Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Preparation for future transitions should be smooth and well informed to facilitate effective career management. The Careers provision supports our students during activities which enable them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves as they move through school life and beyond. They gain knowledge of the options that may be available to them in order to make realistic career decisions. A comprehensive and progressive careers programme supporting the choice of education and employment pathways whilst considering individual skills, attributes and beliefs, thereby promoting sustainable employability throughout future working lives.
Effective careers education and guidance has the capacity to make a positive contribution to the well-being of individuals, their families and their communities; aiding social and economic growth. By engaging students, teachers, parents and the local community we aim to enable our students to fulfil their potential and to achieve a successful future.
Since January 2018 schools and colleges have a statutory duty to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all pupils from Year 8, for the purpose of informing them about approved technical qualifications or apprenticeships (please see our ( Provider Access Policy)
Independent, Impartial Careers Advice
Schools now have a duty to provide access to unbiased and impartial careers guidance for their students. Anglian Learning Trust sought the services of a Level 7 qualified Independent Career Guidance Counsellor, Dr Laurie Simpson who is able to provide high quality, personalised, career information and advice to individuals and groups of students. Deeper guidance counselling interventions facilitate the exploration of an individual’s skills, attributes and interests in relation to their career options. Dr Simpson further supports staff across Trust communities to enhance the provision of careers education and work-related leaning activities, thereby promoting student learning and progression. Students can request an interview, via their form tutor, or parents are able to contact the school to make a request. Student data is shared with Dr Simpson, in order for the most accurate and helpful advice to be given.
Dr Simpson is also the Careers Leader and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 01223 811250 x 403
Based on the most recent local government data, 97% of Year 11 leavers in 2019 continued to sustained education, employment or training. The majority of pupils continued into further education (25%) or attended Sixth Form (69%); 3% of pupils went into employment and training at Level 2, with 3% considering other options. Qualifications studied included A levels (39%), Level 3 Diplomas (35%), Level 2 Diplomas (15%) and other options (10%).
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