CEIAG has an important contribution to make to the education of all students in order to make an effective transition from school to adulthood and employment.
ASA will provide a range of opportunities for students to learn about the world of work, the transferable skills required to be prepared for the ever-changing workplace and the Qualification Pathways available to them. These activities contribute to social mobility, helping people to discover and access opportunities that might exist outside of their immediate networks. Well thought-through decisions about learning and work informed by effective CEIAG can increase participation in learning and, in turn, raise attainment and support further progression.
We are committed to ensuring that all students know and understand the world of work, the skills required, and the qualifications needed so that they can make informed choices about their career pathways. We support and nurture our students through their chosen career pathway providing unbiased Careers advice. We enable those that wish to apply to University to do so and progress into higher education. The information provided will ensure they can make informed decisions and follow a realistic path in order to realise their full potential. We aim to increase students’ awareness of what is available to them, help them recognise their strengths and identify where improvements could be made.
Details of our Careers Programme for Students, Parents, Teachers and Employers can be found HERE
You can review our provider access statement HERE
How we monitor and evaluate our Careers Programme
Our Careers Programme will next be reviewed in July 2023. We monitor and evaluate our Careers Programme in the following ways:
- Student Voice
- Parental Questionnaires
- Staff Feedback
- Employer Evaluation
- Trustee link review meetings
- Compass+ Evaluation against Gatsby Benchmarks (completed 3 times per year)
In 2013, Gatsby was commissioned to research what actions could improve career guidance in English schools and use eight clear benchmarks as a framework for improving careers guidance. These have been well received by schools, government and a wide range of stakeholders.
The benchmarks are:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
Please click here for further information about the Gatsby benchmarks.
The Careers Team
Careers/UCAS Leader: Mrs C Cain (Head of Sixth Form) 01242 711 285
Head of Careers: Mrs N Newstead 01242 711 274
GROWS Co-ordinator: Mr L Bradley
SENDCo: Ms Herrick