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Careers and Employability

Brookfield Community School holds the Career Mark Platinum Award which denotes that we provide a quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme that is mapped against the nationally recognised Gatsby Benchmarks as you can see HERE. This has been validated until July 2023.

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The careers' curriculum is delivered through a combination of form time, assemblies, drop-down days, PD lessons, embedded within the curriculum and guest speakers, trips and visits.

If you have any questions about this or would like more information about our Careers Information, Guidance and Employability, please contact Mrs Morse at careers@brookfieldcs.org.uk

Brookfield Community School: Provider Access Policy  

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.  

Pupil entitlement  

All pupils in years 8 to 13 are entitled:  

• to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;  

• to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;  

• to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.  

For pupils of compulsory school age these encounters are mandatory and there will be a minimum of two encounters for year 8 to 9 pupils and two encounters for year 10 to 11 pupils. For pupils in year 12 to 13, particularly those that have not yet decided on their next steps, there are two more provider encounters available during this period, which are optional for pupils to attend.  

These provider encounters will be scheduled during the main school hours and the provider will be given a reasonable amount of time to, as a minimum:

• share information about both the provider and the approved technical education qualification and apprenticeships that the provider offers • explain what career routes those options could lead to  

• provide insights into what it might be like to learn or train with that provider (including the opportunity to meet staff and pupils from the provider)  

• answer questions from pupils

Meaningful provider encounters  

One encounter is defined as one meeting/session between pupils and one provider. We are committed to providing meaningful encounters to all pupils using the Making it meaningful checklist. 

The school holds the Career Mark Platinum Award which denotes that Brookfield Community School provides a quality Careers Education, Advice and Guidance Programme. This has been revalidated until July 2023.

For questions on this or information about Careers Information, Guidance and Employability please contact Mrs Morse. 

We value the feedback from all our parents so please let us know your thoughts about careers provision at Brookfield Community School by completing this online form HERE