Careers Provision at St Andrew's

St. Andrew’s CE School Careers Provision

St. Andrew’s CE School is actively working to fulfil the eight ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ which describe a good careers programme:

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information (LMI)
3. Addressing the needs of each student
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experience of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance.

The Personal, Social, Health & Education (PSHE) programme includes career-related topics and students are supported in making their sixth form and college applications.  Other career-related activities take place in tutor time, assemblies and through subject lessons.

In Year 10, all students are offered the opportunity of a work experience placement, which helps them to gain an understanding of the world of work. 

In Year 11, all students are offered an individual careers guidance interview with an impartial, qualified Careers Adviser from the Education Development Trust (EDT), so that they may make informed choices about their next steps beyond Year 11.  Students can access support on areas such as post-16 courses, researching career areas, CVs and applications, interviews, higher education, traineeships and apprenticeships.

The Adviser and student produce a personalised Careers Guidance Action Plan and a copy is sent to parents/carers.

Year 11 students also receive a copy of the EDT Choices booklet giving an overview of post-16 options.

There is a weekly Careers Drop-in during lunchtime on Thursdays, where students can obtain advice and information on post-16 options.

Annual events include a Post-16 Choices/Colleges Event.

Please see our Careers Provider Access Policy 2018