It is recognised that an effective CEIAG programme is vital to contributing to the raising of aspirations and enabling pupils to make realistic and informed choices about their future employment options.
The Education Act 2011 places a statutory duty on schools to secure access for pupils Years 9-11 to independent and impartial careers guidance that promotes the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given and includes information on all options available to them, including apprenticeships and other work-based learning and training options.
RIAB works with pupils who are particularly vulnerable to becoming NEET and the school collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to build a cohesive programme of careers education. The development of CEIAG has been a priority in the school’s development plan.
Our careers programme is focussed on:
- Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
- Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
- Encounters with Employers and Employees
- Experiences of Workplaces
- Encounters with Further and Higher Education
- Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance
- Encourage and inspire pupils to consider a broad range of ambitious but realistic options in planning for their next steps so that they achieve success.
- Support pupils at all ages to gain the knowledge, skills and attributes that will make them successful young people, able to confidently take charge of their career progression.
The content and delivery of the RIAB CEIAG programme is made up of the following elements:
- A planned programme of careers education across both schools and all Key Stages.
- Impartial careers advice and guidance from both the school and external sources such as sixth form providers/colleges
- Taster days at local sixth forms and colleges.
- Opportunities to experience the workplace and develop the skills needed for successful employment through work experience.
- Careers fair
- Attending open evenings
- Application support and guidance
- Interview preparation