Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at NSfG aims to prepare students for the changing demands of the employment market, actively linking with national requirements and guidance for careers education, information and advice. Working in partnership with employers, further and higher education providers and external agencies we are able to support all our students in achieving their own personal career aspirations.
The journey begins in year 7 through various aspirational workshops and activities, inspiring students to dream of what could be, and what they could achieve. This theme continues through years 8 and 9 through activities, events and trips linking with local universities and industry professionals.
In years 10 and 11 our focus progresses to supporting students in taking the next step on their journey; making plans and putting them into action to secure positive post-16 destinations.
All NSfG students are able to access careers information, advice and guidance from our in-house professionally qualified careers advisers offering impartial support through career choices and learning pathways.
Careers advisor drop-in service (break times, lunchtimes and after school)
Information on the careers noticeboards as well as online resources such as Career Pilot and Start which can help them when researching their career aspirations and options.
All students with SEND are seen by the careers advisor at least once in Year 10 and Year 11 to assist with transition planning.
All students receive a written summary of their appointment including action points and resources for further research. Our careers advisor attends review meetings when possible.
Students in receipt of Pupil Premium funding:
Personalised support will be given to these students and they will all be seen at least once by the careers advisor during Year 10 & Year 11. All students receive a written summary of their appointment including action points and resources for further research.
Careers enrichment work takes place across year groups during tutor time and PSHE lessons. All staff support Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) by promoting their subject, sharing different pathways to future careers and raising students’ aspirations.
The Aims and objectives of our careers activities (from year 7 to Year 13) match the new Department for Education Careers Strategy:
MAKING THE MOST OF EVERYONES TALENTS
Understand their options and different paths to work, to plan the steps they need to take, and to get from where they are to where they want to go
Be inspired about new opportunities they might not have known about (or that might not exist yet), or thought they could not achieve
Understand their own knowledge and skills and how they can be used in the workplace
Get, hold and progress in a job, whatever their age, ability or background
Increase the amount they earn across their working lives
Improve their well-being through doing a job they are good at and enjoy
We are keen to promote equal opportunities as well as challenging stereotypes and raising aspirations. The destinations of our leavers are closely monitored and visiting speakers reflect a diversity of backgrounds.
MONITORING & EVALUATION
Year 11 progression data — Intended destination data is provided and is used to monitor the number of students who have applied for various post-16 opportunities. Follow-up information, which serves to monitor dropout rates from destinations is also collated by post 16 providers and partner agencies. These factors are taken into consideration when reviewing the programme annually.
A range of evaluation strategies will be used including questionnaires, focus groups and observation with staff, parents/carers and students
CAN YOU OFFER CAREERS SUPPORT?
As part of our ever-growing careers guidance programme, we are now seeking your help to further expand what’s on offer to our students in order for us to be able to plan for events once Covid restrictions are lifted.
Helping students to engage and learn from employers is crucial to supporting them in achieving their ambitions, and with the work we are already doing through the Careers and Enterprise Company, we are engaging with the local business community to increase these opportunities.
Parents and carers are without doubt the biggest influencers for young people making decisions about their future education and careers choices.
By working with the school’s careers team, parents and carers can share their own knowledge and experiences to help students understand the skills and qualifications they need to enter the world of work.
They can also help increase their knowledge of the variety of job roles and entry routes covering a wide range of industry sectors and help them gain the vital encounters and experiences with local employers which will ensure they can make informed career and education choices in the future.
There are numerous ways to pledge your support and the range of your commitment can vary depending on your availability but whatever you are willing to help with will make a vital difference to our school.
We ask that if you are interested and willing to pledge your support that you please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can confirm your involvement.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please use the link below to fill in your contact information and how you are able to help. If you have any questions please contact me, Mrs Iliffe, Careers and Progressions Leader.