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Careers Education – An Overview

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Careers Education, Impartial Advice and Guidance CEIAG

Careers Leader: Miss Lord

Careers Adviser: Tracey Chapman (Tuesday and Thursday)

SLT Careers Link: Mrs Ashton

We want to work with you to make you aware of the world of work and to equip you with unbiased information, so that you can make good choices.

Aspiration: every one of you has special skills, qualities and abilities. We will support you to help you to recognise what these are and to realise the huge range of paths that you can take. It’s crucial that in today’s competitive world you aim high and recognise that you must explore a range of opportunities, in order to find what’s best for you. It’s vital to be open to finding out about different things, even if you think you know what you want to do. Take every opportunity provided to explore!

How Does Our Careers Programme Help  You? Take a look:

Careers Programme

Crofton Academy is working hard to ensure that all pupils are able to explore the world of work and are able to receive impartial support to enable them to make informed and aspirational choices for their futures. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a set of standards that underpin an excellent CEIAG provision.

Gatsby Benchmarks:

Benchmark 1Benchmark 2Benchmark 3Benchmark 4
A stable careers programmeLearning from careers and labour market in formationAddressing the needs of each studentLinking curriculum learning with careers
Benchmark 5Benchmark 6Benchmark 7Benchmark 8
Encounters with employers and employeesEncounters of workplacesEncounters of higher and further educationPersonal Guidance

We aim to meet these benchmarks through a range of experiences and opportunities for pupils in Y7-Y11. This is obviously a ‘live’ programme and is evaluated and modified as opportunities take place and become available. Our Personal Development Programme has explicit links to this work for each year group. Indeed we meet the benchmarks through: drop down days; assemblies; registration activities; encounters with employers and post 16 providers; trips and extra curricular experiences; student leadership opportunities; department involvement across school; opportunities to explore at open evening/taster events and career fairs; personal guidance with a qualified careers advisor, alongside virtual work that takes place in school and is sent to pupils and parents . Careers Specialist Investigator cards will be introduced from September 2021 to encourage pupils to explore the World of Work.

Year GroupCEIAG Learning and activities: more specific details can be found on the Personal Development ProgrammeBench marks across the year
7Citizenship Day: Behaviour for work and strengths for employment
Wider World Day: Industry Insights; values, roles and behaviours in a company
Registration: Careers week activities; Apprenticeship week activities
Assemblies: Equality and diversity; E-safety
Wellbeing Wednesday: introduction to Careerpilot and eClips; resilience; organisation; power of words
Google Classroom: careers related resources including links to job of the week (MyPath), Barclays lifeskills, careerpilot, eCLIPS and WOWshow.
Resources posted on Google Classroom linked to careers week, apprenticeship week and employability
B1 B2 B3
B5
8Citizenship Day: Careers and choices;LMI & working life.
Wider World Day: Employment and the Law; explore apprenticeships.
Registration: Careers week activities; Apprenticeship week activities
Assemblies: Aspiration, pride & confidence; SEAL
Wellbeing Wednesday: Resilience; further work on Careerpilot and eCLIPS
Give Construction a Try
Google classroom: careers related resources including links to job of the week (MyPath), Barclays lifeskills, careerpilot, eCLIPS and WOWshow.
Resources posted on Google Classroom linked to careers week, apprenticeship week and employability
Encounter with employer/employees for all pupils TBC
B1 B2 B3
(B5 TBC)
9Be Safe & Healthy Day: Spectrum
Citizenship Day: Prison Me No Way
Wider World Day: Careers and Aspirations; working life and LMI. Industry Insights; Career Advisor introduction & Choices at 16 work; Meet post 16 providers/career fair. Rights and responsibilities incl Equality Act; respect; Unions and HR. Careerpilot and eClips used alongside World or Work & Barclay Life skills.
Active Studies lessons: work with Engie linked to finance.
Registration: Careers week activities; Apprenticeship week activities
Dept Lessons: Curriculum links to employment opportunities and job roles/aspiration.
Wellbeing Wednesday: Resilience; mindset (fixed v growth) – aspiration and initiative; further work on Careerpilot and eCLIPS.
Give Construction a Try
Google Classroom: careers related resources including links to job of the week (MyPath), Barclays lifeskills, careerpilot, eclips and WOWshow.
Resources posted on Google Classroom linked to careers week, apprenticeship week and employability
B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B7 B8
10Be Safe & Healthy Day: Spectrum
Wider World Day: Employability Skills & rights and responsibilities at work; apprenticeships; interviews and CV success workshops; resilience and mental wellbeing. Virtual work experience introduction: Speakers for School
Careers Day: Virtual work experience; alumni presentation linked to apprenticeships and aspiration; employability skills/soft skills/CVs/interview recap/post-16 options with our Careers Advisor.
English/Maths lessons: CV writing; equality act.
Registration: Careers week activities; Apprenticeship week activities
Wellbeing Wednesday: Further work on Careerpilot and eCLIPS
Personal Guidance interviews begin with Careers Advisor
Taster Days
Mock Interviews TBC
Google Classroom: careers related resources including links to job of the week (MyPath), Barclays lifeskills, careerpilot, eclips and WOWshow.
Resources posted on Google Classroom linked to careers week, apprenticeship week and employability. Careers related opportunities that arise including virtual careers fairs, university activities to support students in future planning
B1 B2 B3 B5 B6 B7 B8
11Wider World Day: careers fair; Yorkshire Water talk linked to opportunities in businesses and aspirations, qualities and skills. Natwest Career Sense workshop; mental wellbeing for work & coping strategies.
Registration: Careers week activities
Assemblies: Range of post 16 and beyond providers in term 1. Initiative. E-safety linked to what employers see etc.
Wellbeing Wednesday: Finding a happy career; equality and diversity linked to the workplace/rights; all about apprenticeships; University options; further work on Careerpilot and eCLIPS
New College Excellence Academy
Personal Guidance interviews with Careers Advisor
After school: extra support linked to post 16 applications
Google Classroom: careers related resources including links to job of the week (MyPath), Barclays lifeskills, careerpilot, eCLIPS and WOWshow.
Resources posted on Google Classroom linked to careers week, apprenticeship week and employability. Careers related opportunities that arise including virtual careers fairs, university activities to support students in future planning. All resources from colleges are also posted in google classroom along with opportunities for virtual work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.
B1 B2 B3 B5 B7 B8

Tracey is our Careers Adviser and is the most up-to-date regarding impartial advice and guidance.


Look at the Careers Section on our school webpage. Apprentice opportunities advice is on the school website alongside Labour Market Information. Guides on how to use eClips and Fast Tomato are also on there!