Trust CEIAG Strategy

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

Purpose:

  • To provide a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7-13 across the Trust.
  • To provide impartial advice and guidance so that students are aware of the different options available to them and to develop an awareness of the world of work.
  • Provide an engaging curriculum which will encourage the development of work-ready skills so that students achieve satisfaction in the world beyond secondary school.
  • Provide a differentiated and personalised programme that is appropriate to the student’s stage of career learning, planning and development.

Year 7 Provision:

  • CEIAG delivery through the pastoral tutor programme/PSMSC e.g. financial awareness and preparation for adult life – ongoing.
  • Skill development through the Passport for Life programme e.g. self-management and organisation – ongoing.
  • Careers Fair to explore profession-related options and careers information and guidance – February.
  • STEM Fair to participate in and explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-related career options (either Thales or Rapid7) - July
  • Confidence and communication group for SEND/Vulnerable students – ongoing.
  • Maiden Erlegh School careers website containing specific CEIAG information.

Year 8 Provision:

  • CEIAG delivery through the pastoral tutor programme/PSMSC e.g. financial awareness, being a consumer and the options process.
  • Careers Fair to explore profession-related options and careers information and guidance – February.
  • Year 8 Careers assembly: Choosing the right options – February.
  • Access to Fast Tomato software to provide comprehensive careers and education guidance (as part of the Options Process) – February.
  • Year 8 Options Assembly / Progress Meetings / Options Surgeries – February.
  • Year 8 advice and guidance to support appropriate option choices and future career aspirations – March.
  • Maiden Erlegh School careers website containing specific CEIAG information.

Year 9 Provision:

  • CEIAG delivery through the pastoral tutor programme/PSMSC e.g. financial awareness and careers stereotyping – ongoing.
  • Tutor sessions to explore work-ready skills and the recruitment process to include CVs and interviews.
  • Careers Fair to explore profession-related options and careers information and guidance – February.
  • A wide range of careers seminars delivered by visiting professionals to give students specific careers guidance – January and February.
  • Year 9 Careers assembly: An introduction to careers e.g. university, apprenticeships, employment and how to access information – November.
  • Follow up sessions providing specific information on the university and apprenticeship routes.
  • Access to Fast Tomato software to provide comprehensive careers and education guidance – ongoing.
  • Mock Trials
  • Maiden Erlegh School careers website containing specific CEIAG information.

Year 10 Provision:

  • CEIAG delivery through the pastoral tutor programme/PSMSC e.g. financial awareness and work-related learning – ongoing.
  • Careers Fair to explore profession-related options and careers information and guidance – February.
  • A wide range of careers seminars delivered by visiting professionals to give students specific careers guidance – January and February.
  • Access to Fast Tomato software to provide comprehensive careers and education – ongoing.
  • Year 10 Enterprise Day – July
  • Maiden Erlegh School careers website containing specific CEIAG information.

Year 11 Provision:

  • CEIAG delivery through the pastoral tutor programme/PSMSC e.g. financial awareness and getting ready for the next step – ongoing
  • Careers Fair to explore profession-related options and careers information and guidance – February.
  • A wide range of careers seminars delivered by visiting professionals to give students specific careers guidance – January and February.
  • Access to Fast Tomato software to provide comprehensive careers and education – ongoing.
  • Student attend a careers interview with Adviza to provide specific and targeted careers guidance and explore future destination choices – September to February
  • College tours and taster days organised for vulnerable students – ongoing.
  • Key Stage 5 Options Clinics – January.
  • Maiden Erlegh School careers website containing specific CEIAG information.

Year 12 Provision:

  • CEIAG delivery through the pastoral tutor programme/PSMSC e.g. financial awareness time management, UCAS, Apprenticeship, Gap Year and Employment – ongoing.
  • Careers Fair to explore profession-related options and careers information and guidance – February.
  • A wide range of careers seminars delivered by visiting professionals to give students specific careers guidance – January and February.
  • Access to Unifrog software to provide students with information regarding the best Universities and Apprenticeships for them – ongoing.
  • All students as part of their 16-19 Study Programme are to participate in 30 hours of work experience which is directly linked to their chosen careers aspirations – over 2 years.
  • The Central Berkshire Education Business Partnership (CBEBP) supports students through delivering assemblies and supporting students in securing appropriate work experience placements – ongoing.
  • Students are offered a formal careers interview with Adviza to explore destination choices and future career aspirations post Maiden Erlegh School. Aileen Sinclair discusses options in an impartial manner – ongoing.
  • Guest speakers provide targeted advice and guidance e.g. Apprenticeship workshops, completion of CVs and application forms and work-ready skills – ongoing.
  • Future Pathways Day to provide students with further information regarding future options – July.
  • Year 12 Community Service programme to develop transferable work-ready skills.
  • Our dedicated UCAS and Apprenticeship coordinator provides support and advice.
  • Maiden Erlegh School careers website containing specific CEIAG information.

Year 13 Provision:

  • CEIAG delivery through the pastoral tutor programme/PSMSC e.g. financial awareness and future options, CVs and mock interviews – ongoing.
  • Careers Fair to explore profession-related options and careers information and guidance – February.
  • A wide range of careers seminars delivered by visiting professionals to give students specific careers guidance – January and February.
  • Access to Unifrog software to provide students with information regarding the best Universities and Apprenticeships for them – ongoing.
  • University Open Days advertised on the website and leave of absence granted.
  • Half-termly Tutor Reviews of Individual Study programmes and progress towards objectives.
  • Higher Education Evening.
  • All students as part of their 16-19 Study Programme are to participate in 30 hours of work experience which is directly linked to their chosen careers aspirations – over 2 years.
  • The Central Berkshire Education Business Partnership (CBEBP) supports students through delivering assemblies and supporting students in securing appropriate work experience placements - ongoing
  • Students are offered a formal careers interview with Adviza to explore destination choices and future career aspirations post Maiden Erlegh School. Aileen Sinclair discusses options in an impartial manner – ongoing.
  • Guest speakers provide targeted advice and guidance e.g. Apprenticeship workshops, completion of CVs and application forms and work-ready skills – ongoing.
  • Year 13 Community Service programme to develop transferable work-ready skills.
  • Our dedicated UCAS and Apprenticeship coordinator provides support and advice.
  • Pastoral sessions on a Friday morning are specifically targeted to the students intended destination plan. Venues are allocated to students who are applying to University, applying for Apprenticeships, those taking a Gap Year and those applying for Employment.
  • Maiden Erlegh School careers website containing specific CEIAG information.

Impact of CEIAG Strategy:

  • All students across the Trust have access to impartial careers education and information, advice and guidance.
  • Zero NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training) at Post 16 and 18.
  • Post 16: Potential 72% application to Maiden Erlegh Sixth Form (up 7% on last year).
  • Fewer applications to other establishments than last year.
  • Post 18: 71% confirmed university applicants with a possible 14% more following gap year (the trend of students waiting for results and planning a gap year is increasing).
  • Destination and retention figures are above national – we ensure that every Y13 student has a destination by September.
  • Our employability package is complemented by PSMSC sessions and careers programme and also leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities as part of extra-curricular.
  • We have in-house advice and guidance for UCAS applicants and specialist support for medicine, Oxbridge and apprenticeships. This will be strengthened further in 2017-18 through the introduction of Unifrog software.
  • Increasing numbers moving towards apprenticeship option as they gain more publicity and due to our improved work in that area (12% this year compared with 7% last year).
  • The Enterprise Advisor has had a positive and engaging impact on students as evidenced from staff and student voice.
  • 100% of Year 11 Careers Interviews delivered via Adviza.
  • 78% students have currently completed work experience directly linked to their chosen career aspiration as part of their 16-19 study programme in Year 13.
  • 234 students signed up and participated in the programme of Careers seminars across Years 9 – 13.
  • Hugely successful Careers Fair held every year.
  • Very positive responses regarding careers provision in the parent survey re: work-readiness.
  • We work with a number of local business to support students in their preparation for the world of work (see Careers Fair and Careers Seminar lists) and have set up a programme covering all years in partnership with Thales.
  • Overhaul and significant improvement of the Careers, Work Experience and Work-Related website.