At Greenfield Community College we are commited to providing a stable careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme to all learners, to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to make successful transitions to the next stages in their education, employment or training.
Our CEIAG programme has been developed around the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. Greenfield Community College is proud to have been one of the initial pilot schools for the benchmarks and is recognised in helping to shape the delivery of these.
We are a member of the North-East Careers Hub and hold the Quality in Careers Standard award which showcases and supports the management of CEIAG.
CEIAG is delivered across all year groups as part of their ICT curriculum.
In developing our CEIAG programme to meet the needs of our learners and support their career journey beyond Greenfield Community College, further work has been done to encourage students to select a destination that they will be able to sustain.
Student’s intended destinations are tracked and regularly discussed with them to ensure all students have a suitable Post-16 destination. This information is shared with Durham Works to provide additional support to students who may be at risk of becoming NEET.
Enterprise Adviser Network
Greenfield Community College is a member of the Enterprise Adviser Network through the North-East Local Enterprise Partnership. We work closely with our enterprise adviser from McDonald’s to ensure our CEIAG programme enables all of our students to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet employers’ demands.
The school uses the Compass Careers Tool to assess provision against the Gatsby benchmarks on a termly basis. Currently we judge ourselves to achieve all 8 benchmarks.
Evaluation also takes place through student voice activities and as part of the school’s QA process.
Information for Employers
We work with a range of employers to provide meaningful encounters for our students. If you feel that you can support our careers programme through any of the following activities or have any other ideas for collaboration we would welcome this.
- Workplace visits
- Attendance at careers events
- Supporting a curriculum area
Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks – http://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk/
Start Profile – https://www.startprofile.com/
National Careers Service – https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Careerwave – http://www.careerwave.co.uk/
National Apprenticeship Service – http://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
GoCompare – https://www.gocompare.com/life-insurance/uk-riskiest-jobs-report/