Wallington County Grammar School is committed to providing independent and impartial Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for all students, We want to ensure that they are informed about all available opportunities and equipped with the knowledge, experiences and attributes that will enable them to go on to achieve their personal best in the future. We continually strive to develop links with parents and carers, alumni, education and training providers alongside employers to ensure our students have the capacity to navigate and succeed in a rapidly evolving and global employment landscape so that they can truly overcome ‘difficulties to the heights’.
During this difficult time we are looking creatively at ways in which to continue enabling this vision. We are still hoping to run events in school but also looking at online delivery as well. Year 10 work experience in the summer is still under discussion, we will update you as soon as we have a clearer picture about how feasible it will be.
CEIAG is an integral part of the Co-Curricular vision and delivered to students through a broad combination of Form Time activities, the Wellbeing curriculum, SMSC Days, Clubs and Societies and other Co-curricular activities. Throughout their time at school all students have opportunities to participate in events, encounter employers and receive personal guidance from our independent Careers Adviser and Careers Lead, both of whom are qualified guidance practitioners. There is a small careers library and information about post-16 and post-18 options is on display for students. Our Careers Programme can be found here,
The impact of our careers programme is assessed through annual student and parent/carer surveys alongside analysing destination data in line with activities that students have taken part in at school. Additionally, careers-related activities and events are monitored and reviewed on an ongoing basis and the views of all those who took part are captured and reviewed; this may include students, parents/carers, employers, visiting speakers and alumni. Feedback will be used to adapt, develop and enhance provision for the following academic year. Student destination information can be found here, https://www.wcgs-sutton.co.uk/about/academic-results
Alongside regular Co-Curricular Careers Memos sent to students, a termly Careers Update is also shared with parents and carers; please click on the link below for the latest edition,
We are thankful for the existing support from parents, carers, employers, educational institutions and other organisations for their crucial contribution to events including our Year 8 Options Event, Enrichment Lecture Programme, Mock Interview Event and Work Experience Programme.