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CAREERS EDUCATION & GUIDANCE - preparing students for their future!

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A good quality careers guidance and education programme will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post 16 and post 18 and the school provides extensive opportunites for external providers to meet with students to provide careers and labour market information.

Careers guidance will contribute to raising pupil achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure an equality of opportunity for all. This aspiration links to the school's overall vision, which is that:

Our students grow into well-rounded individuals, equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to lead happy, meaningful lives within society

At The Deepings School we provide a comprehensive programme to students in every year group and of all abilities and this includes aspects of work related learning, enterprise education and option choices. Our careers calendar of activities can be viewed within the documents section at the bottom of this page.

Students in our Sixth Form are very well supported as they make their applications to university, apply for Higher Level Apprenticeships or other non university post 18 pathways, as are our SEND students, working closely with our internal additional needs team and external providers.

We believe that every student is entitled to receive high quality careers guidance to develop their career management skills. With this aim, we are committed to ensuring our students have opportunities to aquire the knowledge and confidence to cope with life after school and become good citizens.

Through formal and informal evaluations the school annually assesses the impact of the careers programme on students and this is verified via an external moderator and independent audits. The low number of NEETS is an indication of the effectiveness of the programme. Views are sought from all stakeholders and the programme evolves year on year to consider the needs of students and the local, national and global jobs market.

Please refer to the careers policy document for details of student entitlement.  All information, together with the careers policy, is reviewed and updated annually, however information may be revised throughout the year to reflect new regulations and/or to meet the additional needs of students. The date of the next review is January 2020.

It is important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to career plan and know how and where to access impartial and unbiased information. Developing key enterprise and employability skills are important and we are pleased to have been selected as a National Citizen Service Champion School, for our student participation of the programme.

Additionally, as part of their entitlement, students have access to a range of external providers to ensure they learn about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.  Please see our provider access policy document, linked to this page via the employers and training providers section. The school is also a National Apprenticeship Champion School for it's work in highlighting this pathway.

Our NEET (not in employment, education or training) figures remain very low.  Our 2018 Year 11 leavers progressed successfully onto the pathways of their choice with 98.80% of the cohort meeting the RPA (raising of the participation age) Compliance, compared with a 94.63% England and 95.73% Lincolnshire statistic. 

The Careers programme is developed in consideration of the CDI (Career Development Institute) framework and the Gatsby Report's eight benchmarks.  Three key areas are:

Self Development - through careers, employability and enterprise education

Careers Exploration - learning about careers and the world of work

Career Management - learning how to develop career management and employability skills (to include managing changes and transitions)

The guidance from the DfE places a duty on schools to secure access to unbiased and impartial careers guidance for their students.

The Deepings School has secured the services of an external specialist guidance adviser to work with students during the academic year. Any student can also request an appointment with our independent  adviser, Ms. Kay Boothby.  Bookings can be made via Mrs Taylor: ltaylor@deepings.anthemtrust.uk or students can visit Mrs Taylor in her office - A18, during tutor, break, lunchtime or after school.

The school shares student data with the external careers guidance practitioner so that impartial and individual advice can be offered. With the consent of the student, action/next step plans are available to view by key members of staff and parents/carers. 

Parents/carers have an important role to play in supporting their child with their careers planning and we have provided some useful documents linked to this page and a dedicated parents/carers page.

We are pleased to advise that all of our Year 10 students will have the opportunity to undertake a two-week period of work experience 11 – 22 May 2020. This is an invaluable opportunity, providing the chance to develop employability skills and sample the world of work. We will also provide work experience for our Year 12 students during the summer term.

Careers guidance is on-going throughout the academic year and is delivered through KS5 PSHEE lessons, collapsed timetable events, external trips and is enhanced by working with local businesses, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities. We have been credited with the prestigious Careers Mark Platinum award, the first school in Lincolnshire to achieve this. This award is now known nationally as the Quality in Careers Standard and provides an additional assessment of the impact of our programme.

For further information about our careers and work related programme please contact: Mrs L. Taylor, Careers Leader/Events  Manager on 01778 342159 or Email:

ltaylor@deepings.anthemtrust.uk


Calendar of some of the key Careers events for 2019/2020

Thursday 03 October 2019 Y10 work experience - parents evening
Thursday 07  November 2019 Y11 post 16 options – Deeping students event
Thursday 07 November 2019 Y11 post 16 options - parents information evening
Thursday 14 November 2019
Friday 22 November 2019

Sixth Form presentation evening
Year 13 visit to World Skills UK

Wednesday 22 January 2020
2 - 7 March 2020

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Thursday 30 April 2020

Y8 options and work-related careers event
National Careers Week

Y9 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge

In-house Oxbridge Conference
 

11-22 May 2020 Y10 work experience 
13 - 17 July 2020 Y12 work experience 


The above events and dates are subject to change.

Additional activities to include:

Year 10 employability skills workshop 

Year 8 options and careers - planning for the future

Year 12 Post 18 options day/Careers marketplace

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Privacy Notice 07th Oct 2016 Download
Starting your first job or setting up in... 17th Oct 2016 Download
The Student Room - careers, further educ... 17th Oct 2016 Download
James, Programme Lead - UK Government 21st Oct 2016 Download
National Citizen Service.docx 18th Jan 2017 Download
Parents Information Guide eBook V3.pdf 21st Jun 2017 Download
Parents Guide to Careers Guidance.pdf 20th Nov 2017 Download
Labour Market Information and Useful Ter... 02nd Oct 2018 Download
Careers Guidance Websites 14th Feb 2019 Download
Careers Education Policy 2019 05th Mar 2019 Download
External careers events. 2019 20.pdf 12th Jun 2019 Download
Careers Partners.docx 26th Jun 2019 Download
Careers Calendar 2019 20.pdf 18th Jul 2019 Download
East Midlands labour market information... 18th Jul 2019 Download
Careers Plan Newsletter 2019 20 05th Sep 2019 Download
Curriculum Date  
2018 SEN Report.pdf 22nd Mar 2018 Download
Alumni Profile Deepings Liam Reilly.docx 29th Oct 2018 Download
Art Year 8 Portraiture Hybrid. 02nd Nov 2017 Download
Assessment and Internal Verification Policy 2017 18.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
Business Studies.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Careers Advice Calendar 2018 19 20th Jul 2018 Download
Careers Education Policy 2019 05th Mar 2019 Download
Careers Education Policy March 2018 08th Mar 2018 Download
Careers Guidance Calendar 14th Feb 2019 Download
Careers Guidance Websites 14th Feb 2019 Download
Careers Plan Newsletter 2018 19 20th Jul 2018 Download
Careers websites September 2018 19th Sep 2018 Download
CEIAG Calendar of activities 01st May 2018 Download
CEIAG Policy March 2019.pdf 05th Mar 2019 Download
Centre Guidance malpractice maladministration.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
CiMedia Parent Revision Skills.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Cognition and Learning.pdf 23rd Mar 2018 Download
Communicationa and Interaction Needs.pdf 23rd Mar 2018 Download
Computer Science Revision Skills.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Curriculum Overviews 2019-2020 20th Sep 2019 Download
Employer Engagement Policy.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
English Language.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English Literature Dickens Powerpoint.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English Literature Dickens Word.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English Literature Poetry Powerpoint.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
English.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Equal Opportunities Your Daughters Future and sons too.pdf 13th Sep 2018 Download
Exam Policy January 2018.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
Explanation of the Changes to SEN 18th Sep 2016 Download
Extra Curricular Clubs - Autumn Term 2 & Spring Term 1 2017 18.pdf 23rd Nov 2017 Download
Extra Curriculum CLUBS 2018-2019 14th Dec 2018 Download
Extra-Curricular Timetable Term 2 2019-2020 01st Nov 2019 Download
GCSE PE 2016 Individual Activities Display Poster .pdf 08th May 2017 Download
GCSE PE 2016 Team Activities Display Poster.pdf 08th May 2017 Download
Geography Powerpoint.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Geography Revision Booklet Page.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Guidelines for work experience 2019 10th Sep 2018 Download
History Powerpoint.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
History.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
It's Your Choice - Post 16 options 11th Oct 2018 Download
JCQ Suspected Malpractice 17 18.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
Labour Market Information and Useful Terms 02nd Oct 2018 Download
Labour Market Information update October 2018 09th Oct 2018 Download
Learner Appeals Procedure 2017 18.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
Learner Malpractice Policy 2017 18.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
Local Offer 2015 18th Sep 2016 Download
Main Booklet Pages.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Maths Powerpoint.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Maths Revision Tips.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
MFL Powerpoint.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
National Citizenship Service Programme 05th Nov 2018 Download
Parent Guide to Apprenticeships April 2018.pdf 12th Jul 2018 Download
Parent Pack March Apprenticeships.pdf 26th Mar 2019 Download
Parents Apprenticeship Guide 12th Oct 2016 Download
Parents apprenticeship information pack 21st Nov 2018 Download
Parents Apprenticeships Guide 02nd Nov 2018 Download
Parents Guide.pdf 16th Jan 2018 Download
Parents Information Guide eBook V3.pdf 21st Jun 2017 Download
Parents Post 16 information 02nd Nov 2018 Download
PE Revision Resource.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Privacy Notice 07th Oct 2016 Download
Provider Access Policy reviewed January 2019 07th Jan 2019 Download
Registration and Certification Policy 2017 18.pdf 20th Feb 2018 Download
Religious Studies Revision.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
SEN Changes to Provision 18th Sep 2016 Download
SEN September Letter 18th Sep 2016 Download
Sensory and Physical Needs.pdf 23rd Mar 2018 Download
Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) 23rd Mar 2018 Download
The Deepings School James.pdf 29th Oct 2018 Download
The Deepings School Rachel.pdf 29th Oct 2018 Download
Timeline of AS and A Level Reforms 18th Sep 2016 Download
Timeline of GCSE Reforms 18th Sep 2016 Download
Trip FAQs 12th Sep 2019 Download
Trip FAQs Online Payment Consent.pdf 14th Nov 2016 Download
Trip FAQs.pdf 14th Mar 2019 Download
Trip FAQs.pdf 14th Jul 2017 Download
Work Experience information evening 2018 05th Oct 2018 Download
Y11 Revision Skills Evening Main Presentation Powerpoint.pdf 02nd Feb 2018 Download
Year 10 Art 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Art 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Business 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Computer Science 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Creative iMedia 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Drama 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Exam Timetable 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Food Technology 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 French 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Geography 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 German 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 History 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Maths 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Music 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 parents curriculum and work experience presentation 07th Oct 2016 Download
Year 10 PE 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Product Design 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 RE 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Resistant Materials 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Science 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Spanish 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Work experience presentation October 2017 03rd Oct 2017 Download
Year 11 Information Evening 2019 03rd Oct 2019 Download
Year 11 Information Evening for Parents 1 October 2018 01st Oct 2018 Download
Year 8 Guided Options February 2019 Parent 15th Feb 2019 Download
Year 8 Guided Options February 2019 Parent Website 07th Oct 2019 Download
Year 8 Guided Options February 2019 Parent Website 07th Oct 2019 Download
Year 8 Options 2018 - Guided Process for Parents 07th Feb 2018 Download
Year 8 options booklet 2019 15th Feb 2019 Download
Yr 8 into 9 Option Form Sept 19 website 07th Oct 2019 Download
Yr 8 into 9 Option Form Sept 19 website 07th Oct 2019 Download