Our dedicated non-teaching team is available to offer clear information, advice and guidance to all of our students. IAG Manager, Laura Jenkins, has a wealth of knowledge about careers, apprenticeships, employment and training. During the year, she will interview year 11 students as they make their Post 16 choices, and she will help year 9 students make appropriate GCSE options. Laura and her team will also ensure that a range of activities are on offer to all students, from 7 to 13.
How do we ensure that we offer impartial IAG?
- The team organise a range of external visits to help all students receive impartial IAG. In the last year we have attended the Wood Green Careers event, the Skills East Careers event in Norwich and we have taken students to other providers, such as CRC (Huntingdon Campus) and PRC, to show them what their future options are.
- We are building strong links with local businesses, employers and trainers so that we can ensure that our students understand the opportunities that are available to them. Our own Careers Fair, which is held in June, is well attended by local businesses, and all students are given the opportunity to ask employees questions allowing them to make informed judgements about their futures.
- During our Transition Evening for year 11, we invite local providers into school so that all students can receive the necessary IAG whether they want to stay on at Sixth Form or go off and secure an Apprenticeship or college place.
- We have recently been working closely with the Skills Service to ensure that all students, whatever year group they are in, are able to access information about their future.