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Bishop Douglass Catholic School

Bishop Douglass Catholic School

In Pursuit Of Excellence

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Strategy

In providing CEIAG we will have regard to the Gatsby guidelines.

 We will endeavour to provide:

1. A rich and informative careers programme with clearly identified aims and events, customised for each year group of the school. 
2. A programme that incorporates the latest information from career and labour market current trends, thus updating pupils on the pathways and study options available to them, particularly in the local area. 
3. Each student with access to guidance and analysis which allows them to discuss their careers and training options for when they leave school. 
4. Relevant information in curriculum subject areas as to how different courses of study lead or predispose towards different careers. 
5. Timely encounters with employers and employees.
6. Work experience in Year 10 for each pupil.  Work experience will additionally be built into vocational programmes of study where appropriate. 
7. Opportunities for pupils in every year group to have encounters with personnel from further and higher education.
8. Personal guidance from an independent and impartial careers advisor (during Year 11). 

We aspire to present information to our pupils in an objective and impartial manner, highlighting the full-range of education and training options including apprenticeships and technical education routes.    This aspect of our programme will begin in Year 8 and continue through to the Sixth Form (the designated age ranges).

We are open to ensuring there are opportunities for a range of bona fide education and training providers to present information to pupils (in the designated age ranges) pertinent to opportunities.  Providers wishing to present at the school should contact Mr Adum Yeboah for a discussion.  We will also keep a library of materials in an accessible place for pupils. 

Telephone: 020 8888 5211 email:  schooladmin@bishopdouglass.barnet.sch.uk  

PROGRESSION 2017/18

Year 11

68% of Year 11 progressed to the Sixth Form

25% of Year 11 went on to Further Education with other providers

1% of Year 11 went on to apprenticeships

0% of Year 11 went on directly to employment

1% of Year 11 – destination unknown

5% of Year 11 – Other (left the country; illness)

Year 13

89% of Year 13 went to University

9% of Year 13 went on to gap year/employment/training/apprenticeships

2% of Year 13 went on to other Education

Our Team: 

Mr Adum-Yeboah (Head of Business Studies and Vocational Education) is our lead responsible for CEIAG (Careers Education, Information and Guidance) and co-ordinates the programme whole school.

Ms Wilkhu (Assistant Headteacher/ Head of Sixth Form) is responsible for Higher Education and supports students with course choices, career and university options. She is always available for students to drop in and talk through any questions they may have.

Mrs Chisolm (Sixth Form Administrator) is responsible for UCAS applications. She is based in the 6th form study area and supports students with their UCAS applications, making bookings for university open days and taster days. She is always available for students to drop in and talk through any questions they may have.

Mrs Pavlou (Librarian) is responsible for Work Experience arrangements in Year 10.

Mrs Mondesir (Independent Careers Advisor) provides regular coaching and one to one sessions and interviews for students. She provides students with up to date information on careers. She visits the school every 3 weeks and is based in B1.2. Students in years 11-13 have access to full guidance appointments with Mrs Mondesir. Appointments can be made with her by Mr Hart (Head of Year 11) or Ms Wilku (Head of Sixth Form).

Advice for parents:

Making decisions about the future can be as difficult for parents as it is for students. Therefore, it is important that parents have enough information to make an informed decision at each stage of their child’s education. In addition to raising questions or seeking advice from the school, including the staff members listed above, parents can also use the information provided below: