Careers Intent

Careers Intent Statement

The aim of our Careers Programme is to equip pupils with the tools necessary to take control of their lives and make realistic informed choices. This in turn will empower them to confidently take their next steps in education, training, or employment training when they leave Castlewood School.

Our careers learning programme complements our curriculum. It offers pupils opportunities to develop and practice the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to successfully navigate their way through learning, career, and life.

We follow the Career Development Institute’s Framework to offer a structured progressive Programme in which pupils are given the opportunity to take part in dedicated careers lessons. Careers lessons focus on the six career learning areas below:

We will review our careers provision annually in the Autumn term, next review due Autumn 2024.

CDI 2021

This is supported by opportunities to take part in visits, talks, taster sessions and workshops from employers and post 16 education/training providers. In addition, from year 8, pupils have access to our Independent Careers Advisor Dave Hooley, which further enables pupils to gain real insight into their skills, interests, motivations, and values, which we believe is the foundation to making good career and life decisions.

Building foundations to learn and grow

Please see below our Careers Overview Plan 2023-2024

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