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Careers Strategy


Careers Strategy, Policy and Programme

In an increasingly fast changing world and amidst a global pandemic, predicting the future jobs market is more difficult than ever. Choices in education, training and employment are  growing. Technology is advancing at an ever increasing pace and many of our students will  find themselves working in careers that do not currently exist. Set against this challenging and complex backdrop good careers guidance for young people is essential. 

At Coleridge Community College we believe we have a critical role to play in preparing our  students for this ever changing world by ensuring they leave us with the skills, knowledge  and confidence to equip them for their journey into Post-16 education or training and  prepare them for future opportunities in their working lives. A comprehensive Careers  Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) strategy helps us fulfil these  obligations. You can read our current strategy below.

The aim of our careers programme is to help all our students to reach their full potential through the provision of high quality advice and guidance. Through our careers provision, we aim to motivate young people by giving them a clearer idea of the routes to jobs and careers that they will find engaging and rewarding.

Our careers programme is delivered through a combination of methods, including careers and employability skills lessons within the taught PSHE programme in Years 7 through to Year 11. 

Careers information is available in our Careers Resource Centre and in digital format via Unifrog, a platform which provides access to information on apprenticeships, universities, the labour market, career pathways and Post-16 applications. 

We have a qualified Careers Advisor who comes into school to meet with students, discuss their options and future pathways, and support their decision making processes and applications. 

Our Careers Leader in school is Jennifer Wilby 

JWilby@cap.education        01223 712300

Our Careers Link Governor is Annie Marriot 

You can read more about the full careers programme below.

Measuring the Impact

Students complete evaluations following careers-related activities to assess what they have gained from the sessions. Students are also provided with the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in the workplace, to have mock interviews and to listen to guest speakers. Students develop a profile on Unifrog, through which their activities and skill developments can be logged and monitored by staff. 

Learning intentions and success criteria are shared in PSHE careers lessons, and revisited at the end of lessons, to assess whether they have been achieved. The content of the programme is constantly reviewed and updated. Regular meetings are held between all careers staff. In addition, we use the Compass + toolkit to monitor and evaluate the achievements of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks

Leavers’ destinations data and the data generated through Aspirations is also analysed to show areas to develop and improve our provision for our students.  

Careers Programme

Year 7

  • PSHE Lessons 
  • ‘Guess my line’ - talks about different careers
  • Guest Speakers
  • Lessons
  • Assemblies
  • Aspirations Programme
  • Launchpad (STEM activities)
  • Unifrog

Year 8

  • PSHE Lessons
  • Guest Speakers
  • Lessons
  • Assemblies
  • Aspirations Programme
  • Launchpad (STEM activities)
  • Unifrog

Year 9

  • PSHE Lessons
  • Guest Speakers
  • Pathways Information Evening
  • Lessons
  • Assemblies
  • Aspirations Programme
  • Launchpad (STEM activities)
  • Eyes on the prize
  • Unifrog

Year 10

  • PSHRE lessons 
  • Apprentice talks
  • Aspirations Programme
  • Mock Interviews
  • Work Experience
  • CV Writing
  • Decision Making Workshop
  • Guest Speakers
  • Unifrog

Year 11

  • PSHRE lessons 
  • Apprenticeship, A-Level and IB talks
  • Mock Interviews
  • Aspirations Programme
  • Careers Advisor appointments
  • Assemblies
  • Post 16 Information Evening
  • Opportunities Ahead Careers Fair
  • Guest Speakers
  • Unifrog

A RONI (Risk of NEET Indicator) list is used to prioritise key stage four students who will receive additional help and one to one support. All year 11 students complete intended destinations forms and destination pathways are closely monitored and recorded.

SEND Provisions

  • Every pupil with SEND follows the same programme of careers as their peers, with support from the SEND team where appropriate.
  • Support in Engage
  • Where students are vulnerable, we provide additional meetings with our careers advisor to support these students in making decisions.

For more information about any aspect of Careers at Coleridge whether you are a student, parent, employer or Coleridge alumni please:

Email ColeridgeCareers@Cap.Education

Phone 01223 712300

Follow us on Twitter @Careers_CCC