The De Montfort School
The De Montfort School
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The De Montfort School Careers Information Advice and Guidance
The Government’s Careers Strategy sets out a long term plan to build a world class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them. To achieve this aim, the Careers Strategy sets out that every school providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. The Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them, schools can be confident that they are fulfilling their legal duties.’ DFE January 2018 (Careers guidance and access for education and training providers).

The De Montfort School has adopted the Gatsby Benchmark Tool Kit and is also working with The Careers and Enterprise Company who has provided an adviser to our school, Mr Mike Gee. Mike will work closely with the careers team to enhance our provision for pupils with careers information, advice and guidance.

The De Montfort School Careers Team

Mr Stuart Weston
Mrs Suzy Harris
Mrs Sue Hensley
Mrs Anna Gwinnett

Mrs Anna Gwinnett is also available at years 9-11 parent evenings and year 8 options evening.

Our Benchmarks

An audit of current provision was undertaken in June 2018, closely followed by completion of the Compass Careers Benchmark tool, which helped our school to devise a coherent offer for our pupils. The Benchmarks are as follows:

Benchmark 1 - A Stable Careers Programme
Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information
Benchmark 3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil
Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers
Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees
Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplaces
Benchmark 7 - Encounters with further and higher education
Benchmark 8 - Personal Guidance.

Careers Strategy

If you would like to read our Careers Strategy please click the following link:

Careers Strategy 2018

If you have any suggestions or comments about our Careers Strategy please contact Anna Gwinnett agwinnett@tdms.worcs.sch.uk

Online Careers Tool

A new online careers tool for Worcestershire has been developed and is aimed at supporting schools, pupils, parents/carers and teachers with information about the Worcestershire labour market and employers in Worcestershire, as well as supporting careers advice and events. The website can be accessed from the following link:

http://www.skills4worcestershire.co.uk/

Vacancies


Worcestershire Apprenticeships
Find an Apprenticeship Gov Website

Documents


Apprenticeships
Choices at 16
Choices Post 18
Choosing your GCSEs
Parent Information
Useful guide to Careers Websites
Baker Clause Policy Statement
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