Careers Leader is Graham Brandle

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Mr Brandle works alongside all staff to ensure that every relevant student gets access to meaningful encounters with employers, work experience, vocational opportunities and access to further education providers.

Cedar Hall School Careers programme meets all the criteria of the Gatsby Benchmark, which is a framework for best practice in careers, and a key part of the Government’s Careers Strategy. We have also been awarded a RoQa (Recognition of Quality Award for Careers, Education and Guidance).

  • We have an annual Careers Evening, for pupils and parents in Years 10 and 11 where we invite local Post 16 establishments and support services to attend to provide a one-stop shop for IAG.

  • In KS3 Careers education is taught through the PSHCE programme.

  • All students in year 10 and 11 have careers interviews with an independent careers advisor from Essex.

  • As part of the EHCP process from Year 9 onwards, pupils and their parents share their aspirations for the future and this is included in their plan as part of preparing for adulthood.

  • All year 11s are provided with Careers lessons which help them to think about the world of work and relating their strengths and skills to future job opportunities. They also complete a Health and Safety Entry Level 3 qualification.

  • All Year 11 students, where appropriate, have an opportunity to undertake work experience. This is coordinated by BEP (Business Education Partnerships).

  • Year 11 pupils visit the World Skills Careers Exhibition in London where they engage with employers and further and higher education providers.

  • All secondary pupils are given the opportunity to learn brick laying, wall papering and horticulture.

  • Year 10 pupils attend Writtle College one day a week and have an opportunity to explore woodwork, metal work, animal care and horticulture. The two classes alternate every half term.

  • Year 11 pupils engage in a link course with Seevic College one morning a week where they prepare for their transition to Post-16 placements.

  • Year 11 students undertake additional visits to further and where appropriate higher education providers.

  • Pupils in years 10 and 11 complete an Asdan qualification consisting of a portfolio which is moderated externally. The portfolio contains work and evidence they have produced across the curriculum including life skills which helps boost their confidence and independence skills.

Information published to be reviewed Sept 2020