Careers Leader: Senior Leader, Mr Paul Atkinson
Careers guidance is as much about inspiration and aspiration as it is about advice. Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) should prepare young people to be able to make informed choices about their career pathways.
Schools have a statutory requirement to secure independent and impartial guidance for Years 8-13 (years 8-11 at Jarrow). This includes managing the access for providers to students at Jarrow School, for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
Jarrow School is fully committed to attain the Gatsby Benchmarks, which sets out to develop and improve careers provision and we believe that Jarrow has a CEIAG programme that is structured and stable.
The School is committed to ensuring that the CEIAG advice students receive is:
- Varied (a range of education or training opportunities, including apprenticeships)
- In the best interests of the students
- Meets the needs of the students
Jarrow School works alongside a number of providers (see separate document regarding access).
Information for parents/carers:
Parents/carers have the opportunity to provide feedback about school life, including the career programme, at information and parents’ evenings.
Information for staff:
The career programme is part of the school’s SMC programme which is a static timetabled lesson with additional organised events throughout the year. Each year group has its own programme and this operates as a carousel across the year. Members of staff are allocated to a specific year group and topic. The programme is evaluated in the summer term and includes opportunities for staff to feedback; outcomes inform future planning. Departments have named Career Champions to promote Careers learning within their own subject areas.
Information for employers:
A range of events, integrated into the school’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to speak to students and/or their parents. An overview of these opportunities and how to access them can be found in our Provider Access Policy and the Student Learning Journey.
Useful Resources and External Organisations
Gatsby Good Career Guidance. A report on improving career guidance in secondary schools which includes the Gatsby Benchmarks. http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance
Careers & Enterprise Company. The Careers & Enterprise Company brokers links between employers, schools and colleges in order to ensure that young people aged 12-18 get the inspiration and guidance they need for success in working life. https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/
National Careers Service. The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/home
LMI for All. An online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. This data is made freely available via an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in websites and applications. http://www.lmiforall.org.uk/
Unifrog. An online tool to help students find their future. It brings all the available information into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. https://www.unifrog.org/
The information on this page will be reviewed on 1st July 2022