Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Hazel Wood High School is fully committed to providing high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to all students. CEIAG is accorded a high priority in effectively preparing students for the opportunities and challenges of adult working life and is seen as playing an instrumental role in motivating our students to maximise their academic and personal achievement.
There is in place a robust programme of careers education and access to providers for all students in Years 7 to 11, such that all students will leave our school with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry into further and higher education, traineeship or employment. Students’ families are integral to this and are supported and encouraged to be so through access to information and events throughout the year. Parents and carers are encouraged to read the CEIAG programme of study that is in place (see below) and to feedback their views.
Our programme takes in to account the government’s advice to schools, as outlined in their statutory guidance, dated January 2018.
All students take part in a careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme that:
- aims to inspire, as well as inform and guide students;
- is developed around the student and their needs;
- is integrated into the students’ experience of the whole curriculum;
- encourages all students to consider possible career choices throughout key stage 3 and 4;
- encourages all students to develop skills that make them ‘work ready’, such as presentation, communication, decision making and entrepreneurial skills;
- provides each student with high quality, impartial advice;
- raises aspirations and promotes equality and diversity.
CEIAG Programme of Study
Our careers education programme is primarily managed through our Student Development Days, of which there are five throughout the year. On these days, the normal timetable for all students is suspended and themes in connection to CEIAG and work related learning are explored.
In addition to the Student Development Days, our enrichment programme provides a good number of students opportunities to engage with motivational speakers and with providers from uniformed services, as well as to engage in widening participation events, including university campus visits and taster days, university summer school, investigation days and many more. These are largely provided through the organisations Manchester Higher and NCOP, whose aim is to help young people to decide whether the higher education route to a career is suitable for them.
Students and their families are invited to offer feedback on the CEIAG provision offered by school. They can direct this, or any questions or concerns to school’s identified careers lead:
Mr P Greenhalgh, Headteacher.
Contact number: 0161 763 1434
Our school’s link governor for CEIAG is Mr Ashley Borada
Subject, Options and Careers advice on Thursdays and Fridays in the Careers room.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.
The National Careers Service website aims to:
- help you with careers decisions and planning
- support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals·
- motivate you to implement your plan of action·
- enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and career options.
Start is a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love.It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.
LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.
icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.
Plan your study & work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
The study guide section within youthspace contains a range of information including help on making options choices in Year 9, post 16 options, and getting into higher education.
Central Governments dedicated apprenticeship website has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies.