Beyond The Blue - Careers
Supporting our students to achieve successful futures.
We believe every student should be inspired to achieve a successful future and that our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance will support them in securing positive destinations.
A student's career is their pathway through learning and work.
From Year 7 onwards, a planned programme with a variety of experiences and events helps students to develop decision making, to gain confidence in organising their own lives and also helps them to evaluate their skills and the criteria for making positive choices for the future.
The Careers Team
At the Blue School we have a team of staff who work together to deliver quality and impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.
- Miss Bridget Cox - Careers Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mrs Jennifer Warnock - Link for Governors
- Mrs Sarah Barnes - Work Related Learning Co-ordinator (email@example.com)
- Mr Robert Brown - Independent Careers Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mrs Jane McKinley - Independent Careers Advisor (email@example.com)
- Mrs Lisa Tomkins - Enterprise Co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mrs Lindsey Taylor - Enterprise Advisor
- Miss Gill Buratta - Job Centre Plus Support for Schools Advisor (email@example.com)
The Blue School Careers Programme
Government strategy underpins our own careers programme.
"The Government's careers strategy, published on 4th December 2017, sets out a long term plan to build a world class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them. This statutory guidance has been updated to expand on the aims set out in the strategy to make sure that all young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience. To achieve this aim, the careers strategy sets out that every school and academy providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation's Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. The Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them schools can be confident that they are fulfilling their legal duties: the existing duty to secure independent careers guidance and the new duty to provide opportunities to a range of providers of technical education and apprenticeships to access pupils to inform them about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships."