‘Every child should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain’ The National Curriculum for England DFES/ QCADFES/ QCA
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current “best practices” in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.
Hope High School is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, alternative provision, life skill development and work based learning). Hope High School has a strong track record of success with its CEIAG programme and few pupils leaving school become NEET.
The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Hope High School. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes career sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research, work-related learning and other outside agency interventions. All pupils have access to CEIAG lessons once a week.
Hope High school looks to provide high quality CEIAG by ensuring;
They have access to a range of activities that inspire young people such as employer talks, work based learning and visits to college and work placements
High quality mentoring is used to develop the character and confidence of pupils needed to build a successful career.
Build strong links with employers who can help to boost young people’s attitudes and employability skills, inform pupils about the range of roles and opportunities available and help them understand how to make this a reality.
Offer high quality work experience that properly reflects individuals’ studies and strengths, and supports the academic curriculum.
Widen access to advice on options available post-16
Provide face-to-face advice and guidance to build confidence and motivation. This should include consideration of the role that careers professionals can play in supporting pupils as one element of a varied careers programme.
Work with local authorities to identify vulnerable young people, including those with special educational needs and those at risk of not participating post-16, and the services that are available to support them.
Provide information to students about the financial support that may be available to help them stay in education post-16
Consciously work to prevent all forms of stereotyping in the advice and guidance they provide, to ensure that boys and girls from all backgrounds and diversity groups consider the widest possible range of careers, including those that are often portrayed as primarily for one or other of the sexes.