Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Based on the Government’s Careers Strategy (2017) and using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a tool for quality and excellence in providing Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance, here at New Heights we offer a range of educational activities and opportunities to support careers guidance for all students in Years 7-9.

As a Key Stage 3 PRU, we provide our students with a range of activities intended to develop skills employers value, including: Creativity, Problem Solving, Risk Taking, Resilience, Team Work, Determination and Self-Reflection.

Our careers strategy aims to:

  • Offer a structured careers programme which can be accessed on our website by students, teachers, parents, carers and employers.
  • Enable students, parents and carers to access quality information about future study options and employment opportunities.
  • Address the individual needs of students by offering careers guidance at different stages in their academy life. This impartial advice and guidance is currently delivered by Mr Alexander Hay from Career Connect.
  • Link curriculum learning with careers, so that students understand the relevance of subjects for a wide range of future career paths.
  • Raise awareness of the full range of routes into academic and vocational learning opportunities available in schools, colleges, universities and the workplace

 

Our Careers Programme 2018-19

Autumn Term Students receive 1-2-1 CEIAG from a qualified Career Connect advisor, used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available. The school has themed weeks showcasing a range of jobs and developing student awareness of employment skills, professional appearance and needed and the changing labour market.

Weekly assemblies identify employment skills, team working and promote good citizenship.

Sprint Term Students receive 1-2-1 CEIAG from a qualified Career Connect advisor, used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available.
Summer Term Students receive 1-2-1 CEIAG from a qualified Career Connect advisor, used to explore their interests and provide guidance on skills, educational courses and employment routes available.

 

Monitoring Impact and Measuring Success

We aim to measure the impact and success of our careers programmes through several methods:

Student voice – Feedback from students about the CEIAG we offer.

Student awareness – Comments made during the school day which allow students to demonstrate their awareness of CEIAG,

Student work – Evidence in student work that demonstrates their understanding of skills needed to be successful in employment.

Stuart Cunningham (s.cunningham@newheights.liverpool.sch.uk) currently oversees and arranges Careers Education, Information and Guidance for New Heights High School.

Stuart is based at our Longer Stay site, Netherley, and can be contacted on 0151 294 4510.

 

Review: Our Careers Programme and offering is reviewed annually, at the start of the academic year.

 

Review of CEIAG offering (2017-18 academic Year)

November 2017 – New Heights agreed a Service Level Agreement to work with Career Connect to deliver CEIAG.

February 2018 – Students at our Netherley site met with Mr Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.

March 2018 – Students at our Fazakerley site met with Mr Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.

June 2018 – Students at our Netherley site met with Mr Alex Hay, a qualified Career Connect advisor on a 1-2-1 basis.

The majority of our students found the meeting really useful and came away more knowledgeable about opportunities and pathways they could take to help achieve their plans. As a school, the information gained from these meetings were then shared with staff to help inform lesson planning and provide students with lesson topics that were both interesting and relevant to their future career choices.