That all students will achieve their true potential whilst being fully prepared for their transition into the ever changing world of work.
“There is no passion to be found in playing small — in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandel
“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein
Wellfield Middle School is committed to providing all its pupils with a planned programme of careers education throughout their school life. We are also committed to maximizing the benefits for pupils by using a whole school approach involving parents, carers, external stakeholders including employers, further education providers and other local agencies such NTLT, North East Learning and Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) and Connexions. As a school, we are actively working towards meeting the Careers Gatsby Benchmarks with an aspiration to develop up-to-date careers knowledge and employability skills, making pupils ready for their next steps in education and beyond. In planning we focus on the core principles from the Career Development Framework: Grow throughout life, explore possibilities, manage career, create opportunities, balance life and work and see the big picture.
At Wellfield we want to make sure you have access to a good quality Career’s education. We plan to show you what options are available and encourage you to reach your full potential. We want to provide you with many opportunities during your time at Wellfield so that you have a good understanding of what is available to you and where to find key information. You will have access to a range of activities to inspire you including, employer talks, careers fairs, motivational talks as well as a range of careers workshops.
In year 7 and 8 you will have access to Unifrog where you will have access to information which you will be supported to use from your teachers. You will also be able to independently find information about subjects and careers you are interested in. It is never too early to start thinking about your future. The sky’s the limit!
Our school policy is based on the ‘Careers Strategy’ published by the DfE, and will use the Gatsby Benchmarks as a framework for good practice. Careers education does not just mean informing students about their options after school but also how their school career will affect their future. It is our statutory duty to ensure that all pupils receive independent, impartial advice and guidance regarding all options within school and how they will affect their options after school and which career pathways will become available to them.
At Wellfield, we offer a range of support for children when it comes to careers. We introduce careers provision to year 5 and offer a range of activities throughout your child’s time at Wellfield.
Children in year 7 and 8 have access to Unifrog, an online Careers platform. This enables them to take interests and personality quizzes and research careers they are interested in as well as a number of planned careers activities. www.unifrog.org
How can you help? As they make choices and plans for the future, young people need support from the people who know them best; their families. Talk to your child about careers they are interested in. Find out what they know already and encourage them to explore the online careers resource, Unifrog, or even speak to people about their careers.
We have links North Tyneside Learning Trust and pupils are given the opportunity to take part in a number of careers activities such as Careers Speed Dating where they are able to meet employers from a range of careers. (If you are interested in taking part in this event please email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wellfield has access to the Connexions service which comes into school to deliver bespoke careers guidance to whole classes, small groups and individuals.
In order for your child to make informed decisions about their future career, it is important to be aware of LMI. LMI relates to information regarding the various growth industries in our region. We provide LMI information in assemblies, lessons and events and employer engagement in order for children to get a better awareness of where the opportunities might be once they leave education.
The four largest growth sectors in the North East are: Advanced Manufacturing, Digital, Energy and Health and Life Sciences.
To find out more about LMI visit the following website https://www.northeastlep.co.uk/
Watch this video to find out about the 4 main areas of the growth industries.
Have a go at the Careerometer and Skillsometer Widgets below to find out more about headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
● To help students develop the skills and confidence to make realistic and informed decisions about their futures.
● To ensure that students develop the skills and attitudes necessary for success in adult and working life.
● To make students aware of the range of opportunities which are realistically available to them in higher education and training
● To equip students with the necessary decision-making skills to manage those same transitions.
● To develop in students an awareness of the wide variety of education, training and careers opportunities both locally and nationally.
● To foster links between the school, local businesses and further/higher education establishments.
● To enable students to experience the world of work and develop transferable skills, for example, independence, resilience, creativity, personal learning and thinking skills.
● To maintain a culture of high aspirations.
● To promote equality of opportunity, embrace diversity, challenge stereotypes and ensure all students who require any extra assistance and guidance to reach their potential.
We are interested and open to new employers interested in coming in to support our careers programme at Wellfield. Please get in touch if you have anything to offer.
At Wellfield, each teacher is dedicated to incorporating careers into their curriculum area. They do this with visitors, workshops, speakers and in lessons.
Please use the following websites to find out further information about careers
Please keep checking here, and follow the school twitter feed @wellfieldmiddleschool for updates to careers news and further advice.
For more information about our Career’s programme, please contact Mrs Lianne Davies via the school office.
0191 252 9486