Promoting a career development culture is an essential part of the mission, vision and ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our pupils and to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the wellbeing of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
Norham High School is committed to providing an accurate and up to date programme of careers guidance, information and guidance for all of its pupils in years 7 - 11 in partnership with external providers. This encompasses curriculum provision, CPD for staff, information provision and management of the provision.
Pupil entitlement is clearly communicated via a range of in school media for example, posters, the school website, twitter, parental texts, assemblies and notice boards. There is also a range of attendance at parent’s evenings and school events of partner agencies.
Monitoring, Review and Evaluation
A framework for monitoring the delivery of the careers guidance is in place. The external partnership agreements are reviewed annually. The programme is reviewed annually using the local quality standards for IAG to identify desirable improvements. Connexions staff continuously monitor and update resources.
The careers programme includes careers education lessons, careers guidance activities, research activities, work related learning, action planning, interview preparation, CV creation and record of achievement.
Careers lessons are embedded as part of the school's tutorial programme in years 7 to 11. Other focused events eg; progression interviews (Connexions), options events, drop down days and advice at parents evenings are also provided.