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Careers Programme

Aurora Brooklands School follows the Career Connect Statement of Work, helping students to learn more about themselves, the workplace, and future careers. The comprehensive careers programmes help schools to meet statutory requirements and Gatsby Benchmarks, giving students the knowledge and competitive edge needed to achieve the best possible career outcomes.

The Gatsby Benchmarks

A stable career programme

We are now following the Careers Connect COW. Lessons take place the last Friday of each term. All students have their own careers file and which documents learning and careers activities. LP in place.

Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents, has access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. Students receive support from an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

Addressing the needs of each student

Our Careers programme offers
  • Raises aspirations of all students.
  • Challenges stereotypical thinking e.g. gender
  • Data remains accurate for each pupil and data for each student on their destinations is kept for 3 years.
  • Records of students career experiences are kept.
  • Data and destinations are shared with the LA
  • Pupil folders are kept with accurate records of their career experiences.
  • Work pro-actively with the local authority and careers advisers to provide careers guidance

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Students have meaningfully experienced career learning as part of maths, English, Science and PSH lessons.

Encounters with employers and employees

Work experience is being arranged for year 10 & 11 students in July 2024. Students have visited career fairs where they have spoken to a variety or employers.

Experiences of workplaces

Year 10 & 11 students have completed work experience applications. Work experience is scheduled for July 2023

Encounters with further and higher education

Local college visits which have included independent training and further education colleges. Students have been provided with information around Higher education providers and apprenticeships.

Personal guidance

Students have received personal guidance from an external career's advisor (Careers Connect).