Careers – Policies and Curriculum

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Policies and Curriculum

High quality career education and guidance in school or college is critical to young people’s futures. It helps to prepare them for the workplace by providing a clear understanding of the world of work including the routes to jobs and careers that they might find engaging and rewarding. It helps them to acquire the self-development and career management skills they need to achieve positive employment destinations. This helps students to choose their pathways, improve their life opportunities and contribute to a productive and successful economy. 

Schools and colleges have a responsibility to set students on the path that will secure the best outcome which will enable them to progress in education and work and give employers the highly skilled people they need. That means schools and colleges must act impartially, in line with their statutory duty or contractual requirement, and not show bias towards any route, be that academic or technical. 

The policies below have been developed and are reviewed annually by the Careers Leader and SLT team based on current good practice guidelines by the Department for Education. It supports and is underpinned by key school policies including those for Careers, Child Protection, Equality and Diversity, and SEND. 

In addition to the events listed above, there are various events happening in departments including in-person and virtual interactions with employers, colleges, and universities. There are links made across the curricula to highlight where the world of work fits with subject content. Careers interviews can be requested throughout the year for all students.