The Polygon School has a comprehensive Careers Plan covering all aspects of our pupil's needs from work experience, CV Writing, Interview Techniques, and Careers Planning Meetings.
We have a service level agreement with EBP South for Careers Advice to be provided to our pupils from Year 7 to Year 11. We have strong links with local further education (FE) colleges and organize visits through our Work-Skills sessions. Where pupils show interest we also endeavour to set up Taster Days at FE Colleges so that pupils can sample their course before they commit to it to ensure that it is the correct fit for them.
We at The Polygon School value and take huge pride in our Careers Programme and the benefits that it has for our pupils.
We have an SLA with EBP South who provide our independent Careers Advice and Guidance as well as sourcing work experience placement. With their support, we are able to offer our pupils at least seven meaningful encounters with employers in a variety of ways such as workplace visits, employer talks in school, work experience placements and careers events.
For the academic year, 2023/24 the school's career leader is Peter Rooke – Pupil Engagement Officer, The Polygon School, Handel Terrace, Southampton, SO15 2FH. Tel: 023 8063 6776.
A copy of the 2023/24 bespoke Careers programme can also be found in this section on the school website and is available to access by all stakeholders. We hold an SLA with EBP South who provide independent careers information, advice, and guidance. This information is provided to all pupils from Year 7 – Year 11. Information is also provided to parents via two parent information days (Target Setting/Review Days) held each academic year.
The school measures their progress against the Gatsby benchmarks. Our Gatsby Benchmark progress has been reviewed in September 2022 and the link for our school can be found below. This will next be reviewed in Spring 2023 . This system logs our progress against the benchmarks annually and allows us to evaluate our progress and identify areas for improvements.
We are next due to review our Gatsby Benchmark progress in Spring 2023 and will publish a link when this is completed.
Please click here for more details of our Gatsby Benchmark.