Dover College, Effingham Crescent, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom, CT17 9RH
All students are entitled to careers education, information, advice, and guidance as part of their Dover College journey, and our careers programme has been developed to meet the needs of all pupils, for however long they are with us. We are committed to ensuring that our pupils acquire the necessary values, skills, and knowledge to appropriately develop and manage their careers learning and aspirations. Our careers programme ensures that all pupils are able to make informed, independent, and ambitious decisions at each key transition point. They leave us equipped with the confidence and skills needed to help them navigate their chosen pathway and the world of work. Pupils receive a comprehensive programme of careers education delivered through tutorials, workshops, assemblies, Laborem in subject lessons and in one-off events.
The careers programme for Prep School and Senior School is presented in the form of their journey through education into the wider world.
Our Careers programme ensures all pupils:
All pupils are entitled to, and will receive:
The Gatsby Benchmarks
The objectives of our Careers programme are mapped against the Gatsby Foundation Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance and are as follows:
We have developed our careers provision over the last 18 months to ensure that we meet, and continue to meet all eight of the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Click here to read how we meet The Gatsby Benchmarks.
Impact Measurement & Evaluation
We continually measure and assess the impact of our careers programme by collecting and evaluating feedback from a variety of stakeholders including pupils, staff, parents, and providers.
A programme of monitoring and self-assessment is in place and the careers provision is reviewed annually using collected data and the Compass evaluation tool. We measure the effectiveness of the programme with reference to our destinations data in comparison to national and equivalent figures.
We are currently working towards the Investor in Careers Quality in Careers Award which will ensure excellence in provision for all our pupils.