We believe that all students at Coleridge should be ADVantaged with the Ambition, Direction and Versatile skills to be successful in future study and work. We have therefore designed our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme around these pillars:
- Ambition: We will challenge students to aim high in terms of their future. Students will explore their own interests to find a sector that they will enjoy working in. Students will meet a wide range of employers and employees with the intention of meeting their future selves. Local career and labour market information will allow students to find companies and roles available in the local area. Students will be supported and encouraged to aim high in their chosen sector.
- Direction: Students will explore ambitious stepping stones towards their chosen future career. Students will gain encounters with a range of apprenticeship, further and higher education providers. Each student will receive a formal careers guidance meeting with a Level 6 trained Careers Advisor to identify next steps.
- Versatile skills: Students will develop their transferable skills across the curriculum through the Skills Builder progamme. They will gain self-awareness of their current skill levels and identify areas for further improvement. The skills developed are listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork.
The impact of the careers programme is measured through:
1. Compass+ (Gatsby Benchmark Tracking)
The Gatsby Benchmarks are the benchmark for world class careers provision in school.
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
We monitor the extent to which we meet these on the Compass+ system. We are making significant steps towards meeting these benchmarks, with 82% of the criteria across the benchmarks met as of April 2023.
2. Destination Data
We analyse destination data for our students' next steps after leaving us. We aim to monitor their progress in training or education for up to three years after they leave Coleridge Community College.
In 2022, 94% of our students progressed to further education or employment with training. The national figure was 93.6% in 2021.
Careers Leader – Stephen Robinson email@example.com
SLT Careers Link – Paul Baynes (Vice Principal)
Careers Advisor (External) - Hilary Burr
Senior Transitions Advisor, Cambridgeshire County Council – Sue Redman
Careers Link Governor – Richard Buttrey