Caedmon College Whitby achieves quality standard for careers work

Caedmon College Whitby has been recognised for its outstanding careers work this week. The College has been awarded the national ‘Quality in Careers’ standard. This standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they effectively support students to make decisions about their life after school.

The College has been judged by Ofsted to be a good school, continually working to improve the chances and opportunities of all its students. Recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers, the College chose to work towards the national Quality in Careers standard because its staff are committed to ensuring that every student has a suitable progression route on leaving the College.

There is a statutory duty to ‘secure independent careers guidance’ for all students from Year 8 onwards and the Government also recommends that all schools work towards the national Quality in Careers standard. Achieving this standard shows that the Principal, Governors and Leadership Team at Caedmon College Whitby embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education and recognise the part it plays in the overall success of its students. The College offers a range of activities to introduce students to the world of work and helps students to make decisions about their life after school. These include: ‘STEM’ workshops for girls to encourage them to take up Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics progression routes; careers assemblies by employers, the armed forces, apprenticeships and other education providers; mock interviews and CV workshops; university visits; one-to-one careers interviews and ‘Learn to Earn’ workshops.

Simon Riley, Principal of Caedmon College Whitby said, “We are thrilled to have achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects. At Caedmon College Whitby we recognise the important role the College can play in helping students to develop their knowledge, skills and experience so that they can go out into the wider world and achieve personal success. This standard has provided a flexible framework that has enabled us to audit our work on careers and ensure that our students receive good advice, practical support and experience to prepare them for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.”

To find out more, please contact Gail Mackle at the College (email: g.mackle@ccwhitby.org).

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