Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Careers Page

Subject statement:

At Watermill School we believe that our most fundamental function is to prepare our young people for what comes next in their lives, and for helping them to develop the skills to become as independent as they possibly can be into adulthood. For a majority of our pupils we believe that this can and should include moving into paid employment in adulthood, and we intend our Careers programme to inspire and prepare our pupils to achieve that goal. Through our careers programme we aim to foster and develop a philosophy of aspiration amongst pupils and help them to develop opportunities to make informed choices and to get to know the world of work, understand what work is, explore their options and build confidence about their future. We use the Compass Tool to evaluate our careers activity against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance. It identifies strengths and areas for improvement and gives us access to relevant online resources to help improve on our score. It also shares our results with our Enterprise Coordinator, Enterprise Adviser, governors and colleagues. We also use Tracker, an online planning tool designed to help build and manage our annual development plan and to improve our benchmark scores. We share our careers plan with our School Enterprise Coordinator, Enterprise Adviser, Careers Enterprise Company lead, colleagues, the leadership team and with Ofsted.

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Subject statement:

At Watermill School we believe that our most fundamental function is to prepare our young people for what comes next in their lives, and for helping them to develop the skills to become as independent as they possibly can be into adulthood. For a majority of our pupils we believe that this can and should include moving into paid employment in adulthood, and we intend our Careers programme to inspire and prepare our pupils to achieve that goal. Through our careers programme we aim to foster and develop a philosophy of aspiration amongst pupils and help them to develop opportunities to make informed choices and to get to know the world of work, understand what work is, explore their options and build confidence about their future. We use the Compass Tool to evaluate our careers activity against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks for good careers guidance. It identifies strengths and areas for improvement and gives us access to relevant online resources to help improve on our score. It also shares our results with our Enterprise Coordinator, Enterprise Adviser, governors and colleagues. We also use Tracker, an online planning tool designed to help build and manage our annual development plan and to improve our benchmark scores. We share our careers plan with our School Enterprise Coordinator, Enterprise Adviser, Careers Enterprise Company lead, colleagues, the leadership team and with Ofsted.