Careers Programme & Provision

Careers Provision at Thamesmead

A principal aim of Thamesmead’s careers programme is to prepare young people for life beyond school and college. Thamesmead School is committed to providing a comprehensive and high quality careers programme, to support all of our students’ knowledge and understanding of how to manage their own lifelong learning and career path. Our programme aims to raise all students’ aspirations, irrespective of age, background, ability or SEND, and to develop our students’ employability skills across the school so that they are best prepared for their lives both during their time at Thamesmead, and in the future.

This is an outline of our careers programme for 2018-19. Please note that this may be subject to change, as opportunities come up, for example. Not also, that not all events are available for all students (some companies or providers stipulate small groups, for example).

Thamesmead School Careers Programme

Year 7
  • Year 7 Enterprise day
  • British values and diversity Citizenship lessons
In addition to specific careers related learning, all students have access to the following:

  • Thamesmead School Careers Fair
  • Careers Library
  • START digital platform activities
  • Careerometer for LMI
  • Assemblies from a range of employers/employees
  • Curriculum areas linking their subject to careers
  • External career fair opportunities for year 9, 10 and all
  • All students to have experiences of workplaces
  • Careers lessons as part of the Citizenship Programme
  • A range of tutor group activities
Year 8
  • STEM activity (Heathrow Lego Coding Challenge)
  • STEM Ambassadors to come into all Year 8 science classes
  • Visit to Bocketts Farm with Geography department to include section about jobs
Year 9
  • Choices lesson – Innervate
  • Choices assembly – Innervate
  • Choices Information Evening
  • Forensic Science Activity – Strode’s College
  • Career and employability skills citizenship lesson
  • Enterprise lessons (Citizenship) and link to Young Enterprise Competition
Year 10
  • Choices at 16+ at Progress Review evenings
  • Choices at 16+ assembly by Innervate
  • ‘What next?’ questionnaire
  • Assemblies from: Sixth form schools; Esher College (guaranteed applications for Thamesmead school are in Summer Term), apprenticeship providers; other colleges
  • Taster Days at Brooklands College and/or Strode’s College
  • Interviews – Innervate, individual and group
  • ‘Write a CV’ – Citizenship lessons
  • Mock interviews
Year 11
  • Assemblies from Sixth Forms and Colleges
  • Interviews from Innervate
  • What Next choice assistance: tutors/Heads of Year/Careers department