CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)
St Anthony’s students enter employment, training or higher education as employable, confident and ambitious people with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen career.
- St Anthony’s embeds Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance into our overall approach to raising aspirations and developing an ethos of hard work, within the Mercy Ethos that has long underlined our school.
- Through our careers programme, curriculum and through our school ethos, we aim to ensure that students recognise the importance of CEIAG. Promoting a career development programme is an essential part of the mission and ethos of our school. We aim to support the aspirations of all our students to ensure that they gain the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work.
- The Academy has a statutory duty to secure independent careers guidance for all year 7 to 11 students.
- We believe that effective careers education and guidance not only contributes to the well-being of individuals but also to the well-being of their families, the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
- As an educational establishment we use the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as a foundation when planning our Careers Strategy. The effectiveness of our provision is inspected and audited by the Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. This tool is used to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice – the Gatsby Benchmarks . This ensures the development of our careers strategy is ongoing to ensure best practice.
- The Academy is part of the Wave 2 Hub, North East Ambition/LEP. Being part of the Hub keeps us up to date with current information and advice for Careers Leads, as well as providing funding to enable us to aid the meeting of the Gatsby Benchmarks.
- The aim of CIAG assessment and marking policy of St Anthony’s Careers Programme is to establish a consistent approach to the way in which students receive feedback, this enables them to feel valued and to effectively reflect, improve and progress their learning to enable them to reach their full potential.
- The Academy has the Silver Inspiring CIAG Award – proving that the CIAG programme at St Anthony’s is successful, rigorous and meets the high expectations to achieve this Award.
Baker Clause Policy Statement
This policy statement sets out St Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to every student in Years 7 – 13 to discuss both academic and non-academic routes that are available to them as part of a holistic careers programme enabling all our students to make an informed choice about their post 16 provision. This is also measured regularly against the careers standards of the Gatsby benchmarks using a Compass Assessment framework and evaluation with students, teachers and SLT as part of a progressive careers programme.
St. Anthony’s proactively seeks to build relationships with 6th form schools, colleges, apprenticeship providers, universities and employers as we plan our careers programme and activities throughout the school year to ensure all our students have access to the most current and up to date careers information at key transition points, and that providers have multiple opportunities to speak to students, and their parents across Years 7 -13 to offer information on vocational, technical and apprenticeship qualifications and pathways.
St. Anthony’s ensures that staff involved in personal guidance and pastoral support and are up to date with their knowledge through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.
Management of Provider Access Requests
Providers wishing to request access should contact Mr. M. McDonagh Careers Lead
Telephone: 0191 5658904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupil Offer and Opportunities for Access:
We have a range of flexible programmes to ensure our students and parents have access to a full careers programme of information through weekly CIAG lessons, assemblies, parent’s evenings, careers fairs, apprenticeship/college events, Twitter, Spotlight brochure and 1:1 Careers Guidance sessions in Year 11.
Any provider wishing to access or provide CIAG to our students as part of our careers programme will be supported by our teaching staff throughout their visit and never left unattended. We will make available appropriate resources to support provider presentations, which will be discussed and agreed in advance to ensure material meets our quality assurances and security measures.
Providers are welcome to leave copies of their prospectus’ or course literature and we will distribute them to relevant students and have them available in our careers library. Students can drop in to our careers library to access this information or will be provided relevant information in their careers lessons and guidance interviews we can promote and distribute details of careers and apprenticeship literature and vacancies to all relevant students and parents through direct Email, parent-mail or promotion on our Careers Noticeboard or our CIAG Twitter account.
All Students at St Anthony’s undertake Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance lessons from years 7 to 13.
The CEIAG Handbook and Personal Development Pedagogy and Programmes of Study for each year group are available below as PDF files.
How do we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on the students?
Current evaluation strategies
- Feedback in CIAG is integral to learning and progression and is both written and verbal. These two types of feedback are of equal importance and are equally valued. The aim of this feedback is to improve the standard of student work and by combining the targeted use of self, peer and teacher assessment with both skilled verbal and written feedback, This type of assessment forms an integral part of every lesson in CIAG. It builds confidence and self esteem through establishing steps for topics studied and by encouraging students to reflect on how, as well as what, they have learned.
- Also at the end of each academic year students complete a Careers Course Evaluation
- Analysing and tracking student destinations – Yr 11 & 13 at transition.
- In addition, the views of students, employers and parents are surveyed after key events e.g. Parents evenings, Year 10 Work Experience and Year 12 & 13 Work Experience.
- Student Voice
- UNIFROG/Personal Statements
The Careers Programme is reviewed and update annually in July. The next review will be July 2022
For more information about the careers programme please contact the Subject Leader Careers Mrs A Jackson
Career Lead: Mr M McDonagh contact via email@example.com
Subject Leader Careers: Mrs A Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org