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Gunnersbury Catholic School

Careers

"Gunnersbury Catholic School is a thriving, vibrant and caring learning community within which pupils are stretched intellectually and foster a love of learning, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe" (OFSTED)

Gunnersbury Catholic School’s Careers-Programme

The careers-programme is led by a Deputy Headteacher (Head of Curriculum & Careers Leader), and is delivered by all our staff, to all our students.

The careers-team includes our Careers Education Adviser, to support our school’s Gatsby Benchmarks; and our Careers Adviser, to support our students’ personal-development.

The schemes-of-work cover Interests, Skills, and Key Stage Options; and sessions are delivered using a blended-approach. Some are led by the Teacher, using presentation and discussion, in a physical classroom (in form-time, lesson-time, PSHE Living Faith). Others are led by the Learner, using comprehension and reflection in a virtual classroom (in form-groups’ Living Faith Google-Classrooms).

All students are entitled to participate in the careers-programme (Equality); some students with additional-needs are entitled to receive additional-support (Diversity); no student is entitled to be excluded from the careers-programme (Inclusion).

 

The careers-programme includes a variety of CEIAG - Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance - activities:

Careers Education: enables our students to gain awareness of their personal-development - skills, interests, preferences - as an individual, so that they make informed decisions about their progression-pathway, from school out into the world beyond (Gatsby 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

Careers Information: enables our students to gain awareness of qualification-options (Academic, Vocational, Apprenticeship), work-options (industry-sectors, job-roles, employers, work-experience, labour-market trends), and subject-options (Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Technologies, etc), so that they make informed choices about their progression-pathway (Gatsby 2, 4, 5, 6, 7).

Careers Advice: enables our students to gain awareness of Key Stage options (post-14 in Year 9, post-16 in Year 11, post-18 in Year 13), so that they make informed decisions (qualification-options, work-options, subject-options) about their progression-pathway (Gatsby 3, 8).

Careers Guidance: enables our students to gain awareness of their own personal-development, and to identify - and overcome - any barriers to their progression-pathway, in a 1:2:1 careers-guidance session with our independent and impartial Careers Adviser (Gatsby 3, 8). 

 

If you would like your son or daughter to have a 1:2:1 careers-guidance appointment, or have any questions regarding our careers-programme, then please contact us.

Telephone: 020 8847 5590. Email: careers@gunnersbury.hounslow.sch.uk