At Grove Academy, we are dedicated to providing a scheduled programme of impartial careers education, information, advice, and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7-13.
We provide our students with a careers programme that flows through each progression stage.
Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future.
Good career guidance is a necessity for social mobility: those young people without significant social capital or home support to draw upon have the most to gain from high-quality career guidance.
At Grove Academy, we work with a number of organisations to offer exciting opportunities in order to further knowledge, deepen learning and to develop skills including:
Learn to Work http://www.learningtowork.org.uk/ , O2, Mars, Local Colleges, Brunel University, Reading University, Bucks University, National Careers Website, Outside speakers
As our pupils move through the school we want to ensure that they are supported to make successful educational and career choices.
Other information is delivered through PSHE lessons, in tutor sessions and a programme of visits from professionals supporting our projects and providing input on their careers, such as a visit by the local MP recently.
We will be updating this information throughout the year with specific information as we go along and adding details about the impact that this is having with our pupils and parents.
It is important that student look at various options at GCSE and consider the possible paths that their choice can lead to. It is essential that students have a broad range of subjects and focus on working towards a strong core in English, Maths and Science which will lead to a wide range of opportunities after GCSE.
We highly recommend that students and parents look at the following websites for further help and support.
An excellent starting point for information about all aspects of careers.
National Careers ServiceGive a range of jobs and training course at for different levels of qualifications and interests.
UCASUnifrog 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 for apprenticeships, colleges, sixth form, universities and beyond.
Information about employers across a range of different careers and training courses. Some very informative videos.
Learn to Work offer-Gatsby Benchmark
The Gatsby Benchmarks have been explicitly referenced throughout the DfE’s Careers’ Strategy (December 2017) and the new Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018). The Department for Education in its Careers’ Strategy and Statutory guidance states that schools should achieve all 8 benchmarks out lined below by September 2020.
1. A stable careers’ programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
If you think you can support us in the delivery of our curriculum across the school, we would love to hear from you.