Ethos College is dedicated to raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes and inspiring students to achieve their full potential. Ethos College is committed to our statutory duty to provide students with impartial and inspirational Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to students in Years 10 and 11. Ethos College works in partnership with C & K Careers to ensure that every student receives appropriate CEIAG support and is able to access an appropriate post 16 pathway when they leave Ethos College at the end of Year 11.
Students have the opportunity to meet with local learning and training providers. Local learning and training providers come into Ethos to talk about the provision they offer. Open events take place at local colleges, school 6th forms and other training providers. Students are supported to access these. Students will also be able take part in CV writing and mock interview workshops.
Quality in Careers Standard
In July 2019 Ethos College was awarded the Quality in Careers Standard by C&K Careers for fully meeting the standards that incorporate the Gatsby Benchmarks. A number of key strengths were highlighted by the assessors during the inspection process:
- Leadership and management are strong with excellent support and a strategic overview.
- The highly personalised, tailored approach taken by Ethos is very effective and this is key to successful transitions.
- The relationship with the external Careers Adviser is excellent and the CEIAG delivered throughout college is impartial.
- There are some excellent links with employers; in particular, Cummins who are involved in a wide range of activities.
- Parental engagement is excellent with a wide range of methods used.
- The college is very good at meeting the needs of all students through the taught programme and well-timed quality interventions with pupils.
Tracking and Evaluation Arrangements
Ethos College uses the Compass Tool to track its progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Careers Leader has responsibility for completing the Compass Tool on a termly basis and uses this data to identify areas for further development. Each year the school receives a report which outlines the Post 16 destinations for the most recent Year 11 leavers. This data is used to assess the impact and evaluate the effectiveness of the careers programme
Our Careers Programmes
1:1 Careers Advisor
Suzanne Impagliazzo is the Careers Adviser from C&K Careers who works with students at Ethos College.
C&K Careers offer independent and impartial advice and guidance service for young people. They work in partnership with schools and other organisations to and help young people apply for and access the most appropriate post 16 provision to suit their individual needs.
Support offered by the Careers Adviser includes:
- Discussing plans for after Year 11;
- Arranging visits to local colleges, employers and training providers to explore different options;
- Helping with application forms;
- Supporting putting together a CV;
- Attending Year 11 EHCP reviews;
All students have the opportunity to meet with Suzanne for individual careers interviews. These take place throughout the year and students may go as many times as required.
Meetings for those who receive tuition off-site can take place at either one of the local C&K Careers Centres or, if more appropriate, at home or another suitable local venue. The Careers Adviser liaises with Ethos College staff in arranging these outreach meetings.
Contacting your Careers Adviser
If you would like to contact Suzanne to discuss options or arrange an appointment you can do so in the following ways:
- Telephone: 01484 225500 and ask for Suzanne Impagliazzo
- Email: Impagliazzo@ckcareers.org.uk
Jack Ghee is our Careers Leader at Ethos College. If you would like to speak to Jack you can contact him on the following:
Telephone: 01924 469170
Ethos College has a library containing a variety of careers related resources for students to access. In addition to this, students can use the online careers map to find out about careers that their subjects could lead to.
Further Careers Guidance