At Frederick Gent School we believe that we offer a high quality and robust Careers, Educations, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) Programme that is student centred that is responsive to the needs of all our students as they progress through their learning experiences.
Our Careers Programme aims to:
- Develop a student’s awareness of themselves in relation to their interests and values and understand how these relates to jobs.
- Increase a student’s awareness of the wide range careers available to them.
- Support students as they explore career opportunities which including those in the emerging and green industries.
- Support pupils as the transition through each key stage into their Post-16 and beyond.
At Frederick Gent we use a ‘student-centred’ approach to the delivery of our Careers Programme, this ensures we provide a quality and inclusive programme.
Our objective is to ensure that we:
- Raise the aspirations of each student about themselves and the opportunities available to them.
- Provide opportunities for student to engage with employers through World of Work experiences in person or virtually that enables them to develop their employability skills.
- Provide up to date and accurate Labour Market Information (LMI) that is easily accessible to all pupils regardless of the levels of ability.
- Equip students with the skills necessary to make well informed realistic decisions about their Post-16 options and opportunities that is unique to them.
Our students can access relevant and up to date careers information from a variety of sources. Students also have access to their own online career plan through Unifrog. This enables students to develop their plans for the further through a series of online tools and activities. All students have the opportunity to be involved through:
- Careers Assemblies
- National Careers and Apprenticeship Weeks
- College Visits
- University Visits
- Work Experience in person or virtually
- Careers Days
A Good Quality Careers Programme – The Gatsby Benchmark
Our Careers Programme is delivered within the framework of the Eight Gatsby Benchmark for a ‘good careers guidance’ that ensures we as a school provide pupils with the best possible Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance.
Governor Link Careers – Jansen Bunker
Jansen meets with the Careers Team on a quarterly to discuss and review all aspect of the Careers Programme in order to share with LGB.
Frederick Gent Careers Leader: Gemma Smith
Two Counties Trust Careers Advisor: Liz Bates
For more information on careers from the Two Counties Trust, please visit the following link: