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Secondary: Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

Steps towards outcomes:

  • Settling and adapting confidently to new environments because transitions have been carefully planned and personalised when needed
  • Subject option choices – thinking about university and college, picking the right subjects for future career goals
  • Exploring different careers
  • Understanding requirements for Higher Educatuib
  • Structured careers advisory sessions
  • Planning for employment: what qualifications do you need, what study programme should you be on, what work experience would be most helpful
  • Work experience, starting with tasters and building up to increasing time in the workplace – with support where needed. Staff work proactively to forge links with local employers.
  • GCSEs / NVQs / Entry level qualifications
  • Vocational options
  • Continue to build personal / vocational profile – use in careers sessions
  • After school / Saturday jobs / part-time employment
  • Understanding supported employment options e.g. access to work
  • Starting micro-enterprise

Leaders & Staff:

Ensure that the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are fully embedded in the school’s careers provision (by end of 2020)

  • A Stable Careers Programme – clearly known and understood by children, staff, parents and employers
  • Learning from Career and Labour-Market Information – every pupil and their parents have access to good quality information about future study opportunities and labour market opportunities
  • Addressing the Needs of each Pupil – tailored personalised support for each pupil. Equality & diversity considerations embedded within the offer.
  • Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers – all teachers linking curriculum learning to careers.
  • Encounters with Employers and Employees – every pupil has multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace.
  • Experiences of Workplaces – every pupil has first-hand experience of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience.
  • Encounters with Further & Higher Education – every pupil understands the full range of learning opportunities available to them, both academic and vocational.
  • Personal Guidance – every pupil has opportunities for direct guidance interviews with an appropriately trained careers adviser.