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 10 Objective: Self presentation and what employers want.
• PSHCE programme to cover: employer rights and responsibilities, labour market information, pay, wider world opportunities and enrichment.
• Assembly programme to cover: employability skills and destination data of former AGS students.
• Employer talks.
• Employer workshops.
• Work experience week: sixth form taster day, experience of a work place, mock job interviews, employability skills workshops, engagement with employers, industry related tasks and experience of higher educational providers.
Contact: Jess Walker, email@example.com