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Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Abbey Park School.

We take CEIAG seriously here at Abbey Park School. We want students to be aware of the range of career options that are available in the local area and the pathways into them. This might be through a traditional “A” Level, University route, through vocational courses at local colleges or an Apprenticeship with a local company.

Our careers programme starts in Year 7 and continues with lessons and assemblies in all the subsequent years. We are working towards meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers Education and regularly review our progress towards them. They are listed below, more information can be found here at the Gatsby website (http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance).

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

The yearly programme is outlined below. Within this programme we also work with local employers to provide students with the opportunity to meet with employees to find out what jobs might entail, visit workplaces and Universities to see what they might look like and experience a job interview during year 10. We are developing our personal guidance provision to provide all students with an opportunity to meet with an independent careers adviser.

Students in all year groups are registered on Careerpilot and have an opportunity to develop their careers understanding throughout the year.

We encourage all parent/carers to discuss careers with their children discussing different education pathways into employment and local employment opportunities. The weblinks below link to useful tools that parents can use to facilitate these discussions and local market information that identifies the opportunities and skills gaps in the local area.

We regularly collect feedback from students and employers and are developing methods to collect feedback from parents/carers so we can continue to improve our careers provision at Abbey Park. We will be publishing our first impact report at the end of this Academic Year (July 2020).

 

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7 Careers Assembly

Careers Assembly

Meet the employer event

PSHE Skills for Work

Career Pilot Lesson

Careers Assembly

Year 8 Careers Assembly Careers Assembly

Careers Assembly

PSHE Skills for Work

Meet the employer event

Career Pilot Lesson
Year 9

Careers Assembly

Meet the employer event.

PSHE GSCE Options process

Career Pilot Lesson
Careers Assembly Careers Assembly
Year 10

Careers Assembly

Workplace Visits

Careers Assembly

Workplace Visits

PSHE Preparing for the Interview Process

Career Pilot Lesson

Careers Assembly

Careers Adviser Meetings

Workplace Visits

Mock Interviews

Year 11

Careers Assembly

PSHE choosing the next steps.

Careers Pilot Lesson

Excel Skills Fair

Careers Advisor Meetings

Careers Assembly

Futures Fair

Jobs Fest

Careers Advisor Meetings

Careers Assembly

 

For Educational Establishments

Download our provider access policy using the link below.

For any enquiries about careers please contact John White careers@abbeyparkschool.org.uk

 

 

Work placement letter (100KB)

Letter describing opportunities for employers to participate in the workplace visits porogramme.

Labour Market Intelligence: Newbury Constituency (1.0MB)

A toolkit giving education and employment information on the local labour market

Labour Market Intelligence: North Swindon Constituency (503KB)

A toolkit giving education and employment information on the local labour market

Labour Market Intelligence: North Wiltshire Constituency (608KB)

A toolkit giving education and employment information on the local labour market

Labour Market Intelligence: South Swindon Constituency (3.5MB)

A toolkit giving education and employment information on the local labour market

Labour Market Intelligence: The Cotswolds Constituency (1.0MB)

A toolkit giving education and employment information on the local labour market

Labour Market Intelligence: Wantage Constituency (1.0MB)

A toolkit giving education and employment information on the local labour market

Provider Access Policy (278KB)

This policy statement sets out the Trust's arrangements for managing access of providers to pupils at our Academies.