The Careers Team
Mrs Naomi Smy – Named Careers Leader – Naomi.Smy@iwef.org.uk
Miss Tanya Norris – Assistant Careers Leader – Tanya.Norris@iwef.org.uk
Information, Advice and Guidance
The Careers Team at Medina and Carisbrooke Colleges delivers the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme. We aim to enable all students to implement well-informed and realistic decisions as well as successfully manage change and transition for their futures. The Careers Information, Advice and Guidance programme is delivered through a variety of Career related activities throughout the year and in different learning styles to suit individual needs.
Our aim is to inspire, raise aspirations and encourage success in all.
Investing in our students by offering a valuable and influential careers programme, supports individuals to develop the right tools and will enable students to become an effective member of the future workforce.
The Careers Programme
At The Isle of Wight Education Federation, we measure and assess the impact of our careers programme by using the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and online tool Compass which is supplied by the Careers and Enterprise Company. This allows us to constantly measure our outcomes in line with the benchmarks and ensure that we deliver a stable programme suitable for all.
We collect and collate detailed feedback and evaluations in different forms from all stakeholders following careers related events or activities and turn this into statistical data to record impact and outcomes of the delivery.
Our collection of intended destinations and final destinations for all Year 11 leavers is shared with the Local Authority and is available on our website. We support and guide all students throughout their educational years to ensure that they make informed choices and do not become NEET (not in employment, education or training).
Careers activities can be delivered through PSHE lessons, one off day events/activities or trips as well as subject specific lessons, linking careers within the curriculum.
Some examples of the careers events/opportunities include:
- Introduction to Careers with interactive games
- Making Choice/Year 9 Options workshops and support
- University Taster Days and Residential (subject specific and general)
- Year 9 Take Your Child to Work Day
- BAE – Interactive Roadshows
- Employable Me
- Steamco. ‘What’s my Art’ days
- Year 9 Enterprise Challenge
- Year 10 Work Experience (including preparation and de-brief)
- Army, Navy and RAF information events
- Parent and Student Careers Information Evening (Year 11)
- Mock Interviews (Year 11)
- Career Guidance Interviews (Year 11)
In addition to all of the above there are ongoing opportunities that enable students to participate in a range of careers events locally and nationally.
Click the button below to read the full IWEF Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy.