2017 career mark logo goldGood quality careers education will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post 16 and post 18.

CEIAG will therefore contribute to raising pupil achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure
                          an equality of opportunity for all.

Revised 2017 qics logo in conjunction with career mark

At The Deepings School we provide a comprehensive CEIAG programme to students in every year group and this includes aspects of work related learning, enterprise education, option choices and information surrounding RPA (raising of the participation age). Students in our Sixth Form are very well supported as they make their applications to University, apply for Higher Level Apprenticeships or other non University post 18 pathways.

Most people spend many years of their life in a working environment and it is important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to career plan and know how and where to access impartial and unbiased information. Developing key enterprise and employability skills are important and we are pleased to have been selected as a National Citizen Service Champion School, for our student participation.

Our NEET (not in employment, education or training) figures remain very low.  Our 2016 leavers progressed successfully onto the pathways of their choice with only two year 11 and two year 13 students not taking up their offers, this represents 0.8% and 1.4% of the cohort respectively - well below the national average.

The Careers programme is developed in consideration of the CDI (Career Development Institute) framework and the Gatsby Report's benchmarks.  Three key areas are:

Self Development - through careers, employability and enterprise education

Careers Exploration - learning about careers and the world of work

Career Management - learning how to develop career management and employability skills (to include managing changes and transitions)

The guidance from the DfE places a duty on schools to secure access to unbiased and impartial careers guidance for their students. In conjunction with our existing provision, The Deepings School have also secured the services of an external specialist guidance practitioner to work with identified students during the next academic year. The school shares student data with the external practitioner so that impartial and individual advice can be offered. Parents/carers need to advise the school in writing at the start of the academic year, for the attention of Mrs Taylor, if they do not wish this data to be forwarded.

Whilst some schools have cancelled their work experience programme, we are pleased to confirm that all of our Year 10 students will undertake a two-week period of work experience 15 – 26 May 2017. This is an invaluable opportunity, providing the chance to develop employability skills and sample the world of work. We will also be providing opportunities for our sixth form students to undertake periods of extended work experience.

CEIAG is on-going throughout the academic year and is delivered through PSHEE lessons, collapsed timetable events and is enhanced by working with local businesses, colleges and Universities. Our Careers Library has been audited and awarded a certificate of effectiveness and we have been credited with the prestigious Careers Mark Gold award. This award is now known nationally as the Quality in Careers Standard.

For further information about our careers and work related programme please contact: Mrs L. Taylor, Careers and Events  Manager on 01778 342159 or Email:

Calendar of key CEIAG events for 2016/2017

Thursday 06 October 2016 Y10 work experience - parents evening
Thursday 20 October 2016 Y11 post 16 options – Deeping students event
Thursday 20 October 2016 Y11 post 16 options - parents information evening
Tuesday 15 November 2016 Sixth Form presentation evening
15-26 May 2017 Y10 work experience dates

The above events and dates are subject to change.


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Careers plan and entitlement 2016/17 07th Oct 2016 Download
Privacy Notice 07th Oct 2016 Download
Starting your first job or setting up in... 17th Oct 2016 Download
The Student Room - careers, further educ... 17th Oct 2016 Download
Careers Policy 2016-17 19th Oct 2016 Download
James, Programme Lead - UK Government 21st Oct 2016 Download
Careers Websites and IT Programmes updat... 06th Jan 2017 Download
National Citizen Service.docx 18th Jan 2017 Download
National Careers and Apprenticeships Wee... 01st Mar 2017 Download