- Careers Information, Advice & Guidance
- Introduction to Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance at Glyn School
Introduction to Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance at Glyn School
Aim and Objectives of the Careers Programme at Glyn School
At Glyn School it is our aim is to ensure that every student receives high-quality career guidance education to assist them to develop employability skills and knowledge of the Next Steps after GCSE and A Levels.
In January 2018 the Department for Education issued new Statutory Careers Guidance which outlined the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. The Benchmarks are designed to ensure that a 'gold standard' of Career Education is provided to all students to equip them for their pathways after school.
The Benchmarks are as follows:
- A stable career programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each student
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experience of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal Guidance
At Glyn School we are working hard to ensure that these standards are met.
We would like to hear from parents and carers, employers, Higher Education or Further Education Colleges or other career relevant groups if would like to support us in any of the above or in other ways.
In order to ensure that our curriculum supports and meets the needs of our students and Parents and Carers, we will request feedback from our key stakeholders throughout the year.
Please email Karen Jones, Careers Lead at K.Jones@glynschool.org.
Or telephone: 020 8716 4949 ext 1895
Overview of our Careers Provision
To support our students, there is a structured programme of Careers which is to be delivered during Form time, Assemblies and PSHCE lessons from Years 7 to 13. Students have access to careers software and our school website has been designed to support our students and their Parents and Carers.
Throughout this year, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers during Careers Week, enterprise activities, industry competitions, attending careers fairs, careers presentations, and more.
The school provides advice and guidance in respect of future opportunities covering sixth form colleges, university applications, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.
Our website has information on:
- Introduction to Careers Information, Advice and Guidance at Glyn School
- Annual Careers Fair
- Curriculum Subjects and How They Relate to Future Careers and Pathways
- GCSE Options Guidance
- Pathways after GCSE
- Pathways after A Levels
- Parent's and Carer's Resources - including Support Guides, Podcasts and More
- National Career Events #NCW2023 & #NAW2023
- A Full Guide to Apprenticeships at Post 16 and Post 18
- Current Apprenticeship Opportunities, Webinar Links and More
- Work Experience
- Virtual Work Experience
- What Do Graduates Do?
- Employability Skills
- Labour Market Information (LMI)
- Career of the Week 2023-2024
- Career of the Week 2022-2023
- Employer Engagement
- Finding a Specific Career - Useful links
- Next Steps Magazines to Support School Leavers
- Local Careers Support for 18+
Please click on the link below to view all our current listed Careers Information, Advice & Guidance and Work Experience documentation
- Careers Policy
- Key Stage 3 Careers Map
- Key Stage 4 Careers Map
- Key Stage 5 Careers Map
- Policy Statement on Provider Access
- Work Experience Policy
- Work Experience Placement Form for Year 12
How we measure and assess the impact of the Careers Programme
We measure the effectiveness of the Careers Programme using the 'Compass+ Evaluation Tool' to assess ongoing progress in relation to the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
The table below shows our latest evaluation (April 2023):
Gatsby Benchmarks (GBM)
Nationally Schools meeting GBM
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
This year to address the needs of each student we are beiginning to track the careers programme via Compass+ and we re-launched our annual Careers Fair in January 2023 to enable our students to have full access to both Further and Higher Education establishments. Work Experience for Years 10 and 12 was completed in July 2023.
The annual evaluation cycle includes:
- A review of the objectives of the Careers programme with a focus on the needs of our students (and Parents and Carers)
- Quality assurance of the delivery of the programme including Form Time activities and through monitoring external providers and events
- Using feedback to adapting the programme to continuously improve it so it meets the objectives
When evaluating the Careers programme a range of data is considered:
- options pathways at each Key Stage
- destinations data
- reduction in NEET figure
- feedback from students e.g. their understanding of different careers and pathways
Feedback from other stakeholders is also considered:
- Parents and Carers
- Careers and Enterprise Coordinator
- SSB Link Governor
- Employers and other Educational Providers
Future Developments include:
- Parent Focus Group
- Student Careers Ambassors
- Teacher Careers Champions linked to subject areas