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Careers Education Policy

Careers Programme 2022-23

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Aylesbury Grammar School

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is integral to the education of our students at Aylesbury Grammar School. Our provision for careers education is delivered through curriculum learning, dedicated talks, workshops and events, as well as one-to-one or group meetings with staff and Laura Franklin an independent careers advisor.

Any employers or individuals who would like to contribute towards our careers programme should contact our Higher Education and Careers Leader, Mr Matthew Jones (Sept 2022 – July 2023)  or Laura Adams (July 2023 onwards) via 

AGS is committed to providing all students in Years 7 – 13 with a programme of careers activities and supporting activity in line with the eight Gatsby benchmarks. These benchmarks are intended to ensure best practice and to meet the requirements of the Department for Education’s statutory guidance 2018.

The Gatsby Benchmarks

The school works towards meeting the the Gatsby Benchmarks, a series of objectives set out to ensure that all students recieve good careers guidance before leaving education. The Gatsby Benchmarks originated in a research report (Good Career Guidance) from the Gatsby Foundation in 2013.
  • 1. A stable careers programme
  • 2. Learning from career and labour market information
  • 3. Addressing the needs of each student
  • 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • 5. Encounters with employers and employees
  • 6. Experience of work places
  • 7. Encounters with further and higher education
  • 8. Personal guidance

Information for Students and Parents

Some other websites that can be used to search for opportunities, explore careers and apprenticeship opportunities and gain experience within local businesses are:

Information for Employers

Aylesbury Grammar School is excited to work with employers, further education and higher education provider and colleges to provide learning opportunities and expertise through encounters in school through assemblies, lectures and classrooms. Employers interested in working with the school to deliver such valuable experiences should contact the Careers Leader.

Careers Newsletters

The Classroom to Careers Newsletter is published by the Bucks Careers Hub on a monthly basis. It contains interesting information on opportunities and pathways that are available in the area or nationally.


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