Graham School @grahamschoolLetter to Parent/Carers - 26-02-2021 Please follow the link for update letter from the Principal. https://t.co/gqByaJI4N31 day ago
Graham School @grahamschoolWell done to Theo in Y10 who has won the 'Write It Darkly' Gothic Story writing competition. He had to write a 500 word story which is now published here: https://t.co/FoA7ZfFCQK . Highly praised by the judges for its imagery, pace and suspense.. We are very proud of Theo! https://t.co/F7NUAixs8o1 day ago
Graham School @grahamschoolYou will shortly receive an information pack on the options process for all Year 8s. They are invited to an assembly on the 2/3/21 at 8.40am to hear about the process. The options evening for students and parents is happening via the website (details will follow in the pack).2 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolA really useful resource for support with anxiety has been shared with us. Please follow the link https://t.co/bH9o2HiNN5 #MentalHealthMatters3 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolWe are asking parents/carers for their feedback on how we can continue to support them with remote learning. Could we please ask you to complete this short questionnaire on further support... https://t.co/zCGGR2IuVT Thank you.5 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolThis has been a very different half term and we’ve all spent lots of time in front of screens. Here is some useful advice for balancing your screen time. #screentime #rest #balance #halfterm https://t.co/EhKLaKBJWg2 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolSome top tips for mental health over the half term. https://t.co/81Y24XR5ay #MentalHealthMatters2 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolLetter to Parents/Carers of All Students. Please follow the link to read the letter. https://t.co/h9oD6xBArI We kindly ask all Parents/Carers to complete the form to update our Consent for Remote Learning. https://t.co/p3uttOqUeW2 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolRemember if you see something online that is causing you concern. Speak to a trusted adult. #AnInternetWeTrust #SaferInternetDay2021 https://t.co/MKZ7lUbWFa3 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolDoes the information look too good to be trye? Question the motives behind what you see online. #AnInternetWeTrust #SaferInternetDay2021 https://t.co/iVbib2RCVe3 weeks ago

GRAHAM SCHOOL IS PART OF

Gatsby Benchmarks

CAREER GUIDANCE

The purpose of the careers guidance interview is to help you to consider your career options and to make informed, suitable and achievable career decisions. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. The Careers Strategy is built around the benchmarks and we at Graham school strive to achieve this. In addition we are working toward the Quality in Careers standard and our assessment is due in early December.

What are the eight benchmarks?

The eight benchmarks are a framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance. They were established as part of Sir John Holman's research into what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England, and lay out what a world-class career guidance system looks like. The Benchmarks form part of the careers strategy, launched December 2017. 

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks are:

1. A stable careers programme

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.

2. Learning from career and labour market information

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

5. Encounters with employers and employees

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

6. Experiences of workplaces

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences* of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

7. Encounters with further and higher education

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

8. Personal guidance

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

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