Futures

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2020-2021 PROGRAMME - We reserve the right to make changes to what is outlined in our programme. COVID risk assessments will be carried out and any necessary adaptations to accommodate COVID restrictions will be made. 

 

We have developed our Inspirational Futures Programme to ensure that all our students will have the skills, confidence and inspiration to make the most of their life choices and follow the career path that best allows them to shine brightly beyond this school.

These pages provide a gateway to the numerous and ever-growing bank of resources to support our students.

  • Explore, Inspire, Support our Parent Page
  • Explore, Inspire, Motivate our Teacher Page
  • Advice and a Slice
  • Insight Into Industry
  • Quality Assurance
  • Student Surveys
  • Post 16 and University
  • Work Experiences 

 

Our Aims

All students will have the skills, confidence and inspiration to make the most of their life choices and follow the career path that best allows them to shine brightly beyond this school. Students leaving Stowmarket High School will be “the most employable students”.

At Stowmarket High School we are fully committed to providing our students with a comprehensive, innovative and future's driven programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and work related learning (WRL) for all students in year 7-13.

Stowmarket High School endeavours to work towards the Career Development Institute Framework (CDI) for careers, employability and enterprise education and the Department for Education (DFE) Careers guidance and inspiration in schools statutory guidance (Jan 2018) and therefore we are working towards the 8 Gatsby benchmarks

Every individual in our school should be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.  Our Inspirational Futures Programme provides students with skill, knowledge, support and experience of the world of work to enable them to make informed career choices and to help them build a clear vision of all the opportunities available to them.

We also ensure all our students have access to independent and impartial advice and guidance, this will support them in broadening their horizons, raising aspirations and reaching and realising their goals. Our level 6 qualified careers mentor, Ms Sarah Pawlewski will be joining us via our remote service, Teams.

 

Our Strategy

  • To deliver quality, effective, impartial CEIAG
  • To monitor and evaluation all aspects of provision
  • To engage with outside providers of education and training
  • To engage with local employers
  • To promote employability skills through all areas of school life
  • To inform parents so they can support and help their children
  • To promote high aspirations
  • To ensure staff are sufficiently trained
  • To embed CEIAG and work related learning/employability in the curriculum
  • To put the needs of the students first

 

Our success will be judged by:

  • Students taking charge of their futures
  • Analysis of destinations
  • Student feedback on ability to make decisions
  • Career Mark quality award

 

Long term careers outcomes / development

  • Students ready for the world of work
  • Students understand life-long learning
  • Students resilient and ready to cope with change
  • Staff better prepared to help students
  • Careers education embedded in curriculum
  • Parents/carers more informed

 

Click here for a copy of our careers policy

 

Inspirational Futures Lead: Mrs C. Broxton (c.broxton@stowhigh.com)

Inspirational Futures Coordinator: Miss H. Bonarius (h.bonarius@stowhigh.com)

Inspirational Futures Mentor (Careers Advisor): Mrs Sarah Pawlewski (futures@stowhigh.com)