At Turves Green Boys’ School, we believe that all pupils should have the knowledge and research skills to access a wide variety of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG), allowing them to make informed decisions to ensure they are successful as lifelong learners. Our high quality careers advice and guidance is developed throughout each pupil’s time at the school and is supportive of every pupil’s aspirations, strengths and skills.
- Prepare pupil pathways for the transition to life beyond secondary school (further and higher education, apprenticeships and the world of work).
- Provide pupils from Year 7 upwards with well-rounded IAG (information, advice and guidance) experiences in order to inspire and motivate their aspirations.
- Support pupils to make informed decisions which are suitable and ambitious and provide guidance on GCSEs, post-16 courses, university, apprenticeship and employment.
- Develop pupils’ employability and characteristics in communication, resilience, leadership and social skills.
Summary of Careers Programme
The school follows the Gatsby Benchmarks, which is the best practice framework for careers education and guidance in secondary schools. This provides a rounded programme for all pupils throughout their study at Turves Green Boys’ School, ensuring that all pupils learn about careers and the world of work.
Careers provision at Turves Green Boys’ School is mapped against the DfE Careers Guidance and access for education and training providers, statutory guidance as well as the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.
From Year 7 to Year 11, pupils experience meaningful encounters with employers, the workplace and other learning providers to help support them to investigate different career choices and to help with making decisions about progression pathways. See the Careers Programme below.
The Careers Programme is reviewed annually by the Careers Leader, the Deputy Headteacher and the Governing Body. The next review is due in July 2021. We assess the impact of the Careers Programme with feedback from pupils, parents, teachers and employers, so we can continue to develop the quality of our careers provision.
Pupils’ Post 16 destinations are tracked. Detailed attention is paid to their progress in school, compared to their future plans, so that they can successfully and sustainably move onto the most appropriate pathway. Pupils with SEND are given extra support in planning for their destinations.