Careers Advice and Guidance

‘Leaders manage pupils’ transition into the school and prepare them to move onto further education at the end of Year 11 extremely well. Staff work closely with colleagues from sixth-form colleges to share important information about pupils. This increases the likelihood of these transitions being successful’. (OFSTED 2017)

The government’s Careers Strategy, launched in December 2017, and statutory guidance published in January 2018, set out the requirements for secondary schools and colleges in relation to careers education and provision in school. Schools are required to use The Gatsby Benchmarks to guide their careers activity provision. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 aspects which together provide high quality careers provision in schools.
These are:

  1. A Stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing individual needs
  4. Linking the curriculum to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education where appropriate
  8. Personal guidance

Pupils at Saxon Mount School are entitled to CEIAG (Careers Education Information and Guidance) which meets professional standards of practice which is person centred, impartial and confidential. CEIAG is embedded into pupils’ experience of the whole curriculum. In addition we have a careers programme for each year group, the details of which are outlined in the attached booklet.