Virtual Open Evening
Ludlow CE School - Open Evening - move to a virtual event Following a discussion with Shropshire Headteachers, we have made the decision to cancel the Open Evening as a live, face-to-face event, next Wednesday 29th September. Although our number of Covid-19 cases is currently not high in number, the local community (and upper KS2 children, particularly) have higher numbers, and so it is not in anyone's best interests to host an evening that could become a "super spreader" event. We will hold a virtual event from 1st October, on our school website: www.ludlowschool.com We are very disappointed that our Open Evening cannot take place as planned, but we have taken this decision in, what we believe to be, the best interests of the wellbeing of the school and the community. Please do contact the school with any queries. Many thanks, Paula Hearle
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
At Ludlow CE School, our careers education programme provides our students with the opportunity to plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational. It promotes equality of opportunity, celebrates diversity and challenges stereotypes.
Careers education begins early in Key Stage 3, being explicitly delivered though focus days and the PSHE curriculum time, to ensure our students are able to make well-informed choices for post-14 and post-16 pathways. A designated teacher manages CEIAG, developing the programme around the eight Gatsby benchmarks for ensuring best practice, and to meet the requirements of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance 2021. Please see the related document for an introduction from our Careers Lead.
The programme includes a Careers Convention for Key Stage 3 and 4, where students have the opportunity to meet and talk with people from a variety of local colleges, apprenticeship providers, the National Citizenship Service, employers, health care and the armed services. We also have calendared visits for external speakers, who come in to work with students. This can include: local colleges, employers, employees, and ex-students, alongside the Forces, staff from the NHS, and the Nationwide, who help students to understand how to manage their money, alongside exploring careers in business, banking and finance.
The GCSE options process is underpinned by an understanding of education and career pathways through the Planning My Future Day in Year 9, and students are encouraged to access an online advice program. Parents and carers are also engaged early in the option selection process; our GCSE Information Evening allows parents and carers, and their children, to find out about courses, and the opportunities they allow.
We ensure every student has an experience of further education through a college taster day in Year 10, and a number of college-based enrichment workshops through Key Stage 4. Visits to Higher Education establishments are also offered with support from the AimHigher programme. All Year 9 are able to visit one of two Birmingham-based universities, and KS4 More Able students have the opportunity to visit two Oxford University colleges.
We employ an independent careers advisor, with many years of experience working in schools locally, to ensure every Year 11 student has at least one meeting early in the final year to ensure they have a clear plan. Some students receive a bespoke package of more regular guidance, to ensure they make a successful transition post-16. We continue to provide our students with an experience of work through a Work Experience week for students in Year 10, although this has been suspended during Covid-19 restrictions.
The linked documents will give you more detail about our careers education programme at Ludlow CE School, and the Parents’ Guide to Post-16 Options is a useful summary of the choices available for your child.
- Welcome from the Careers Lead.pdf (396KB pdf file)
- CEIAG Policy Statement (454KB pdf file)
- Ludlow and Hereford Coll application TEMPLATE.pdf (5.4MB pdf file)
- Useful websites.pdf (440KB pdf file)
- Year 11 Careers Newsletter #1 10th September 2021 (522KB pdf file)
- Year 11 Careers Newsletter #2 17th September 2021 (535KB pdf file)
- Year 11 Careers Newsletter #3 24th September 2021.pdf (531KB pdf file)
- A Parents’ Guide to Post-16 Career Options Sept2021 (639KB pdf file)