Young people?s careers are forged out of their experience, progress and achievements in learning and work. All young people benefit from a planned curriculum or programme of activities to help them make curriculum choices that are right for them and to develop the personal resources and readiness that will enable them to manage their careers throughout their lives. Schools have a statutory duty to secure independent and impartial careers guidance for pupils in Years 8-13 (2011 Education Act) but Dyke House Sports & Technology College is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7-13. In addition to this we also work with our feeder schools to offer CEIAG activities to children in Years 4-6. The programme is developed in line with the CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education (2015) and also the eight Gatsby benchmarks for good careers guidance (2014).
The Careers Research Group is made up of the Careers lead and a number of teaching staff from different curriculum areas. Our aims this year are to:
* Develop work related starter and plenary activities to be included in curriculum subjects to help students make the link between academic learning and the world of work.
* Trial and evaluate these activities in lessons
* Share what works well with other teachers