Careers Education

May 15th, 2019

Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Strategy

 

Context

Every young person should leave school best prepared for life in modern Britain. A young person’s career is the progress they make in learning and work. All young people need a planned programme of activities to help them choose pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers, learning and sustain employability throughout their lives. They also need to be well informed when making subject and career decisions.

Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) makes a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life, in order to help them make a successful transition to adulthood by:

  • Supporting young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Providing comprehensive information on all options
  • Raising aspirations
  • Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes
  • Enabling young people to sustain employment and achieve personal and economic well-being throughout their lives

Harrow Way Community School is committed to providing all its’ students with a planned programme of careers education and work-related learning activities throughout their school career, with opportunities at key transition points to access up-to-date, impartial information and expert advice and guidance.

Harrow Way is committed to maximising the benefits for students by using a whole school approach involving parents, carers, an external IAG provider, employers and other local agencies.

Harrow Way Community School’s CEIAG programmes follow the Association for Careers Education and Guidance (ACEG) Framework (April 2012), the CDI Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education and the eight Gatsby benchmarks for providing good career guidance.
Click here to view an overview of our Careers Program.

Aims

The School’s CEIAG programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Harrow Way Community School. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.

Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and which is person-centred, impartial and confidential. It will be taught by trained professionals, in partnership with the school’s Careers Advisor.

CEIAG will be integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum and will be based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. The programme will raise aspirations, challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity.

Delivery

Management
The Associate Senior Leader for Personalized Learning has strategic responsibility for the management of CEIAG, coordinates the day-to-day delivery of the CEIAG programme, coordinates work experience and has oversight of the careers advisor. There is also has access to administrative support when required.

The ASL will also oversee the structure for delivery by members of staff who have access to relevant training.

Staffing
All staff are expected to contribute to CEIAG through their roles as tutors, subject teachers and support staff. Careers Education in Year 8 is delivered through a tutorial and assembly programme prepared by the ASL and delivered by the tutor team. Lessons in Years 9-11 are delivered as part of the Careers and Personal Development Programme. These are taught by a trained team of teachers. Lessons are enriched by relevant external visitors such as representatives from Colleges, local Apprenticeship providers and local employers. The CEIAG programme is planned, monitored and evaluated annually. Impartial and accurate IAG at transition points, such as the Year 9 options process, is the responsibility of all teaching and support staff. One-to-one guidance is given to all students and their parents during an interview with a member of the senior leadership team.

The ASL is responsible for the Careers Advisor who provides specialist and impartial careers IAG on a one-to-one basis for students. The ASL and Heads of Year ensure that key groups such as Statemented students, students with Special Educational Needs, Looked After Children, those with poor attendance, traveller children and students from Black Minority and Ethnic groups are prioritised in their access to a one- to-one Careers Guidance Interviews.

Curriculum
The CEIAG programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research activities and work-related learning. Year 10 students receive Provider Assemblies, College taster days, 5 day Work Experience together with access to a careers fair for parents and students.

Partnerships
The policy recognises the range of partners that support the CEIAG offer within Harrow Way Community School. These include:

  • Work Experience Health and safety checks provided through a service level agreement negotiated between the school and Hampshire County Council.
  • Close liaison with post 16 providers and higher education institutions including Assemblies and access to Parent Evenings to provide regular access for Parents and Students to up to date information.
  • Access Employers and training providers.
  • Parents and carers.

Funding
Funding is allocated in the annual budget planning round in the context of whole school priorities and particular needs in the CEIAG area. The ASL is responsible for the effective deployment of resources.

Staff Development
Staff training needs are identified as part of the school performance management cycle. The school will endeavour to meet training needs within a reasonable period of time.

Impact Measurement

The CEIAG programme is reviewed and evaluated annually by the ASL as part of the school self-evaluation process. A report is submitted to the Senior Leadership Team termly and the Governors annually.

Destination data is annually reviewed.

The service level agreement with Hampshire County Council is reviewed annually.

Career, Employability and Enterprise Education Activities

 

Year Group Objectives Provisions Evaluation of Impact
7 Provide opportunities for students to meet employers, find out about their careers and inspire them.

Identify Student Aspirations to Inform Year 8.

Careers Week Activities.
Careers Week Tutor Activities.
Student Voice in the Summer identifies student aspirations to inform planning for Year 8.
8 Option choices through tutor periods, assemblies and careers scheme of work. SLT interviews with parents and students.

Update of student aspirations from year 7 and providing them with further opportunities to meet with employers, find out about their careers and inspire during Careers Week

Provide students with the opportunity to research careers they may be interested in and discover the qualifications that are required.

Aspirations of Higher ability and disadvantaged students raised through university trips.
Students identified as possible

Aspirations meeting with each Tutor group led by Andover College Ambassadors

Student aspiration record- Catalogue of student aspirations which is updated from year 7

Careers Week Activities

Careers week tutor activities- What qualifications are needed for different careers?
Where can you find this information?

University Futures days- Selected students (Higher ability and disadvantaged) provided with opportunity to visit a local university in order to raise aspiration and awareness of higher education.

Student Voice in the Summer identifies student aspirations to inform planning for Year 8

Feedback from the Bath University futures days identifies that students who were not considering university as an option now have raised aspirations and have an enhances awareness of what university is like.

9 Provide opportunities encounters with employers and employees.

Provide Off-site experiences of workplaces.

Provide Discrete Careers Lessons.

Provide Money management Sessions.

National Careers Week Event.

Discrete Careers Lessons.

Preparation for Options Evenings through Assemblies.

Provide opportunities to meet Further/ Higher Education Providers at Options Evening.

Careers Week.

Activities and Tutor Activities.

Discrete Careers Lessons.

Preparation for Options Evenings through 1-2-1 meetings, tutor talks and assemblies.

Higher Education Providers at Options Evening.

Further Education Providers at Parents Evening.

Student Voice in the Summer identifies student aspirations to inform planning for Year 10.

Feedback from visits and visitors.

Student feedback identifies that they know where they can access careers information.

All year 9 students have a first draft of a CV and receive written feedback.

Career Pilot usage

10 Provide regular encounters with employers and employees both in school and through off-site experiences of workplaces.

Discrete Careers Lessons preparing students for Post 16.

Further & Higher Education Providers running Yr10 Assemblies during Careers Week.

Further & Higher Education Providers Attend Parents Evening.

Work Experience Information Evening, for Parents supported by an assembly for students. All relevant information available for parents.

National Careers Week Event.

Further Education Provider Assemblies.

Apprenticeship session with ASK.

Interview Preparation.

Work Experience Week.

Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July 2019.

Careers Week
Activities and Tutor Activities
Student Voice in the Summer identifies student aspirations to inform planning for Year 11.

Students supported through 1-2-1 careers interviews.

Students recognise possibilities and availabilities open to the m once they leave in year 11.

11 Provide regular encounters with employers and employees both in school and through off-site experiences of workplaces.

Discrete Careers Lessons preparing students for Post 16.

Further & Higher Education Providers running Yr10 Assemblies during Careers Week.

Further & Higher Education Providers Attend Parents Evening.

National Careers Week Event.

Further Education Provider Assemblies.

Interview Preparation.

Careers Week – Activities and Tutor Activities.

Discrete Careers Lessons.

Preparation for Options Evenings through 1-2-1 meetings, tutor talks and assemblies.

Higher Education Providers at Options Evening.

Further Education Providers at Parents Evening.

Student Voice in the Summer identifies student aspirations to inform planning for Year 11.

Students supported through 1-2-1 careers interviews.

Students recognise possibilities and availabilities open to the m once they leave in year 11.

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