The career decisions that young people make at school will affect not just their higher education, training or employment, but also their personal lives, finances and health outcomes. At Eastlea Community School, our goal is to equip our students with the necessary skills to adapt to an ever changing economic climate, inspiring them to become life-long career learners.
Eastlea Community School provides a programme of high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), as well as a range of careers-related experiences, to ensure that these decisions are fully informed, and that all students are able to identify and develop their key employability skills to succeed in whichever career is right for them; be this through University, or an apprenticeship pathway.
Careers Education at Eastlea Community School is based upon providing aspirational advice to young people on all progression routes and the impact of our programme is evident in the outstanding destinations to which our students pursue.
The programme is assessed against The Gatsby Benchmarks:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each student
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
Predominantly students will learn about careers and the development of skills needed for careers through the tutor time, assemblies and PSHE programme. In these programmes they will cover the following topics:
- Targets and goals for the future
- Labour market information
- Making choices and looking ahead
- How to choose options
- Post 16 options
- Developing employability skills
- Applying for jobs
- Personal statements and C.Vs
- Work experience preparation
- How to complete an application form
- Setting goals
- Challenging stereotypes in different job roles
- Work patterns
At Eastlea Community School the Careers Education Programme offers:
One-to-One Careers Appointments
Discuss your career aspirations (or explore possibilities if you are unsure of a specific career) and create an action plan to help you progress towards your chosen career.
Experience of the workplace
The opportunity to visit places of work, shadow employees, expand networks and explore careers opportunities.
Careers education in the curriculum
All subject areas at Eastlea will highlight the relevance of their subject to a wide range of career pathways.
Careers Information Drop-in
An opportunity for students to ask any careers-related questions.
Post 16 options fair
Year 11 students (and their parents/carers) have access to 6th Form and FE colleges and apprenticeship providers.
Through our wide range of partnerships with external organisations, businesses and employers, we are able to ensure that all students are able to benefit from exposure to the world of work and many different career pathways. The school is very proud of our long standing relationship with KPMG.
Parents/Carers have access to Careers Advice at Parents Evening and can also attend their child’s careers interview.
Please click here for the more information from the National Careers Service.
If you would like to access copies of our annual overview and related long term plans, please click on the relevant links below.
If you require further information about our careers programme please contact:
Mr Frantz Titot
0207 540 0400