SMART Futures

 Sensibly Maturely And Responsibly Thinking about our Future

 “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Gandhi

“Life is about creating and living experiences worth sharing.” - Steve Jobs

The recent launch of the SMART Futures department across the whole school aims to develop skills and understanding in order for students to make informed and smart decisions, as well as preparing them for a safe and healthy future. SMART Futures follows a spiral programme that explores personal, social and emotional education; health and wellbeing; careers; citizenship; relationships and sex education and financial education.

Every aspect of Smart Futures focuses on personal development and student welfare, encouraging them to deepen self-awareness and value their school and wider community. Students explore character attributes and challenge themselves to planning and creating opportunities to further develop resilience, communication and organisation skills, initiative and leadership. Our SMART Futures Ambassadors of the school, are trained to support Smart Futures form time sessions and to help pupils within their form to reflect on their SMART Futures targets of the week and evaluate their Pixl Edge Character Attribute activities as they strive for Apprentice, Graduate or Masters level.

 

 

SMART Futures lessons (Year 12)

All Year 12 students have one SMART Futures lesson a week.

The aims of the course are:-

1)      Ensure all students are aware of their options post-18 (this will be supported by a SMART Futures Day on 4th Feb)

2)      To help students developed a range of skills that will help them in their future career

3)      To ensure all students have an up to date CV, experience of completing an application form and mock interview experience

4)      All students complete a 2 week work experience placement, as their class teacher you will need to ensure that all students are placed

5)      To make sure that students have an awareness and are actively encouraged to apply for University Summer Schools to support career aspirations

6)      Students are encouraged and supported in completing the 6th form Enrichment Award

 

Lesson

Full classes,  if not completing the Mindfullness course

 

Mindfullness classes

1

w/b 14th Sept             Introduction   to course

                               w/b 14th Sept     Introduction   to course

2

Stereotypes

 

 

.b course – starts 23rd Sept

 

These are run by a trained Mindfullness presenter, each session last   45-50mins

3

Career   planning – psychometric testing (in computer room)

4

Skills – who   are you?

5

Writing,   updating CV’s

6

Jobs of the   future – Labour Market Information

7

Applying for   a job, application forms

8

Research and   writing a letter of application for work experience

9

The   importance of networking

10

Budgeting

11

Personal   Finance

Spring term

12

Summer   school options – prep for these, Introduction to Moocs

Career   planning – psychometric testing

13

Application   form for Summer Schools

Skills – who   are you?

14

Introduction   to Post-18 options Universities

Writing,   updating CV’s

15

Researching   universities and courses

Applying for   a job, application forms

16

Preparation   for the HE Fair

Research and   writing a letter of application for work experience

17

Introduction   to Post 18 options – Apprenticeships

The   importance of networking

18

Presentation   skills (theory)

Introduction   to Post-18 options Universities

19

Presentation   skills (student presenting)

Researching   universities  and courses

20

Presentation   skills (students presenting)

Introduction   to Post 18 options – Apprenticeships

21

Prep for   Mock interviews

Presentation   skills (theory) and prep for mock interviews

22

Employment   Law and trade Unions

Presentation   skills (student presenting)

23

Introduction   to personal statements

Budgeting

24

Personal   statement writing and UCAS development

Personal   Finance

25

Research   scholarships and other forms of funding

Employment   Law and trade Unions

26

Prep for   work experience

Prep for   work experience

27

Debrief for   work experience

Debrief for   work experience

 

 

 

 

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