Careers Information and Guidance

Parkfield aims to fully prepare students for a fulfilling adult life in a rapidly changing society, with an awareness of the next steps in their education, employment or training.  Now settled into our new location the school aims to build strong partnerships with local businesses.

Every pupil will leave Parkfield having received independent and impartial careers guidance, helping with choices in learning, work, courses and qualifications, jobs, apprenticeships and universities.

Students can access careers advice in the form of up to date prospectuses from colleges and universities in our school library, alongside advice and resources for different career and education options. Outside speakers from employers, colleges and universities bring further information to pupils directly through school assemblies and careers lessons.

Our careers contact is Ms L Walton who can be reached through our office on office@parkfield.bournemouth.sch.uk or by calling the school on 01202 592530.

 

Careers Parents Guide

It may be helpful for parents and carers to access these additional websites aimed specifically at helping them gain Careers information to help their students

https://www.careersadviceforparents.org/

http://www.parentalguidance.org.uk/

 Apprenticeships: a parents‘ guide

 

Careers Convention

Parkfield is delighted to join up with the larger schools of both Parkstone Grammar School and Highcliffe School for their outstanding Careers Conventions in the Spring and Summer Terms.  These are important and exciting events in our school calendar for students from Year 9 upwards to attend with their parents.
The Careers Convention is a valuable opportunity for students and parents alike to explore the wide scope of career options open to them.

It is a chance to keep up to date with career prospects, entry requirements, courses of study and professional and vocational training by talking individually to those currently involved in their specialist area.

Key Stage 3 Careers Years 7 & 8

An awareness of possibilities and an understanding of the working world around us is introduced through talks from a variety of employers and educational establishments

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Assembly speakers from local employers and universities

Assembly speakers from local employers and universities

NCS Webinars, Digital workshop

 

Assembly speakers from local employers and universities

Enterprise Day

 

Key Stage 4 Careers Years 9 & 10

 

Building on the learning and skills gained across KS3, pupils now look towards having the opportunity to complete meaningful work experience and / or volunteering

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Assembly speakers from local employers and universities

Festival of Enterprise, BU

 

Assembly speakers from local employers and universities

NCS Webinars, Digital workshop

Careers Fair, Parkstone Grammar

SEND visit to BU

Assembly speakers from local employers and universities

Enterprise Day

Work Experience July

 

Careers Year 11

 

Work Experience Week provisionally takes place the third week of term.

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Assembly speakers from local employers and universities

Work Experience Week

Career progression

CVs

Personal Statements

Interview Skills

Interviews with advisor

College information from speakers

NCS Webinars, Digital workshop

Apprenticeship Tool Kit

Careers 4 Me

Info, Quizzes

Exam Revision

Stress Busting

SEND visit to BU

Careers Fair, Parkstone Grammar

 

 

Employer Engagement

At Parkfield we are always looking for new ways to engage our young people with the world of work.

As part of our careers program we have a focus on employer encounters.  This can be assemblies and where possible visits out to companies for our young people to experience the working world first hand. The whole senior school is in the region of 150 pupils. 

Ordinarily our assemblies are Tuesday mornings for 20 minutes, 8.40am-9am.  We can extend with notice.  We can also change to a different day if that suits you more.  There is a laptop and projector available with sound and internet.

Individual one hour class lectures can be arranged with a focus on particular year groups and themes.

We also offer work experience to our KS4 pupils and again are looking for employers in all sectors.

Each September we are keen to set up mock interviews for our KS4 pupils, with local employers.

If you feel you can offer time to support us in any way please contact Miss Walton via the email below:

office@parkfield.bournemouth.sch.uk

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Careers Information