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 HRC 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. In June 2015, our own Careers Fair was well attended by local businesses, and all students had the opportunity to ask employees questions that would allow them to make an informed judgement about their futures.
- We have recently formed strong links with WATA (West Anglia Training Association) who are able to give advice about apprenticeships and traineeships, and who will be able to help us source meaningful work experience for our students.
- We are also working with outside agencies such as the Chambers of Commerce, DWP, and NXG to ensure that our students have access to as much information as possible.