The aim of the Careers Programme offered within our Special Partnership Trust is to provide students and their families with the information and opportunities they require to enable them to make informed decisions about their future learning and career; this aspect is a fundamental component of the EHCP/Annual Review process where ‘next steps’ are identified as students approach adulthood (from Year 9 onwards).
We acknowledge that our students may well need help to make choices and manage transitions in a rapidly changing world identifying where support is required in consideration of their learning needs; therefore, our students will be provided to help prepare them well for their next steps/stage identified.
The importance of Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) has never been greater due to significant and ongoing changes in education, training, and employment opportunities; it is acknowledged that all young people face an increasingly complex and challenging employment landscape with youth unemployment and underemployment at high levels, this is particularly so in relation to our school’s population.
Our school’s Careers Programme consists of a range of activities that help students make choices that are right for them and will help them manage their future careers.
This process is initiated in Key Stage 3 (Year 7) where students and their families are encouraged to attend training provider workshops/meetings which begin to identify their strengths and areas of interest (aspirations).
As previously stated, students Annual Review meetings will help all students and their families to review their achievements and begin to plan for their future via the ‘My Views’ documentation provided by the Local Authority. All such documentation will be discussed with parents at the review to begin the process of making decisions which will be required as our students begin to prepare for life beyond our schools.
The statutory guidance surrounding Careers Education has recently been produced with a greater emphasis on employer encounters, engagement and benchmarks for Careers Guidance known as the Gatsby Benchmarks.
The Good Career Guidance Report identifies a set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for improving their careers provision to secure that every young person will receive high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future.
Within our schools we aim to achieve (where deemed appropriate) all eight Benchmarks recommended by the Gatsby Foundation, establishing through a baseline where each school is in relation to providing these.
For more detailed information about the Careers Programme for Doubletrees School and the Action Plan related to achieving all eight benchmarks, please see the linked policy below.
Enterprise Advisor Network:
Each of our schools is a member of the Enterprise Adviser Network and benefits from the support of Enterprise Advisers; working collaboratively with the school they aim to provide strategic and delivery support to the Careers Coordinator and the Senior Leadership Team of each of our schools.
Part of their roles and responsibilities will be to link education and business; through planned meetings over the academic year each school will determine actions to develop this aim, it will be the responsibility of the careers coordinator to ensure relevance of such plans and identify impact of them to secure success.
Careers Coordinator Information
Name: Claire Poyner
Role: Careers Lead and Post 16 Lead/Teacher
Phone: 01726 812757
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, eSchools) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as advertising, interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.
We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our Services, and we refer to these as “advertising” or “analytical” cookies. For example, the embedding of YouTube and Vimeo videos, as added by individual schools will require “advertising” cookies to be enabled in order to successfully play them. Schools that, for example, opt to track visitor data using Google Analytics will require “analytical” cookies to be enabled in order to do so. These third party cookies are used to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalise your experience while interacting with our Services and to otherwise improve the functionality of the Services we provide. We also enable schools to employ cookies and similar tracking technologies in connection with their use of our Services in order to allow them to track visitors to and interactions with, their school website.
Our Services allows schools to embed code which may potentially contain cookies. Please note embedded content, if displayed on one our websites, has been added by the school and not by eSchools. The embedded content added by the school may require additional cookies or tracking technologies to be enabled in order to function.
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. Be aware that cookie preferences are set on a per device basis; therefore you may need to set your preferences on each device you use.
Initial cookie pop-up banner: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by selecting your preference from this modal which appears upon visiting an eSchools website/login screen and dashboard. You can also change your cookie preferences by clicking on the link on the footer of any page. The banner will reappear annually (August 31st to coincide with the academic year) to confirm your settings.
Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.
Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.