As part of the RSA Family of Academies, our schools commit to developing and publishing a Careers Education, Advice and Guidance plan to share with staff, parents, governors and employers.
This plan outlines the provision for raising aspirations and broadening horizons starting from Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 5 by:
linking curriculum learning with careers, with all pupils in every year having the opportunity to learn how the different subjects across the curriculum are applicable to the world of work
extra-curricular opportunities in both primary and secondary phases to enable the development of skills for the world after school, including student leadership, voluntary work and business/enterprise.
partnerships with educational and employment providers, enabling students to have multiple opportunities to learn what they will need to do to prepare for the world beyond school.
experiences in different contexts, such as work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience and experiences with providers of the full range of learning opportunities, including Sixth Forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
Ensuring pupils’ access to specialist teachers and encourage sharing support and facilities across the RSA Family
Providing CPD which enables teachers to embed careers education into their teaching, including basic training for all staff such that the culture of career development is an essential part of the mission and ethos of the school
Allocating curriculum time for the teaching of careers education in related subject areas across education phases and transitions between key stages, as well as in PSHE and citizenship education
Nominating a member of the leadership team who has responsibility for careers education and a member of staff who is responsible for co-ordinating CEIAG through phases, including transitions between key stages, in every school
Appointing one or more staff to take on the role of School Careers Co-ordinator (secondary schools)
Gathering destinations data from year 9 onwards for three years after each student’s leaving date, with the data separated into the main categories of employment, apprenticeship and further and higher education, including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, as well as gender, ethnicity and FSM.
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(Secondary schools only) School Careers Coordinators commit to:
Facilitating at least one encounter with an employer for each year with a range of the following: careers fairs, enterprise events (e.g. mini-enterprises), mentoring by employers, mock interviews and CV writing, ‘speed dating’ events.
Organising workplace visits for all Y10 and Y12 students which include one of the following: work shadowing, in which a student accompanies an employee through their working day, extended school visits to workplaces, episodic work experience over a longer time period, interspersed with periods in school, work experience for 2-5 days
Facilitating at least one visit to or from other educational institutions such Sixth Forms, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.
Organising at least one opportunity a year for a guidance interview with a career adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external
Identifying, targeting and prioritising those at risk of becoming NEET (not in education employment of training once left school)
Using a range of assessments to review and identify skills, interests, attitudes and match with career plans.
Developing a strong network of alumni who will provide support for current students