Careers Education

Compass School Aims

Compass School is committed to providing a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance for our pupils. (CEIAG)
The careers programme not only deals with specific jobs, career pathways and further education, but also focusses on the development of the individual and embedding personal, social and employability skills to ensure a positive progression from Compass School.

Implementation of CEIAG and Pupil Entitlement
Our induction process addresses Post 16 aspirations and decisions and is linked to the programme of choice subjects for the pupils’ both on and off-site. This is discussed with the pupil and family to develop the pupils’ personalised timetable.
• Compass School supports “Every Teacher is a Teacher of Careers.” This ensures that all subject teachers link employability skills and careers to their subject and have a visual display in each class room to show relevant links to career options.
• We provide a careers programme that is mapped across the curriculum, relating to specific requirements of each year group. This is predominantly carried out on PSHE lessons and SPICE activities.
• All Secondary pupils have access to the WOW curriculum (World of work) which looks at developing skills for work including; enterprise, employability, CV workshops, and Team Building
• Employability skills are developed in SPICE, ASDAN, WOW and SEED where the focus is on learning to learn.
• External provision opportunities are linked to career progression and include courses in the arts, construction, mechanics, carpentry and catering.
• The Compass school website is updated regularly signposting pupils to updated local and national information.
• Work related experience for identified pupils is provided, to support their specific learning requirements and to personalise their timetables.
• Providers are invited into the school to impart knowledge on apprenticeships and other programmes of study- Opportunities to provide independent and impartial careers guidance from outside agencies such as EBP South, ASK, BAM Construction, Balfour Beatty, Saints Foundation and Employment and Skills Plans when possible.
• Each pupil has an allocated SAFE Worker who meets with their pupils to plan or confirm post 16 decisions.
Management of Provider Access Requests Procedure
A provider wishing to request access should contact Sally Howells (Safeguarding and Guidance Lead.) Telephone: 02380 215320 Email: sally.howells@compass-school.net

Useful Link

Extended Work Experience

Pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 have the unique opportunity to complete an extended work experience placement whilst here at Compass. We work in partnership with EBP South to secure a variety of opportunities for young people. More information can be found here:https://www.ebpsouth.co.uk/work-experience

Work experience is aimed help young people to develop the following transferable skills such as:

Self-awareness
Awareness of the workplace
Increased motivation
Organisational skills
Soft skills
Increased confidence

All enquires for Work experience should contact Sally Howells (Safeguarding and Guidance Lead.) Telephone: 02380 215320 Email: sally.howells@compass-school.net

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