|Careers Co-ordinator||Mrs J Carter (Maternity Cover)|
|Careers Information & Guidance Adviser from Directions||
Mr T Forrester
Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance is part of every student's entitlement. At Chelmer Valley the Careers Coordinator works closely with the Heads of Year, Sixth Form and Tutors to ensure the implementation of the Careers Policy. We have held the Recognition of Quality Award for Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance since 2002 with reaccreditation every 3 years.
'Effective careers education and guidance is crucial to preparing young people for working life. It helps ensure that they make the right choices about their learning and occupational options'. DFEE Circular.
The Careers Library is fully resourced and is open to all students during lunchtimes. The IT facilities include Fasttomato.com and You Explore, introduced in Year 9, which is a web based programme providing students with career information, colleges etc. The benefits of being web based is that this programme can be used at home.
Directions are an outside agency who provide impartial Careers Education, Information Advice & Guidance to students in groups and on a one-to-one basis. Tom Forrester is our appointed careers adviser who previously worked in the school under Connexions.
What is RPA? Raising the Participation Age is a government policy which increases the minimum age at which young people in England can leave learning. It means from summer 2013 students will be required to participate in education, training or employment with training until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 and from summer 2015 onwards until their 18th birthday.