Our Careers leader is Mrs Rebecca Ruddock (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she oversees the CEIAG programme within Sandymoor School. Our Careers lead governor is Mrs Nevin Deakin (email@example.com).
We are part of the Liverpool City Region’s Careers Hub, this means that we are one of only 34 schools within the region to be supported by external professionals to get Gatsby benchmark compliant by 2020. For more information about what a great honour this is, see here. Sandymoor School is committed to providing all students with up to date and impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, education, training and employment. The school delivers an exciting careers programme through Life Skills lessons for years 7-9, assemblies, tutor time and Enrichment days.
Events such as careers evening, mock interviews further add enrichment and breadth so that students can make informed choices. Year 10 and 11 also visit a range of local colleges during the year and have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of speakers from different institutions and establishments. This year’s Careers Fair will be held in the second week of November; all years will have the opportunity to attend. Parents will be able to attend between 3-4pm.
We work alongside Halton Careers Education Service to ensure our students get the best possible CEIAG, all year 11s receive a bespoke individual CEIAG interview with Graeme Peace. Our years 10 and 11 have their work experience week this year in June.
Below you will find the long term plans for our life skills lessons for this academic year and the upcoming academic year.
Life Skills long term plan 2019-20
Life Skills year 9 long term plan 2019-20
Life Skills long term plan 2020-21
Within Sandymoor Ormiston all students work to achieve The Ten Sandymoor Pledges; this is to increase their experiences, enrichment and support the Gatsby benchmarks.
The Pledges 2019-20
Students cover a wide variety of topics based around the 8 Gatsby benchmarks; we currently have met 100% of the Compass tool in order to achieve all of the Gatsby benchmarks: Please find attached our CEIAG policy. Careers education Policy 2020
We are currently working towards The Quality of Careers Mark, and Careers Leader training qualification from Careers Connect for our Careers Leader.