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Aims & Delivery

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Senior Leader for Careers: Mrs Natalie Brodie

Teacher with Careers Responsibility: Miss Leann Fisher

Aims of our careers programme (based on the eight Gatsby benchmark targets in bold):

  1. To design a stable careers programme from Year 7 to 11 providing all students with CEIAG.
  2. To learn from career and labour market information through targeted CEIAG and use of LMI in the careers programme.
  3. To address the needs of each pupil through targeted IAG depending on personal need and education and career intentions/aspirations.
  4. To link curriculum learning to careers by designing opportunities for Employability and Enterprise within faculties and departments and contact with employers, particularly within the vocational curriculum.
  5. To design encounters with employers and employees through opportunities within faculties and departments and within the enrichment curriculum. We aim to provide students with at least four encounters with employers at each key stage.
  6. To enable experiences of workplaces through workplace visits, work placements (for selected students) and work experience in Year 10 and 12.
  7. To design encounters with further and higher education through opportunities within the enrichment curriculum, particularly in Years 12 and 13.
  8. To provide personal guidance [independent and impartial] to all students, particularly those in Years 10 to 13.

Alongside timetabled lessons, Years 7 to 13 follow a careers programme that is based on five key areas. Our careers programme is delivered through our tutor time provision. For Years 7 to 10 we have a vertical tutoring (VT) system and Years 11 to 13 we have a horizontal tutoring (HT) system.

The careers programme is adapted to fit both systems. Moreover, our careers programme is delivered through our Theme Day provision whereby a part or full day off-timetable is used to cover elements of the programme e.g. Year 11, 12 and 13 employer interviews.

The five key areas of our programme are: 

  1. Careers education
  2. Careers information
  3. Careers advice and guidance
  4. Work-Related Learning (WRL)
  5. Employability and Enterprise (E&E)