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Careers and Post 16

Career Guidance at East Bergholt High School

Overview

Developing students’ understanding of careers, as well as giving them opportunities to discuss their own futures, is a vital part of East Bergholt High School. We pride ourselves in ensuring that all students have access to quality resources that introduce them to the world of work, and in giving access to independent careers advice in KS3 and KS4.

We regularly audit our performance against the Gatsby Benchmarks by working with the Careers and Enterprise Company, continually developing our approach to careers. Most recently, subject leaders have been working on strengthening careers links within the curriculum itself, with more information available in the curriculum section of our website.

Students have a dedicated registration given to CIAG, and the school uses the STEPs Career Programme created by Optimus Education in order to provide the highest quality of resources. These help students from Year 7 to Year 11 reflect on their strengths, develop the skills needed for high school and beyond, learn about careers and the world of work, and start to plan for their futures. They are mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks, as well as the CDI’s Framework for Careers.

Our independent careers advisor works within the school to meet with individual students. Students have access to these talks before they select their options in Year 9, and again when considering their post-16 studies in Year 10 and Year 11. Students are also able to refer themselves for advice, taking ownership of their career paths.

 

Careers Leaders

  • Mr Mallard, Assistant Headteacher, has strategic oversight for careers. 
  • Mr Weedon, Leader of PSHE and CIAG. For all enquiries related to careers, please email nweedon@ebhigh.org.uk.
  • Miss Rolfe provides administrative assistance for careers.

 

Careers Programme

Within registration, students follow the STEPs career programme. Details for each year group can be found by clicking on individual year groups below:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

We will shortly be publishing our 2021-2022 calendar that details planned encounters with employers, as well as encounters with higher education providers. Most recently, students in Year 8 and Year 10 were able to speak to the University of Suffolk. 

Destination Data

East Bergholt High School tracks the destinations of students for three years after they depart. This is done in conjunction with the Careers and Enterprise Compa

Our destination data can be found here.

 

Provider Access Statement

Our provider access statement can be found here.

 

Measuring the Impact

Our latest Compass+ Audit can be found here. The biggest area for development the school has is in relation to encounters with employers. This is something that has been challenging the pandemic, but is a focus of our school improvement plan. Our Careers policy, as well as the information provided on this page, is reviewed annually in the Summer Term

 

Post 16 Information Evening

Students in Year 11 receive a booklet in September to assist them with their applications for college, sixth form and apprenticeships that complement our information evening. A copy of this year’s booklet can be found here.

 

Further Links/Resources

Please see below for further links and resources.

Start Careers programme

National Citizenship Service

10 ways to achieve careers education at home

Apprenticeships advice and guidance

Gatsby benchmarks

Young Enterprise

National Careers Service

Kudos

Launchpad (New Users will require the School licence code)

Why study Maths, English and Science

Key skills

Vocational qualifications

Future Learn making the most of your degree course