There has never been a time when career guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations. The raising of the age for participating in learning means that young people face a wide range of choices of courses and places to study.
At Alder Grange we have a set of values which underpin all that we do, expecting pupils at all times to be Ready, Respectful and Responsible. For us, career education is more than merely meeting our statutory requirements; it is about ensuring that we truly prepare our pupils to become responsible and highly employable members of society.
We understand that students need help to make choices and manage transitions; to do this effectively they need good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance. Our school Careers Plan sets out how we provide a careers programme which will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths. We make sure that we are achieving these aims by measuring performance against the Gatsby Benchmarks, ensuring that all eight are being fully implemented.
- A stable careers programme;
- Learning from career and labour market information;
- Support for individual needs;
- Careers links to curriculum learning;
- Encounters with employers and employees;
- Experiences of workplaces;
- Encounters with further and higher education;
- Personal guidance.
For further information on our Careers Programme please see our careers programme below.