The aim of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is to raise our pupils’ aspirations, broaden their horizons and empower them to make informed and realistic decisions at all key transition points in learning and work and help them to sustain employability and economic well-being throughout their working lives.
We are committed to achieve the eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance as follows:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
The role of our Careers Coordinator is to assist pupils’ career learning, planning and development by leading and managing the development of CEIAG in school. The Careers Coordinator, under the direction of the Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for CEIAG facilitates the contribution of colleagues, pupils and partners, develops the careers programme, organises resources and ensures that all pupils have access to impartial IAG.
Deptford Green's Career's coordinator is Celine Nembhard who can be contacted on 0208 469 4896 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Deptford Green School views changes in guidance and the commitment to an in-school careers coordinator post as an opportunity to commission a service better tailored to the needs of our pupils. A planned approach is developed each year with activities and resources that support their needs.
Deptford Green School has links with outside agencies including universities and colleges, community organisations and businesses which contribute to:
Currently Deptford Green School delivers careers education by a combination of methods:
Deptford Green School aims to provide pupils with a range of good quality, up to date, impartial IAG on GCSE options in Year 8 and Post-16 opportunities. This supports the whole-school delivery of CEIAG and requirements for the statutory duty for careers guidance. All of our students, staff and parents/carers can access independent, impartial CEIAG through our Careers Hub. The school additionally actively signpost and promotes external sources of information and advice such as the National Careers website/helpline and the apprenticeship website and works closely with the local authority.
Information, Advice and Guidance is provided by:
1. Self- Development
Pupils should be able:
2. Career Exploration
Pupils should be able:
3. Career Management
Pupils should be able:
Year 7: The focus is introducing careers and thinking about the vast number of careers available.
Year 8: The focus is self- assessment, career paths and GCSE options.
Year 9: The focus is linking our plans and dreams to reality.
Year 10: The focus is work experience including preparation, implementation and evaluation.
Year 11: The focus is post 16 options and the application process.
The careers programme along with the Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our pupils, employers and universities.
We want Deptford Green School to be recognised as a school that works with employers to understand the challenges they face when employing young people while educating employers about the barriers some of our young people face so that we can proactively boost the employability skills and job prospects of all our young people.
Working with employers also enables the school to provide impartial careers guidance across a range of pathways such as university and apprenticeship.
All staff contribute to CEIAG through their roles as tutors and subject teachers and pastoral leaders.
The CEIAG programme is planned, promoted, monitored and evaluated by the Careers Coordinator in consultation with the Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for CEIAG. The Careers Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the Year 10 work experience programme, in collaboration with the Lewisham Business Education Partnership, and collecting and reporting destination data to the school and Local Authority.
The Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for CEIAG ensures that Careers Education is delivered in accordance with the statutory framework and that appropriate information, advice and guidance is delivered.
The Governors are responsible for reviewing and approving the Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance policy biennially and ensuring that it meets statutory requirement as defined by the DfE.
Students are responsible for:
Parents/Carers are responsible for:
Subject Leaders will include and signpost elements of Careers Education in their Schemes of Work thus supporting the delivery of Careers Education across the curriculum.
PSHE Coordinator will design the Schemes of Work signposting the elements of careers education covered in Tutor‐Time programme.
Tutors are responsible for the delivery of specific aspects of Careers Education as indicated in the Tutor‐Time programme and the Post-16 applications timeline.
The Careers Coordinator in consultation with the Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for CEIAG and the Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for student voice will identify ways of developing pupils as Careers Leaders.
The Careers Coordinator in consultation with the Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for CEIAG and pending governors’ approval and identification of resources will work towards the school gaining an Investors in Careers or Careers Mark Award.
The Careers Coordinator will continue to attend Careers Forum and other CPD opportunities
CEIAG is monitored and evaluated through (but not exclusively):
The programme is reviewed annually by the Careers Coordinator. Changes and improvements to the programme are recorded into an Improvement Plan. When reviewing the programme, the School Improvement Plan is used to ensure that the CEIAG is fully supporting whole school aims.
Deptford Green School uses both internal and external data to support the following:
Funding is allocated in the annual budget and the school recognises that CEIAG is an effective way to deploy pupil premium funding. The Careers coordinator is responsible for the effective deployment of resources.
CEIAG opportunities are provided to all pupils regardless of ethnicity, gender and ability and diversity is celebrated. Pupils are encouraged to prepare to support themselves financially and to follow career paths that suit their interests, skills and strengths with the absence of stereotypes. However, we recognise that some groups experience barriers to access and are under-represented in certain pathways and sectors. CEIAG is a tool to improve social mobility and we are committed to widening participation.
Good Career Guidance (The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, 2014)
Careers guidance and access for education and training providers. Statutory guidance for governing bodies school leaders and school staff
As a Deptford Green School pupil you are entitled to receive a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance.
Your CEIAG programme will help you to:
You will have access to:
You can expect to be: