Introduction

We are proud to have achieved the Quality in Careers Standard and Gatsby Good Practice Benchmarks. We continue to follow the statutory DFE Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Schools (March 2015) and other good practice guidance from the DFE, Ofsted and other relevant bodies.

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We recognise that we have a responsibility to ensure all pupils at the college are provided with independent careers guidance (Education Act 2011) in relation to guidance from section 45A of the Education Act 1997.

The Careers Information, Advice & Guidance Education programme at Minsthorpe Community College enables our students to make a successful transition into their chosen pathway. As part of our pledge towards giving our students the best possible experience, our Careers Leader has attended The Teach First Careers Leader training programme.

Students have access to a range of careers support delivered through a variety of ways. All students will have a one to one guidance appointment delivered by an impartial qualified careers adviser, Students can request a guidance appointment at any time throughout their academic life and students will be offered support at key transition points such as Year 8 options, Year 11 progression planning and UCAS application for those want to progress on to University. Parents are able to attend appointments and careers guidance specialists will be at parent evenings to provide any further careers support.

We aim to provide ALL students with a comprehensive CEIAG Programme. Careers Education consists of explicit lessons through Learning for Life, supporting students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding about how to manage their own learning and career development. College will provide a learning environment where the importance of CEIAG is referenced across all curriculum areas. Through careers education, information, advice and guidance, students will be able to feel positive about themselves, improve their motivation and raise aspirations, taking responsibility for their own career pathways.

"Minsthorpe Community College has a strategic approach to CEIAG and it is very evident that it is embedded throughout college, it is prioritised and a whole college approach is fostered"
Jill Ellis (Quality in Careers Standard Assessor)

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