CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
CEIAG Entitlement Statement for Students and Their Parents and Carers
PSHE dates for 2019-2020:
Induction week (2nd-6th September)
Tuesday 10th December 2019
Wednesday 4th March 2020
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Lordswood Girls School & Sixth form is committed to careers guidance and support, we encourage students to consider future pathways as soon as they start with us in Year 7. Throughout Years 8-13 we are committed to providing opportunities that link to the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and help guide students to the future or career of their choice.
All students will:
Take part in a careers programme through the PSHEE and tutorial programmes in years 7-13 that helps them to:
Obtain careers guidance that is:
Students are able to arrange a personal interview with the school’s independent careers advisor, Mrs Perry, through the Learning & Resource Centre Manager in the library.
The Gatsby Benchmarks
There are eight recognised Gatsby benchmarks that our careers provision aims to meet.
A stable careers programme - Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.
Learning from career and labour market information - Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
Addressing the needs of each pupil - Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
Linking curriculum learning to careers - All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
Encounters with employers and employees - Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.
Experiences of workplaces - Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks.
Encounters with further and higher education - All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
Personal guidance - Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career’s adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.
In every year at Lordswood Girls School, all students will:
1) Have careers integrated in lessons (Gatsby Benchmark 4)
2) Have at least 2 careers based PSHE sessions
3) Have at least 1 careers assembly (Gatsby Benchmark 5, 6, 7)
4) Have at least one careers focus in the review tutor programme
5) Have weekly email bulletins with the latest opportunities available to them locally and nationally (Gatsby Benchmark 2)
All parents and carers can expect to:
By the end of this academic year (through the PSHE programme, citizenship, the review tutor programme and assemblies)
students will have:
Gatsby Benchmark reference
1, 3, 4, 8
1, 3, 4, 8
1, 2, 3, 4, 8
1, 3, 4, 8
1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
In addition, all students will have the opportunity to talk to and hear directly from providers of post-16 and post-18 options, including technical educational qualifications and apprenticeships. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
Students in Years 8-13 are entitled:
Management of Provider Access Requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs C Yorke, CEIAG & Work Related Learning, PSHE and KS5 Psychology Co-ordinator: email@example.com
Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents.
Review Tutors of students in years 9, 11, 12 and 13 will also ensure that students receive notification of open days at 14-19 institutions, sixth form and FE colleges, universities. In addition, the independent careers advisor, Mrs A Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org) will also share information about open days and courses offered by other providers in interviews with students.
Impact of Careers Programme
In 2019 56% of Lordswood Sixth Form students went on to study at university with 22% going on a gap year.
How We Measure the Impact of Our Careers Programme
We keep accurate records of the destinations of all our Year 11, 12 and 13 leavers and work to ensure that we have no NEET students.
We also evaluate the activities we provide to inform the impact of the provision and use this to further improve the careers programme at the school. The Gatsby Benchmark evaluation tool is used, and continually updated, to measure progress and impact.
Our careers programme at Lordswood Girls' School is reviewed on an annual basis and the next review will take place in July 2020.
Premises and Facilities
The school will make classrooms or a suitable meeting room available for discussions between providers and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Work Related Learning Co-ordinator or Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for curriculum.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Learning & Resource Centre Manager. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times and after school.
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