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 Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)


CEIAG at Shaftesbury High School

Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision and one that can shape the rest of a young person's life. That is why it is important for children and young people to have access to a wealth of career exploration opportunities and information. At Shaftesbury, it is our aim to facilitate this and to provide every pupil with impartial guidance that will support them in making informed choices about their future.

This is a summary of the in-house proposed Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) activities outlined for this academic year:

  • Whole school Careers Weeks
  • Careers workshops
  • One-to-one, Independent Careers guidance interviews
  • Careers Fair
  • College Taster Days
  • Talks from providers/employers/experts
  • Apprenticeship guidance and support
  • Embedded Careers lessons
  • 'Let's Talk Careers' (parents evening)
  • Year 11 Mock Interviews

Careers Education is also delivered discretely through Employability lessons in Year 11 with a developing focus on preparing students for employment.

Expectations and targets are currently based on meeting the criteria set out in statutory guidance: Careers guidance and inspiration in schools (DfE, 2017) including:

  • Provision of independent careers guidance through Years 7 to 11 (Year 7-10 upon request)
  • Guidance is presented in an impartial manner
  • Includes information on the range of education or training options
  • Is guidance that the person giving it considers will promote the best interests of the pupil

Performance is currently monitored by school leaver destination data. There will also be intermittent feedback opportunities through events such as the Careers Fair and regular reviews with students, staff and parents.

To ensure equal opportunities, each pupil receives the same broad level of service and support based on their needs, although we ensure that known vulnerable groups are carefully monitored and additional support/intervention is quickly facilitated.

Careers information will be posted onto the school website throughout the year for pupils, parents and carers. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s career plans, please contact the school's Careers Leader 01257 249803

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