|Dr Janet Rose||Careers Leaderemail@example.com|
|Mrs Amy Gahir||Careers Administrator (KS3 & KS4)|
|Mrs Ann Akhtar||Sixth Form Administrator|
Please use the main school number for these staff: 0121 444 2150.
If your wish to visit the school please view our Provider Access Policy (section 10 of our Careers Policy) which complies with the school's legal obligations under section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
We aim to help our students understand where different education and training decisions could take them and our provision is guided by the eight benchmarks identified in the Gatsby ‘Good Career Guidance’ report . All of our students have access to:
- A stable careers programme delivered through PSHE and embedded in the curriculum from Years 7 to 13 that equips them to make effective use of careers information, advice and guidance and to develop career management and employability skills. The school will assess the impact of its careers programmes on students by completing parent, student and employer surveys and analysing the destinations of the students.
- Students have access to current career and labour market information. This is available in the careers library and from online resources. Support to interpret the information is provided by the teaching staff, and Dr Rose. Activities using Labour Market information are being developed for inclusion within PSHE lessons.
- Advice and support is provided to all students. This is tailored to their needs and demonstrates a commitment to equality and diversity.
- Teaching staff who are able to link curriculum learning to careers.
- Students have access to range of meaningful encounters with employers and employees through a programme which includes
- the development of interview and enterprise skills
- mock interview practice
- work shadowing
- visits and events facilitated by inspiring professionals.
- A structured work experience scheme in Year 11 and Year 12 that consists of 5 days in the workplace in each of the two years.
- Regular encounters with further and higher education. We run higher education and professional careers workshops, an annual Post-18 Day including a Higher Education Fair, facilitate visits to university open days and take part in a range of higher education led activities such as specialist lectures, competitions and masterclasses.
- Personal guidance – impartial one to one advice and guidance interviews take place for students in Key Stage 4 (Summer and Autumn Terms); so that all KS4 students have had an interview before choosing their post-16 options and for students in Year 12 (Spring Term, prior to making their post-18 choices). A professionally qualified Careers Adviser carries out these interviews. Students with special educational needs and disabilities also have access to additional support from our Careers Adviser.
The school regularly reviews its provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks, and seeks to improve our outcomes against them. Our current Compass+ evaluation can be seen here.
The next review date for this information is October 2024.