Careers; Future Pathways Programme
St George's is building a programme of support and experiences to allow students to make informed decisions about their futures, called the Future Pathways Programme (FPP) We firmly believe that it is our role to ensure students are informed, have opportunities to reflect, have access to a wide range of careers opportunities and are thus able to make informed choices about each step of their career.
Our Careers Programme
Students at St George's can expect to explore employability skills in each key stage, both in subject but also through up front presentations and the PSE programme in KS3 and 4. Once established St George's will also offer job fayre style opportunities in school and collaborating with local schools who offer career networking events for specific career pathways e.g STEM
We welcome contact from ex-Georgians who have knowledge and experience of particular field of work and would like to share that with students.
Students and parents can also expect to see employability skills being referred to in option booklets for year 9’s and the post 16 options booklets for year 11’s, in addition to those being a significant part of the work of Sixth-Form Tutors.
Students will also benefit from addition opportunities to have input from YC Hertfordshire during the school day and access to other agencies at selected parents evening to help them explore life outside of St George's.
In doing so we are seeking to meet the markers of good practice in careers, which are as follows:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
To ensure students have access a broad spectrum of information about their future pathways we have set the following policy (as per the Statutory government guidance)
Policy Statement on Provider Access: St Georges: Provider Access Policy
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:
• to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
• to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
• to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Amy Hartley Careers Lead
Telephone: 01582 716273 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org