How are we tackling the DYW agenda at Braidhurst High School?
At Braidhurst, we are fully committed to supporting our pupils on the pathway to a positive destination. Throughout BGE and the Senior Phase, we have designed a specifically tailored approach to ensure all of our pupils develop skills for life and work. Our DYW wall (shown above) shows the pathway that each pupil will undertake to allow them to develop various skills that will prepare them for whatever career pathway they choose.
Currently throughout BGE, pupils work towards gaining accreditations, through our ASDAN Awards, to build their personal statements from a young age. Every pupil from S1 upwards will utilise My World of Work and have their profile stored online. Our pupils will also have the opportunity to attend events that will enhance their knowledge of their chosen career path.
As pupils move towards the Senior Phase, S4 pupils will undertake specific CV writing through PSHE prior to a mock interview evening. S4 pupils will also experience their work placement or be part of our Skills for Life & Work Programme – a programme designed to provide pupils with further opportunities to develop core skills and gain recognised awards. Moving to S5/6, pupils are split into PSHE groups determining their chosen career pathway and are supported by staff and other agencies.