Mrs Linda Wright – Careers Co-ordinator
Mr Andrew Cathcart - Assistant Careers Co-ordinator (UCAS)
Miss Caroline Henning - Acting Assistant Careers Co-ordinator
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is a planned programme in the curriculum that gives our pupils the knowledge and skills for planning and managing their careers. The foundations of CEIAG are:
- careers information – including learning options, skills, occupations, labour market information and progression routes
- careers advice and guidance – personalised help from specialist advisers to identify long-term goals and plan steps to attain them
- work-related learning – experiences within and outside of the curriculum that help students learn about economic well being, careers and enterprise
At Key Stage 3 pupils embark on a programme of skills and knowledge development that continues through to Key Stage 5. The focus of learning at Key Stage 3 is on skills and qualities, introducing careers management, work in the local and global sector, enterprise and entrepreneurship and the changing world of work. Prior to making their subject choices for GCSE, pupils are given the opportunity to investigate a growing career area and are given personalised information the help them select appropriate GCSE or vocational programmes.
Key Stage 4 pupils are entered for the CCEA Level 2 certificate in Employability Skills where they will learn more about business and customer awareness, enterprise through working as a team, job application skills and personal career planning.
At Key Stage 5 the focus is on personal career planning, labour market trends, career management, potential Further and Higher Education courses, CVs, job application skills and the completion of an eProgress File (CCEA). UCAS application techniques are offered for those wishing to progress to university, whilst all pupils will have the opportunity to hear guest speakers, participate in job market workshops and benefit from personal careers planning interviews.