Careers Education (CEIAG)

Pathways Co-ordinator and Careers Lead: Carrie Northmore
Identified Trustee for CEIAG: Tara Gratton
Advisor: Kelly Cumming, Future Smart Careers

Contact: 01453 837500 (please ask to leave a message with Carrie Northmore)


Ruskin Mill Trust recognises that our students are on a pathway to self-leadership. As a holistic organisation we acknowledge and appreciate multiple intelligences such as emotional and aesthetic intelligence, and situational awareness. To assist in the student journey towards ‘self-generated conscious action’ our staff consciously role model positive relationships with other human beings as well as their environment. This role modelling, and our educational approach as a whole, contributes to our vision that each individual has the potential to shape their own future through experiencing meaningful relationships with universe, earth and people. This is the lens through which the following should be viewed.

At Grace Garden School, we believe that high quality, objective Careers Education and Guidance can help young people to develop a sense of purpose, raise their aspirations and assist them to progress throughout their education and into meaningful adult lives. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is an integral part of school life.

The Statutory Guidance

Careers guidance and access for education and training providers (October, 2018) is a long-term plan to build “a world class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them”.

Its aims are as follows:

All young people access a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

All schools and colleges continue to achieve the 8 Gatsby benchmarks:

  • A stable careers programme

  • Learning from career and labour market information

  • Addressing the needs of each student

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers

  • Encounters with employers and employees

  • Experiences of workplaces

  • Encounters with further and higher education

  • Personal guidance

Read the latest Gatsby benchmarks assessment for Grace Garden School

Grace Garden School is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students aged 12 – 16, in partnership with Future Smart Careers

Our Aims

At Grace Garden School we endeavour to provide students with a variety of opportunities in a range of activities. These involve learning possibilities and specialist visits in order to give students opportunities that they may not have experienced without our intervention.

Through Careers Education and Guidance our students will:

  • Develop a positive self-image in relation to future learning and work roles, based on an accurate assessment and recording of their abilities and aptitudes.

  • Build aspiration for their future based on a sound understanding of the range of opportunities available through learning and work, and of career progression.

  • Develop skills to form and implement effective decisions and a reflective approach to learning from experience.

CEIAG Curriculum

Our careers programme includes employer engagement experiences, work experience, information and research activities (through our broader Preparation for Adulthood, pastoral curriculum), work related learning and individual planning activities. Other focused events may include college taster days, careers fairs, mock-interview days, assemblies and presentations.

Ages Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Termly theme Introduction to different careers Challenging stereotypes & raising aspirations Skills and interests
School-wide opportunities Student Enterprise Meaningful encounter with an employer / employee Student Enterprise
Stage 1 – approximately ages 11-12 Termly theme assemblies Termly theme workshops Meaningful encounter with an employer / employee Termly theme workshops Enterprise opportunities
Stage 2 – approximately ages 12-13 Termly theme assemblies

Termly theme workshops 

Careers guidance appointment with an external adviser 

Meaningful encounter with an employer / employee

Introduction to Post-16 options: Higher Education, traineeships, apprenticeships and T Levels 

Follow up on careers guidance, using labour market information

 

Stage 3 – approximately ages 13-14

Reminder of Post-16 options: Higher Education, traineeships, apprenticeships and T Levels 

Introduction assembly to applying to work experience, college, future jobs.

Careers guidance appointment with an external adviser

Meaningful encounter with an employer / employee

 

Follow up on careers guidance, using labour market information 

Qualification options

Stage 4 – approximately ages 14-15

Careers guidance appointment with an external adviser 

Careers Fairs 

Identify work experience options and preferences

Meaningful encounter with an employer / employee 

Follow up on careers guidance, using labour market information

CV Writing workshops

First work experience placement (if not this year, then next) 

Transition planning, including visits to FE and apprenticeship providers, as appropriate 

Labour market workshop

Stage 5 – approximately ages 15-16

Work experience evaluation (if first placement has taken place) 

Provider access – visits to Colleges and Transition planning 

Identify work experience options and preferences (if first placement yet to take place) 

Meaningful encounter with an employer / employee 

Careers guidance appointment with an external adviser 

Work experience placement CV writing

Follow up on careers guidance, using labour market information 

Transition planning – Post-16 provider visits, taster days etc 

Labour market workshop

How to apply

Get in touch with our dedicated admissions team to discuss a placement at one of our schools or colleges, or enquire about an open day.

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