Careers education and guidance programmes play a major part in helping young people choose programmes that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. A robust careers programme helps avoid disengagement, puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations. The Victoria College programme will help our students to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational. It will promote equality of opportunity, embrace diversity and challenge stereotypes. The policy will be guided by the Gatsby benchmarks and conform to statutory requirements.
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All students in Year 8-13 are entitled to:
- Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.
- Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including apprenticeships - through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events.
- Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses. Management of provider access requests procedure A provider wishing to request access should contact Head of Careers, Suzanne Job, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01534 638266.
Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students.
- Year 9 Options Evening
- Year 11 lunch time talk to potential students wishing to change school
- Sixth Form Options Evening
- Higher Education Fair run by Skills Jersey
- Skills Show run by Skills Jersey
- National Careers Week
Premises and facilities
The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting room available for discussions between the provider and students as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Library, which is managed by our independent Careers advisor. The Careers Library is available to all students at break and lunch times and is situated in the library for Year 7–11 and the Sixth Form centre for Year 12 and 13.