Welcome to Ousedale Careers Information Advice & Guidance
We are committed to giving quality impartial information, advice and guidance to all students from years 7-13 by educating them on future opportunities and potential career paths based on their individual needs. Encouraging students to recognise and embrace their own distinct set of characteristics, skills and knowledge. Allowing students to make informed career choices based on Labour Market Information, including the different study options available and necessary qualifications required.
Ousedale undertake a varied programme of careers education and incorporate this into the curriculum. All activities are designed to develop student’s self-awareness and develop employability skills whilst enhancing their knowledge of different career sectors and roles. We hold a variety of career events which include employer engagement, National event visits, one to one career sessions, group work and assemblies. These are outlined in our Careers Plan 2020/21. Please note all events and trips are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19. We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible, virtually, during this unprecedented time.
All students will have a one to one meeting about their career routes and post 16 options. We openly encourage them to engage with us on a regular basis to obtain the information and support they need.
An appointment can be requested by a student at any time, or by staff members or parents.
The Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) team are as follows:
Donna Montague (Careers Manager) Newport Pagnell and Olney*
Leigh Gibson Careers and Work Experience Adviser – Newport Pagnell*
Melanie Gibbard Careers and Work Experience Adviser – Olney*
*Please note all Careers staff work flexibly across both campuses
If you feel a careers guidance interview would be beneficial and would like to book an appointment, please e-mail Careers@ousedale.org.uk
If you are a past student who is willing to share your careers story with our current student please complete the Alumni form and declaration. This will be used as a motivational tool to help inspire and prepare our students for the world of work. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Donna Montague via Careers@ousedale.org.uk
Ousedale measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils by gathering feedback from students following one to one sessions and events. Students' outcomes and final destinations are also monitored.
Updated September 2020
Policies reviewed annually.