Careers Education, Impartial Advice and Guidance
We want to work with pupils and parents/carers to raise awareness of the world of work and to equip pupils with unbiased information, so that they can make good choices. Aspiration: every pupil has special skills, qualities and abilities.
We will support pupils to help them to recognise what these are and to realise the huge range of paths that they can take. It’s crucial that in today’s competitive world pupils aim high and recognise that they must explore a range of opportunities, in order to find what’s best. It’s vital to be open to finding out about different things, even if pupils think they know what they want to do. Take every opportunity provided to explore!
How Does The Values Programme Help?
Each year pupils are on a journey to find out more about their skills and qualities and the world of work. This is a live programme but in essence it incorporates:
- Explore your skills and what employees want.
- Understand behaviours for work.
- Meaningful interaction with an employer.
- Problem solving activities/changing one’s mind
- Investigate subjects linked to careers.
- Option choice support linked to aspiration.
- Decision making.
- ‘Fast Tomato’ exploration / careers advice.
- Meaningful interaction with post-16 and post-18 providers.
- ‘Which Way Now’ booklet to use in school and at home.
- Investigate the world of work and how careers change / evolve.
- Look at ‘Labour Market Information’ and identify skills needed by employers.
- Explore the different pathways to work – college / university / apprenticeships etc.
- Explicit teaching of career choice linked to specific subjects in ‘Careers Week’.
- Growth mindset work linked to resilience and aspiration.
- Meaningful encounter with employer [TBC].
- Support/advice using eClips.
- Assemblies linked to Taster Days and the need to explore opportunities – aspirations discussed too.
- Taster Day trips.
- Preparation for Mock Interviews: CV work / produced; interviews explored; communication and self-confidence lessons.
- Meaningful encounter with employer [TBC].
- Exploration of post-16 and post-18 options.
- Assemblies from a range of post-16 providers.
- Application advice and support.
- Employability skills and eClips use.
- Apprenticeships, universities, colleges and various pathways.
- Labour Market Information.
- Mock interview.
CEIAG: Careers Education, Impartial Advice and Guidance
‘Guidance, Counselling, Coaching, Care.’
CEIAG is an important part of our 5 year Values curriculum. Our aim is to raise pupil awareness of the world of work and to equip them with the information and skills to be able to make good choices. Indeed we want to empower pupils to make the right choices for their post 16 education and beyond.
Throughout the year we will use the school newsletter, letters home and this webpage to keep you informed. Should you need any advice or help, please contact us:
Sharon Lord is our Values Co-ordinator and part of her role is to manage careers advice. She is our Careers Leader. Contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Chapman is our Independent Careers Adviser.
Contact Tracey at tracey.chapman@croftonacademy .org.uk.
Kate Ashton is SLT link for Values. Contact Kate at email@example.com
Crofton Academy believes that:
- pupils will be motivated to raise their aspirations, attainments and attendance if they are offered quality and impartial information, advice and guidance about their future training and career choices;
- pupils have an entitlement to a CEIAG programme which empowers them to take control over the decisions they make relating to career pathways;
- pupils have an entitlement to CEIAG support that ensures that they all get a good start and are well prepared for the next stage in their education, training or employment;
- pupils should be taught a range of employability skills, so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training;
- clear strategies and personalised support must be provided to all pupils, in order to ensure that their aspirations are high and that the paths they take suit their academic needs; and
- advice must be transparent, impartial, shared and understood by parents (and their carers) so that informed and genuine choices can be made by the pupils and so that their destinations strongly support their career plans.