Careers Education and Guidance
CEIAG (careers education, information, advice and guidance) is an entitlement for all students from Year 7 to Year 13.
The CEIAG provision is led by Mr Fair, who is supported by external careers advisors through Learning to Work. Care is taken to provide impartial advice that suitably informs students’ choices about a broad range of Post 16 provision as well as career options. The school makes good use of the Unifrog platform which all students have individual access to, where they can find a wealth of information about careers, gain support in making the best choices and source guidance on how to submit strong applications.
We encourage parents and carers to sign up for the parent Unifrog account using the code 'ALTWparents'. You can find out more about the parent/ carer side of the app to help support the students to reach their next steps here UniFrog
Students are facilitated to be well-informed through a variety of opportunities such as information evenings, visits, inspirational career talks, careers interviews and many other formal and informal opportunities.
The intent of Altwood Church of England School’s Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme is to:
- Inspire, empower and prepare students at key transition points so that they can make well-informed, realistic decisions about their future choices tailored to their personal ambitions that lead to further education, training and employment.
- Prepare students to become independent, develop a positive self-image, increase self-confidence, and raise personal aspirations so that they can realise their full potential and become effective contributing global citizens.
- Ensure all students have an equal opportunity to develop key skills, knowledge and understanding, attitudes and awareness for the world of work so that they can follow an individual chosen route to further education, training which leads to employment in a preferred career choice.
- Provide high-quality, impartial advice and guidance that meets the needs of all students.
- Challenge stereotypes, raise aspirations and promote the importance and value of equality of opportunity in the world of work.
The CEIAG programme has been effective in enabling students to progress to a range of destinations post 16 and 18. In today’s technology-rich climate and fast-changing labour market, it is more important than ever that the school provides the best range of subject-specific careers guidance possible to excite and engage our students to prepare for jobs that, as yet, do not exist. The school has adopted the Gatsby Benchmarks as a foundation for measuring the quality of the CEIAG provided and runs an annual audit against the standards to inform planning for the following year.
The Careers Leader at Altwood Church of England School:
Mr Paul Fair
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 01628 622236
Please see the below video which shows a Careers Event at Altwood C of E School: