Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. At St. Christopher’s we follow the Gatsby Benchmark Guidance to ensure that our students have the best possible careers offer.
A stable careers programme
Learning from career and labour market information
Addressing the needs of each pupil
Linking curriculum learning to careers
Encounters with employers and employees
Experiences of workplaces
Encounters with further and higher education
We used the Compass Assessment Tool to re-evaluate our performance against the Gatsy benchmarks. As we are now going to begin our careers programme from Year 7, our percentages have changed. When we complete the next review, we anticipate the percentages will rise again as we will have more evidence of the different career opportunities from Years 7-14.
Throughout the year, all of the visitors, workshops, work experience and any enterprise projects will be logged per pupil on the Compass Assessment Tool to help us track the provision that pupils are getting at St. Christopher’s. This will help us to address any areas where students need more experiences and opportunities. Staff can work with the Careers Co-ordinators to ensure students are getting a rich experience.