Careers and IAG

Careers Education and Guidance

Introduction

We are committed to providing a careers education and guidance (CEG) entitlement for all students.  We believe that CEG can improve the self-esteem and motivation of students to learn and to achieve.

The CEG programme is run by Mrs P Hissey, the Careers Co-ordinator.  She can be contacted on 01708 630002 ext 127.

Students are provided with careers education and guidance which is:-

  • Independent and impartial.
  • Integrated within their overall education and structured to provide help at decision points and to meet their continuing needs.
  • Based on the principle of equal opportunities.
  • Confidential and respects personal information disclosed by the individual.

The Aim of the Programme is:-

  • To prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
  • To enable students to develop skills, attitudes and abilities that will enable them to be effective in a variety of adult occupations and roles.
  • To help students develop career awareness and enable them to manage personal career development.
  • To enable students to handle careers information and assist them in making informed choices.
  • To enable students to experience the world of work.
  • To enable students to manage transitions in their lives, such as the change from school to college, apprenticeships or work with training.

The Academy will work with students in making plans and carrying them through. The programme is designed to help them:-

  • Know themselves better.
  • Become more aware of the opportunities open to them.
  • Prepare for making good decisions

During Years 7 & 8 students have the following opportunities:-

  • Use of the Academy careers library which contains a range of information on key career paths, further education and careers guidance books.
  • Access to Kudos Careers Software.
  • Student support meetings with Careers Co-ordinator.
  • Study careers, jobs and occupations.

During Year 9 students have the following opportunities:-

  • An Options Evening in the spring term, which is designed to assist them in making subject choices for Years 10 and 11.
  • Use of the Academy careers library which contains a range of information on key career paths, further education and careers guidance books.
  • Individual careers interviews with Prospects Careers Advisor.
  • Use the internet to search likely careers paths.
  • Provision of options and careers information booklets.
  • Access to Kudos Careers Software.
  • Student support meetings with Careers Co-ordinator.

During Year 10 students have the following opportunities:-

  • Individual careers interviews with Prospects Careers Advisor.
  • Student support meetings with Careers Co-ordinator.
  • Use of the Academy careers library which contains a range of information on key career paths, further education and careers guidance books.
  • Access to Kudos Careers Software.

During Year 11 students have the following opportunities:-

  • Undertake one-week period of work experience.
  • An individual interview with a careers consultant which parents/carers can attend.
  • A College Transfer Evening on choices for Years 12 for students and parents/carers.
  • Use of the Academy careers library which contains a range of information on key career paths, further education and careers guidance books.
  • Access to Kudos Careers Software.
  • Student support meetings with Careers Co-ordinator.
  • Produce Action Plan for Post-16 options.
  • Understand how to market themselves to prospective selectors and recruiters (e.g. producing a
  • CV, letter of application, interview skills).

Work Experience for Year 11 students

All pupils have the opportunity to participate in Work Experience, which lasts for one week at the end of year 11.