At Witchford Village College we understand that we have a statutory responsibility to ensure that all pupils in all year groups access quality CEIAG. A standard has been set by the Gatsby Benchmarks (set out below) that as a school we aspire to. Over the next year we will be working towards our “Quality in Careers Standard” accreditation, the nationally recognised award for CEIAG in schools which links in very closely with the Benchmarks. This ensures that all students at every stage receive the same quality of Careers Advice and Guidance.
Professor Sir John Holman, Advisor in Education at the Gatsby Foundation identified eight benchmarks that are the core dimensions of good careers and enterprise provision in schools. They have a role in raising young people’s aspirations and promoting access to all career pathways as well as enabling all young people to develop the skills and outlook they need to achieve career wellbeing, including adaptability and resilience.
The implementation of these benchmarks has been tested over a two year period in a pilot with 16 schools and colleges in the north east of England with very successful results. Every school and college in the pilot now fully achieves at least four benchmarks, where, previously 50% of schools/colleges fully achieved none. All schools and colleges now partially achieve every benchmark. 75% of schools and colleges fully achieve six to eight benchmarks. This is better than any school observed nationally in the original Gatsby report, in which no school fully achieved more than five benchmarks.
Effective careers education and guidance has the capacity to make a positive contribution to the well-being of individuals, their families and their communities; aiding social and economic growth. By engaging students, teachers, parents and the local community we aim to enable our students to fulfil their potential and to achieve a successful future.
Have more questions? Get in touch:
Head of Careers
Phone Number: 01353 662053 Ext162
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Ex-student of WVC? Then join our growing alumni community!
We are building a network of former students that can be called upon to engage our current students and help them think about their future. Whether you left last year or twenty years ago, we want to hear from you!
We want to show current students at WVC the variety of pathways available to them after leaving school. We will also keep you informed of school news and any social events. Once on the network, there is no obligation to volunteer and you can get involved around your availability.
Join today through Future First, the charity we are working with to grow our alumni community - https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/witchford
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Our apprenticeships have just gone live.
Anglian Water are delighted to be able to share with you that the first of 55 Apprenticeships are now live. Please share with any students who you think may be interested. Follow the link below for more information about the roles.
Where we're hiring
Central Region – Cambridgeshire (Including Peterborough, Huntingdon, Kettering & Ely)
North Region – Lincolnshire (Including Lincoln, Grantham, Grimsby & Boston)
South Region – Essex (Including Ipswich, Chelmsford, Southend, Witham & Colchester)
East Region – Norfolk (Including Norwich, Kings Lynn, Lowestoft, Cromer, Attleborough & Diss)
West Region - Northampton, Bedford & Milton Keynes (Including Northampton, Bedford & Milton Keynes)
Benefits of being an Apprentice
As well as getting a nationally recognised qualification - Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard. You'll also benefit from all of the below perks:
* 23 days annual leave rising with the length of service
* Private health & dental care
* Fully expensed accommodation close to the training centre
* Fully expensed access tools, uniform, and Personal Protective Uniform (inclusive uniform options)
* Competitive pension scheme
* Discounted phone and gym memberships
* Water Recycling Technician
* Water Treatment Technician
* Water Networks Technician
* Restoration Technician
* Leakage Technician
At Witchford Village College we want to make sure all parents and carers are fully engaged with the next steps that their child is taking along the route to a future career. We are fully transparent and aim to ensure that you have information every step of the way and welcome any requests from parents/carers for further help.
We will advise you by email using the schools Edulink and In Touch systems of opportunities that become available as well as all important and up and coming dates for your diary. The school will offer events for you to attend with your child that will provide information and advice to assist with decision making. Your child will also be invited to attend events out of school and you will always be notified of what these events are and why they would be beneficial to your child. Our website will be kept fully up to date with relevant information and opportunities for all year groups.
Students are able to request or be referred for an individual guidance meeting and in some circumstances parents may also be in attendance.
All students and parents at Witchford Village College have access to Labour Market Information that is reliable, user friendly and relevant. This includes information on Apprenticeships, T-Levels, Job Opportunities, Employment and career paths.
What is LMI?
Labour Marker Information and/or Intelligence helps provide data, statistics and predictions about present and future trends in the workplace. It is a vehicle by which students and parents can understand where gaps may be in the labour market so considering prospective careers.
This page will be updated regularly with both national and local LMI
This includes information on:
* skills, career pathways and progression routes in the local labour market
* job applications and interviews
* educational institutions, courses, qualifications, entry requirements and costs
* professional bodies
* employment sectors, employers, jobs, salaries and employment trends
* jobs, training and apprenticeships
* job demands and working life
* financial planning.
What we do:
* teach students how to find and process information
* give students access to up-to-date information in a range of different formats, ie posters, websites, assemblies, year group sessions
* offer the students first-hand information through encounters with employers and experiences of the workplace
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After another successful year with work Experience for our Year 10 students we are launching this valuable opportunity for our current Year 10. This will take place from the 4th - 8th March 2024. All our Year 10 will be out in workplaces, whether that is choosing from our Database or finding their own placements. Students have found this really meaningful and allows them to find opportunities that match with their career aspirations and ideas.
The database for students goes live on the 6th November and every student will be issued with a login. All placements and fully Health & Safety checked and risk assessed. A job description is produced so that the student is fully aware of the expectations of the provider. This is an important part of the process and ensures that all students have a structure to their placement and understand the implications of what they can and can not do.
The letter that was sent to all parents and students explains all of the details. Also sent was a copy of the Student Own Placement Form for when students are approaching employers for work experience. For further information please take a look at the Presentation. All these documents can be found below.
Any questions please contact Mrs Juliet Martin on email@example.com