Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Careers Leader: Ms Royse (Deputy Headteacher)
Telephone Number: 01805 623531 Ext 202
Email Address: JRoyse@gts.devon.sch.uk
Careers & Employer Engagement Officer: Louise Leonard
Telephone Number: 01805 623531 Ext 231
Email Address: Careers@gts.devon.sch.uk
Careers Governor: Ian Newberry
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
GTS is committed to preparing its pupils to manage their future education and career path throughout adult life through a good programme of Careers Education and Work Related Learning. GTS recognises its statutory duties to secure independent, impartial face-to-face careers guidance for pupils in years 8-11. We will ensure that all pupils have equity of access to impartial careers advice and guidance.
GTS recognises that this is achieved through the implementation of the Gatsby Benchmarks
GTS recognises that high quality careers education makes a major contribution to preparing pupils for the opportunities responsibilities and experiences of life by
- Supporting young people to achieve their full potential
- Empowering young people to plan and manage their own futures
- Providing comprehensive information on all options
- Raising aspirations
- Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenges stereotypes
- Supporting young people to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
This policy is to be considered alongside the Policy Statement on provider Access (appendix 5) and the summary of Careers related Learning published on the Policies page(also in appendix 4).
1. A stable careers programme
Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.
2.Learning from career and labour market information
Every student, 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.
3.Addressing the needs of each student
Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.
4.Linking curriculum learning to careers
All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
5.Encounters with employers and employees
Every student 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.
*A ‘meaningful encounter’ is one in which the student has an opportunity to learn about what work is like or what it takes to be successful in the workplace.
6.Experiences of workplaces
Every student 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.
7.Encounters with further and higher education
All students 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.
*A ‘meaningful encounter’ is one in which the student has an opportunity to explore what it is like to learn in that environment.
Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career 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.