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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, 677
Underground: Debden, 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

Careers in the curriculum is based on the CDI Framework which is designed to help students as follows

  1. Grow throughout life by learning and reflecting on yourself, your background and your strengths
  2. Explore possibilities open to you and learn about recruitment processes and the culture of different workplaces
  3. Manage your career by actively making the most of opportunities and learning from setbacks
  4. Create opportunities by being proactive and building positive relationships with others
  5. Balance life and work with your wellbeing, other interests and involvement with your family and community
  6. See the big picture by paying attention to how the economy, politics and society connect with your own life and career

The programme is reviewed annually with the next review of the policy and programme due in June 2022.

Below is the programme of activities by key stage: 
Any parent, pupil, employer or member of staff can contact Mrs C Whetham at charlotte.whetham@davenant.org to access further information about the programme. For further information on this, please see our provider access policy:

KEY STAGE 3 

KEY STAGE 3

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Careers tutorials 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 via email and Davenant Careers Site

 

 

Bring your child to work day

 

 

Careers information at options evenings

 

 

Careers adviser at parents evening

Career assembly with an employer

KEY STAGE 4 

KEY STAGE 4

Year 10

Year 11

Careers tutorials 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 via email and Davenant Careers Site

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

 

Post-16 options evening

 

Careers Day

 

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

Career assembly with an employer

KEY STAGE 5 

KEY STAGE 5

Year 12

Year 13

Optional careers talks from guest speakers across a variety of industries

Careers fair

Careers information to parents and students via email and Davenant Careers Site

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/post-18 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

 

Career assembly with an employer