Careers Education, Information and Guidance is an essential part of helping our young people grow and mature into confident young adults. Having an aim or idea (no matter how vague) about what you want to be or do in the future is really important motivator for any stage of life, however even more so for our young people. As such, we run a number of initiatives, events and strategies to support our students to make informed decisions about their future. We are working towards achieving the Gatsby benchmarks fully by 2020. The following is a selection of some of the activities we have offered. However, further details on our career programme can be found in the careers programme link at the bottom of the page.
Initiatives we have engaged with in the past 12 months:
- Independent advice and Guidance to all Year 11 students and students in Year 9 who would benefit from this
- A well-resourced careers Library
- The school has an enterprise and careers ambassador, currently employed by SABIC on ICI Wilton
- All Year 10 students receive six sessions with a range of external employers as part of the Esh Group’s building my skills programme.
- KS4 students receive presentations by local colleges in school
- Information about colleges and open evenings is shared and the colleges attend most parents evenings
- Awareness raising of National Apprenticeship Week
- KS3 attended a BBC Bitesize creative careers panel show
- Year 9 Students took part in the Scholars Programme (raising the aspiration of attending University)
- Year 9 students have been given the opportunity to have a STEM mentor from RTC North
- Year 9 students undertake work experience and volunteering as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award
- Year 8 students each take a day to act as the student receptionist – providing the opportunity to gain an understanding of a working day in an administrative capacity
We will be introducing work experience into our programme for 2019-2020 academic year.
Please use the links below to find out more information regarding:
- Careers programme
- How we embed careers into our curriculum (to follow)
- What are the Gatsby benchmarks?
- Our recent Gatsby benchmark report
- Improving our careers education – Action Plan
- Stakeholder Feedback – June 2019
- Stakeholder engagement plan
Other useful links and websites:
- Amazing Apprenticeships website – a valuable resource with lots of useful information about the apprenticeship process
- Careers Inc
- Local College Open Evenings
- Tees Valley Combined Authority Careers 2018-19
More information about our programme, how we measure and assess its impact, and when we are due to renew the information can be found within the following link: Policy Statement on Provider Access and Careers Guidance
Mr Henderson oversees careers and he can be contacted via [email protected] / 01287 621010.