Information and guidance implemented 2021 and will be reviewed in 2022 (or earlier should guidance and legislation change).
Careers Education and Guidance (CEG)
Rationale for CEG
A young person’s career is their pathway through learning and work. All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them make decisions and plan their careers, both in school and after they leave. The 1997 Education Act places a duty on schools to give students in Years 8-13 access to careers education, information and guidance. The CEG Policy is further developed in line with the Careers guidance and access for education and training providers, 2018.
Oakfield School endeavours to follow the guidance in The National Framework for CEG 11-19 in England, the National Curriculum Programmes of study for PSHE and Citizenship, and the QCA guidance on Work-Related Learning for All at Key Stage 4.
We believe that effective careers guidance contributes to raising aspirations, improving motivation, and overcoming barriers to success. Oakfield School is committed to delivering high-quality CEIAG which empowers pupils to make informed career decisions. Our goal is to equip our pupils with the necessary skills to adapt to an ever-changing economic climate, inspiring them to become life-long career learners. This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of activities that span from Year 7 through to Year 11.
We are committed to ensuring that the school continues to meet the requirements outlined in the Gatsby Benchmarks.
These benchmarks are:
Benchmark 1: A Stable Careers Programme
Benchmark 2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
Benchmark 3: Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
Benchmark 4: Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
Benchmark 5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
Benchmark 6: Experiences of Workplaces
Benchmark 7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance
Please use hyperlink provided to read the content of SEND guidance for Careers. https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges/support-send
Measuring the Impact of Our Careers Programme
At Oakfield School, we believe good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them.
Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. The careers strategy has been based on the Gatsby Career Benchmarks, we will assess the impact of the four careers programme by using the benchmark and analysing and tracking pupil destinations.
This statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:
- To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
- To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
- To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Management of provider access requests
Procedure – A provider wishing to request access should contact, Lee Thompson, tel: (01482) 854588 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Leader: Lee Thompson
Designated Teacher: Helen Booth
Connexions Liaison: Doreen Ricketts
Useful links and websites below:
Log on move on
Careers and Enterprise
National Careers Week
Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents
Career guidance websites
Labour Market Information