At The Prescot School all students have access to careers education, information, advice and guidance, as part of the curriculum. The programme is mainly delivered through our SMSC (PSHCE) lessons but further activities and special events also provide extended opportunities for careers guidance and support.
Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance is a part of every student’s entitlement, and here at The Prescot School we are committed to using a variety of learning experiences to help young people manage the key decision points in their lives. The education they receive prepares them to make informed decisions about the next learning or employment stage for them.
Students will get the opportunity to meet with Mrs Robinson, the Careers Engagement Facilitator at key decision points in their school life, and at other times if they are in particular need of support. At this time, they can talk about their ideas for the future, explore the range of options after they leave school and plan the steps to achieve their end goal. Students can expect advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial.
The importance of Careers Education is highlighted across the school with relevant careers boards in department areas and a well-stocked, easily accessed careers area in Homebase 5.
See below for a more comprehensive look at the opportunities and activities on offer throughout the year:
Mrs J Robinson – Careers Engagement Facilitator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs C Haigh – Head of Careers – email@example.com
At The Prescot School, careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) is offered and delivered through a wide range of integrated programmes from Years 7 to 13. ‘Careers’ forms an important part of our wider strategy and aims to meet and exceed the statutory requirements to provide impartial advice and guidance to all our students. The careers programmes we deliver also link to important polices that promote equality and diversity.
We know that effective careers advice has a positive and direct impact on a student’s aspirations and motivation to succeed. As such, we aim to meet all 8 of the Gatsby ‘gold standard’ benchmarks that promote effective careers delivery in schools.
The eight Gatsby ‘benchmarks’ of Good Career Guidance are:
1. To provide a stable careers programme
2. Learn from career and labour market information (and adapt accordingly)
3. Address the needs of each pupil i.e. understand their individual aspirations
4. Linking the student’s curriculum learning to careers
5. Providing encounters with employers and employees (for each year group)
6. Providing experiences of the workplace
7. Providing encounters with further and higher education providers (including Apprenticeship providers)
8. Ensuring personal guidance is available and offered to all students
Our careers programmes are regularly reviewed using this model as a benchmark; ensuring its ultimate fitness for purpose.
Baker Clause Access – Student Entitlement
Students are entitled to:
- find out about apprenticeship, employment and alternative technical training opportunities as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
- hear from a range of local and national providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
- understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact: Mrs J Robinson – Careers Engagement Facilitator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful Websites for further research
- Knowsley Community College
- St Helens College
- The City of Liverpool College
- Carmel College
- Riverside College
- Cronton Sixth Form College
- Hugh Baird College
- Myerscough College
- Liverpool Media Academy
- LIPA Sixth Form College
- National Careers Service
- Career Connect
- Apply for an Apprenticeship (Government website)
This information was last reviewed in January 2021.