Mill Ford School


It is extremely Important for us that we have high expectation as to what our pupils can achieve and it is our aim that they exceed beyond expectation.  Below is our careers programme, which supports students to make their own decisions and accept change.  We aim to develop self-awareness of skills and talents and support students to explore their whole self rather than just their academic achievements.

For KS2 and 3 careers is embedded within the curriculum but for our 14-19 year olds we move towards an individual offer of careers education that set high expectations for access to the world of work:









Year A (Buildings) – explore construction work

Year A (Heroes and Villains) – explore jobs that help us

Year A (Adventure) – jobs working outdoors

Year B (Food Glorious Food) – cooking jobs

Year B (Space) – (astronauts)

Year B (Surf, Sea, Sail) – fishing jobs, Royal Navy, Beach cleaning

Year C (Whatever the Weather) – Meteorology, weather forecaster

Year C (Around the World) – Travel Agent

Year C (Animals and Habitats) – Zoo Keeper, Vet, Pet shop worker

Year D (Travel and Transport) – Bus driver, Train Driver, Taxi Driver, Pilot, Lollipop Lady

Year D (Let’s Celebrate) – Party Entertainer, DJ, Musician

Year D (In the Garden) – Gardener, hardware store worker


Year A – Jobs in the local area (Geog curriculum)

Personal Awareness linked to PSHE – qualities they have, building aspirations and self esteem

Year A - Jobs people do in school (vocational)

Year B – Jobs across the UK (Geog curriculum)

Year B – Jobs in our families (vocational)

Year C – Jobs in other countries (Geog curriculum)

Year C – Jobs in our community (vocational)

Ongoing support within school day to take part in classroom routines, Explore vocational options through topic based learning and support development of Maths and English Skills to support vocational development.

Meet with CSW adviser if necessary during transition Annual Review.


Ongoing opportunities to complete jobs in school on a daily basis. These to include jobs that support the school community. To include – recycling, putting chairs out for assembly.   Take part in bespoke opportunities based on interests. Students encouraged to play a more active role in the running of the life of the school. In house work experience placements offered where necessary. CSW advisers involvement during Annual Review process.   Students attend careers fayres in the local community. AQA Units awarded in work related learning activities.


As above including ASDAN Employability Modules EL3 – L2 as accreditation where appropriate.

Work Placements – experience or block placements take place where possible and appropriate.  Students to spend more time in our local community.  Vocational learning credits awarded (OCR units followed to achieve this). 

Students to run an enterprise business within the school to raise money for the school prom.

Visits from past students to talk about their journey towards a career – supported internship programme, project search.

City College Link Programme in place 1 day per week.  Visits supported to alternative placements where appropriate.

Regular meetings with CSW adviser to discuss next steps and look at placements for future education and employment.