The Government has increased the age at which all young people are required to remain in some form of education to 18 years; this is known as Raising the Participation Age (RPA). This is not about raising the school leaving age, our young people have a range of options as to how they can participate, they can;
- Remain in full time education, such as school sixth-form and college
- Undertake work-based learning, such as an Apprenticeship
- Work part time for more than 20 hours whilst undertaking part time education or training.
Since January 2018, all schools and colleges should follow the Gatsby Benchmarks to help improve their careers provision. Beauchamps High School adhere to these benchmarks and are continually trying to improve the range of opportunities and experiences for our students to encourage them to plan for their futures.
At Beauchamps High School, students in all Years (7-13) are actively encouraged to plan for their future. Beauchamps High School have an in-house careers advisor, Mrs Kiren Emmerson, who tailors a careers programme for each year group to ensure that students receive the best quality careers advice and guidelines. Beauchamps High School also work closely with outside agencies and careers providers to give our students the opportunity to broaden their career paths for their futures.
Beauchamps High school work closely with the Essex County Council Apprenticeship Promotion and Brokerage Hub. This department works with both employers encouraging them to employ new apprentices as well as with young people who are proactive in looking for a suitable apprenticeship. Students in year 11 & 13 who feel that apprenticeships are the way forward for them should speak to Mrs Emmerson (School Careers Advisor) as well as contact the ECC apprenticeship team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org