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Championing Careers Guidance in Schools Programme (CCGS)

The Championing Careers Guidance in Schools Programme is programme of work funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA).

The aim of this programme is to develop a model of excellence for delivering careers education information, advice and guidance and work related learning activities and opportunities to a diverse range of students within the former Mayoral Academies. 

The programme responds to the concern of London’s employers that too many young people leave school without the skills and knowledge required for the world of work. GLA investment has facilitated the development of new approaches in delivering school-based careers guidance to be tested and shared with London schools and policy makers. Funding to the London Academies Enterprise Trust (LAET) former Mayoral Academies (Nightingale, Aylward, Bexleyheath and Kingsley) will allow each academy to develop tailored programmes that will;

  • Raise skills and knowledge so that young people are better prepared for the world of work through the delivery of a rich and broad academic programme
  • Support progression by ensuring all students receive the education and guidance needed to go onto further and higher education, training and jobs, reducing the number of young people that end up not in education, employment or training (NEET). 
  • Promote community learning hubs through joining up efforts to improve school performance with efforts to improve adult skills. 

A high quality careers guidance offer will be embedded within the curriculum of each academy from KS3-KS5. The programmes developed will expose students to all post-16 career pathways, including apprenticeships, to ensure students understand the link between their academic studies and a successful future after they leave statutory education. 

GLA funding will also enable the academies to establish new partnerships with parents, colleges and universities, employers and the wider community to improve the outcomes of their students and increase adult skills.

By applying the model we aim to minimise the numbers of students in key stage 4 & 5 who end up not in education, employment or training (NEET), to increase the options of career pathways of students and to maximise the partnerships to deliver activities.