CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) has an important contribution to make to the education of all students 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 career advice. We enable those who 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 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.
Careers calendar for 2023/24 can be found HERE
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 career 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
Head of Careers: Mr W Spanjers
For any information regarding GROWS please contact Mr W Spanjers
Additional responsibility within the Careers department: Mrs C Cain
SENDCo: Ms L Herrick