Bishop Stopford School provides a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG), that is incorporated in all year groups to stimulate students' interests in the world of work, prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of learning and life; inspiring them to reach their full potential.
The Careers Programme has three main aims:
Self-Development - enabling students to understand themselves, their strengths and the influences on them, acquiring the core competencies and skills necessary to enable them to access a range of opportunities
Career Exploration - investigation of opportunities in learning and work, understanding the changing world of work and labour market information
Career Management - developing skills enabling themselves to make and adjust plans and to manage change and transitions.
Details of the Key Stage 3 programme (Years 8 & 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) can be found in the relevant curriculum booklets located here. Details of the Key Stage 5 programme can be found here.
Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy (which includes our provider access statement) can be found as a download at the bottom of this page.
The Careers Team
The school has a dedicated careers team who are here to help guide students through their career and future options.
Bishop Stopford School works in partnership with an independent Advice and Guidance company - The Mallows Company - who provide a designated Careers Lead and lead Careers Adviser who is supported by additional Careers Advisers as required.
A summary of this academic year's career programmes and events can be accessed as a download at the bottom of this page. Due to the current pandemic some events are still to be confirmed but will be updated as soon as cleared to do so.
Careers meetings can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Lead and Careers Adviser - Mrs Glynis Castle (Wednesday & Thursday) Tel no: 01536 503503 Ext 225
Mrs Castle has been working within the school since 2014 and holds Level 6 qualifications in Careers Leadership and Careers Guidance and Development.
Administrative support - Mrs Sarah Skelham
Our CEIAG provision is reviewed annually and evaluated on a 3 year cycle. The CEIAG provision is monitored by:
- Assistant Head (Wider Curriculum) Mr Arthur Harwood
- CEIAG Link Governor - Mrs Diana MacCarthy