Upcoming Key dates:
Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 08th November 2018
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
|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;
Student Destinations (2017-18)
Last year we had 165 students complete their Year 11 studies with us, of which;
Of our Year 13 leavers;
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