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Careers Programme Information (CEIAG)

Welcome to our Careers Education programme which is delivered to every student at Southborough. Here you will find a number of key documents and reports explaining with detail our careers provision, highlighting our whole school careers programme, achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks, a whole school careers overview, details on our students' Personal Careers Portfolios, guidance to parents on how they can support plus much more.

As part of our commitment to deliver outstanding Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) on careers we ensure every single student in every year group will receive a careers interview and therefore a personalised and bespoke Careers Plan. These individual career interviews and Career Plans are facilitated by our careers advisor who you will see is introduced below. You will also find directly below and underlined further details of our Careers Education provision.

Reviewing our Careers Education Provision (CEIAG) and its Impact

Our Careers programme will be evaluated every year during the summer term. We will review what is working well and will identify areas that require further development so that we can continue to improve our practice and further strengthen our careers programme. A robust annual review will ensure we are delivering an outstanding career education to all our students. This will be reviewed in three ways:

  1. An annual Careers Provision Impact Report will be created by the careers lead (Dan Edwards - Senior Assistant Headteacher)
  2. An annual COMPASS - Gatsby Benchmark Assessment Report will be created by the careers lead (Dan Edwards - Senior Assistant Headteacher)
  3. The annual Careers Provision Impact Report and the COMPASS Report will be reviewed by SLT and Governors at the end of each summer term

How we will be Monitoring and Reviewing the Impact of our Careers Education Provision (CEIAG)

The annual Careers Provision Impact Report will monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Careers Education provided to all our students in all our year groups. This will be done in several ways:

  1. Y11 and Y13 destinations data (NEET)
  2. Role of the Tutor Review (Tutors delivering the careers scheme of work effectively during PDT)
  3. Quality of Learning Review for PDT/Careers Education (SLT observations/book scrutiny/student voice)
  4. Reviewing student's Personal Careers Portfolio
  5. Parent voice (Questionnaire)
  6. Staff voice
  7. Employers voice
  8. Evaluation of the Careers Advisors role and performance (quality & quantity of careers interviews conducted)
  9. PDT/careers assessments during each exam week (SIP - Early Intervention - Identify any students of concern from their assessments and prioritise their careers interview and Careers Plan - These are most likely to be our NEET students)

Careers Programme 2021-22

Circumstances in which providers of technical education and apprenticeships will be given access to year 8 to 13 pupils

Provider Access Statement