Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16-year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices.
Tudor Grange Samworth Academy (TGSA) is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Connexions and Universities).
The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at TGSA. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. We measure ourselves against the Gatsby benchmarks to assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils.
There is a heavy emphasis on careers support in Years 10 and 11 where students are supported with their research and preparation for applications for post 16 education or training. The programme includes career sessions and 1:1 career guidance activities, information through talks in assemblies, work-related learning (one week’s work experience in the summer term of Year 10) and other outside agency intervention.
For Year 11s, the autumn term is a crucial period where personal statements and profiles need to be completed. The local FE colleges, 6th Forms and training providers hold their open days during this term offering students the opportunity to speak to tutors in their chosen subject areas, and experience the college environment. Most open days are held in the late afternoon/evenings and on weekends so as not to impact on their learning. We strongly recommend students attend these events and apply to at least two different colleges.
Details of open days will be displayed in school but further information about courses and open days can be found on our noticeboard.
Parents and employers can contact our careers leader, Mrs Saunders, for further information:
Phone: 0116 278 0232
This information will be reviewed annually.