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If you would like view the CEIAG Policy, please check click here.

Compass Careers Benchmark Tool can be viewed here.

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

Education:

The main programme of careers events and activities is summarised below:

Year 7: Students learn about jobs in the north east, how to write a letter and complete an application form and learn about unusual jobs.

Year 8: Students learn about personal branding and how to promote a positive self-image, how to write a CV, understanding labour laws and how to access National Careers Service.

Year 9: Students learn about qualification routes, apprenticeships, vocational courses and A-levels.

Year 10: Students get introduced to our work experience programme, have a week out of school on a work placement and reflect on the skills and experiences they have developed during their placement.

Year 11: Students recap the different post 16 routes, learn about skills that employers are expecting them to develop and what employee recruitment is all about. All year 11 students participate in the Building My Skills programme delivered by Esh Group.

Year 12: Students are introduced to employability and careers during the first half term of the tutorial programme. All students also attend talks as part of this process from universities and employers delivered by external providers to raise awareness of post 16 options. Students build a portfolio which is reviewed weekly with tutors during morning registration.

Year 13: Students recap employability and careers guidance given in Y12. All students attend talks on writing personal statements, delivered my external providers as well as attend talks and sessions from university providers and business employers. Similar to Y12 students, Y13 will begin to build a portfolio of enrichment, careers and subject progression that will be reviewed weekly with tutors during morning registration.

In addition regular events are organised for students throughout the school year, including an annual Careers Fair, STEM related projects with local employers Cummins Inc, Enterprise projects, Mock Interview Day, subject-related in school talks led by employers and colleges/universities and visits to various careers and skills events and local colleges and universities.

All the above aim to provide students with information about the breadth of careers and study options available. For more information please see Egglescliffe School’s CEIAG Policy.

Impact:

We are proud to deliver a wide and varied careers programme to students, and the school is well above the national average when comparing the programme to the Gatsby Benchmarks. The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. Our current results using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool can be viewed here.