Careers Road Map at Sanders Draper

At Sanders Draper we recognise the importance of working with students to ensure they are provided with a CEIAG programme which will equip them with the skills required to follow their chosen career pathway. The focus is on career and option choice, raising aspirations and achievement of individual students and equipping them with the skills, attributes, knowledge and understanding required to manage their own career progress. We are also endeavour to meet all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks by the end of 2020.

The Careers Lead, Mrs M Shread, oversees the Career's Programme. The overarching objective is to give students access to a stable careers education programme which will:

  • Promote employability skills

  • Give an understanding of education, training, employment and apprenticeship routes

  • Explore individual post 16 options

  • Provide opportunities for day trips to colleges & universities

  • Provide employer talks within school

  • Give advice on building a CV and practising interview techniques

To all employers and businesses in Havering and the surrounding areas, Sanders Draper would be keen to make career links between our school and your business. If you would be interested in providing careers support to our students please contact Mrs M Shread.

Provider Access Policy

This section statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose 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. All students in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;

  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;

  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Opportunities for access can come through a number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, that offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers. Opportunities beyond dovetailing our published programme are also welcome.

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Lead or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the school.

Any provider, and any individual, wishing to discuss further CEIAG should contact: or ring 01708443068

Look at these websites for useful information on careers: (go to career journey tab)


Students who would prefer to earn whilst they learn and are interested in doing an apprenticeship are advised to register on the 'Find an Apprenticeship' Website

Apprenticeships - Information, registration and apprenticeship opportunities:

Students need to be aware that apprenticeships still require good GCSE qualifications and are very competitive.

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