Careers Vision Statement
At Enfield County School for Girls we are committed in ensuring that all students are provided with the support, advice, guidance and opportunities to aid them with their future success. We aim to do this by planning a comprehensive Careers programme which incorporates Careers education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIEAG) and Work-Related learning (WRL). We believe that is crucial that high quality Careers education enables young people to make informed decisions about their futures.
The charitable Gatsby Foundation introduced 8 benchmarks for schools and colleges to use as framework to ensure that Careers education in educational establishments is of a high standard. We use the Gatsby Benchmarks Framework to guide the planning of our Careers programme. They are as follows:
- A Stable Careers Programme
- Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to Careers
- Encounters with Employers and Employees
- Experiences of Workplaces
- Encounters of Further and Higher Education
- Personal Guidance
At Enfield County School for Girls we measure the impact of our Careers programme using the following measures:
- Self-Evaluating tool (Compass) –The Compass tool is supported by the Careers and Enterprise Company and we use this twice a year to measure our progress against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.
- Termly review of Careers Department Improvement plan
- September guarantee data and Intended destinations data is used to identify what students planned to achieve against what course that actually applied for.
- Feedback from Students/Staff/Parents and Carers.
- Post event evaluation forms from students and staff
- Employer and volunteer feedback forms
For further information please contact: Ms D Bastienne
Careers Leader/Computing Teacher
Enfield County School for Girls
0208 363 3030
The next review of our Careers information will be in Nov 2023
National Careers Service – a comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining: the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. In addition, valuable guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job.
Get in Go Far – a website for anyone wanting to know more about apprenticeships. The website has a search facility for job specific apprenticeships in a particular area.
Careers Pilot – comprehensive information on the jobs market in the South-East. Contains information on the main employment sectors, including the number of people working in that sector and whether the number is projected to increase or fall. In addition, information on job salaries, relevant subject areas, top employers and types of apprenticeships.
Icould – helpful videos about a wide range of job roles. Careers advice, choices and ideas: find your dream job!
UCAS – a very helpful website for students thinking of applying to higher education. Also contains valuable information on different options, including apprenticeships
Complete University Guide - Independent UK university rankings, course information and expert advicePlotr -
Careermag - guide for parent/carers: find apprenticeships, graduate schemes and professional jobs that will give the kick start you need to thrive in the industry of your choice. Credible alternatives to full-time study.
Apprenticeships - GOV.UK - further education and skills
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk - opportunities and advice if you're 'Not Going to Uni'
Russell Group: 24 Leading UK Universities
findfoundationdegree.co.uk - find the right foundation degree for you
University and College Open Days - university and college open day directory
www.ucas.com - UCAS - courses, university and colleges, apprentices, events and advice
Student Finance Guide for Parents - advice from Student Finance England
Parent Guide to UCAS - resources and information dedicated to helping parents and guardians support students applying to uni
Careers Advice for Parents - Youth Employment UK offer advice for parents/carers supporting in education, training and work
Please use this link to the Amazing Apprenticeship website where you can view and download useful information. The Parent's Pack, which is regularly updated, is particularly helpful and can be found on their resources page.
Enfield County School for Girls Provider Access Policy
This sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
All pupils in years 7-13 are entitled:
- to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
- to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
- to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
Management of provider access requests
A provider wishing to request access should contact Ms D Bastienne (Careers Leader).
Telephone: 0208 363 3030
Opportunities for access
The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and an overview of this programme can be seen in the School’s Careers Charter which can be seen on the school website.
Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.
The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Leader so that they can be displayed in the Careers Section of the school library.
At Enfield County School for Girls we really value the skills and attributes that our former students can offer our school community. We encourage each student who leaves our school to become part of our Alumni.
We are in the process of establishing an alumni network for current and future students. This network of students will build and sustain the careers education programme.
We wish to celebrate the success as well as learn and grow from the career journeys of our former students.
Our current Alumni has been involved in many events that range from speaking in assemblies, Careers speed networking event, Careers fairs and Careers clinics.
Are you passionate about inspiring younger students? Are you driven and ambitious about young people’s futures?
If so, please join our Alumni. In order to join you will need to do the following:
- Follow Us on LinkedIn
- Join our Alumni
- Update your Education History
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