Careers

At Chersey High School we are committed to ensuring all students have access to impartial careers advice, support in school and access to employers and the workplace.

Our named Careers Lead in school is Mrs Davis: davisan@chertseyhighschool.co.uk.  Please do get in touch if you have any specific careers queries.

Impartial careers advice in school is provided by Innervate. We work with the local Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP. Our careers provision is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks as recommended in the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018).

The 8 benchmarks are outlined below:
  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from 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

 

Aims of our Careers Provision

The main aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance for students of all ages
  • Give access to independent and impartial information on opportunities in learning and work
  • Give individualised careers guidance and support.
  • Provide experience of the workplace to develop key employability skills.
  • Identify and reduce the likelihood, through a variety of interventions, of students becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training) when they leave us.
  • Ensure students have interactions with a variety of colleges, training providers, employers and universities in order to make informed decisions.

 

To enable us to meet these aims we provide the following careers programme and support:

YEAR 7

Our chosen provider Innervate will deliver content appropriate to this year group through an annual ‘drop-down’ Careers Day, including Use of CEIAG websites and the development of employability skills:

  • Our Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP will provide support in our careers planning and match an Enterprise Adviser with our school to develop local links
  • Provide access to Local Market Information through a live widget on the school website
  • Workplace options for all subjects
  • Options evening.
  • Options assemblies from subject leaders
  • Options interview with a member of the senior leadership team
  • Guest speakers to advise on career pathways

 

YEAR 8
  • Our chosen provider Innervate will deliver content appropriate to this year group through an annual ‘drop-down’ Careers Day, including Use of CEIAG websites and the development of employability skills
  • Our Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP will provide support in our careers planning and match an Enterprise Adviser with our school to develop local links
  • Provide access to Local Market Information through a live widget on the school website
  • Workplace options for all subjects
  • Options evening.
  • Options assemblies from subject leaders
  • Options interview with a member of the senior leadership team
  • Guest speakers to advise on career pathways

 

YEAR 9
  • Our chosen provider Innervate will deliver content appropriate to this year group through an annual ‘drop-down’ Careers Day, including Use of CEIAG websites and the development of employability skills
  • Our Enterprise Coordinator from Enterprise M3 LEP will provide support in our careers planning and match an Enterprise Adviser with our school to develop local links
  • Provide access to Local Market Information through a live widget on the school website
  • Workplace options for all subjects
  • Options evening.
  • Options assemblies from subject leaders
  • Options interview with a member of the senior leadership team
  • Guest speakers to advise on career pathways

 

 

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Labour market information is readily available online, and can be used to check whether a student’s preferred career path is one which will be in demand in the future. It also provides useful information on salaries, working hours and practices, and common tasks in each field of work. A link to the latest labour market information will be provided in the near future.

 

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