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Investor in Careers 

At Platanos College, we have a commitment to providing a high quality, impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to our pupils. 

 
We are a member of the Investors in Careers Awarding Body, which ensures quality in careers guidance.
 
We are part of the Lambeth Careers Cluster working with other local schools and employers to enable pupils to gain access to a range of career events and opportunities and learn about the world of work in different environments and professions.
Our careers advice is a bespoke programme tailored to the needs of pupils at different stages of their education.
 
 
Investor in Careers Award
 

In September 2016, Platanos College, along with 16 other Lambeth schools, were invited to participate in the European Social Funded Career Cluster Project. This included the opportunity for the school to work towards achieving the Investors in Careers Award.

The Investors in Careers Award is designed as a development tool to help raise standards and recognise excellence in careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

It is developed to enable schools to demonstrate that it meets the DfE statutory requirements. It is also recognised as meeting the Quality in Careers Standard.

To achieve the award, schools must complete three stages:

Stage 1 Commitment Certificate – Achieved December 2016

Stage 2 Intermediate Certificate – Achieved July 2017

Stage 3 Full Award – will be completed Summer 2018

The Investors in Careers Award has supported the school’s opportunity to further expand their involvement with businesses, potentially creating partnerships with over 16 businesses and linking pupils’ education with the world of work.

Click here to view our Intermediate Certificate.

 
Policy
 
We have a clear policy outlining our careers support available to our pupils. If parents/carers have any questions regarding our policy or if you would like further information, a hard copy or a more accessible version of the policy, please contact us. Appointments can be made with staff at the school if necessary.
 
Click here for our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy (pdf).
 

 

Useful Information for Parents/Carers and Pupils
 
Year 11 careers drop-in sessions are held on Mondays at Platanos College. Click here for further details.
 
Click here for the Year 11 parents' fact sheet.
 
The Careers Timetable for autumn term 2018 can be found here.
 
Chelsea Academy Sixth Form's open evening 2018 information is available here.
 
For information about St. Francis Xavier Student Experience, click here.

To view the 2016 ranking of the A-Level schools in London and a list of all London Sixth Forms and Colleges, click here.
 
For a list of University Technical Colleges, click here
 
Click here for information on what you can do as a parent/carer to support your child.

 

 

Forthcoming Events
 
Platanos College Careers Fair on Wednesday 7 November 2018, 4pm - 6pm. Click here for further information.
 
Chelsea Academy Sixth Form's open evening is on Thursday 15 November 2018 (6 - 8pm). Click here for further details.
 
The What Career Live event takes place on 12 & 13 October 2018 at Olympia London (free entry). Click here for further details.
 
Click here for information on the upcoming Lambeth Careers Day on the 4th July 2018.
 
Click here to see our careers timetable for the Summer Term 2018.
 
Click here for information on the upcoming BASE Jobs Fair on the 24th May 2018.

Click here to see our careers timetable for the Spring Term 2018.
 
For information on Sixth Form and College open events, click here.

 

 

Careers News
 
IntoUniversity, 5th July 2018 
Throughtout the academic year, pupils from all year groups take part in the IntoUniversity programme. Into University provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. Each local centre offers an innovative programme that supports young people to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. Initiatives running as part of the IntoUniversity programme include Choosing Success, Maths in the City, Leadership in Focus and A Day of University.

 

 
Kidzania, 23rd March 2018 

Our Year 8 pupils went to the fabulous Kidzania; a place where everyone has the opportunity to gain work experience in a range of sectors. To read further, click here.

 

Social enterprise programme, 16th March 2018

A 3-day tech social enterprise programme is taking place in Brixton for 14-18 year olds over the April holiday. For more details, click here

 
Lambeth Year 10 parents' event, 19th February 2018
The borough of Lambeth in partnership with Lambeth College and London South Bank University invite Year 10 parents to an event which hopes to give a better understanding of careers and education information. For more information, click here.

Students have access to many activities which enable them to develop their leadership skills and consider future career opportunities. (Ofsted, 2014)