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Careers Advice & Guidance

Our University and Career Education Lead is Sophie Cavey.

Contact information: Telephone: 01227 463711. Email: scavey@langton.kent.sch.uk

All students are entitled to careers education, information, advice, and guidance as part of their Langton Journey and our careers programme has been developed in alignment with our Langton Values. We are committed to ensuring that our students acquire the necessary values, skills, and knowledge to appropriately develop and manage their careers learning and aspirations. Our careers programme ensures that all students are able to make informed, independent, and ambitious decisions at each key transition point. They leave us equipped with the confidence and skills needed to help them navigate their chosen pathway and the world of work. Students receive a comprehensive programme of careers education delivered through tutorials, workshops, assemblies, Personal Development lessons, enrichment, curriculum alignment, and stand-alone events.

View our full careers programme for Year 7-11 HERE

Read our CEIAG and Provider Access Policy HERE

Our Careers programme ensures all students:

  • Develop their understanding of the full range of employment, education, and training options available
  • Make informed choices about their future options based on relevant Labour Market Information, meaningful encounters with employers and education providers, and impartial information and advice
  • Develop key transferable employability skills to help them excel in the current labour market
  • Develop the tools to evaluate personal strengths and skills in order to make appropriate and aspirational decisions about their future
  • Leave us equipped with the knowledge, ambition, and confidence to successfully pursue their chosen career pathway

All students are entitled to, and will receive:

  • A comprehensive programme of CEIAG delivered through tutorials, workshops, assemblies, Personal Development lessons, enrichment, curriculum alignment, and stand-alone events
  • Comprehensive programmes of personalised support and access to independent and impartial information and guidance on the full range of careers, education, and training options available to enable them to manage and plan each key transition point effectively including Year 8 mini Options Year 9 Options, Post-16 and Post-18 decision making
  • The opportunity to take part in meaningful encounters with a broad range of employers, education providers, and training providers
  • CEIAG support that addresses their individual needs, with particular attention paid to SEND pupils, those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, and students in other vulnerable groups

The Gatsby Benchmarks

The objectives of our Careers programme are mapped against the Gatsby Foundation Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance and are as follows:

  1. To ensure that all students at the Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School receive a stable careers programme.
  2. To enable all students to learn from up-to-date information provided by the career and labour market.
  3. To provide a CEIAG programme that addresses the needs of each individual student.
  4. To link the curriculum learning to careers learning.
  5. To provide students with a series of meaningful encounters with employers and employees.
  6. To provide students with experience(s) of workplace(s).
  7. To ensure that students have a series of encounters with further and higher education.
  8. To provide each student with the opportunity to receive independent personal guidance.

Find out more about how we are meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks HERE

Impact Measurement & Evaluation

We continually measure and assess the impact of our careers programme by collecting and evaluating feedback from a variety of stakeholders including students, staff, parents, and providers. Student need is evaluated using the Future Skills Questionnaire from the Careers & Enterprise Company, designed to measure the career readiness of students at points of transition across their secondary education. A programme of monitoring and self-assessment is in place and the careers provision is reviewed annually using collected data and the Compass+ evaluation tool. We measure the effectiveness of the programme with reference to our destinations data for Year 11 and Year 13 in comparison to national and equivalent figures.

Further information can be found using the links on the right.