Careers, Employability & Enterprise Education
During the Seven Year Learning Journey here at St Albans Girls' School, we are preparing students for their future in modern Britain, as resilient citizens that are able to achieve their own personal goals, while having the skills to adapt to the changing demands of the economy.
Careers and Enterprise Events this Academic Year:
- Year 7 Enterprise Day, Tuesday 19 September 2017
- Year 8 Enterprise Day, Wednesday 11 October 2017
- Creative Arts, Media and Design Careers Evening, Thursday 19 October 2017 - 7.00-8.30pm
- Year 11 Visit to Skills Show UK, Friday 17 November 2017
- Year 11 Interview Skills Workshop with Premier Foods, Tuesday 12 December 2017
- Year 11 Big Interview Day, Thursday 11 January 2018
- Year 9 Learn to Earn Day with Young Enterprise, Tuesday 30 January 2018
- What can I do if I study...? Careers Evening, Tuesday 6 February 2018 7pm-8.30pm
- Year 8 Inspiring Women Networking Morning, Thursday 8 March 2018
- Year 12 Higher Education Days, 21-22 June 2018
- Year 12 UCAS Conference, Friday 29 June 2018
- Year 7 Work Shadowing Day, Tuesday 10 July 2018
- Year 10 Employabilty Skills Day with Young Enterprise, Wednesday 11 July 2018
- Year 10 Work Shadowing Day, Friday 13 July 2018
- Year 12 Professional Placement Week, 9-13 July 2018
Each year we offer two bespoke careers evenings that students from all year groups and their families are invited to attend. These events are also open to students across our Sixth Form Consortium Schools.
If you would like to assist with a careers event or to share your own career journey with our students please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
How is Careers, Employabilty and Enterprise Education taught at St Albans Girls' School?
St Albans Girls' School has fully implemented the eight Gatsby Benchmarks through the specific lessons within the PSHCE and Progression Programme lessons as well as wider curriculum learning opportunities.
The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
We work closely with YC Hertfordshire (formally known as Youth Connexions), to provide 1:1 careers guidance interviews for students in Years 9-13 with a Level 6 Qualified Careers Guidance Advisor. This support is in addition to meetings with Form Tutors, Directors of Learning and members of the Senior Leadership Team that students will have when making a careers progression decision.
To enhance our provision we also work closely with the Careers and Enterprise Company and an Enterprise Advisor who review the Careers, Employabilty and Enterprise provision provided to ensure we are fully meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Enterprise Education Opportunities at St Albans Girls' School
Each year group has the opportunity to take part in enrichment opportunities to widen their enterprise skills.
- The whole school takes part in the annual Winter Fair and Summer Sunday Funday to raise funds for local charities and the STAGS PTA
- Year 7 students can take part in the Young Enterprise Tenner programme in the Spring Term
- Year 8 students can take part in the Peter Jones Foundation's Tycoon in Schools in the Autumn Term
- All Year 9 students take part in the First Give programme
- Students in Years 10 and 11 take on the leadership roles in the St Albans Rotary Interact Club
- Year 12 students can take part in either the Dragon's Apprentice challenge or Young Enterprise Company Programme
In addition to the formal enterprise challenges, students can work as a form group to run stalls to raise funds for their House Charity throughout the school year.