At Spalding Grammar School we are committed to providing a complete and comprehensive careers education to our students. We feel it is vitally important that every student has access to education, information, advice and guidance to ensure that they gain the necessary skills required for the career path that they eventually choose.
Starting in Year 7, students are well prepared through PaCE lessons and an introduction to Unifrog, leading them to make subject choices during the Year 9 options process and again in Year 11 for post-16. They are able to make informed choices that reflect their interests and strengths, while making sure they don’t close any doors to possible future pathways. They will receive help and advice through a wide range of activities such as PaCE lessons, one to one careers interview, work experience, contact with employers and inspirational speakers.
We have careers information and sixth form and university prospectus in the library and the 6th form coffee lounge for students to view.
The careers team uses a variety of frameworks in order to assess our provision both objectively and subjectively. Objectively, we use the compass tool provided by the Careers and Enterprise Company in order to assess our success against each of the Gatsby Benchmarks. This assessment is completed once every term to establish up to date progress and termly priorities. Additionally, we are in the process of working with Unifrog so that we can use the data on what students have been doing to ensure that our measure of student activity is as accurate as possible.
Furthermore, destination data is used to measure how far students have gone on to follow their chosen career paths, looking specifically at the number of students not in education or employment under the age of 18.
Subjectively, the careers team is in the process of using the CDI framework to audit how far provision prepares students for life after school.
Miss C Barratt - Careers Leader
Mrs H Hoyles – Careers Co-Ordinator
01775 765800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further questions please contact us.