Careers Education and Guidance (CEG) is seen as essential to every students’ curriculum. All students have an entitlement to an appropriate programme of provision. To ensure that we are offering our students the best possible CEIAG we have, since late 2013, engaged with the Inspiring IAG Award and were awarded Stage 2 in 2016 (Matrix Approved).
At the core of our offer is the opportunity for all students to have a 1-1 careers interview with a Level 6 qualified and completely independent Careers Advisor. This usually happens during Key Stage 4 within our dedicated careers office. However, due to our thorough monitoring process and strong pastoral system we identify students in need of earlier intervention and act accordingly.
All students complete our Dream Believe Achieve programme that includes many curriculum aspects of the ACEG Framework. This framework provides guidance for schools on appropriate aims and outcomes to ensure that students are prepared for the world of further education and work. The Dream Believe Achieve programme is complemented by aspects of the Beliefs and Values scheme and numerous ‘off time table’ enrichment days.
Throughout the school we have resources signposted to students. These include:
Throughout each academic year we run a number of events and information events that serve to enhance our offer. The Post-16 Event (Futures Evening) takes place annually in September. Parents/carers and students in Year 11 are invited to attend this informative evening when post-16 colleges and work-based training providers are in attendance. In February parents are invited to an information evening about Key Stage 4 options. There is an independent careers adviser also present at this event.
There are a number of other aspects to our offer such as:
Finally, throughout the year our departments host various ‘work related’ events and allow students the chance to explore their subjects in the wider context of the world of work.
Our Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) policy is available on our policies page here.
The dedicated Assistant Headteacher for our CEIAG provision is Mr John Peet.
Students can get more detailed information from our dedicated Moodle page. However, below are offered a number of useful starting points to help: