Meols Cop High School

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Parents & Carers

At school our learners follow a planned careers programme in years 7 through to year 11. All staff at Meols Cop have a role in the careers programme to ensure that each learner receives careers information at the times that they need it.  

Every student at MCHS is entitled to a thorough, personalised and aspirational programme of careers events throughout their time at the school. They are given support to whichever route they choose.

 

Students will come into contact with Careers, Employability and Enterprise in the following ways:

 

  • Through a variety of year group assemblies
  • Through their Careers programme which are timetabled on a carousel in Aspire time.
  • Parents/carers are welcome to speak to the extended careers team, which includes: their child’s form tutor, Head of Year, SENCO or the Careers Lead and Careers Advisor if they have any questions or concerns about their child’s progress and their child’s participation in careers events.
  • Students, parents/carers are entitled to have access to information about the options processes - provided via letter, on the school website, school bulletin published each Friday and on information evenings.
  • Each KS4 student will have at least one individual careers interview with an independent, qualified careers practitioner by the end of KS4.

For more detailed information please refer to the Careers Policy and/or The MCHS Careers Learning Journey.

As a parent or carer you can expect to:

  • Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist advisor to discuss your son /daughter's progress and future prospects 
  • Have access to tutors, subject teachers, learning partners and specialist advisers
  • Be invited to look at schemes of work, and careers activities, information and resources, using and contributing to them if you wish 
  • Receive invitations to take part in careers and information events.
  • Have the opportunity to comment on the usefulness of the careers programme to you child and how it could be improved

In addition to careers advice with subject leaders, teachers, and the senior leadership team impartial careers guidance is available to Meols Cop students and is delivered by our Careers Advisor Ms D Paxton.  

Ms Paxton's contact details are:

Tel: 01704 531180 email: paxton-d@meolscop.co.uk 

Students can book an appointment with Ms Paxton by speaking to Head of Year, Learning Tutors or with Mrs Scott.

As a parent /carer you play a vital role in supporting our careers program, together we can support your son or daughter on their future career path. We are keen to work with you  to develop the employability skills and qualities to set our young people up for life , we need to give your child the tools that they need to succeed in whichever  walk of life that they wish to follow. Below is a list of websites you may find useful in supporting your child.

We will keep you updated with Careers News, Opportunities and Events in the school bulletin and through MyEd.

If you would like to contribute to the careers programme we would love to hear from you, please contact  Mrs Helen Scott – Scott-h@meolscop.co.uk  

Website you may find useful:

Content 

·         https://www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/

Local Labour market information

·         www.careerconnect.org 

Local information about jobs and training

·         http://www.targetcareers.co.uk

Lots of careers information in one place

·         https://successatschool.org/ 

Lots of careers information in one place 

·         www.gov.uk/browse/education 

Lots of government information relating to 14-19 opportunities and education 

·         www.ucas.com 

Main site for university & college applications 

·         www.propsects.ac.uk 

Official graduate careers website for UK 

·         www.notgoingtouni.co.uk 

Useful for Post 18 options 

·         CV builder AP

Career Connect CV builder App

·         https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

National Careers Service website - search careers and chat to a career’s adviser

·         https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentice/what-is-an-apprenticeship

 

·         www.lmiforall.org.uk/widget/

Labour Market Information

·         www.icould.com

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