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Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance

Careers Leader: Mr Jonathan Howard


At Cardinal Pole Catholic School, we see Careers Education, Advice and Guidance as a pivotal element of the pupil’s education. The career’s programme aims to mirror the school’s vision of upholding the core principles of accountability, compassion, equality, integrity, high expectations and respect. We aim to provide a dynamic and inclusive educational experience that encourages independent and confident learners. Our commitment to careers can be measured by the provision being externally assessed and awarded the Quality in Careers Standard Award in 2017.

As part of the school’s commitment to ensuring that this takes place, we have a vision of a careers programme that will meet these objectives throughout the academic year:

· An ambitious programme of CEIAG which is embedded across each curriculum subject, where students are able to link their subject with careers from which this can lead from.

· An inclusive work related learning programme throughout all year groups, with extra-emphasis on suitable work experience for students.

· Ensure that student’s outcomes are monitored and that impartial guidance has led to successful transitions and progress after the leave the school.

These objectives are met by students receiving impartial guidance from our Careers Team, In addition, we work alongside many leading educational establishments and employers to ensure our students are given an overview of the wide range of pathways available to them. This includes top universities such as University of the Arts, Bristol, City, Cambridge, Exeter, London School of Economics, Oxford, Newcastle & University College London. We also engage with top employers such as Arnold Porter, Barts NHS Trust, Civil Service, National Theatre, Deloitte, KPMG, Linklaters & Salesforce to inform students of the wide range of different apprenticeship/school leaver and graduate jobs that exist with these firms. Many of our students take part in mentoring, work place visits and work experience placements with such firms.