|Name||Role||Telephone Number||Email Address|
|Anne Oates||Careers Contact||01609 firstname.lastname@example.org|
At The Rubicon Centre we provide students with a wide range of careers education opportunities.
Our PSHCE curriculum has specific career based units of work, with identified learning objectives, outcomes and related activities. Alongside this students have a number of opportunities to experience work related activities both within the school environment and through external visits.
We continue to support students in gaining qualified advice and guidance from their home school and facilitate meetings with Qualified Careers Advisors where appropriate for each student and their home school.
Our careers and personal development is supported in a number of ways throughout the curriculum and is focussed upon in the following timetabled subjects: ASK, PSHE, Careers, Vocational Studies (KS4 only) and Nurture. Please see the links at the bottom of the page for more details.
We strive to work with appropriate agencies with each year group and enjoy links with
We welcome enquiries or offers of support from any employer, training provider, college or other providers to contact us at the details at the top of the page. We would particularly like to hear from any individual or organisation who may wish to support our young people in any of the following areas;
Careers Statutory Guidance: Gatsby Benchmarks
Our current careers policy can be found under the policies section of our website.
The Gatsby Benchmarks
The DfE released a new statutory guidance document in January 2018, including a number of new requirements for school careers programmes, most of which are to be met by the end of 2020.
Provider Access Statement
The most immediate requirement is for all schools to have a policy for 'Provider Access' that sets out the arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This can be found in the links at the bottom of the page.
Your Careers Entitlement
As a Rubicon student your careers programme is based around the government's Gatsby Benchmarks:
|The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance||Careers at The Rubicon Centre will provide the following opportunities to meet this benchmark:|
|1. A stable careers programme|
Your whole-school careers programme which:
|2. Learning from career and labour market information|
|3. Addressing the needs of each pupil|
|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|
|Review Date||July 2022|
Careers Statutory Guidance: The Baker Clause
The Baker Clause stipulates that schools must allow colleges and training providers access to every student in years 8- 13 to discuss technical career path routes that are available to them.
The Baker Clause ensures that we
Are you a Training Provider or Employer?
We want to hear from you!
Please use the contact details at the top of the page to start discussing how we can work together to support the needs of young people at The Rubicon Centre.
Are you a parent or carer and want to know more?
Your child will meet twice a day with their Key Tutor. Their Key Tutor will contact you weekly, which offers the opportunity to share any queries you have. You will also be invited to half termly reviews where you may also have the opportunity to speak with your child's careers tutor.
You may also contact the Careers Leader using the information at the top of this page.
Information about post-16 study can be found in the links at the bottom of this page.