The Archbishop's School
Careers 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
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
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
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