Careers Education Statement 2021-2022
Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our learners and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective Careers Education and Guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
We are committed to meeting national and local expectations in relation to careers by:
- securing independent and impartial careers guidance for all students as required by the Education Act.
- fulfilling our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to promote equality of opportunity, foster good relations across all people, eliminate harassment and discriminatory practices and support children with protected characteristics.
Implementation Our careers strategy is informed by these current priorities:
- supporting individual aspirations, improving attainment and ensuring positive destinations
- meeting the needs of specific groups including looked after children, young carers and children from economically-deprived backgrounds
- developing learners’ career management skills, especially those associated with career adaptability, resilience, enterprise and employability
- improving young people’s working lives by helping them to identify the values that are important to them such as contributing to the wellbeing of others through their paid and voluntary work and working in greener ways
- developing the use of digital technologies to meet young people’s career development needs in conjunction with face-to-face support
- working with parents/carers, education, the community and business partners to meet students’ career development needs
- Implementation of the Gatsby benchmarks to support the development of Careers and Guidance To achieve the objectives of this policy, we will
- ensure that the governing body is actively involved in shaping careers policy and strategy through its committee structure
- identify a senior member of staff to advise the senior leadership team and governors on curriculum, staffing and resource requirements; and to lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s careers provision with the support of other key post holders, specialist careers staff and external partners
- develop and maintain a costed annual careers plan for achieving current priorities including delivering the planned programme, meeting staffing and CPD costs, and monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the strategy
- commission independent careers guidance services from individuals/organisations that meet the standards set by the Quality in Careers Standard
- communicate the benefits of an effective provision to all our partners
- actively involve learners themselves in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the careers programme
- encourage KS4 pupils, where appropriate to have an experience of work
All pupils transition from Learning4Life-Gy with a recognised pathway. This will ensure there will be no NEET pupils. If this should be the case measures are in place to deal with this.
To be read in conjunction with:
- The careers policy which includes year 10, 12 1