Callywith College is committed to providing high quality careers, education, information, advice and guidance to help inspire students and to enable them to make rational informed career decisions. The College aims to meet all eight Benchmarks identified by the Gatsby Foundation.
David Baldwin, the Executive Headteacher of Churchill Community College in Wallsend, refers to “teaching through a careers lens”. He views careers as not being the responsibility of a Careers Leader and a small number of teachers, but of all staff in schools and colleges.
At Callywith College we would like all subject areas to do the following:
- Have a prominent display that links subject learning and skill development to different careers.
- Develop links with businesses and organisations.
- To invite alumni and other external speakers to come into school (virtually where an actual visit is not feasible).
- Where possible organise external visits by students to local businesses/organisations.
- Record careers learning opportunities for students in schemes of learning.
- Explore the possibility of developing real projects/challenges for students with a local business or organisation.
- Provide students with the opportunity to develop subject specific and ‘transferable skills’.
Careers Learner Journey
The Careers Learning Journey with Callywith College sets out the key careers interactions students will experience during their time at the College.
With regards to local opportunities, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is leading the way in a number of exciting developments with a range of sectors including space, geothermal engineering, mining and IT.
For more information about the business landscape within the county, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has created a ‘10 Opportunities’ booklet.
The Cornwall Careers Hub has produced two booklets that provide an insight into the labour market in Cornwall: ‘To Boldly Go’ and ‘World of Work Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’.