Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Limpsfield Grange School
At Limpsfield Grange our aim is for all of our students to become happy, healthy, empowered and included adults, who participate in, and contribute towards society. To enable our students to be happy and active citizens we have created a curriculum underpinned by our four areas for development:
- Wellbeing (W)
- Achievement (A)
- Communication (C)
- Independence (I)
Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance forms part of our Independence area for development. The government’s Careers Strategy published in December 2017, and statutory guidance for school leaders and school staff, published in January 2018, set out the plan for building a high-quality careers system that will help all young people to achieve. As part of this new guidance all schools must use ‘The Gatsby Benchmarks’ to improve their careers provision:
The Gatsby Benchmarks
- A stable careers programme.
- Learning from career and labour market information.
- Addressing the needs of each pupil.
- Linking curriculum learning to careers.
- Encounters with employers and employees.
- Experiences of workplaces.
- Encounters with further and higher education.
- Personal guidance.
At Limpsfield Grange we ensure that Careers Education is an intrinsic part of our curriculum offer through weekly ‘Future Friday’ activities in tutor groups, Careers lessons during WACI time, Careers homework and through links in other curriculum lessons. In addition students have the opportunity to undertake visits to workplaces; recently Year 9 visited Surrey Police Headquarters, to develop an understanding of the wide variety of job roles available in a large organisation.
Useful websites include: