Careers, Education, Advice and Guidance at UCGS
Upton Court Grammar School ensured that all students fulfilled their academic and personal aspirations and became successful and engaged citizens.
Our careers programme, in addition to our academic and pastoral programmes, will support students to achieve the school’s mission through high quality careers education and guidance that equips them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to plan and manage their careers effectively.
• Prepare students for the transition to GCSEs and A-levels.
• Prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school (higher education and work).
• Develop students’ awareness of the wide variety of education, training and career opportunities both locally and nationally.
• Support students in making informed decisions which are suitable and ambitious.
• Develop characteristics such as communication, resilience and leadership which support students in the curriculum and in their careers.
• Promote equality of opportunity, celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes to inspire and motivate students.
• Ensure that all students leave the school to enter employment, further education or training.
Who is responsible for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG)?
Mrs K Levy (Careers Lead) and Ms T Briggs (Careers Coordinator) manage the implementation of the CEIAG programme. However, a range of people contribute to achieving the aims of the programme. These include: school governors, the senior leadership team, subject teams, pastoral teams, external agencies such as Slough Borough Council and parents.
Mrs K Levy, KLEVY@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk, 01753522892
Ms T Briggs, TBriggs@uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk, 01753522892
What we do
We are committed to providing our students with a careers programme that meets all of the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. Our programme is delivered through a combination of methods including:
Date of next review: September 2020
Careers Fair for Year 11 Students – Curiosity
We had successfully hosted Careers Fair for Year 11 students on Thursday 17th October 2019 at Upton Court Grammar School. It was led by employers from different sectors ranging from media and advertising to Private Banking. This event was led by Louise Bosworth, who works as a Business Development Manager at Scottish Windows, Karishma Navsaria, who is a private banker and vice president at J. P Morgan, Catherine Cribbin, who works as an Industry Initiative Manager at IAB and Nusha Hamidi, currently working as Business Development Manager at BM solutions. This was an exciting opportunity for students to connect with local growing business and being aware of the employment opportunities offered by various industries. All students in Year 11 were very positive about the event and have mentioned it was very informative about developing job roles such as digital advertising and banking sector. This event has enabled students to make informed decisions about A levels subject choices and careers associated with those subjects. Most students have mentioned that such events should be repeated at least twice a year, so we endeavour to organise and run another Careers Event during National Careers Week.
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