Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Abbot Beyne School

Students at Abbot Beyne School are at the start of their careers, making informed choices now which will have a lasting effect on their futures. During their time at school, students will have opportunities to find out about lots of different options that are available to them as they make decisions at Post 16 and Post 18 points.

Mrs Lesley Timson, Assistant Headteacher is our Careers Leader; she organises guidance meetings, events and careers programmes for students. Mary Heath is the link governor who has a passion for good careers provision within the school and plays an active part in delivering the careers programme. This programme aims to provide and promote:

  • Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance to all year groups;
  • Careers to all students, using a combination of internal and external providers;
  • The value of aspiring to and attending university;
  • The value of aspiring to careers via alternative pathways such as Sixth Form, Post-16/18, employment opportunities, apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships.

Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) is statutory from Year 8 onwards and  Abbot Beyne School fully embraces and adheres to the stipulations of the Education Act 2011 and other statutory guidelines from the Department for Education.

Abbot Beyne School is committed to providing students with multiple safe opportunities to encounter the world of work and Careers Pathways from Years 7 – 13. We were successful in obtaining the Future Focus Careers Award and are on the way to applying for nationally recognised accreditation by meeting all of the Gatsby Benchmarks, the national blueprint for effective careers activities. Our (published) Destinations data consistently shows the majority of our students are successful in achieving their next steps in terms of career progression.

As active members of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Career Hub, we work in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company, who are in contact with over 80 schools and have the support of over 60 local businesses through the volunteer Enterprise Adviser scheme.

We recognise that many of our parents and students place great emphasis on accessing Higher Education and we will continue to meet that need. All students are able to achieve and fulfil their potential by understanding themselves, their abilities and the possibilities available to them.

Some of the events and activities a child will encounter through their careers journey are:

  • Visits to local universities and colleges
  • Apprenticeship Fairs and visits from school alumni and local businesses
  • World Skills UK Event
  • Enterprise Days

Careers Programme at Abbot Beyne

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Future Focus Quality Award

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Provider Access Policy

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Students, parents, teachers and employers can access the careers programme on the website or obtain further information by contacting the Careers Leader, Mrs Lesley Timson, on lt@abbotbeyne.staffs.sch.uk or 01283 759007 – Option 3

The impact of the careers programme on students is evaluated on an annual basis through Student Voice, Employer and Teacher Voice.

All of the information published on the website is reviewed annually and the next review will be in July 2022.