Sacred Heart Catholic College is committed to providing a planned programme of impartial information, advice and guidance to all pupils through a range of processes designed to enable individuals to make informed choices and transitions related to their personal, educational and careers development.
Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form, Responsibility for CEAIG
Assistant Careers Adviser
College Enterprise Partnership
Through port locations in Dublin, Sheerness, Glasgow, Great Yarmouth, the Manchester Ship Canal and of course Liverpool, the Peel Ports Group handles many diverse commodities including bananas, whiskey, grain, steel, biomass, project cargo, cars, molasses, animal feed, scrap metals, aggregates and lots, lots more! The historic Port of Liverpool itself is not only a key part of the local community but is also a key part of the UK supply chain. With employment roles in engineering, operations, finance, logistic, sales, commercial, project management and management there is a wealth of opportunities available at the port. Together with significant investments at the port including the new £400m deep-water container terminal, means that there are exciting times ahead for the Port of Liverpool which is already one of the largest, busiest and most diverse ports in the UK.
7 Students begin their careers journey at Sacred Heart by thinking about their own qualities by completing a CV that will be kept and amended throughout their time at Sacred Heart. Throughout the year, employers will visit students from the local area, including Peel Ports, showcasing the different job opportunities available to them in the future. Other areas will be considered in PSHE lessons.
8 Students will now have an opportunity to meet employers in a ‘Meet Professionals event’. This will allow students to discuss what is involved in various job roles, and allow students to start thinking about their future careers and what skills are needed for them to achieve this.
9 Year 9 is a year where student have to make some very important decisions. Students are fully informed on their choices at GCSE. Students are supported in this decision making to impartial careers advice at a Careers Fair. All students in Year 9 will be asked to develop their entrepreneurial skills by taking part in the Ryman Enterprise challenge.
10 Students in Year 10 to develop their skills of employability. A strong partnership with HMRC allows students to take part in Mock Interviews. All Year 10 students take part in a week long Work Experience with local and national businesses. Able and Disadvantaged are given opportunities to access Higher Education days at the University of Liverpool and John Mores University
11 Year 11 continues the opportunity for students to think about their future further with a ‘Meet the professional’ event. A visit from Lancaster University raises aspirations to encourage students to think about their futures, especially advice about A Level studies. Students also have an opportunity to discuss apprenticeships and other options at a Careers Fair.
12 Year 12 students are made to fully consider their post 18 options by taking part in work experience which links strongly to their future career. Mock interviews are held with Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce. There are varied events to help students apply for university, including UCAS help, visits to Oxbridge and other Universities.
13 Students are further helped with the UCAS process. For those students not considering Higher Education, external agencies and employers work with those pupils to help give them further advice and independent careers advice.