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Aims of Careers Education at Watford Grammar School for Girls

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is a crucial part of education for young people. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students face is more complex and challenging than that faced by previous generations. Qualifications are changing, and young people face a wider range of choice of courses, places to study, and careers available. 

As such, the aim of our careers education is: 

To help pupils have a successful transition to adult life and take ownership of their own career path by developing the skills and confidence needed to:

  • Make informed decisions for themselves,
  • Be able to manage their own transitions between the different stages of their education and career.

It is our statutory duty to ensure that all pupils receive independent, impartial advice and guidance regarding all their options, and how they will affect their opportunities after school and which careers pathways will become available to them. By helping students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for life after school whichever path they choose.

The Careers Education Programme

Careers learning starts in Year 7, and continues all the way through to Year 13. The programme has been designed with a different focus for each year group which is relevant for the life stage the student is at. 

The school careers education programme is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance, and meets statutory guidelines as published in the DfE document "Careers guidance and access for education and training providers" dated October 2018.

At Watford Grammar School for Girls we are committed to ensuring that all pupils get the careers provision that they require. The careers programme will be reviewed on an annual basis, and will be adapted if necessary. The effectiveness of the careers programme and of careers events will be monitored by feedback collected from pupils, parents, teachers and employers.