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Career Education

Career Education

This policy is underpinned by our belief that our pupils will become international citizens able to access opportunities across the globe.  Our vision of “Raising Aspirations, Broadening Horizons” relies on an excellent careers education program from Year 7 to 11. At Wapping High School we provide the support, education and guidance to ensure all pupils make the best possible decisions when leaving us in Year 11.  We prepare pupils for the world of work and further education by providing the local and global contextual knowledge and essential skills that employers and educational institutes require.

At Wapping High School we are committed to fulfilling our statutory duties in relation to careers education and guidance.  This includes enabling students to understand the full range of options that are available to them including but not limited to A levels, Apprenticeships, BTECs and T levels. 

We recognise the importance of putting in place effective arrangements for the management and delivery of our Careers Education program. At Wapping High School we use the Gatsby Benchmarks to plan, review and improve our Careers Education provision.  Responsibility for delivery of the program is that of the teaching staff.  Management of the program is the responsibility of Samiya Rahman Samiyarahman@Wappinghigh.org and Tel: 0203 597 3670.

Teachers will receive prior notice and specific training for delivering aspects of the program.  This will be delivered through the school’s CPD sessions.  Subject leaders are responsible for Gatsby Benchmark 4. (linking learning to the careers curriculum).

At Wapping High School we work closely with Tower Hamlets Workpath and have access to their independent support and guidance counsellors (Gatsby Benchmark 8).  All pupils will meet with a counsellor during Year 11 (those with EHCP plans will also meet them as part of their annual review).

We recognise the important role that parents have in their child’s career development and aim to involve parents as much as possible in the careers education program.  We host a range of in person information meetings at appropriate times throughout the program.

At Wapping High School we work closely with educational institutes, employers and local businesses to deliver a careers program that is relevant to and reflective of the local community.  These include but are not limited to sixth form colleges, universities and employment providers. Please click here to access Provider Access Policy

 

Year

Term 1

Gatsby Benchmark

Term 2

Gatsby Benchmark

Term 3

Gatsby Benchmark

7

World of Work Assembly 

1, 2 

Employer Presentation

5, 6

Employer Visit

5, 6

8

Skills for the future Assembly

1, 2

Employer Visit

5, 6

Employer Presentation

5, 6

9

Your Choices Assembly

1, 2

Employer Presentation

5, 6

Employer Visit

5, 6

10

Exploring Careers Assembly

1, 2 

Employer Presentation

5, 6

Work Experience

5, 6 

11

Moving On Assembly

Post 16 Application Writing Support

 Independent Careers Interviews

Post 16 provider assemblies

1, 2 

1, 3

Independent Careers Interviews

8

Support with post 16 applications and progression.

 

Gatsby Benchmark 4 is Linking curriculum to careers and will be reflected/evidenced in the curriculum plans of individual departments.

“Disadvantaged pupils achieve well. Last year, their achievement was very similar to that of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally. In mathematics, their achievement at GCSE was in the top 4% of schools nationally. “

– Ofsted Report, 2018

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