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Compass+ Statements

The statements below can be used on your Compass+ report, website or evidence for Ofsted to showcase how each of our products meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and CDI Framework.

 

Please only utilise the descriptions for the products your school has purchased.

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Careers Guidance

We have invested in an Careers Advisory service provided by The Careers People (company number: 14927864). The advice and guidance given to our students is personalised, impartial and delivered by a qualified professional.

 

Each student leaves their meeting with a Careers Action Plan and we follow the recommendations of the advisor to confirm if the student needs a follow up appointment, ensuring that their needs are met throughout the year rather than just as a "tickbox" one off appointment.

Students are able to request a Careers Appointment at any time by speaking to their tutor. They will be added to our priority list and given an appointment slot as soon as one becomes available.

Gatsby Benchmarks:

  • BM3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil

  • BM8 - Personal guidance

CDI Framework:

  • Explore Possibilities

  • Manage Careers

  • Create Opportunities

  • Grow Throughout Life

  • See the Big Picture

Careers Newsletter

We have invested in the Careers Newsletter provided by The Careers People (company number: 14927864). The newsletter provides opportunities from employers and universities as well as a Labour Market Information fact of the week, job of the week, employer of the week and university of the week. 

The aim of the newsletter is to broaden the students knowledge of different industries as well as keeping them informed about opportunities they can take part in to aid their career planning.

The newsletter is sent every week of the academic year to all key stakeholders.

Gatsby Benchmarks:

  • BM1 - A stable careers programme

  • BM2 -  Learning from career and labour market information

  • BM3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil

CDI Framework:

  • Explore Possibilities

  • Manage Career

  • See the Big Picture

Apprenticeship Academy

Our subscription to The Careers People's Apprenticeship Academy allows us to refer all our learners in Years 10-13 who are interested in an apprenticeship to take part in a 6 week online programme where they learn where to find apprenticeships, how to apply for apprenticeships and how to approach interviews & assessments. These sessions are run by a qualified careers advisor and participants are able to ask questions throughout the programme to gain personalised support.

In addition to this information session, participants also benefit from hearing from 6 different apprentices and employers across the 6 weeks. These are live sessions where students can ask questions and gain support.

We refer students at three points during the academic year (September, February and June) so whenever they show an interest in the Apprenticeship route, we are able to provide them with high quality support and guidance on this pathway.

Gatsby Benchmarks:

  • BM3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil

  • BM5 - Encounters with employers and employees

  • BM6 - Encounters with further and higher education

  • BM8 - Personal guidance

CDI Framework:

  • Explore Possibilities

  • Create Opportunities

Careers Education Tutor Programme

In order to provide our students with a high quality, professional and consistent Careers Education programme, we have invested in The Careers People tutor time Careers Education programme. 

Each week during tutor time, our students take part in a 20 minute video delivered by a qualified careers advisor. The programme has interactive activities that allows students to not only learn about careers related topics but also consider how they impact their own lives and career planning.

The programme includes information from employers, universities and careers  education companies. It is updated each year in line with changes to national minimum way, student finance thresholds and national event themes, ensuring students are getting an up to date view of the world of work and pathways available to them.

Students are signposted to contact our internal careers team if they have any questions, which further embeds our careers presence within the school.

Gatsby Benchmarks:

  • BM1 - A stable careers programme

  • BM2 - Learning from career and labour market information

  • BM3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil

CDI Framework:

  • Explore Possibilities

  • Create Opportunities

  • Manage Careers

  • Grow Throughout Life

  • See the Big Picture

  • Balance Life and Work

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