Careers Advice & Guidance
Here at Dartford Grammar School we passionately believe in preparing students not only academically for their examinations but also with the skills required for their futures as citizens of the world. It is important that all students are fully supported and guided through the process of planning for their futures and the, PSHE, extra and co-curricula provision reflects this. Support starts from all staff playing an active role, as subject teachers advising on their own subjects or in the delivery of careers education through the PSHE programme in form time. All students also have the opportunity to meet an independent careers advisor and carry out work experience by the end of Year 11. On top of this students have the opportunity to attend special events and enrichment activities such as the careers fair, Higher Education evening, visits, trips, lectures and assemblies. The success of this programme can be seen in the outstanding and varied future destinations our students achieve.
Programme of Study
The careers programme aims for students to:
- Develop a deeper understanding of their own strengths, skills, abilities and affinities to enable them to make decisions about their future.
- Improve their own employability by developing the work place skills and take part in work related activities in and out of school.
- Support students to make decisions about their future through key transitions and ensure they have the resilience to make these decisions.
- Understand the range of future careers opportunities open to them.
Business understanding and enterprise
Careers and Economic Understanding
Making the right choices
The world of work and work experience
Assertiveness, communication and negotiation skills
Enhance your CV
Creativity Activity and Service
Presenting, personal organisation and time management
Higher Education (HE) evening
UCAS application support
As a school we have strong links to our alumni, the parents association and employers, both locally and nationally, and they having a significant involvement in our careers programme. This includes offering work experience placements, delivering lectures and seminars about their field of work, supporting students in applications and attending the HE evening and careers fair. We are though always looking for ways to develop this side of our programme and will welcome any contact from alumni, parents or employers about ways they can support our students.
Should you wish to contact the school about any aspect of the careers programme please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, marking it for the attention of the careers leader Mr S Williams, Senior Leader.