of businesses in our local community.

Useful Links for Students and Parents

National Careers Service

Careerpilot.org.uk

A Guide: How to Write a CV

Prospects.ac.uk

Startprofile.com

Apprenticeships information from Gov.uk

successatschool.org

Amazing Apprenticeships

We welcome any parent/carer, further education provider and employer to contact us to discuss what you can offer for our students and how we can best accommodate your support. Example activities include: BMS Careers Fair, Career Talk and Mock Interviews.

The Career Lead is Mrs Penwarden, who can be contacted via email: schooloffice@bmsweb.co.uk or via telephone on 01202 696121.