Virtual Careers Convention 2020
At Corfe Hills our aim is to improve the life chances of our young people, to offer them a nurturing, safe and supportive environment and a personalised learning experience. This aim extends to our approach to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).
Providing effective careers education, information, advice and guidance ensures students move to their next stage with the right tools, values and understanding to help prepare them for their future.
Our Careers Strategy works in line with our core Personal and Social Development (PSD) programme. We seek to support students to consider their future options, realise their potential and decide how their skills and experiences fit with opportunities in the job market. We prepare students for their preferred progression pathway whether that is to continue with further education, employment, training or living independently.
Whilst at Corfe Hills, students are taught the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for pupils to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to explore and develop their potential.
We are fully committed to our statutory and moral obligation to provide a holistic service to students, highlighting the vocational and academic routes to their preferred careers path, opportunities in the region and further afield. We ensure that students are aware of the opportunities and challenges in the world, and we aspire to support their plans and aspirations.
Our CEIAG programmes are supported through our partnership with the BCP, Ansbury careers guidance services, the Dorset hub, local colleges and sixth forms, local business and employment contacts. We also work closely with the local authority to meet the needs of students with Education, Health and Care plans. We underpin our strategy with the Gatsby Benchmarks.
We are delighted to offer the first virtual careers fair at Corfe Hills. It provides a live opportunity for both students and people at home to find out more about their post 16 opportunities and will be constantly updated to meet the changing requirements of virtual learning and post 16 pathways. Within the careers section of the school web page, you will find a wide selection of resources to help you begin planning for their future. We have also broken down the web page for ease into groups of educators, apprenticeship providers, training providers, and employment.
Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is an essential part of the support we offer to students at CHS. Effective careers support can help to prepare young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life; it can help them to make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. As options for young people become more varied and complex, it is vital that we support them to develop the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices for their future. As a result, the careers programme has a whole-school remit designed to complement the rest of the school curriculum.
All students are entitled to be fully involved in an effective CEIAG programme. Students are encouraged to take an active role in their own career development, so the careers programme emphasises student participation with a focus on self-development; learning about careers and the world of work; and developing career management and employability skills. The regular careers newsletter also allows you to visit a number of suitable links provided by the BCP and allow you to look further into careers and training pathways post 16. There is a reference to our external careers guidance through Ansbury, where you can complete careers searches, suitability and requirements. Should you wish to have a careers appointment, then please inform your form tutor for a referral.