Providing the highest quality careers information, education, advice and guidance is central to our vision is to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills, abilities and qualifications to pursue a fulfilling career. Our careers programmes begins in Key Stage 3 when we begin to explore options and raise aspirations in partnership with a wide range of post 16 and 18 providers and careers educators.
All young people are required by law to continue in education or training until they are 18 and we are committed to ensuring that they are able to progress to the most appropriate post 16 option which might be at a sixth form or FE college, apprenticeship or traineeship.
There is a carefully tailored programme for every year group, which involves careers education in lessons, visits to universities, colleges and employers as well as careers fairs and employer engagement days. Our strategy is designed to develop core skills for employability including personal, learning and thinking skills in enterprise, problem solving and communication.
We are very proud of our record in ensuring our students progress to the right destination post 16, and succeed on their chosen course by continuing to provide support from GCSE and beyond. Claire Cooper is our dedicated careers lead.
The Canterbury Centre Student Careers Entitlement
By the end of year 11 every student will have had the opportunity to access:
· Impartial information, advice and guidance from an independent, highly qualified advisor
· Individual careers interview and action plan
· Careers events, college and university visits
· Support in writing personal statements/CVs
· Detailed, accurate references
· Opportunities to work with employers and undertake work-related learning
· Support and guidance in applying for apprenticeships
· Additional support for students with special educational needs and disabilities or who may face barriers to making progress post 16.