Careers Education

Careers at Prendergast School

Careers education and guidance is developed through assemblies, tutor time activities, educational visits, provider visits to the school, parent/carer events and the Personal Social and Health Education (PHSE) programme.

At Prendergast School, we are committed to provide ‘Outstanding’ CEIAG for all students. We recognise that an overwhelming majority of our parents and students place great emphasis on accessing Higher Education and we will continue to meet that need. The school’s Core Values underpin the work of the Careers Department. All students are able to achieve but can only fulfil their potential if they understand themselves, their abilities and the possibilities available.

The school follows the 2014 Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance. The benchmarks are as follows:

Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme
Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information (LMI)
Benchmark 3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
Benchmark 4: Linking Curriculum learning to careers
Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees
Benchmark 6: Experience of workplaces
Benchmark 7: Encounters with further and higher education
Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance

Currently the majority of the requirements have been met and we are actively working towards achieving all benchmarks by 2020.

Head of Careers: Mrs C Williams.



Statement on Provider Access
See the Statement on Provider Access below which sets out the school's arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school.

Statement on Provider Access