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Careers Information and Guidance

Careers Guidance

CEIAG at Trinity aims to help pupils develop a positive self-image, increase self-confidence and raise personal aspirations.  The school strives to provide appropriate guidance, up to date information and a range of opportunities to support pupil’s development at key points throughout their education.  The CEIAG programme aims to prepare pupils for the ever changing opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life and equips them with the skills to manage the choices, changes and transitions ahead of them.  As a school we follow the Gatsby benchmarks to guide and monitor the careers provision at our school.  This ensures our offer is of a high quality and is constantly being updated and improved in line with the changing labour market and with the needs and aspirations of pupils at the centre of everything we do.  Please see how we are addressing the Gatsby benchmarks in the grid below.

In this section you will also find the Trinity Work Related Learning policy as well as information and guidance for both pupils and parents on careers, apprenticeships and Higher Education.

PLEASE click on documents below for more information. 

Further information on our Personal Development curriculum click here

Y10 Work Experience. 

Please click on the right hand side of this page  under 'In This Section' on Y10 Work Experience.   Hre you will find advice on how to approach an employer to secure a work placement and templates for writing a CV.  You will also find the work experience 'Own Find Form' here. 

Gatsby Benchmark

Trinity Provision

1. A stable careers programme

  • SLT lead and Governor link on CEIAG
  • Dedicated Careers Support Officer employed
  • Careers programme reviewed annually and published on website
  • Feedback from external providers/school staff/pupil questionnaire/parent forum
  • Targeted information to parents on careers events
  • Use of feedback to monitor and improve the offer
  • Use of the START online careers programme accessed by pupils parents and staff
  • Completion of the Teach First CELP careers programme has resulted in a documented framework and progression map for Trinity

2.  Learning from career and labour market information

  • Trinity Futures focus on STEM and Apprenticeships
  • Year 8 and 10 independent careers guidance sessions
  • 1-1 options advice session with Senior staff
  • Parent Information Evening
  • Website information
  • Careers Champion in curriculum areas work with subject specific LMI to inform their careers curriculum.
  • Role out of the START programme means pupils, parents and staff have constant access to the most up to date LMI.

3.  Addressing the needs of each student

  • Trinity Futures programme which uses a diverse range of employers
  • Use of female role models to challenge stereotypes
  • Careers trips and visits which broaden horizons and challenge stereotypes
  • University links and visits across both Key Stages 3 and 4
  • Targeted groups careers opportunities
  • Apprenticeships talks and workshops
  • Records of 1-1 IAG sessions with focused intervention where appropriate. Data shared with parents
  • Destinations data recorded annually showing 0% NEETs

4.  Linking curriculum learning to careers

  • Trinity Futures focus on STEM
  • Trip to The Big Bang Fair
  • Trips to other STEM promotion activities such as Girls in Stem event
  • Girls in ICT focus with ICT teacher leading Girls focused project
  • Subject specific Careers champions
  • Subject careers noticeboards updated regularly
  • Curriculum areas lead careers events during Trinity Futures and throughout the year
  • Trinity Character Charter has dedicated careers focus embedded within

5.  Encounters with employers and employees

  • Trinity Futures ensures a diverse range of employers encounters for pupils
  • The Own Find element of the Work Experience programme encourages pupils to engage with employers on a personal level
  • Annual Careers speed Networking event
  • Annual Employability Day with Barclays employees

6.  Experiences of the workplace

  • All Year 10 complete a two week Work Experience placement
  • The Own Find element of the Work Experience programme encourages pupils to engage with employers on a personal level
  • Subject specific trips and visits to the workplace run by curriculum areas
  • In house employer directory used to support groups to find appropriate work experience

7.  Encounters with further and higher education

  • Trinity Futures programme has a number of FE and HA encounter opportunities built in
  • Year 10 Progression event at Christ the King Sixth Form College
  • Goldsmith’s and Greenwich University visits for both KS3 and KS4
  • Workshop programme with LSE
  • Oxbridge trip
  • Sixth Form roadshows and recruitment talks
  • The High Flyers programme prepares our High Attainers for scholarship applications at partner Independent school
  • We have a partnership with local FE college LESECO

8.  Personal guidance

  • 1-1 Options advice interviews with senior staff
  • Year 8 small group IAG with independent careers adviser
  • Year 10 1-1 IAG session with independent careers advisor
  • Additional 1-1 IAG sessions for groups and vulnerable pupils in Year 11
  • Careers programme embedded as part of Trinity Character Charter and PSHEE curriculum