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Careers Education Information and Guidance

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy uses the gold standard Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide to plan our Careers & Enrichment programme. As part of our commitment to informing our students of the full range of learning and training pathways on offer to them, we are happy to consider requests from training, apprenticeship and vocational providers to speak to students.

Our next review of our programme will be in December 2019.


Evelyn Grace Academy Careers Mission Statement


"Every student will find an individual pathway to University and Career Success based on informed decisions and in-depth Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG)"

"Guidance is important for social mobility because it helps open pupils' eyes to careers they may not have considered." Gatsby Report 2014

Our Careers Programme is always evolving as new opportunities become available to expand student’s horizons and increase their exposure to the World of Work. However, we have a stable number of fixed events including the following:

In Year 10 we have a highly successful Work Related Learning Programme for 4 days off site and facilitated by a professional provider which enables all students to have interactions with at least 20 different employers.  We utilize ad hoc Work Experience opportunities where we are sure that it will provide useful insights into the World of Work. Year 10 are encouraged to source meaningful Work Related Learning and ALL Princes Trust Students are given tailored Work Experience. 

By the end of Year 11 ALL Students have had a least 2 Career based interviews and in Year 11 ALL students are given a 1:1 Careers Interview with the full-time Careers Practitioner Ms Hall who holds a Post Graduate Dip. in Careers Education with a Qualification in Careers Guidance.

An annual Career, College and Apprenticeship Fair (over 40 providers in 2018)

All students have access to Advice and Guidance from Ms Hall at lunch and afterschool and there is well stocked Careers Room and Library Section.

Parents and Careers are welcome to make an appointment with Ms Hall to discuss their children’s transitions and progression routes.

We are working toward Quality in Careers Award with Stage 1 and 2 Completed.


Please see below for our Careers Programme – this may change as new opportunities arise

For questions about the Careers programme, please contact Francesca Hall  E:Francesca.Hall@evelyngraceacademy.org  T: 020 0737 9520 ext 136

Time of year  KS3  KS4  KS5 
Ongoing  Speakers  


ALL Btec Music students explore careers in the Music Industry during lesson and course content.

Year 11 Career Assemblies and Tutor Time Programme (progression focus) Afterschool computer based sessions  


Drama Students to Old Vic School’s Club (20 students… 4 free performances and workshops per year

IT Pathway WRL Various office based  professional insights  

IntoUniversity – All student review of Personal Statements

September  All Year 9 Introduction to on line platform eCLIPS  

KS3 Trinity Laben Young musicians partnership

STEM Focus – Year 10 Schools Challenge Imperial and JPMorgan  

20 Year 10 Princes Trust/SEND to EY work with Westminster Counsellors on Improving our Community.

Year 11 Princes Trust Programme to Capel Manor

Year Social Mobility White and Case  

Realising Opportunities Prep on Applications to Russel Group Universities.

Futures via Teach First to: For Higher Achieving Students  to apply to Universities

Prospective Oxbridge Candidates ARK Mentoring Programme

October  16 Year 10: The Schools Challenge STEM Programme (completes July 2019)  

All Year 9 Preparation for Options – Buzz Quiz

25 Year 7 & 8 Doctor Detectives  run with Kings College

15 Year 7, 8 & 9 Aim Higher Black Inspirational speakers

Year 11 1:1 Careers Guidance Interviews begin Year 12 Social Mobility White and Case until December  

Year 12 Brightstarts Pret a Mange – Careers in Catering and Apprenticeship

November  Year 7 & 7 Doctor Detectives  

Year 9 Options Prep- Subject evening.

Year 9 Girls to Womanhood Programme

Year 9 Beyond the Classroom Work Related Learning Focus

Year 9 – Options Interviews

Year 10 Princes’ Trust trip PoP Brixton  


Year 10 JP Morgan Mentoring Programme

Year 10 50 students to London Skills Fair

Year 13 IT students Spiral Programme. Skills in the Work Place
December  Year 8 & 9 Stretch Brilliant Club – 25 G&T to work Brilliant Club on Extended Project supervised by PhD students Year 10 & 11 Work Experience for SEND students  

Year 10 Princes Trust Lambeth College Taster Sessions

Year 10 Goldman Sachs BAC Boys Mentoring Programme

Year 10 Panathlon for the Challenge to provide sports competitions and training days for young disadvantaged and disabled people across the UK. training

6th form St James Place Sports Course
January  Year 8 & 9 Goldman Sachs Assemblies on Etiquette  

Pegasus Opera company Developing confidence in young musicians and performers

EGA Careers, Apprenticeship and College  Fair  

Year 10 Panathlon event hosted at Evelyn Grace Academy

Coachbright focus on providing Academic Support for targeted Students
February   KS3 – PoP Brixton and Enterprise talk All Year 11 invited to National Citizen Challenge sign up  

Year 11 SEND Students Work Experience

Year 12 EY Presentations on School Leaver/Apprenticeships  Pathways
March  Whole School Careers Week: Series of Tutor time and class room based activities Careers Week: Series of Tutor time and class room based activities Careers Week: Series of Tutor time and class room based activities
April   KS3 Drop Down Day of Activities Year 11 Intended Destinations: Check Point to ensure all Year 11 have appropriate destination post year 11 Access Aspirations Charity provide a range of WEX
June      1:1 Interviews with a range of Industry Specialists (All students)
July    Year 10 Work Related Learning Week  

Year 10 all Students  University visits




Enrichment Programme Offer.pdf

For questions about the Enrichment programme, please contact Shah Ashraf on E:Shah.Ashraf .org  T: 0207 737 9520


Providers - How to get involved
Opportunities for providers to speak with students may include school assemblies, employer and provider engagement events or opportunities to speak with students and parents on a one-to-one basis supporting GCSE, post 16 or post 18 option choices.  


In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Academy’s Careers & Enrichment Lead with a minimum 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planed activity, trips or visits to the Academy, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.


For all questions on this or Ark Evelyn Grace Academy’s wider Careers & Enrichment programme, please contact the Academy’s Careers & Enrichment Lead, Francesca Hall and Shah Ashraf on Francesca.Hall@evelyngraceacadmy.org and Shah.Ashraf@evelyngraceacademy.org 0207 737 9520.

Monitoring & Evaluation  

The Careers & Enrichment programme is monitored for quality and impact by the Academy’s Senior Leadership and Governance Teams, including;

  • access to and opportunities to engage with technical, vocational and training providers
  • monitoring against the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Student destinations

Student Destinations (2017-18)

Last year we had 165 students complete their Year 11 studies with us, of which;

  • 99% are now in education or training
  • 47% have progressed on to providers which are rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted (42% for which Lambeth has no rating)

Of our Year 13 leavers;

  • 16% have progressed on to a top third university or a top 100 apprenticeship provider
  •  Overall, 98% have progressed to university
  • 2% have progressed on to an apprenticeship or another form of employment

CEIAG at EGA ‘Pupil Entitlement’:

Key Stage 3

By the end of Key stage 3, all pupils will:

  • Know how to find information about careers in the library/careers room/ on-line
  • Have found out more about themselves, including their skills and talents, personal qualities as well as possibilities for change
  • Have discovered more about the world of work and the opportunities available
  • Understand how to use LMI (Labour Market Information)
  • Accessed Financial Capability instruction
  • Know how to make decisions, such as choosing GCSE preferences
  • Have used online programmes to find out more about the types of work they are suited to and interested in
  • Have started the process of action and research planning for Post Year 11
  • Have listened to speakers from a variety of professions

Key Stage 4

By the end of Key stage 4, all pupils will:

  • Have visited a University at least once
  • Have a working CV critiqued by at least two business professionals
  • Attended a week long off-site programme of preparation for Careers and University Success
  • Attended at least 2 college Open Days
  • Have a 1:1 careers and progression interview with Careers Advisor and been given Action Plan
  • Attended at least 1 Careers Fair
  • Attended at least 1 College Fair

Key Stage 5

By the end of Key Stage 5 – pupils will:

  • Have had targeted and relevant Work Experience
  • Attended Summer Schools
  • Engaged with the EGA Sixth Form Enrichment Programme

Dedicated Careers Room with an Open Door Policy at Lunch and After School stocked with resources and information available for all Students

Selected students in All years work with IntoUniversity

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