St John’s aims to help all students fulfil their potential and experience success through an educational environment, which responds to individual need and stimulates and challenges every student. CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is accorded high priority within the academy, as we consider it to be crucial in preparing students to make decisions regarding the opportunities and challenges of adult and working life.
Career guidance provision is available in line with the statutory requirements to all students in years 7 to 13 and the Careers Leader is a qualified Careers Adviser and holds level 6 OCR qualification in careers guidance. To ensure independence and impartiality, St John’s is a member of the Careers & Development Institute (CDI) and adhere to their professional codes of practise. One to one impartial and independent guidance is delivered on a weekly basis and individual interviews can be arranged from the career office.
St John’s works with the Careers & Enterprise Company and its linked governor to monitor and improve career provision. We successfully renewed the quality in careers standard award, Gold Careers Mark in November 2021, incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks and the government statutory careers requirements into our careers programme.
The CEIAG policy outlines the rationale and detail of careers provision at St John’s, including the way the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils. This is reviewed every two years by the Careers Leader, Principal and Governing Body.
The Key Stage buttons below provide further information on the Careers Programme for each of the Year Groups.