Forest gate community school 10

Careers information

Our Careers and Aspirations Manager is Farjana Aktar. Her role is to provide information, advice and guidance to help students make realistic choices about their education.

Her main responsibilities are to ensure that students are provided with the correct information and advice when making decisions about post 16 education and training.

  • Organise work experience for year 10 students
  • Arrange option evenings in partnership with other educational establishments
  • Plan and organise career fairs
  • Organise and participate in IAG events at Forest Gate Community School and other events where appropriate
  • Provide parents/carers with information about the services that are available to help young people make effective learning and career decisions
  • Provide comprehensive information to parents regarding work experience.

Parents, please get in touch directly with Ms Aktar if you would like any career-related information or advice for your child. All students in year 11 will receive a one-to-one career interview which can be conducted with parents present when requested.

Farjana Aktar
Careers and Aspirations Manager

Telephone: 020 8534 8666 Ext 220

If training providers would like to talk to our students about technical education and apprenticeships, please contact our Careers and Aspirations Manager to be included in one of our careers fairs or talks. 

Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Careers Policy

Careers Strategy

Meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks

Pupil Entitlement

In line with the Baker Clause, all pupils in Years 7-11 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses. Management of provider access requests.

Procedure

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and Facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the Careers Manager. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.

Student Career Plan

Careers Programme

Careers Programme

Year 7

  • Employer Workshops, Visits or Assemblies
  • Drop in sessions during Break and Lunch
  • Explore a range of careers and options on Success at School
  • Use Start to get personalised suggestions of careers suited to your personality, interests and skills.

Year 8

  • Information on Career Routes Assembly
  • Support for Option Choices
  • Careers Information Officer at Options Evening
  • Employer Workshops and Visits
  • Citizenship
  • Drop in sessions during Break and Lunch
  • Students can use this booklet to help them make GCSE choices: Making GCSE Choices
  • Explore a range of careers and options on Success at School
  • Use Start to get personalised suggestions of careers suited to your personality, interests and skills.

Year 9

  • Small group mentoring with Careers Information Officer
  • University Aspirational Visits
  • Employer Workshops and Visits
  • Careers Information Officers at Parents’ Evenings
  • Citizenship
  • Drop in sessions during Break and Lunch
  • Explore a range of careers and options on Success at School
  • Use Start to get personalised suggestions of careers suited to your personality, interests and skills.

Year 10

  • Work Experience, Boss Day, Assemblies
  • College Visits
  • University Aspirational Visits
  • Employer Workshops and Visits
  • Employer Assemblies
  • Careers Information Officers at Parents’ Evenings
  • Open day visits to prestigious colleges
  • Careers Interviews with Careers Information Officer
  • Drop in sessions during Break and Lunch
  • Students can use Mykindafuture to build your profile, make CVs and connect with a range of employers
  • Explore a range of careers and options on Success at School
  • Use Start to get personalised suggestions of careers suited to your personality, interests and skills.

Year 11

  • Careers Interviews with Careers Information Officer
  • Careers Information Officers at Parents’ Evenings
  • Careers Fair
  • Apprenticeship Assembly
  • Lunch time sessions – to complete college application forms
  • Sessions for MAS students – completing application forms for prestigious colleges
  • Meeting with parents, if requested
  • Support & advice in completing college application forms
  • Advice and guidance for college applications
  • College visitors to assemblies and drop-ins
  • Drop in sessions during Break and Lunch
  • Students can use Mykindafuture to build your profile, make CVs and connect with a range of employers
  • Explore a range of careers and options on Success at School
  • Use Start to get personalised suggestions of careers suited to your personality, interests and skills.

Career Pathways

Careerometer

Skillsometer

Useful Websites

Take some timeout to explore your options, below are very useful websites to explore.

Post-16 Options

Options after Year 11

A young person's guide to post-16 options

College Information

College Open Days and Application Deadlines

Prestigious College Deadlines

A Guide to Courses in Newham

A Guide to Courses in Newham for 16-18 Year Olds

Progression Evening

Progression Evening Video

Progression Evening Presentation

Progression Evening A-Z

Explore you career options

Career Sectors

The links below will provide further information about possible career options by sector.


Accountancy, Banking and Finance

Business Consulting and Management

Childcare

Civil Service

Creative Arts and Design

Engineering and Manufacturing and Motor industry

Entrepreneurs

Fashion

Hair and Beauty

Healthcare

Hospitality

Information Technology

Law

Law Enforcement and Security

Leisure, Sport and Tourism

Marketing, Advertising and PR

Media, Publishing and Internet

Property and Real Estate

Public Services and Administration

Recruitment and HR

Retail

Science and Pharmaceuticals

Social Care

Teaching and Education

Transport and Logistics

For Parents, Carers and Teachers