Every student at Aspire is entitled to receive high-quality careers education and guidance. Our careers education offer is delivered through the curriculum and for the entire duration of a student’s time with us here at Aspire.
The main objectives of our careers programme are to:
If you would like further information regarding our careers programme please do not hesitate to contact our careers leader at the school.
Name of careers leader: Mr Mark O'Hagan
Date of school’s next review of the published information: July 2023
Your career journey at the Aspire Centre is carefully designed to ensure that you can develop a knowledge and understanding of the opportunities available to you after you finish secondary education.
It is never too early (or too late) to start thinking about careers and where yours could take you. We have provided some links below that may help you to begin thinking about how your interests, skills and talents could match up to a successful career.
The icould website is the perfect place to develop your aspirations. They have videos looking at what a huge number of different careers entail, where you hear about what is involved from the people who do the jobs on a day-to-day basis. There are also personality quizzes to help guide you on which careers you would be well suited to, as well as tips on GCSE options and routes into further education and employment -explore here.The National Careers Service provides lifelong information, advice and guidance on careers. There are links to assess your skills, search job profiles and find courses, as well as tips on writing quality CVs and conducting successful interviews - explore here.
The school will monitor its success in supporting students to take up education or training which offers good long-term prospects. One way of doing this is through use of destination measures data. The school closely monitors the number of students who are recorded as not in education, employment or training (NEET) after they have left school.
Formal monitoring of the impact of CIEAG and provider access will be carried out through:
The school’s CIEAG checklist
Careers guidance interview records
Informal feedback from students, parents, teachers and employers through random sampling
Student questionnaires for individual guidance interviews and group work
Sustained destinations, including longer term destination measures for up to five years after completing key stage 4
Regular review meetings with external partners and evaluation of the impact of partnership agreements