It is our vision at AGS that students acquire and develop the skills needed in an ever changing global society to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
AGS is committed to fulfilling its statutory duty outlined in section 42A of the Education Act 1997 which requires schools to ensure that all pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13.
AGS will ensure that the independent careers guidance provided:
• Is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option.
• Includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and technical education routes.
• Promotes the best interests of the pupil to whom it is given.
AGS strives to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks that are recognised to be the core dimensions of good careers and enterprise provision in schools:
• To provide a stable careers programme in each of its academies
• To support learning from career and labour market information
• To address the needs of each pupil
• To link curriculum learning to careers where possible
• To provide encounters with employers and employees
• To provide opportunities for and guidance on workplace experiences
• To provide encounters with further and higher education
• To offer personalised, impartial guidance
Year 11 Objective: Making plans and applications for post 16 learning
Post 16 options information
• PSHCE programme to cover: how to research and access information, completing post 16 applications, creating a successful personal statement, reflecting on academic and extracurricular achievements, choosing the right pathway and how to cope with changes in your aspirations
• Assembly programme to cover: post 16 options and pathways, advice and guidance preparations, writing personal statements and talks from curriculum leaders about all A level subjects.
• Talks from: Leeds City College, Allerton Grange Sixth Form and National Apprenticeship Service.
• Employer talks.
• Employer workshops.
• Twilight sessions for support with post 16 applications.
• Careers meeting with a Careers Advisor.
• Optional completion of ‘post 16 choices’ on ‘start’.
• Selection for the Oxbridge programme.
• Sixth Form open evening.
Careers Contact: Jess Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org