Key Stage 3

Intent

  • Offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance to all students from year 7 -9
  • Provide a range of career related activities to give students accurate information to aid them in their post 14 options process
  • Encourage students to be inquisitive about career pathways
  • Provide a forum for students to ask questions to education providers, employers, universities
  • Ensure all students have access to employers
  • Encourage students to participate in all career related activities that will help them form accurate perceptions of their possible future careers
  • Challenge stereotypical ideas about careers.
  • Educate students about local and national labour market information
  • Target activities to those students showing an interest within specific areas.

IMPLEMENTATION

Year 7

CIAG through Tutorial Programme – 3 hours
Employer contacts through career fair

Year 8

CIAG through Tutorial Programme – 3 hours
At least 4 employer contacts through career fair, employer talks and work visits

Year 9

CIAG through Tutorial Programme – 4 hours
Options information – 3 hours
At least 4 employer contacts through career fair, employer talks and work visits

*ef pastoral programme

All students reflect on their CIAG activities using their ‘career passport’. This allows them to record and reflect upon their current thinking in relation to future options and careers

Scholar & Most able students

In partnership with Teesside university the most able students participate in a ‘scholar’ award where they develop their independence and resilience skills which include researching and participating in careers related activities. These include university visits, including Oxbridge, employer discussions about specific jobs eg careers in geography, engineering, teaching etc.
Students identified as being most and more able (including disadvantaged students) are invited to these additional careers activities.


Key Stage 4

Intent

  • Offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance to all students from year 10 &11
  • Provide a range of career related activities to give students accurate information to aid them in their post 16 options
  •  Encourage students to be inquisitive about career pathways
  • Provide a forum for students to ask questions to education providers, employers, universities
  • Ensure all students have access to employers
  • Encourage students to participate in all career related activities that will help them form accurate perceptions of their possible future careers
  • Provide work experience for all students so that they can experience the world of work
  • Give specific advice and guidance in relation to possible post 16 routes including apprenticeship and college options

IMPLEMENTATION

Year 10

CIAG through Tutorial Programme – 3 hours
Work experience preparation (CV writing; letters; log book etc) – 3 hours
4-5 full days of work experience
At least 4 employer contacts

Year 11

CIAG through Tutorial Programme – 3 hours
Building my skills employability tutorial – 5 hours
Post 16 IAG – 6 hours

*Ref pastoral programme

We appreciate certain groups of student may need extra help and / or guidance and these groups will be targeted and given differentiated CIAG as appropriate. Groups may include disadvantaged; pupil premium; those in danger of becoming NEET; most able; EAL.

Specific activities targeted at specific groups take place throughout the year. Eg:

  • Apprenticeship IAG event (10-15 employers / training providers)
  • College / training providers open days and visits
  • Youth directions individual careers interviews
  • Visiting speakers
  • Employer visits
  • Career fairs
  • Mock interviews

* Ref CEIAG spreadsheet


Key Stage 5

Intent

  • Offer impartial careers information, advice and guidance to all students from year 12 & 13
  • Provide a range of career related activities to give students accurate information to aid them in their post 18 options
  •  Encourage students to be inquisitive about career pathways
  • Provide a forum for students to ask questions to education providers, employers, universities
  • Ensure all students have access to employers
  • Encourage students to participate in all career related activities that will help them form accurate perceptions of their possible future careers
  • Provide work experience for all students so that they can experience the world of work through the enrichment programme in year 12
  • Give specific advice and guidance in relation to possible post 18 routes
  • Provide specific university advice
  • Ensure routes are explored for students not intending on progressing to university –apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships, work

IMPLEMENTATION

Year 12

CIAG through Tutorial Programme – 10 hours
Employer contacts – at least 4 hours
Work experience – opportunities during enrichment time (2hours/week)

CIAG through Tutorial Programme – 10 hours
Employer contacts – at least 4 hours
*ref pastoral programme

Year 13

6th form CIAG is complemented by:

  1. External speakers – employers / training providers on a regular basis
  2. University visits
  3. Not going to university sessions
  4. Careers fair