Careers education curriculum intent

The school careers plan and Gatsby Benchmarks for 2020-2021 can be found attached below. They include details of how the school plans to measure the impact of individual elements of the careers programme. The overall effectiveness of the careers programme is measured quantitatively through study of destinations data and qualitatively through discussions with staff and students held by the careers leader and careers advisor as well as through student surveys. 

Unfortunately due to the constraints of Covid-19, some activities are currently postponed/and or in the process of being modified to be delivered virtually in order to keep students, staff and employers safe. We are of course keeping the current situation under close review and will aim to begin delivering face to face events again as soon as it is safe to. 

The Greenford High School Careers plan will be reviewed in July 2021. For more information on how you can become involved in careers at Greenford High School, please contact the school careers leader

Curriculum intent

Curriculum Intent – what is Greenford High School aiming to achieve through its Careers Education curriculum?

  • To provide a broad, balanced and impartial education in careers and future pathways that empowers students with the knowledge to make informed decisions.
  • To embed into the curriculum opportunities for students to develop and use employability skills that will allow them the flourish in the world of work.
  • To make links between subject areas and careers education to ensure that students see how their academic studies can link to future study and employment.
  • To help students develop into reflective individuals who are empowered to choose their own path through an awareness of their personal qualities and goals.
  • To give students the opportunity to grow their own networks and develop their cultural capital through careers activities and events which broaden their horizons.
  • To provide comprehensive and accessible careers provision which supports the needs of all students.
  • To equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to be fully prepared for their next stage of education whether they choose to go on to university, a college an apprenticeship.
  • To provide families with relevant information about future pathways that helps them support students in making choices about their future.