Careers

To assist students in making the best decisions for their career upon leaving Brookfield, students receive an introduction to careers in KS3 and a comprehensive package of advice and guidance in KS4.

Careers is considered when planning all aspects of the curriculum. Our offer provides inspiration and pathways to signpost students towards thinking about long term goals and aspirations. Careers events, workplace visits and open days provide a focus for pupils on potential career paths and the skills/qualities required.

We have strong links with the following institutions:

  • Blackpool Sixth Form College
  • Blackpool and the Fylde College
  • Myerscough College
  • Lancaster and Morecambe College
  • Preston College

The specific needs of our pupils are identified early with regards to post 16 destinations and provision. Our college and workplace partners understand the demands and needs of our pupils and tailor their approach accordingly.

Throughout their career at Brookfield, pupils can expect the following careers-related input:

  • ‘Careers assembly focus
  • Leadership Skills – Personal Development curriculum
  • Targeted students one-to-one careers aspiration meetings, including all disadvantaged students
  • CEMV and Personal Development sessions lessons each week, that focus on careers-related themes
  • Careers focus included in Parent Review Days
  • Mentoring sessions for selected students from external partners
  • Targeted students one-to-one careers aspiration meetings, including all disadvantaged students
  • Careers Fairs
  • Mentoring sessions with Pastoral staff
  • Work Experience in Year 10 & Year 11
  • Careers Officer and post-16 providers present at Parents Review Day
  • Work Skills qualification centred on employability skills (including a job interview)
  • A one-to-one careers interview for every student
  • Assemblies and visits from various post-16 providers
  • Personal Finance through CEMV and Work skills curriculum
  • Careers Officer and post-16 providers present at Parents Review Day
  • Drop-in sessions from local providers

Information Fact Sheets regarding careers in the local area can be found below: