THE CAREERS TEAM
- Whole School Careers Lead
Mrs Donna Johnson
Phone number 01653 605301
- Careers Advisor – Julie Wood
- Careers Appointments Coordinator – Mrs Donna Johnson
- Sixth Form Careers Support – Mr Mark Dent
At Malton School we have a wide range of careers opportunities for students throughout the school (Year’s 7-13). If you have any careers related questions or would like any advice then please contact Mrs Johnson, who is responsible for whole school careers. We have a whole school careers plan in place, you can find a copy of this and the careers policy below. If you would like further information on our careers policy please contact Mrs Johnson. The program is reviewed each academic year, the next review is September 2021.
We employ an independent careers advisor, Julie Wood. Julie is based with Prospects and is employed 30 days a year for Malton School. She joins us throughout the year to give advice to students in the upper school and Sixth Form; she may also meet with some students from Year 9. If you would like your child to have a careers appointment please let Mrs Johnson know.
A list of dates that Julie will be in school are available from Mrs Johnson.
CAREERS STATUTORY GUIDANCE
The DfE released a new statutory guidance document in January 2018, including a number of new requirements for school careers programmes, most of which are to be met by the end of 2020. Most of the requirements are already met at Malton School, but we are working towards those that are not.
The most immediate requirement is for all schools to have a policy for ‘Provider Access’ that sets out the arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school. At Malton School we welcome continued input from both existing and potential new partners. Our Provider Access Policy will be available shortly.
Malton School’s careers program is based around the government’s Gatsby Benchmarks:
- A stable careers programme – You can view our careers program here Whole School Careers program
- Learning from career and labour market information – Please click here labour market to access a guide to labour market information.
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experience of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance – Julie Wood (Independent Careers advisor)
Malton School successfully achieved the Quality in Careers standard award in July 2018. The Quality award is an assessment of the careers program within a school and Malton School has achieved all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as a result of this. Further information around the Quality Award can be found here Quality Award.
Our assessment report can be read here QCS assessor report Malton School.
For the academic year 2021-2022, Malton school is part of the Skills builder partnership. The framework is used to support children and young people to:
- Understand their existing skills – reflecting on where their essential skills currently are, and being able to identify any gaps they might have.
- See what progress looks like – being able to see what the next steps are to improve their essential skills further.
- Join the dots – using a consistent language and understanding of essential skills to understand how they are used and practiced in lots of different settings.
- Capturing success – seeing progress and being able to better articulate their skills.
Skills builder has eight essential skills. Known by different names, these eight skills map across to the four domains that come up time and again as the core, transferable skills for employment:
- Problem solving
- Staying positive
- Aiming high
For further information about Skills builder, please follow the link Skills builder
Malton School careers fair
We hold a very successful careers fair annually.
Below are a list of providers that usually attend our fairs:
- Malton School sixth form
- British Association of landscape industries
- YH training
- Flamingo Land
- Derwent Training
- Stoneacre motor group
- Royal Navy
- Bishop Burton
- Coventry University
- Camphill Village trust
- Askham Bryan College
- Edgehill University
- The Academy
- Plantlet Culture
- Swinton Technology