Career Support

Good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) connects learning to the future, and it has never been more important and relevant for young people than it is today. Careers is the engine to social mobility, aspiration and achievement. Young people are motivated when they know what they want to achieve in their lives and how to go about it. Good careers guidance pushes the boundaries of opportunity, challenges stereotypes, raises aspiration and provides young people with the knowledge and skills necessary to make well informed decisions and successful transitions to the next stage of their lives.

  • Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

    At Chase High we are committed to providing good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work-related learning (WRL) for all students in years 7 to 14. We measure ourselves using the Gatsby Benchmarks. The eight benchmarks provide us with a framework that helps us to identify our strengths and areas that we can develop. Click the following link to see how we are doing:

    Gatsby Benchmarks

    Our careers programme is embedded within the curriculum and supported throughout the school by teachers, tutors, as well as partners and dedicated suppliers of careers education, information, advice and guidance; which enables us to deliver the very best provision to our students. The careers programme combines career planning lessons, skills workshops, one-to-one impartial careers guidance, mentoring, online career information resources and a wide range of events and activities, including: sector career talks, employer visits, a careers fair, inspirational speakers, enterprise activities, career advice evenings and work experience. All students will have the opportunity to have seven encounters with employers – at least one each year from year 7 to year 13.

  • Our Intent

    The careers programme supports students to construct their own ‘career story’ about who they are, what is important to them and what they would like to achieve in their lives and aims to:

    • Equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to make well informed decisions at key transition points in learning and work, through a bespoke programme of careers education.
    • Work in partnership with employers, training providers, further education and higher education institutions, to provide a wide range of opportunities that will inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work.
    • Empower students to consider a broad range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) and develop an ambitious outlook that will inspire and motivate them to achieve their personal best.
    • Provide personalised and impartial information, advice and guidance to support students to develop and manage their own progression through learning and work.
    • Raise aspiration, value and promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

Career Themes by Year Group

Every year group enjoys a set of bespoke career activities designed to help students to develop the skills and confidence to make realistic and informed decisions about their futures and to manage the transitions from one stage of their education, training and work to the next. This information will be reviewed annually in July.

Students

Students can access guidance from the careers team by appointment, this appointment can be made by emailing [email protected] or by dropping in to the sixth form reception during break or lunch.

Parents

Every year group enjoys a set of bespoke career activities designed to help students to develop the skills and confidence to make realistic and informed decisions about their futures and to manage the transitions from one stage of their education, training and work to the next. This information will be reviewed annually in July.

A good Careers programme is vital to all students to help raise their confidence, aspirations and to help them capitalise the opportunities that are given to them. To make sure we are giving the best careers programme we can, we have to follow the Gatsby benchmarks. The 8 benchmarks are a clear framework that have been put in place to ensure that we are following the statutory guidance and it is our job to make sure we are implementing the benchmarks into the school setting. Please see the link for a more in-depth explanation of the benchmarks.

Teachers

Teachers can get support with linking careers into the curriculum from the careers team, resources are available for you and CPD training is carried out.

Employers

Employers are an integral part of our careers programme. By engaging with our students, you can help them to understand what it is really like in the work environment.

There are many ways that you can be involved including 1-2-1 mentors, being part of our employer fair, working on curriculum based projects with the students, guest speaking, allowing the students to job shadow, work experience, interview and CV support.

If you would like to get involved with the Chase Careers programme and help drive our students to success please contact the careers lead Edel Donlon via email [email protected].

Contact

Our Careers Lead, Edel Donlon, leads, facilitates and promotes our careers programme throughout the school. If you are an employer and would like to be a part of our careers programme, please contact Edel Donlon.

Edel Donlon, Careers Lead

Telephone: 01702 419977

Email: [email protected]