All students receive Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to prepare them for key transition points in Year 9 and Year 11 and as an important part of preparation for their future working life. Our aim is to provide informative and impartial advice and guidance for all students.
In Key Stage 3, Year 7, 8 and 9 students will be taught a programme of Careers Education as part of their PSHCE lessons and tutor sessions. In Year 9, students will be supported through the options process as they make the transition to Key Stage 4. There will be assemblies, meetings with parents and guidance booklets. Where required, students will have interviews with members of staff, which parents can attend, if they wish. In Year 10, all students have the opportunity to participate in Work Experience, to help prepare them for their future working life. Assemblies and tutor work will also focus on careers education. In Year 11, all students will have a weekly CEIAG lesson to help them prepare for their transition to Post-16 courses and to prepare them for their future working life and careers. All Year 11 students will also receive at least one face to face careers interview with a qualified and impartial careers advisor.
The PSHCE and CEIAG lessons will be supported by a range of educational visits and Deep Learning Day activities. SEN and vulnerable students will have additional support to prepare them for their Year 9 and post-16 transitional point choices. Including; meetings with school staff, specialist careers advisors, meetings with parents and visits to colleges, where appropriate.