Newham Careers Month
Newham Careers Month 4th-23rd March 2019, incorporating National Careers Week & National Apprenticeship Week Additional events offered by Newham College of Further Education
Newham Careers Month provides a fantastic range of free careers events and activities for year 9-11 students in Newham schools as part of National Careers Week and National Apprenticeships Week 2019.
This is the fourth year that the Newham 14-19 Partnership has provided activities across the month of March to enable schools to take part in more opportunities across a three week period.
The events and activities are provided free by the post-16 organisations in Newham and by employers, including the Construction Industry Training Board. The activities cover a wide range of careers including:
Travel and Tourism, Performance & Production, Health and Childcare, Robotics, building and programming, Engineering, Sports and related careers at the London Stadium, Business, Construction, Psychology, Crime, Criminology & Forensics
Sports Development and Coaching, and Art & Design
There are also a number of Apprenticeship Workshops and an Apprenticeship Fair delivered by employers.
The information has been sent to school Careers Co-ordinators, and full information is available on the attached booking form
* New events are on 7th, 19th and 20th March
Update on the work of the Newham 14-19 Partnership
The Newham 14-19 Partnership is now in its 19th year. It is an independent partnership governed by its members
that was formed in 2002. The partnership re-structured in 2012 in the light of changes in national 14-19 education policy.
The Partnership is led by a Leaders Forum, and the Forum members are all the leaders and senior staff from the publicly funded colleges, training providers, sixth forms, 16-19 free schools and universities in Newham, together with council education officers and 15Billionebp. The Forum elects a Chair each year, and the Chair is also the 16-19 representative on the newly formed Newham Education Partnership Board. (The Chair previously represented the 14-19 Partnership on the Newham Children's Trust Board). The Leaders Forum also has a rep who sits on the Newham Association of Secondary Headteachers (NASH) and a Schools Forum rep.
In 2018/19, the Leaders Forum Chair and Education Partnership representative is Mr Pat Edwards, Chief Executive of Newtec, and the Vice-Chair is Mr Mandeep Gill, Principal of Newvic. The NASH rep is Mr Scott Baker, Headmaster of London Academy of Excellence, and the Schools Forum rep is Mrs Janet Gardner, Deputy Principal of Newham College.
There are three partnership sub-groups, focusing on specific areas of work:
The Careers Education and IAG Network - Chair, Sheila Weeden, LBN
The 16-19 Safeguarding Network Chair, Tracy Oko, Asst Principal and Safeguarding Lead, Newvic
The T Level Working Group - Chair, Janet Gardner, Deputy Principal, Newham College
The partnership and it's sub-groups meet termly, and the notes and papers for the meetings are on the 14-19 Partnership page on the Newham Connect website, along with a partnership structure chart and terms of reference.
In the 2018/19 Academic year, the 14-19 Leaders Forum has focused on the following topics:
The GLA ESF funding round
pupil place planning and 16-19 place projections
regeneration in Newham, labour market projections and growth employment sectors
the introduction of T Level
The 16-19 Safeguarding Network has focused on sharing good practice in supporting 16-19 students with mental health and well-being, and developing a pilot 16-19 mental health and wellbeing student ambassador programme. The Network also receives training, safeguarding and LSCB updates and has a standing item on Prevent at each meeting. DSLs from all Newham 16-19 education providers attend the meeting, along with safeguarding and Prevent officers from the council. The February meeting of the network had 21 attendees, and the May 2019 meeting will rinclude training from the LADO, Nick Pratt at the next meeting of the network and an introduction to the complex sexual exploitation safeguarding tool.
The Careers Education and IAG Network has membership from Careers Co-ordinators in all Newham secondary schools together with careers leads from 16-19 institutions and universities. The group has a focus on achieving the 8 Gatsby benchmarks in high-quality careers provision; CPD for careers co-ordinators on pathways into employment sectors and apprenticeships for young people; programmes of careers activities such as Newham Careers Month and Skills London, and the Newham 16-19 Options brochure for Year 11 students.
The T Level Working Group is a small group of 16-19 providers who plan to offer T Levels from the pilot in 2020 to the first phase of introduction in 2021, and the second phase in 2022. The group will develop the Newham T Level offer and a programme of awareness raising and information for teachers, students and parents.
The 14-19 partnership is a strong network of collaborative groups and organisations focused on working together to improve the life chances of our young people in Newham.
Living Your Best Life # TheRoadMap
The School Health team is launching their transition to adulthood programme next week, called Living your Best Life.
This is a pilot programme and the evaluation will inform the comprehensive offer/ future model for delivering to Secondary schools.
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