Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) is delivered by our Aspirations Department.
The curriculum is planned and delivered in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks that define what world class careers provision in education looks like. It also uses the suggested frameworks of the Career Development Institute (CDI) and Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) Association.
This is taught to students through their PSHE education (you can see where by accessing the curriculum overview for each year group here and find a more detailed overview here), but also through events such as the annual Aspirations Fair, UCAS exhibition and visits to a range of post 16 providers.
Students can contact the Aspirations department via email for remote advice, book a face-to-face meeting or drop in before school, after school or during break/ lunchtime. Parents can also make contact via email or telephone for information or guidance.
Our students said the following about their experience of being supported by the Aspirations Department:
'It helped me to understand what I wanted to do after Y11, whether to go to sixth form or go to College' Year 11 student
'I found it useful to see information about jobs that we might do in the future and see what GCSE qualifications we need for them so we can work towards them' Year 9 student
'I have really enjoyed the one-to-one sessions as I was able to express how I feel about my options and talk openly' Year 10 student
'I was able to feel less nervous when going to College' Year 11 student
'I now know what jobs I can do with the options I chose. This has helped me get ideas for the future' Year 10 student
'The Aspirations department has helped me understand that there are various options to choose from in terms of careers, and there is definitely something for everyone' Year 12 student
We are currently undertaking the Quality in Careers Standard, which is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in secondary schools.