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The Archbishop's School
Careers Department Policy

CEAIG Department Policy

A young person’s careers advice is their pathway through learning and work. All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them make 14-19 choices that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers throughout their lives. 

The Archbishop’s School is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education for all students in Years 7-13 and information, advice and guidance (IAG) in partnership with the Kent and Medway CXK Services.

The Archbishop’s school endeavours to follow the National Framework for CEG 11-19 in England and other relevant guidance from QCA and OFSTED.

The School is due to be inspected for the ‘Investor in Careers’ Quality award mark for the third time, having previously acquired it four years ago. It also achieved a beacon award for work within the sixth form

This policy was developed and is reviewed bienally through discussions with teaching staff; the school’s CXK personal adviser(s), students, parents, governors, advisory staff and other external partners

It is supported and is underpinned by key school policies including those for teaching and learning, assessment, recording and reporting achievement, citizenship, PSHE, work related learning and enterprise, equal opportunities and diversity, health and safety and talented and special needs.

The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of students at the Archbishop’s school. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of careers learning, planning and development.

Students are entitled to careers education and guidance that meets professional standards of practice and is person-centred, impartial and confidential. It will be integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum and be based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. The programme will promote equality of opportunity.

Pupils undertake Career Education and Guidance lessons from y7-11 through the PSHE timetable. These lessons are delivered by their tutors which allows for consistency in planning, delivery and evaluation.  The Careers programme is planned, monitored and evaluated by the careers manager and assistant in consultation with the CXK personal advisors who provide specialist careers guidance. Careers information is available in the careers resource centre which is located in the library. The Careers Manager, Andrew Martin has achieved an Advanced Certificate in Careers Education through Christ Church University. On-going Staff training is undertaken by Andrew Martin and other staff.

All staff are encouraged to contribute towards careers education and guidance through their role as tutors and subject teachers. Subject Heads provide the Careers Department examples of CEIAG work that takes place in their lessons and are pro-active in displaying relevant information on walls and boards in classrooms. Throughout the year group a range of Work Related Learning Activities take place, including Higher Education Fair’s, Industry Days and Enterprise Events to name but a few.

An annual Partnership Agreement is negotiated between the school and the CXK Service which identifies the contributions to the programme that each will make. Other links are developed e.g with local partners. This is reviewed annually.

Funding is allocated in the annual budget planning round in the context of the whole school priorities and particular needs in the CEG area. The careers manager is responsible for the effective deployment of resources.