Guilsborough Academy’s vision for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is for all students to understand themselves and the opportunities available to them in order that they may access appropriate and ambitious ‘best next steps’.
CEIAG helps prepare students for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult working life and, as such, has a vital contribution to the school’s aims to provide an outstanding education for our students, delivering the very best in teaching, learning and leadership. Effective CEIAG underpins our ethos of “Learning without Limits”.
The CEIAG programme is particularly focused on the following areas of the academy improvement plan:
RESPECT: All learners to develop outstanding attitudes towards others in our community
ASPIRATION: Embed the lifeskills curriculum to expand student horizons and meet the needs of our community
RESPONSIBILITY: All stakeholders contribute to a positive working environment. Students are educated, encouraged and supported to take responsibility for their community
EQUALITY: To continue to develop opportunities beyond the curriculum which raise the aspirations of all our students
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The CEIAG programme is designed to be progressive from Year 7 to Year 13 and support students in making appropriate choices at all key transition points.
At Guilsborough Academy, we aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage pupils to consider a wide range of careers. Through CEIAG pupils will be encouraged to make the most of their skills, abilities and interests in order to go on to jobs or courses that are best suited to them as individuals. Students can only fulfil their potential if they understand themselves, their abilities and the possibilities available to them.
Guilsborough Academy aims to provide good quality, impartial careers education based around the principles of developing employability skills and the “Gatsby Benchmarks”
To empower all students to develop the self- knowledge and skills that they need to plan and manage their own futures
For CEIAG to be an integral part of the curriculum and to contribute to the school’s ongoing drive to raise aspirations, develop key employability skills and illustrate the relevance of subject studies to later life.
To provide comprehensive information and high quality, independent careers advice and guidance so that students, assisted by their parents / carers, can make informed decisions at key transition points.
To actively promote equality of opportunity and to challenge stereotypes
To develop and maintain positive links with the local community and employers
There are lots of ways we'd love to engage more of our wider community with our careers programme. Please contact Miss Hunt, Director of Careers (email@example.com) to explore how you can support our students:
Employers and Training Providers
Are you a prospective employer who would be willing to support our pupils with meaningful encounters in school during one of our careers days? Then we’d love to hear from you.
There are many ways in which you can share your experience and help build our students’ knowledge of employability skills, the workplace, the labour market and job search skills. We have a host of careers events for all key stages that we’re always looking to develop further.
We use the following high-impact partnership activities to help our students prepare for the world of work -
- Employer Talks
- Workplace visits
- Enterprise activities
- Work experience and job shadowing
- Mock interviews and CV preparation
- Business breakfasts
As an employer, you may have concerns about skills gaps and the work-readiness of some young people.
Through employer engagement at all ages, we aim to ensure that young people leave our school with the skills, competencies, knowledge, appropriate qualifications and attitudes that the students and the employers need.
Can you spare the time to help our students as they start to decide on their career path?
You can read our Provider Access policy at the bottom of this page.
We’re lucky to have the support of a number of former students who visit us to discuss their career experiences with our pupils. We’re always on the lookout for more. Can you spare the time to help?
If you provide workshops, careers insights or offer CEIAG related services to schools and colleges, we'd love to hear from you.
Watch this space for information about upcoming events and trip within school, as well as opportunities further afield.
The academy's Director of Careers is Miss Philippa Hunt. If you would like any more information about our careers programme please contact Miss Hunt using the details below:
Telephone number: 01604 740641 ext. 235
Other key members of staff in our Careers Team are:
Steve Flanagan - Head of Life Skills and Enterprise firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Ridsdale - The All Together - L6 Qualified Careers Adviser