It is an individual’s progression through learning and work so it is very important that our pupils make well informed and realistic choices about their future lives and careers. Career information, education and guidance (CIEG) aims to enable young people to become effective planners and managers of their own careers, in a rapidly changing world of learning and work. Consequently we aim to help students develop the skills and confidence to make these decisions for themselves, and to manage the transitions from one stage of their education, training and work to the next. We aim to provide an effective programme of personal guidance and curriculum activities to enable them to do this.
We help our students to find out what they want to do, and who they want to be when they complete their formal education. We encourage them to think about what they love, what they are good at, and to find a career that suits their skills.
We allow our students to develop and practise the self-help skills they need to progress their own career plans and development, including making discerning use of careers information, advice and guidance, available at school and elsewhere. The Careers section of the school library is well stocked with up to date information and students have access to web-based programmes relevant to their age and requirements, as well as careers web sites and also information on post 14, post 16 and post 18 option choices.
For example; successatschool.org.
Form tutors deliver the careers programme and ensure that it is relevant to each of their tutees, advising them individually as appropriate.
We consider that it very important that students make GCSE and A-level choices relevant to their own situation. Therefore each pupil has a personal interview with the Head of Careers and access to a fully qualified advisor if needed.
All students also have the chance to be involved in many other exciting opportunities, such as the National Citizenship Scheme, Young Enterprise, Dragons Den and many varied and different events during National Careers Week.
To discover what happens at each stage please use the year group links below. Contact our careers coordinator Mrs Barham on firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any more information.