Careers Curriculum Intent
ASPIRE – CHALLENGE – ACHIEVE
All young people need a planned programme of activities both to help them choose appropriate pathways at 14, 16 and 18 and to enable them to manage their careers, career progression and sustain employability throughout their lives. The South Lincolnshire Academies Trust (SLAT) provides impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to support students’ transition, not only to further or higher education, vocational training or employment, but to support them in becoming independent managers of their own careers.
SLAT encourages students to aspire and value lifelong learning, provide opportunities to develop key employability and enterprise skills which are highly valued by employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
The CEIAG Programme has been developed to engage parents and local employers, both in school and externally, to support our students in becoming employable and aspirational young people in accordance with the recommended Gatsby Benchmarks.
The Careers Strategy implemented by the Trust supports the school’s statements of intent by:
• Approach: A varied and staged approach to the exploration of career pathways and the development of employability skills across the curriculum and at key decision points, to ensure that students have the essential skills to be work ready.
• Curriculum: A careers curriculum that is aspirational, ensuring all students are aware of the possibilities open to them, delivered through a range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities.
• High Standards: Extensive support for students and parents to ensure students are best prepared for their Post 16 and Post 18 choices to maximise potential.
• Intelligent assessment: Tracking of students’ career aspirations and progress towards achieving them, across each Key Stage, help to guide the tailored provision offered at each key point.
• Equipped: Use and inform students of up to date local and national Labour Market Information to help them appreciate the role of British Industry and independently manage each stage of their career within it.
• Values: Promotion of the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees, helping students to develop the appropriate attitudes and values required to become work ready.
• Esteem: Believe in and build students’ self-esteem and develop confidence and resilience to aim high and attain their career aspirations