We acknowledge that we have a statutory duty to provide careers education in the curriculum from Year 8 to 11. Together with our Pathways partner, Carolyn Scott, we endeavour to follow the statutory guidance within the Impartial Careers Education Framework 7-19 published by the DCSF, 2010. We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage our students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers information advice and guidance it is hoped that students will be encouraged to make the most of their skills and talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit them and maximize their life opportunities.
In particular we intend our students to:
- develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities
- develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance
- develop and use their self-knowledge when thinking about and making choices
- develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.