CAREERS INFORMATION

Our vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed

Being an education establishment, we follow the Gatsby Benchmarks. These 8 Benchmarks are the foundation of our Careers Programme. Our provision is inspected and audited by the Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. This tool is used by schools and colleges in England to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice. As recommended by Gatsby Benchmark 1, we plan to review the published Careers information on an annual basis, inviting feedback from key stakeholders.

The Careers Department coordinates a fantastic variety of activities, visits and events tailored specifically for each year group. These include; lessons and workshops integrated into the curriculum, assemblies, guest speakers, work experience schemes, practice interviews with real employers, external visits, FE / HE / Training provider talks, Careers Fair and Apprenticeship talks.

Careers Programme 2021-22

Ringwood School – Provider Access Policy 2021-2022

This policy sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Please click here to read our Provider Access Statement in full. The School uses Compass + to record, measure and evaluate the careers programme. This tool along with analysing destination data and surveys are then used to measure the programmes impact. In addition, where appropriate, the views of students and parents will be surveyed after key events. Ringwood School maintains accurate destination data for Year 11 and 13 leavers.

DESTINATION DATA

Ringwood School Year 11 Leavers.

Destination 2021 2020 2019
Sixth Form 136 134 127
College 86 106 97
Other Education eg Traineeship 0 0 1
Training 0 0 0
Employment eg Apprenticeship 12 4 14
Total 234 244 239
Destination 2019 2020
Sixth Form 127 134
College 97 106
Other Education eg Traineeship 1 0
Training 0 0
Employment eg Apprenticeship 14 4
Total 239 244

Ringwood School Year 13 Leavers

Year 2021 2020 2019
Higher Education 68% 72% 52%
Further Education 2% 4% 1%
Gap Year 15% 18%
Employment 11% 23% 22%
Apprenticeships 4% 1% 7%

Year 11 Leavers from Ringwood School compared to Hampshire.

Types of programmes studied 2021

Programme Type Ringwood School Hampshire
Total Percentage Total Percentage
Level 3 – A levels 145 66% 6500 51%
Level 3 – Technical 36 16% 2758 22%
Level 2 – GCSEs 0 0% 154 1%
Level 2 – Technical 32 15% 2396 18%
Level 1 – Technical 7 3% 769 6%
Other Educational Course including Traineeships 0   231 2%
Education Total 220 100% 12808 100%