'At Notre Dame we are fully committed to ensuring all our students have access to a relevant programme of Careers Education throughout Years 7-13.'
In addition to the careers education programme, students have access to one to one advice from our Careers Coordinator and Careers Connect Adviser. In November 2017 we were awarded the Quality in Careers Standard Award in recognition of the range and quality of our careers related activities.
Key staff with responsibility for Careers:
Mrs A M Costello – (Assistant Headteacher) is the nominated Careers Leader and has overall responsibility for Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).
Mrs G Hall – Careers Coordinator has day to day responsibility for the Careers Education programme, information and careers related activities in school.
Mrs K Gallagher -Career Connect Adviser
All students at Notre Dame Catholic College will:
Take part in a careers programme in years 7-13 that helps them to:
Understand their education, training, employment and other progression opportunities
Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal development and career progression
Access relevant information and learning through participation in the range of activities provided in house and external visits
Make and maintain individual progression plans to help them improve their prospects of success
Offer feedback and ideas of how to improve the careers programme
Have access to and support with using careers information that is:
Easy to find and available at convenient times and in convenient locations including online and the Connected Portal
Clearly labelled, referenced and comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements such as financial help
Unbiased and up to date
Obtain careers guidance that is:
* Focused on individual needs and fit for purpose
*Supportive of equal opportunities
* Provided by people with relevant training and expertise
Parents and Carers
All parents and carers can expect to:
Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist adviser to discuss their children’s progress and future career pathway
Have access to tutors, subjects, learning partners and specialist advisers at parents’ evenings in years 7-13 as well as Options evenings in years 9 and 11
Be invited to feedback on the careers programme as well as the careers support and information their child/children receive
Be invited to participate in careers and information events
Careers Programme 2019-20
There is a wide variety of occupational resources available in the Room 105 as well as information on further education, training, higher education and employment. Students can access this at break, lunch or after school.
Careers Software and the Get Connected Portal:
Students also have free access to the Get Connected Portal, an online resource which can be accessed from home. There are also useful links on here to support parents. Access the portal via the ‘Connect’ link on the homepage.
Students can also access careers software such as – Skill Explorer.
Careers helpline: 0800 0126 606 - free advice from Careers Connect