Parents

Careers and Work Related Learning Policy

 

Ellowes Hall have a Careers and Work Related Learning Policy that sets out the intentions of careers education.  The key objectives are:

  • To develop a range of opportunities which enhance the curriculum

  • To promote greater awareness for students about the world of work

  • The development of key skills and employability

  • To promote understanding of work, industry, the economy and community

  • To develop students personal and social skills in relationships in a range of contexts

  • To provide students with informed and impartial guidance on the post 16 choices available 

  • To prepare and enable students to access IAG

  • To support and assist students in progressing to learning beyond 16

  • To ensure students access and benefit from external guidance provision

  • To provide a coherent learning framework 14-19

  • To maintain high aspirations

  • To provide vocational, enterprise and work related learning as well as an academic curriculum

Careers & Work Related Learning Policy

The Quality in Career Standards

 

Ellowes Hall are accredited with The Quality in Careers Standard which is a national award for careers education, information and advice guidance (CEIAG).  It complies with the Department of Education’s statutory guidance, the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. In order to be accredited, Ellowes Hall have provided sufficient evidence to demonstrate that we meet the assessment criteria.  More information can be found using the link below.

http://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/

How you can help

 

Parents can guide and support students by helping them understand their options.  Parents are able to seek advice from our Independent Careers Adviser at Parent Tutor Meetings and by email (see Contacts section).  Please see the links below for further useful sources of information.

Parent guide to apprenticeships

Role of the Tutor

 

What tutors are expected to do:

  • Discuss career paths with students and parents at parents evenings.  This may be option choices or life after Ellowes

  • Be aware of tutees achievements and aspirations by looking at their 'future plans' section on Ello (this will aid report writing)

  • Discuss their thoughts on their careers interview with Mrs Lawson (a record is available on the student's Ello page)

  • Encourage enrichment activities to develop their skills

  • Promote careers by having aspiration displays in the classroom

  • Discuss work experience options with tutees and support them in the organisation of it