Intent: Our careers provision aims to empower all Coundon Court students to make confident, impartial, and informed choices about their future career options. Regardless of background, our approach focuses on providing purpose, direction, and opportunities to all our students. Enabling them to flourish as individuals, become highly employable, and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives in modern Britain.
Implementation: Students will follow a stable careers programme built into their tutor time. Each half term, students will participate in 5 30-minute sessions dedicated to careers and character education. These programmes will explore themes including:
Super-learning days, trips and visiting speakers also form part of our wider provision to ensure students have encounters with a range of employers during their careers journey in Coundon.
Impact: Coundon Court measures and assesses the impact of its careers programme through student surveys, destination data, Unifrog Charts, and the COMPASS+ tool each term to reflect on progress towards the Gatsby benchmarks (see page 3). We provide parents the opportunity to feedback on the programme and obtain employer feedback after all employer engagement activities.
It is the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, who said, “We are what we frequently do”.
At Coundon Court, we regularly encourage students to promote positive attributes we believe will support them throughout their Coundon journey and into the world of work. The five attributes include:
Leadership • Organisation • Resilience • Initiative • Communication
Students are taught each attribute through the Careers and Character Education programme delivered during tutor time. Through a spiral curriculum, students return to examine how these attributes can be demonstrated by successful individuals (Year 8 Extraordinary Women), how they are useful in our GSCEs (Year 9 LORIC: Skills in GCSE) and how they are utilized in wider society (Year 10 LORIC: Skills for Life).
Students are encouraged not only to learn about these attributes, but to practice and develop them in their day-to-day activities in school and in the wider community.
|How are these demonstrated?|
Being a good example and role model for others
Monitoring and regulating emotions
Encouraging others to try their best, and praising them when they have
Bringing the correct equipment to school, including full pencil case
Wearing the correct uniform, including bringing the correct PE kit
Being punctual to school, and to all lessons
Setting achievable goals, and pursuing them
Learning from mistakes, including those in relationships such as friendships, peers etc.
Recognizing errors, identifying how to improve and engaging in activities which will achieve it
Going ‘beyond the curriculum’ by researching and sharing an area of study they enjoy
Participating in co-curricular clubs and pursuing new experiences
Volunteering to support in charity events, and recognizing the value in service to others
Being a form representative/ subject ambassador – sharing ideas to make improvements
Using positive and respectful language towards peers, staff and visitors
Challenging themselves to engage in dialogue, making contributions to class discussion and being coherent in debate
Using body language and facial expressions to communicate positively with others
Careers and Character Education
s Gatsby Benchmark 1 Stable Careers Programme s Gatsby Benchmark 2 Learning from Careers and LMI sBaker’s Clause
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