Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG)
“We checked how well the school prepares pupils for the next stage of their lives. We found that you and your team care passionately about giving pupils the best life chances. Most pupils leave your school with an impressive range of accreditations. All past pupils that you have been able to contact have gone into further education, training or employment. This is because your careers education is excellent” (Ofsted, December 2017)
At Goldwyn School CEIAG is delivered through the Personal and Social Development (PSD) curriculum. Through the delivery of this pupils are introduced to the concept of careers as against jobs and how they can influence their futures by the choices they make whilst still at school. This is done through a variety approaches, culminating in the use of fasttomato, a subscription based online psychometric profiling tool where students answer 4 different sets of questions in order to gain a better understanding of their personality; the results are directly linked to career / further study related outcomes. Students really enjoy this and are often surprised at the opportunities available to them.
The plan this generates may lead to the choosing of specific options at Key Stage 4, particularly if the students knows they want to follow a particular course, such as vocational options like construction or motor vehicle studies.
At Key Stage 4 we continue to develop this idea and have external speakers, mock interviews, attend open days and then complete online application during the early part of Year 11.
The Year 10 programme allows for students to visit colleges with their parents and to meet with AEN departments before they make college choices so that all concerned are happy with the level of support a particular college can offer. This means that students are free to focus on their applications as soon as possible in Year 11 and obtain interviews and places in order that they have the maximum amount of time to focus on external examinations.
There are also visits from Apprenticeship providers in September of Year 11 for those considering this route. We actively encourage parents to attend in order to help their son or daughter through the process.
Mr Peter Lewis
Telephone: 01233 622958
Published information review - March 2019
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