Below is the agenda and notes taken from the two events that took place at 4pm on Wednesday 16th June and Thursday 17th June.
16:00 – 16:10 A Celebration of achievements – Carrie
16:10 – 16:20 Icebreaker – what’s the thing you’re most pleased about from this year?
‘I’m good at…’
‘I’m amazing at…’
‘I can do this…’
16:20 – 16:25 The Careers Hub team share their own review process
16:25 – 16:35 What would your review be of how the year has been for your careers programme?
16:35 – 16:55 SWOT Analysis – Breakout Room Discussion
16:55 – 17:05 Feedback to main room
17:05 – 17:15 How to do a current state analysis and set objectives
Your Hub Fund evaluation
Thanks to everyone who was able to come to a cluster meeting last week. For reflection, and for those not able to attend below is a summary of the discussion.
We said huge well done to all of you for getting through an extraordinary year. Sometimes our success is in surviving 😊 but you have achieved much more than simple survival. You’ve reflected, reviewed, adapted, collaborated, strengthened leadership capacity and made plans for the future. We are incredibly grateful to our Career Leaders; you’ve retained a strong focus on careers despite the huge demands and challenges the year has brought. In the meeting, we took time to reflect on and celebrate our successes and we’d encourage you to have a conversation with your Enterprise Adviser to reflect on the things that you have learnt and achieved this year.
Time was spent reflecting on our achievements despite the challenges and recognising, celebrating, and sharing our talents; of which there are many!
We shared what we are good at, amazing at, and what we can do! We thought this might be a really nice, positive activity to run with your students?
Taken from one of these Y6 Transition Mission resources from Start Now https://www.startnowcornwall.org.uk/back-to-school/transition-mission/
As a hub, we have had to reflect on our own work, our strategy and priorities, and plan for what we want to achieve in the next three years. And to do this we’re using the exact same process that schools go through when reviewing or creating a strategic careers programme.
Our starting point was with a current state analysis – a review of what’s happening now in our own work and the context in which we are operating.
There a number of things that can help us form this review or analysis of careers provision at school or college;
Creating a strategic careers plan, that includes a current state analysis, a vision (aligned to the overall school vision), a key set of objectives and an action plan to achieve those objectives means a number of important things;
The following resources might be useful.
Hopefully, this has helped you to consider your own review for your careers strategy. You are very busy people but planning is really key to your success as it will support you to communicate the strategy in a clear way, it will encourage the whole school to be active and involved, and it will help you to keep on track.
Hub Fund evaluations are due by the end of term. Please use the form below.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and tenacity this year. Seeing you all on-screen this year, still showing up, still trying to make a difference in the lives of the young people you work with drives us harder to do the right thing, to raise the careers agenda in Cornwall with urgency, evidence and impact, and after a well-deserved break, we can’t wait to see you again next year.
Carrie, Frankie, Lucy, and Ruth