In developing our Careers Education and Guidance provision for students, we have used the Gatsby Benchmarks.

We have mapped our Character and Culture programme (within which most of our Careers Education is delivered) against the Careers Development Institute’s Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education (http://www.thecdi.net/Careers-Framework-2018), to ensure we are meeting all the careers learning outcomes recommended for young people. This provides more detail regarding our careers programme and can be found here.

In addition to this, we arrange:

  • assemblies on careers related topics
  • visits to employers and careers related events
  • a careers fair at school in the summer term
  • careers related input in each subject (particularly during National Careers Week, in March each year)
  • regular apprenticeship application workshops for Year 11s and 13s

Click here for our Careers Learning Journey, a visual representation of our careers programme.

Including Careers in Your Lessons

This is not just about teaching what careers exist, although expanding pupils’ knowledge and horizons is hugely valuable. So many skills area learned at school that are applied in the workplace.

The CDI Framework for Careers Employability and Enterprise Education (www.thecdi.net/write/BP556-CDI-Framework-web.pdf) includes the following areas of learning:

  • • Self-awareness
  • • Self-determination
  • • Self improvement as a learner
  • • Exploring careers and career development
  • • Investigating work and working life
  • • Understanding business and industry
  • • Investigating jobs and labour market information
  • • Valuing equality, diversity and inclusion
  • • Learning about safe working practices and environments
  • • Making the most of careers information advice and guidance
  • • Preparing for employability
  • • Showing initiative and enterprise
  • • Developing personal financial capability
  • • Identifying choices and opportunities
  • • Planning and deciding
  • • Handling applications and interviews
  • • Managing changes and transitions

For suggestions of what topics could be included in each subject, please click here

For information on the value of careers related learning in all subjects, please look at: www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/sites/default/files/uploaded/careers_in_the_curriculum_report_what_works.pdf

For further information, please contact: 

Karen Parker – Careers Leader Tel: 0151 924 6451

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Fred Fortune – Careers Adviser

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What's Coming Up
Mon 18th Nov - 5.30pm Drama information evening for parents
Thurs 21st November - Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Wed 27th-Fri 29th November - Drama trip to London
Mon 2nd December - Years 11 & 13 mocks begin
Wed 4th December - Yr 9 & 10 Drama LIPA
Thurs 5th December - Geography Field trip to Liverpool
Tues 10th December - Years 12 & 13 Parents’ Evening
Wed 11th December - Pensioners party (ABr)
Thurs 12th December - Year 7 Disco
Fri 13th December - Reports home Years 7-10 & 12
Mon 16th December - Carol Service & Academic Awards
Tues 17th December - Year 8 Panto
Wed 18th December - 6th Form students finish - Year 7 Sleepover
Fri 20th December  - End of term service - School finishes at 1.15pm

For more information please see

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