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Career aims

Our key aim is to ensure that we take an 11-18 approach to our provision of CEG.  Across their time in school, pupils and students begin to develop a real understanding of careers and work-related information that develops their sense of enquiry not only about careers and higher/further education but also an awareness of how the skills developed in school are applicable to and integral ingredients in the modern workplace. 

Work at Key Stage 3 prepares pupils for their options choices as they enter the 14-16 phase of their education. From KS4, CEG is designed to ensure that each pupil is informed to make an informed choice about their progression onto post-16 study in terms of career decisions and life planning. Our overarching aims for CEG are to:

  • Contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation;

  • Provide emphasis on the relevance of numeracy and literacy as fundamental components of everyday employment in the 21st Century.

  • Encourage students to become reflective learners who are self-aware of their strengths, skills and attributes and how these link to career and life planning;

  • Support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity;

  • Encourage participation in continued learning, including higher education;

  • Develop enterprise and employability skills;

  • Reduce drop out from, and course-switching in, education and training and thereby ensuring that the school contributes to reducing the numbers of pupils who are not in education, training or employment;

  • Contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities so that pupils are prepared for a life of economic wellbeing;

  • Make clear to pupils how their behaviour, attendance and learning skills are inherently linked to their careers prospects and future prosperity.

  • The main body of the statutory guidance uses the Gatsby 8 Benchmarks with information on how to achieve each one. 

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