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Deepings receives top award for careers education

The Deepings School has been recognised for achieving excellence in its Careers, Employability and Enterprise programme by securing the Quality in Careers Standard – Career Mark – Platinum Award

This makes The Deepings the first school in Lincolnshire to receive the Platinum Award and one of only three who have done so in the whole of the UK. It has held external recognition for its CEIAG programme for 15 consecutive years.

The latest award was made following an external portfolio assessment and an on-site visit by an assessor, who met with key members of staff and groups of students to discover more about the programme and how it supports students with decision making and careers planning. The assessor commended The Deepings’ commitment to this element of its students’ education, and singled-out the contribution of Careers & Events Manager, Linda Taylor, to its continued success.

An official presentation was made by local MP John Hayes, who congratulated the school for its hard work and achievements and was keen to talk to the students about their career aspirations.

Attending the presentation were: John Ambrose from the awarding body Complete Careers; Harry Norman, Managing Director from OAL (Olympus Automation Limited) one of many local businesses that have been working closely with the school to support careers and work-related activities; Deputy Head Ian Ladley; and two Year 11 students who were involved in the assessment interviews, Katie Hand and Sam Jacklin.

Pictured above, left to right: Ian Ladley, John Ambrose, Linda Taylor, John Hayes MP, Katie Hand, Harry Norman, Sam Jacklin.
Photograph by David Pearson courtesy of I'd rather be in Deeping magazine.

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