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Careers Advice & Guidance

At the Swanage School, our careers programme is delivered across the whole school, both within the PSHE curriculum and with additional activities and events arranged both in and out of school to prepare students for the world of work.

One of the core themes in our PSHE programme is 'Living in the wider world' which focuses on:

  • The rights and responsibilities as members of diverse communities, as active citizens and participants in the local and national economy.
  • How to make informed choices and be enterprising and ambitious
  • How to develop employability, team working and leadership skills and develop flexibility and resilience
  • About the economic and business environment
  • How personal financial choices can affect oneself and others and about rights and responsibilities as consumers

Our careers programme works within the government's Gatsby Benchmarks which sets the standard for Careers and Enterprise within schools.

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each student
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

The Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit includes these top tips for employers.

Our Careers Lead at The Swanage School is Samantha Probert who can be contacted via the school office or email samprobert@theswanageschool.co.uk

Careers activities by year group

This is currently under review. Please contact Mrs Probert if you have any questions in the meantime.