Our careers support has two components – Careers education (CE) and impartial advice and guidance (IAG).
Impartial Advice and Guidance is provided by our Careers Advisor, Oona Banner, and supports pupils in the process of making informed decisions about the post-16 learning and work that is available to them.
Our aim is to support pupils in the decision-taking which faces them in their final year at Sharples School. They have to consider possible career paths and post-16 education pathways.
Young people today have more choice about what to do in the future than ever before and lots of different ways of getting there.
Here at Sharples School we are committed to each pupil achieving their full potential. Through a structured forward-looking strategy, our careers programme aims to bring out the best in everyone. Operating across the curriculum and through specific careers-focused activities the programme offers a broad and balanced exposure to post-16 pathways and possible career paths. The programme also aims to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of adult life through a progressive series of careers-related activities designed to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to make informed choices and to be successful in the world of work in the 21st Century.
We are committed to meeting in full the eight Gatsby Benchmarks that are at the heart of the careers strategy for all schools to offer high quality CEIAG to all our students throughout all years. As a school, we will:
- encourage the development of self-awareness and independent thinking;
- help them to understand the decision-making process;
- equip them with information on current opportunities;
- provide appropriate resource materials for research and evaluation;
- offer support from our guidance team;
- promote a culture in which the pupils set for themselves aspirational goals, which will advance their interests and passions.