There has never been a time when careers guidance has been as important for our students as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations
The raising of the age for participating in learning means that our students face a wider range of choices of courses and places to study.
Qualifications such as GCSE and A level are changing, and opportunities in higher education extend now beyond the UK to other parts of Europe and further afield. Our students need help to make choices and manage transitions: they need good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance.
At Stanborough we intend to provide a fit for purpose careers programme with the available resources which will provide our students with the knowledge, inspiration and ability to take ownership of their own career action plans which will enable them to succeed in their chosen career paths.
Careers education does not just mean informing our students about their options after school but also how their school career will affect their futures. It is our statutory duty to ensure that all pupils receive advice and guidance regarding all options within school and how they will affect their options after school and which careers pathways will become available to them.
By helping our students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for life after school whichever path they choose.
We aim to use the eight Benchmarks of good career guidance, developed by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, to set a standard of excellence at Stanborough school.
Partners and Provider Access
We have a contract with Services for Young People (SfYP) who ensure that our students receive independent and impartial advice and guidance particularly at the critical times of transition. Click here for more information: https://ychertfordshire.org/careers
We also work with the Careers and Enterprise Company who support us in linking with local employers to enable us to offer our students more interaction with employers. Click here for more information: www.careersandenterprise.co.uk
Through our active involvement with the Careers and Enterprise company we have been able to gain a better understanding of employability skills required by employers across Hertfordshire. This enables us to better plan and equip our students to develop these skills preparing themselves for the future and understand the language employer’s use during recruitment. Click here to see the Hertfordshire skills framework
Although we have many links with businesses operating on varies scales Paypoint is one of our main linked partners who support our school in a variety of ways. For more information: https://paypoint.com/
A provider wishing to request access should contact:
Mrs Z Armitage, Deputy Headteacher, 01707 321 755, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs J Adam, HLTA with Connexions and Careers, Life Skills Leader, 01707 321 755, email@example.com
Opportunities for access:
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students/ and or their parents/carers
Premises and Facilities:
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between provider and students, as appropriate to the activity.
The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the careers leader or member of their team
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the careers resource centre ‘The hub’ which is managed by the school librarian. The resource centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.