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Our Aim

The overall aim of the careers provision at Baylis Court School is to provide effective and impartial careers education and guidance to enable our students to manage their own career development successfully, by helping them to acquire the skills, attitudes and abilities they will need to move through life with confidence.  This is delivered in a variety of ways, not only through the Careers programme, but embedded in the teaching and learning throughout their school life.

Careers Provision

Careers education and guidance plays an important role at Baylis and ensures that the girls make the smooth transition from school through to further education, higher education and employment.

All Years

The pupils learn about careers education through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) programme. There is also a lunch-time drop-in clinic with our careers advisor from Adviza open to all pupils.

Year 7

  • PSHE lessons - use Kudos and eCLIPS to explore possible career options

Year 8

  • Small group sessions with Adviza for GCSE options support (spring term)
  • Pupils and parents are invited to an Information Evening on GCSE Options in February
  • 1-day Employability Conference (March)
  • PSHE lessons - career options for different GCSE subjects as well as how to ‘brand’ themselves

Year 9

  • Trip to the Slough Careers Fair (February)
  • Workshop with Medical Mavericks on Careers in Health
  • PSHE lessons – employment and the labour market

Year 10

  • One-to-one meeting with one of our careers advisers from Adviza, followed up with a Personal Action Plan
  • 2-day Work Ready Conference (July)
  • University trip
  • PSHE lessons – Future study/career options and the working environment

Year 11

  • Group sessions with Adviza to discuss their post-16 options. (Individual interviews are also planned for those who may need extra help – Adviza and/or Slough Borough Council)
  • Trip to the National School and College Leavers Show
  • PSHE lessons – support with sixth form applications and looking at career identity

Year 12/13

  • Trip to a UCAS Higher Education Exhibition (year 12)
  • Individual careers meeting with our independent careers adviser (year 12 - summer term)
  • One-week work experience (year 12)
  • Trip to the National School and College Leavers Show (year 12 and 13)
  • PSHE lessons – Further/higher education options, safety in the workplace and how to market yourself
  • Sixth Form students may apply to visit up to three university open days during the year
  • We provide Kudos and eCLIPS online resources for all our students
  • A dedicated computer and printer is available for research purposes in the Careers Office. 
  • Regular, individual emails are sent to students, passing on relevant, up-to-date information concerning careers, further education, job hunting, apprenticeships, etc.

Please get in touch with the Careers Lead if your organisation would like to get involved with one of our Deeper Learning Days to assist with the delivery of our Careers programme.

Careers Lead

Mrs L Howkins (Assistant Principal)

Email: lho@bayliscourt.slough.sch.uk

Telephone: 01753 531760