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Warlingham School & Sixth Form College is committed to providing a planned Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) programme for all students in Years 7 - 13. We work in partnership with the Careers Service provided by Innervate and Changing Education, supporting the Work Experience programme for Year 10 and Year 12.

Careers provision is a strength of the school. Younger pupils begin to explore career opportunities at an early stage. Leaders ensure that students are well prepared for their next steps. Pupils in Year 10 and the Sixth Form benefit from annual work experience placements. Sixth-form students get appropriate advice and support, which they greatly appreciate. Many go on to higher education or apprenticeships.

Ofsted, 2022

Careers Education and Guidance is central to Warlingham's overall aim of raising achievement and developing high aspirations for all students. A young person’s career is their pathway through learning and work. All young people need a planned programme of careers related learning activities to help them make decisions and plan their careers, both in school and after they leave full time education. 

CEG at Warlingham aims to help students develop a positive self-image, increase self-confidence and raise personal aspirations. We strive to provide appropriate guidance, up-to-date information and a range of opportunities to support students’ development at key transition points throughout their education. The CEG programme ensures that progression is made through activities that are appropriate to individual stages of career learning, planning and development. It aims to prepare students for the ever-changing opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life and equip them with the skills to manage the choices, changes and transitions ahead of them. Careers Education and Guidance is managed by the Careers Leader, Laura Langley, who liaises closely with the Innervate Personal Adviser and other careers partners.

The CEG programme includes careers guidance activities and work-related learning and enterprise activities, as well as a variety of employer encounters and relevant trips. Throughout Years 7-13, students will receive a range of encounters with companies to inspire and allow them to learn about what work is like and what it takes to be successful in the workforce. Each year group in Year 7 to Year 11 will receive at least one encounter per year as a base expectation. This will increase to two encounters per year in the Sixth Form.

We liaise closely with Further Education and Higher Education providers and students in Years 11-13 will engage in a number of widening participation activities. We are also able to run a Work Experience programme for Year 10 and Year 12, in partnership with Changing Education who are responsible for all risk assessments and health and safety reviews once placements have been verified by assigned members of the school staff. Both Year 10 and Year 12 are required to find one week of work experience or work shadowing.

Careers Related Learning Map