WELCOME TO OUR CAREERS AREA
Careers Vision: All students will be immersed in a programme of experiences and tailored guidance enabling them to make informed decisions and actions to broker aspirations. Please read our strategic overview here.
We’re committed to providing all students in Year 7-11 with a programme of tailored careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). This programme is guided by the Gatsby benchmarks for ensuring best practice and evaluated using. It will be timely, integrated and promote equality of opportunity, embrace diversity and challenge stereotypes.
The Careers Leader along with the Enterprise Advisor network, Independent Careers Advisor, Curriculum Leaders External Providers, Link Governor and employers strive for continuous improvement and build on each benchmark further. The school is also a key member of the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub.
The school is committed to all 8 Benchmarks
- A stable Careers Programme
- Learning from Career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each student
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experience of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal Guidance
We support students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to differentiated, impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of pathways available to them (including academic, vocational, technical and apprenticeships). By supporting students with decisions at crucial transition stages we aim to prepare them for the world of work whichever pathway they choose. As a result our pupils move on to further education and training, including those students with SEND.
Impact and Review of the Careers Education and Guidance Approach
Our school Careers Programme is reviewed on an annual basis by the Careers Lead with support from SLT and governors. We measure the impact of our programme in the following ways:
- Reviewing student post 16 destinations data alongside the local authority and Career Connect. The effectiveness of our careers programme will be reflected in the high numbers of students progressing to positive destinations such as apprenticeships, sixth form colleges, further education colleges.
- Termly Compass+ reviews are completed by the Careers Leader to assess schools progress towards achieving the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance. The Careers Programme is revised based on the outcomes of these audits.
- Regular feedback from key stakeholders, including students, staff, parents, employers and educational providers is collated during the academic year. This feedback is collected through questionnaires and focus groups following key careers activities and is used to make improvements to the careers programme.
- The CEIAG policy is reviewed by the Careers Leader and ratified by Governors.
You can find more information about our policies, student learning journey and accessing our students below.