• The school is using the 'Compass evaluation tool' to assess ongoing progress in relation to the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
• The school has a 'Careers Learning plan' in place to track progress in relation to this year's priorities and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
• The 'Careers Action Plans , (1 Year and 3 Year Plan) are reviewed each Year and link to specific Year Groups and their Career needs.
The evaluation cycle involves:
• Review of the objectives of the Careers programme (Tutor Careers Learning programme, Interviews and through Year Group activities) with a focus on outcomes for learners & assessing if the objectives have been met
• Focus on the delivery of the programme and evidence of impact on pupils in Tutor and through monitoring external providers and events
• Using feedback to adapting the programme to continuously improve it so it meets the objectives
• options pathways
• destinations data
• reduction in NEET figure
• feedback from students e.g. their understanding of different careers and pathways
• Careers and Enterprise Coordinator
• Parent Focus Group
• Careers Champions linked to subject areas
Are we making the best use of the resources we have allocated for careers work? (Termly)
• The effectiveness of different guidance interventions, e.g. one-to one interviews, small group work, drop-in sessions
Are we optimising students' learning from the careers programme? (Oct/July)
• Evaluation of Activities up to the end of the Summer term 2023
• The learning outcomes achieved at the end of KS3 & KS4
How well are students succeeding in taking the next steps in their education, training or employment that are 'right for them'?
• The effectiveness of the Year 9 options process
• The destinations achieved at the end of KS4 e.g. Careers Advise and Guidance, Make Happen advice, Apprenticeship
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