At Mullion School, we are dedicated to ensuring that out students receive quality careers education, information and guidance to support them with their future careers aspirations. We provide impartial guidance and support on further education, training and employment. This is embedded into the school ethos of raising aspirations for all students. Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) is delivered through subject areas, careers one to one guidance and is fully implemented into the PSHE curriculum.
Our Careers Leader is Mr K Gilbert. If you have any queries about careers, higher education or work experience please contact Mr K Gilbert on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Careers Department Policy is available to view and a copy may be requested from Reception.
Curriculum Statement –Careers
Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future and to develop high aspirations. Good career guidance is a necessity for delivering technical education reforms and is a vehicle for social justice.
Throughout their time at Mullion School, we support students to understand career pathways and the range of choice available for post 16 study.
The rationale for studying careers explicitly in PSHE lessons is to allow students to develop an understanding of the skills employers look for and to teach them some of the ways they can begin to gain these skills during their time at the school. Teaching staff in lessons use a variety of methods to inspire students including guest speakers, online careers tools and role plays.
Throughout their time at Mullion School, students also engage in a wide range of careers events beyond the classroom. They have the opportunity to take part in ‘I love my job’ sessions, mock interviews, careers carousels and career inspiration days. All of these sessions aim to increase student awareness of the local and national labour market, exposing them a wider range of post 16 options both in and beyond the local area.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius
Measuring the impact of our careers programme:
To enable us to effectively review our careers provision we use the Gatsby Benchmarks, a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges.
Using the Gatsby Compass tool we conduct a self-review against the benchmarks every term which enables us to evaluate the impact of our provision regularly, making our careers programme dynamic and able to respond to the changing needs of our students and the wider workplace. Interim reviews take place at the end of each term and relevant updates will be published on this webpage during September each year.
We also talk to our pupils and employers – a lot! This enables us to make sure that what we offer both follows national guidelines and remains relevant to the needs of our community.
We review our careers offer termly to ensure all information we supply to our school community is current.
Diversity and Equality:
At Mullion School we realise that different types of career guidance and opportunities should be offered at different stages in a young person’s life. We ensure that diversity and equality is embedded in the school’s career programme and challenge stereotypical thinking to raise aspirations.