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Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
Telephone: 020 8508 0404
Fax: 020 8508 9301

We are in easy reach from various methods of transport.

Buses: 20, 667
Underground: Debden Park, Theydon Bois or Loughton. All on the Central Line.
SATNAV users: IG10 2LW. Parking at Davenant is available for visitors.
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Careers Programme

We ensure that our students have a personal development programme that equips them for moving into the appropriate further education, apprenticeship or workplace. This starts as soon as they arrive at school in Year 7 and builds significantly through Years 8 -13. 

Our careers programme is built around the Gatsby Benchmarks:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Below is the programme of activities by key stage:

KEY STAGE 3 

KEY STAGE 3

Self Development - Understand the importance of employability skills

Careers exploration - Understand factors important for making future decisions

Careers management - Understand impact of subject choices in KS4 for future careers

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

PSHE programme - lessons for students to start to think about suitable careers and planning for the future

Optional careers talks and workshops from guest speakers across a variety of industries

Careers fair

Careers information to parents and students

 

 

Careers information at options evenings

 

 

Careers adviser at parents evening

KEY STAGE 4 

KEY STAGE 4

Self Development - Students understand and start acquiring employability skills

Careers exploration - Understand post-16 options and how it relates to career aspirations

Careers management - Students and parents understand timings and process for choices

Year 10

Year 11

PSHE programme - lessons for students to start to think about suitable careers and planning for the future

Optional careers talks from guest speakers across a variety of industries

Careers fair

Careers information to parents and students

Individual careers meeting with a qualified carers adviser (parents welcome)

 

1:1 meeting with Senior Leadership Team on next career steps

 

Parents information evening for life after year 11

KEY STAGE 5 

KEY STAGE 5

Self Development - Students able to showcase their employability skills

Careers exploration – Understand post-18 options, career aspirations and career progression choices

Careers management - Able to research and put into practice their choices independently

Year 12

Year 13

Tutorial programme - lessons for students think about skills and aptitudes needed in planning for the future

Optional careers talks from guest speakers across a variety of industries

Careers fair

Careers information to parents and students

Access to a careers library

Individual careers meeting with a qualified careers adviser

IT platforms to help students make informed choices for life after Davenant

Mock interviews conducted by professionals from a variety of vocations

UCAS progression meeting and support with senior teachers

Work experience programme

 

Careers enrichment programme covering all aspects of UCAS, apprenticeships, gap years, student life and life after Davenant

 

University trip(s)

 

Post-18 options evening for parents