Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing 14-19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.
William Ellis School is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (IAG) for all students in years 7-13.
William Ellis School’s Careers Education and Guidance policy has the following aims:-
- to contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation
- to support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity
- to encourage participation in continued learning including higher education and further education
- to raise aspiration for all students
- to develop enterprise and employment skills
- to reduce drop out from and course switching in education and training
- to contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities
- to meet the needs of all our students through appropriate differentiation
- to focus students on their future aspirations
- to involve parents and carers
Careers education is provided to all students and provision is made to allow all students to access the curriculum. Students are encouraged to follow career paths that suit their interests, skills and strengths with the absence of stereotypes and to have the highest possible aspirations for themselves and their future plans. All students are provided with the same opportunities and diversity is celebrated.
The focus is about introducing careers and thinking about the vast number of careers and jobs available.
The focus is linking our plans and dreams to reality.
The focus is self-assessment, career paths and options post 14.
The focus is work experience including preparation, implementation and evaluation.
The focus is post-16 options.
The focus is post-18 options (Including but not exclusively HE) and to gather information about as broad a range of career options as possible.
The focus is to make clear choices for post-18 and to ensure that all students are supported in the application processes for these choices.