Our careers strategy
EGA Careers Programme and the Lambeth Careers Cluster
Lambeth Council has given us the opportunity to complete the Quality in Careers standard for our careers education. We are one of 17 Lambeth schools currently working towards this.
The Quality in Careers standard is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations. To receive it, we will have to demonstrate our commitment to provide impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance to all of our students and will have to continuously evaluate our programme against The Gatsby Benchmarks - the Gold Standard for all Career Programmes.
Read about the Gatsby Benchmarks here http://www.gatsby.org.uk/uploads/education/reports/pdf/gatsbygoodcareerguidance8pagea5.pdf
What’s in it for our students?
We continue to work to ensure that our Careers programme gives our students:
- Awareness of opportunities
- Broad horizons
- High motivation to achieve
- Ability to make the right choices
- Involvement in designing and evaluating our CEIAG programme
- Access to a curriculum that is relevant to life beyond school, including the world of work and further education
- Equal opportunities.
What’s in it for the school?
The Quality in Careers Award helps us ensure that we:
- Meet legislation requirements
- Follow Government guidelines
- Have a framework for CEIAG
- Have independent, objective evidence for inspections (e.g. Ofsted)
- Receive public recognition of our provision of CEIAG
- Integrate CEIAG within the curriculum
- Have a whole school approach to CEIAG.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The Careers & Enrichment programme is monitored for quality and impact by the Academy’s Senior Leadership and Governance Teams, including:
- Whole school access to and opportunities to engage with technical, vocational and training providers
- Monitoring against the Gatsby Benchmarks
- Student destinations
How can you 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.
Could you inspire the next generation and give a Careers Talk? Do you have your own business or are you an entrepreneur with some insights to share?
Please contact us and see how you can pass on your experiences.
For further information about our Careers programme and to see our commitment to our students career journey or to get involved please see the documents below or please contact Francesca Hall our Careers and Work Related Learning Officer at Francesca.Hall@evelyngraceacademy.org or 020 7377096 Ext. 136: