Staff @ Armthorpe
The Careers Curriculum at Armthorpe
Is driven by our aims to provide pupils the opportunities, support and information they need in order to make informed decisions and achieve long term financial well-being.
We are working towards achieving the eight Gatsby benchmarks, identified as the core dimensions of good careers and enterprise provision in schools:
These benchmarks form the backbone of the DFE's guidance for delivering careers education in schools.
The DfE sets out why these benchmarks are important:
“Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers”
“All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers.”
“The curriculum offers excellent opportunities for developing the knowledge and skills that employers need and subject teachers can be powerful role models to attract pupils towards their subject and the careers that flow from it. Schools should ask all teachers to support the career development of young people in their tutorial role and through their subject teaching”
There are three parts to careers education here at Washington Passport to Success, careers lessons with PSHE and careers across the curriculum. All pupils will receive careers guidance at major transition times.