CAMPION CAREERS PROGRAMME
"Good careers guidance widens pupils’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations. It provides pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life".
Department for Education Statutory Guidance October 2018
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The Department for Education's careers strategy was published in December 2017, setting out a series of measures to be implemented during 2018-20 to improve careers guidance in England.
Alongside the strategy, the DfE published accompanying statutory guidance that provided more details on how schools are expected to deliver the new expectations. These expectations included:
The government’s new careers strategy set out a plan for building a high-quality careers system that will help young people to achieve. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career guidance and provision – Delta Academies Trust is committed to achieving all eight benchmarks;
For an overview of how we and our CEIAG partners embed the 8 benchmarks into our Careers Programme, please see the attached documents below
In summary, the purpose of having a stable careers program at Campion School is to provide equal opportunities for all students and prepare them for successful adult life. The program takes into account the local economy and its shift towards digital technology and introduces students to local employers. The careers program focuses not just on academic and vocational experiences but also helps in the overall development of students, including their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural aspects. The delivery of the program is approached in a humanistic manner
A careers policy is a concise and accessible statement of the guiding principles which underpin the school's approach to the career learning and development of its students. Click the link above to view our careers policy
The Baker Clause is an amendment to the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 which states that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to all students in years 8- 13 to tell them about non-academic routes which are available to them.
The provisions made at Campion School are detailed in the Provider Access Policy.
In summary, all students at Campion School have opportunities to learn about vocational opportunities and experiences and are provided access to alternative routes to employment, including vocational qualifications and apprenticeships via readiness curriculum activities which include, Life skills days, assemblies, tutorials, Start Programme, work experience and careers fairs.
“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”