CEIAG stands for Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance.
At St Mary’s, CEIAG is increasingly becoming embedded into the curriculum and culture of education, as we recognise the important contribution it makes in supporting the successful transition between both childhood to adulthood, and education to employment.
The aim of careers education is for pupils to:
Pupils receive careers education from Year 7; delivered during assemblies, form time, and off-timetable events. The Year 10 World of Work week, and the Year 12 Post-18 progression week are both key events in the careers calendar.
The school works with local universities, other educational providers, and business partners to ensure wide-ranging provision.
Pupils must have access to information about all opportunities and progression routes in learning and work. Web links to a wide selection of free online resources are on this website. Every pupil also has access to Unifrog, a single, impartial, and user-friendly information platform. If a pupil has any issues with accessing Unifrog, they should contact Dr E Dando.
Careers advice will help young people make choices that are right for them. All staff can offer support, but certain staff will be able to offer advice that is more specific.
All pupils can self-refer for a personalised careers guidance interview. Qualified and impartial Careers Advisers from Progress Careers conduct the majority of pupil interviews, particularly at Year 11 and Year 12. Dr E Dando, who is currently working towards her Level 7 qualification in Career Development, works with younger students who may have additional challenges to navigate on their educational and career path journeys.
Further details of the CEIAG programme are in the CEIAG policy. This policy is reviewed annually, and the programme adapted as necessary.
The impact of the programme is evaluated using pupil questionnaires, by using Compass to map against Gatsby Benchmarks, by parent, teacher, and pupil voice feedback, and by the destination data of our pupils.