CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)



  • 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.


CEIAG Intent & Implementation Year 7

CEIAG Intent & Implementation Year 8

CEIAG Intent & Implementation Year 9

CEIAG Intent & Implementation Year10

CEIAG Intent & Implementation Year 11

CIAG Intent & Implementation Year 12

CIAG Intent & Implementation Year 13

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.

CEIAG handbook information

KS3 Year 7 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021

KS3 Year 8 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021

KS3 Year 9 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021

KS4 Year 10 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021

KS4 Year 11 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021

KS5 Year 12 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021

KS5 Year 13 CEIAG Programme of Study 2021

Personal Development Pedagogy

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 2021

For more information about the careers programme please contact the Subject Leader Careers Mrs A Jackson

Career Lead:  Mr M McDonagh  contact via enquiries@st-anthonys-academy.com

Subject Leader Careers:  Mrs A Jackson   enquiries@st-anthonys-academy.com