CAREERS EDUCATION, INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE (CEIAG)
Good 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.
At The Deepings School we provide a comprehensive CEIAG programme to students in every year group and of all abilities 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, as are our SEND students, working closely with our internal additional needs team and external providers.
Through formal and informal evaluations the school annually assesses the impact of the careers programme on students and this is verified via an external moderator and independent audits. The low number of NEETS is also an indication of the effectiveness of the programme. Views are sought from all stakeholders and the programme evolves year on year to consider the needs of students and the local, national and global jobs market.
Please refer to the careers policy document for details of student entitlement and related information about the programme. All information, together with the careers policy, is reviewed and updated annually, usually at the start of the new calendar year, however information may be revised throughout the year to reflect new regulations and/or to meet the additional needs of students. The date of the next review is January 2019.
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 of the programme.This activity enables students to further develop their skills and provides opportunities for them to work within their community, having a direct positive impact.
Additionally, as part of their entitlement, students have access to a range of external providers to ensure they learn about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Please see our provider access policy document, linked to this page via the employers and training providers section.
Our NEET (not in employment, education or training) figures remain very low. Our 2017 Year 11 leavers progressed successfully onto the pathways of their choice with 98.40% of the cohort meeting the RPA (raising of the participation age) Compliance, compared with a 94.63% England and 95.73% Lincolnshire statistic.
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 has secured the services of an external specialist guidance adviser to work with identified students during the academic year. Students can also request an appointment with our independent adviser, Kay Boothby. Bookings can be made via Mrs Taylor: email@example.com.
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.
Parents/carers have an important role to play in supporting their child with their careers planning and we have provided some useful documents linked to this page and a dedicated parents/carers page.
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 14 – 25 May 2018. 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. Heads of subjects are continuing to expand their own departmental links with employers who regularly support teaching and learning in school. Potential careers and pathways are featured within school publications and at progress and options evenings.
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 Platinum 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/Careers Leader on 01778 342159 or Email:
Calendar of key CEIAG events for 2017/2018
|Tuesday 03 October 2017||Y10 work experience - parents evening|
|Thursday 02 November 2017||Y11 post 16 options – Deeping students event|
|Thursday 02 November 2017||Y11 post 16 options - parents information evening|
|Wednesday 22 November 2017||Sixth Form presentation evening|
|14-25 May 2018||Y10 work experience dates|
The above events and dates are subject to change.
Thursday 25 January - Year 10 employability skills workshop with Bright Futures
Monday 5 February - Year 8 options and careers - planning for the future
Wednesday 14 March - Year 12 Post 18 options day
Friday 16 March - Year 9 Ryman National Enterprise Challenge
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|James, Programme Lead - UK Government||21st Oct 2016||Download|
|Careers Plan Newsletter 2017 18.pdf||11th Sep 2017||Download|
|National Citizen Service.docx||18th Jan 2017||Download|
|Parents Guide to Careers Guidance.pdf||20th Nov 2017||Download|
|Careers Education Policy March 2018||08th Mar 2018||Download|
|Parents Information Guide eBook V3.pdf||21st Jun 2017||Download|
|CEIAG Calendar of activities||01st May 2018||Download|