We are committed to providing a comprehensive and impactful Careers Education program that empowers our students to make informed decisions about their future. We believe that every student deserves access to high-quality guidance, resources, and opportunities to explore and develop their career aspirations. Therefore, we have established the following entitlement statement for parents, students, and staff:
- Parents’/Carers’ Entitlement
- Regular Communication: Parents/Carers have the right to receive regular updates on the Careers Education program, including information about upcoming events, workshops, and resources. Parental Involvement: Parents/Carers have the opportunity to participate in career-related workshops, parent-teacher consultations, and information sessions to enhance their understanding of the careers support available to their child. Collaboration: Parents/Carers can expect collaboration between the school, parents, and external stakeholders to create a supportive and nurturing environment that aligns with their child’s career aspirations.
- Students’ Entitlement
- Comprehensive Guidance: Students have access to a wide range of impartial and up-to-date careers information, advice, and guidance delivered by qualified professionals, both within the school and through external partnerships. Personalised Support: Students are entitled to one-on-one career guidance sessions, where they can discuss their interests, strengths, and aspirations, as well as receive guidance on subject choices, higher education options, vocational pathways, and work experience opportunities. Work-Related Experiences: Students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful encounters with employers, industry professionals, and further education providers through workshops, networking events, and work experience placements. * Resources and Tools: Students can access a variety of careers resources, including online platforms, career libraries, and self-assessment tools, to support their research, planning, and decision-making processes.
- Staff Entitlement
- Continuous Professional Development: Teachers are entitled to ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in careers education, ensuring they can provide up-to-date information and support to students. Collaborative Approach: Teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with careers advisors, external partners, and other staff members to integrate careers education into the curriculum, promote relevant career-related activities, and foster a whole-school approach to careers guidance. Sharing Best Practices: Teachers are encouraged to share their experiences, successful strategies, and innovative ideas for careers education within the school community, enabling a collective learning environment.
At St Mary’s we are dedicated to nurturing the aspirations and potential of every student, providing them with the tools, guidance, and opportunities they need to thrive in their chosen careers. We value the partnership between parents/carers, students, and staff members and are committed to working together to ensure that careers education remains a priority, empowering our students to make informed decisions about their future.
St Mary’s will facilitate access of providers to the School for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the School’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. For details click on the link below:
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