Careers Education and Guidance
All students receive a structured and carefully planned programme of Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance. This enables students to make informed decisions about their future, in particular:
Training, employment and apprenticeships
Higher Education and post A Level options
As a school we have invested in the Unifrog platform for all of our students. This tool provides students with the opportunity to develop their personal career journey throughout their time in school. Through a number of learning situations, evidence of work-related learning is cross curricular, thus helping students gain the confidence to manage their own transition into new roles and situations. This is achieved through developing skills in time management, organisation skills, punctuality and teamwork.
Students may take part in our ‘Vocational Learning Programme’ which gives them access to skills workshops and activities with our partner employers. These activities are aimed at developing a number of employment skills and to improve their engagement in learning.
The Government policy relating to the raising of the school leaving age to 18 should be seen as a positive move with the extra time provided to gain more knowledge of qualifications/training and time to consider and research available opportunities to maximise their chances of achieving their long-term careers aspirations.
We actively manage our careers provision in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks adopted by Ofsted and use them to determine our leading edge programme. The benchmarks focus on the following areas:
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
Whilst a large majority of our students remain at Park House to attend our Sixth Form, there are other routes available. Students are made fully aware of these routes as part of their Careers Education. They receive information, guidance and the support necessary to help them make the right decision during their transition phase.
Students have continual access to Unifrog and are encouraged to use the platform to view careers options linked to their areas of interest.
N.B. This page has been updated for the academic year 2023-24. It will next be reviewed and updated ready for September 2024.
Associate Assistant Headteacher - Careers, PSHE and Vocational Subjects