At The Archbishop’s School, the careers programme includes a range of opportunities, instruction and experiences including:
- Visiting speakers provide exposure to the world of work.
- Developing work-place awareness and people skills through volunteering in the Duke of Edinburgh programme from year 9 onwards.
- PSHE programme covers personal health and social education necessary for working with others and employability as well as the citizenship aspects of economic self-sufficiency and contributing to the common good through work and tax contributions.
- Advice and guidance at year 8 into 9 and year 9 into 10 curriculum decisions’ evening. This includes consideration of the appropriate correlation between curriculum areas and careers.
- Entrepreneurial opportunities promoted regularly through the BTEC enterprise, the Young Enterprise Programme and annual assemblies and through opportunities for entrepreneurialism at a range of school functions.
- Connection with CXK and a delegated professional link person.
- PSHE programme in sixth form covers life after school and students write personal statements and compile qualification and experience portfolios.
- Regular in contact with professionals and apprenticeship providers.
Further information about the school’s careers programme can be accessed by making contact with Mr Andrew Martin.
The impact and success of the careers programme can be seen in the school’s destination data and is also actively monitored through student surveys. The next steps are to bring about changes which meet the Government approved Gatsby benchmarks by 2020. Further information about this can be found here: