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CEIAG Development Plan 2016-17

Our mission is for Hinchingbrooke School students to be the employee of choice for local/national and international employers regardless of when they choose to enter the World of Work.

Hinchinbrooke School seeks to offer a broad and effective Careers Education Information & Guidance (CEIAG) programme to help our students make a successful transition to the next stage of their development, be this further education, vocational training or employment.

The CEIAG programme provides support for students and carers facing the challenge of choosing their career options and developing their plans for the future.  Helping them to make sound judgements based on current Labour Market Information (LMI), their interests and aptitudes.  It provides them with opportunities to develop key employability and enterprise skills needed to succeed in the world of work.

Modern careers guidance is as much about inspiration and aspiration as it is about advice.  Our programme offers contacts with people from the school, employer networks, FE colleges, higher education institutions, alumni or other high achieving individuals to motivate pupils to think beyond their immediate experiences and encourage them to consider a broader and more ambitious range of career options.

All students in the school from year 7 to year 13 have access to a work-based learning programme that provides opportunities for self-development, knowledge of careers, career management, the world of work and the development of employability skills. 

Objectives

In March 2015 the DFE (department for Education) published their statutory guidance for Careers Education.  This states that all schools have a duty to ensure all registered pupils at the school are provided with impartial, independent guidance from years 7 to 13.  CEIAG is an integral part of the curriculum and is delivered across all subjects in a variety of lessons and activities.

In order for our students to be considered the employee of choice for local and national employers we aim for students to achieve a number of outcomes by the end of their time with the school:

  • Know how to access and analyse information about local and national job opportunities.  Understand the range of opportunities available and the variety of routes into different careers.
  • Understand different businesses and the sectors to which they belong, developing a general understanding of the world of work.
  • Gain experiences and insight into real life working practices and environments.
  • Recognise their strengths and preferences to help them make informed decisions.  Identify areas of development in order to achieve their full potential and overcome barriers to progression.
  • Recognise the different entrepreneurial and employability skills that will help them succeed in the world of work.  Have the opportunity to develop and build on these skills.
  • Identify out of school opportunities to develop career aspirations, such a volunteering or the National Citizenship Service.
  • Understand and evaluate the requirements and possibilities within further education, higher education and apprenticeships.
  • Opportunity to apply classroom learning to real world situations, developing life skills such as resilience, problem solving, decision making and team building in order to overcome real life challenges.
  • Opportunities to understand the wide range of career choices that require success in maths and science, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) for both girls and boys.

How the outcomes will be achieved

The CEIAG programme is delivered to all year groups from year 7 to year 13.  Students have the opportunity to take part in a number of careers and employability activities delivered in a variety of methods. 

  • face to face guidance
  • work experience
  • lesson delivery such as tutor time and PSHE activities
  • employer visits
  • careers fairs and higher education fairs
  • employer activities in school
  • subject curriculum
  • teacher CPD
  • Work with target groups such as PP or SEN
  • Building links with organisations and employers

 

Evaluation

 

Outcomes will be referenced to school data in terms of NEETS, Destination Data outcomes by preference, student and parental feedback.  We are also expecting to continue our partnership with the Skills Service and GCGP EP who will externally audit our activities on an annual basis.  The IAG Manager will monitor progress on an on-going basis before completing an annual evaluation and looking for key developmental targets going forward.