Beamont Collegiate Academy and the Gatsby Benchmarks
|What BCA is doing
|1. A stable careers programme
|Every school & College should have an embedded programme of careers education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, government and employers.
|2. Learning from careers and labour market information
|Every student, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed advisor to make best use of available information.
|3. Addressing the needs of each student
|Students have different career guidance needs at different stages.
|4. Linking the curriculum learning to careers
|All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide rage if future career paths.
|5. Encounters with employers and employees
|Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be delivered through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers mentoring and enterprise schemes.
|6. Experience of workplaces
|Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
|7. Encounters with further education and higher education
|All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.
|8. Personal Guidance
|Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a Careers Advisor, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. Guidance interviews should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made, they should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.