Careers & Raising Aspirations
Your career is your progression through learning and work, and all Fort Pitt students follow a programme which supports their decision making in these areas. The career guidance programme is based on the current statutory guidance and involves:
- Identifying achievements, abilities and interests.
- Investigating preferred employment areas and developing employability skills.
- Gaining an understanding of progression routes available, including required qualifications and experiences.
The programme is taught through PSHE lessons – where a variety of activities include The Real Game in KS3 and The Be Real Game in KS4 – additional specific information, advice sessions and other practical experiences such as university visits, work experience and Mini-Enterprise.
The school provides a variety of careers information and advice evenings to which both parents and students are invited.
During Year 11, students are welcome to attend an individual counselling session to discuss their career choices, and can request review appointments if necessary.
The school’s careers advisor is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for immediate support. A Medway Youth Trust careers advisor is also available at parents’ evenings.
Sources of information
The Careers Resource Centre has up-to-date books, leaflets, journals and prospectuses to help students research their own future pathways. Kudos and Fasttomato career planning programmes are available online or through the school’s VLE, via SharePoint.
SharePoint also has additional information to assist students with further education, higher education and employment choices, as well as work experience.