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Careers Enterprise Education

Our extensive careers programme provides students with the knowledge, support, experience and skills needed to make informed decisions regarding their future and career choices. Our school vision Building Ambition for All is reflected within our careers promise, that ensures every student leaves South Chingford Foundation School with ambitious and achievable goals in relation to their future pathways.

Chingford Academies Trust - The Strategy

Chingford Academies Trust  Strategy will span 3 years from 2020 to 2023​​.  Its aim to be sustainable in design, stakeholder driven and competitively positioned – creating value for all.​   

Its core composition being  Careers, Enterprise and Education, with three essential components:​ Labour Market Information, Further Studies and Careers Paths and Professions. 

​At Trust level the Careers Enterprise and Education (CEE) Strategy will possess a climate which immerses itself in the individuality of each school and student and will operate in line with Trust Characteristics.  The CEE Orientated Strategy will enable  each student to have attuned personal leadership, entrepreneurial and employability capability which they will know how to galvanise to achieve economic independence.​

Careers Enterprise Education Orientated - Purpose​

  • To continually raise aspirations and challenge stereotype and offer clarity in career steps.​
  • Inform and create understanding and provide encounters that support curiosity and discovery through the curriculum​
  • Create opportunities for real-world experience which underpin awareness and choices, whilst creating student readiness to make decisions on their future destination.​

The provenance of our Trust strategy will be realised through the assurance students have in  their  destinations, whatever landscape they navigate. 

​Strategic Focus for 2020/2021  - CEE Orientated

Five primary strategic focal points for  the Careers Enterprise and Education Strategy in 2020/21 are: 

Technology enabled Careers Infrastructure 

Allowing operations to be purposeful, collaborative and only of value.

Accountable Stakeholders 

who have a persistence for progress, keenness to critique, appetite for movement and capability to capitalise. 

Trust and School Led Development and Curriculum Plans that are Student centred which embed the navigation of Careers and Enterprise in Education. Audience Focused through consultative construction - All Trust stakeholders being advocates of Careers Enterprise Education for current cohorts, through utilising our community, sharing capability and championing outreach.
Operating in a way which constructs a position of understanding which we build, discover and re-design from.

 Development Plan 2020/21 - Careers For All Years

The Trust Careers Strategy brand is CEE Orientated. 

Its design origin compliments the Gatsby Benchmarks (GB), Trust Strategic Objectives and the overall student journey.  The development plan is known as Careers For All Years.  It supports students from transition in year 6 through to being Alumni.

Development Plan Priorities 2020/2021

Our Network: Getting Involved – Careers for All Years

Integral to the delivery of any Strategy is the approval and explicit backing of leadership.  Whereby intent is documented, has resources allocated and the development plan each year  is systematically monitored and evaluated for effectiveness.   A review occurs each term through the board of trustees and the board of governors which are part of the governace mechanism of Chingford Academies Trust.   Compass+ is a reporting  system which allows for the Careers for All Years programme to be measured and assessesed on its impact.

The lead individual who has strategic responsibility for Careers, Enterprise Education is Rebecca Healy, Trust Head of Careers  (Careers Leader)  contactable  at r.healy@chingfordacademiestrust.org.uk and by telephone via the main school office number 020 8531 9231

As the strategy progresses our Trust network of stakeholders will evolve in a consultative and constructive way.   Integral to the creation of our stable careers programme are these key stakeholders:

  • Students
  • Parents/Carers
  • Employers and Workers, and
  • Leadership and all Staff  at Chingford Academies  Trust   

Stakeholders the Trust are already building stronger business relations with are:  

Careers For All Years - Bulletins 

End of Term 2019/20 - Advice on Destinations Preparation

Year 11 Useful resources to prepare for Results Day 2019/20

Year 13 Useful resource to prepare for Results Day 2019/20

Year 11 Next Steps: Results Day 2019/20

Year 13 Next Steps: Results Day 2019/20

Labour Market Information - Local and National

This Labour Market Information is obtained from Office of National Statistics and Gov.uk and shared with Chingford Academies Trust by the  National Careers Service.  If you would like information on other areas  in England and Wales please contact Rebecca Healy, Trust Head of Careers  at  r.healy@chingfordacademiestrust.org.uk.

View document careers/7_labour_market_information_-_local_and_national/london_lmi.pdf

Useful links: Careers & Enterprise Information

Destinations - Post 16 & 18

CEE Orientated: Careers For All Years - Destination Description 2020

The Careers and Enterprise Company - My Choices Guide for Students

The Careers and Enterprise Company - My Choices Guide for Parents/Carers

On Demand access to Careers Information via LearnLIVE  by The Careers and Enterprise Company

Further and Higher Education

Greater London Authority - Local Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges

Chingford Foundation School - Sixth Form Prospectus and Admissions information

GOV.UK - Information on Apprenticeships  

UCAS - Explore your options, apply to University and more

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

National Careers Service -  Career Information and Advice for all and free guidance for individuals older than 13

The information on this webpage will next be reviewed in September 2021.