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Policy and Programme

Moseley Park welcomes our statutory duty to secure independent careers guidance for all year 8 to 11 as per ‘The Government’s careers strategy’.

In line with our outstanding academic achievements here at Moseley Park, we aim to provide a rounded, fair and challenging careers programme for our young people that challenges stereotypes, raises aspirations and showcases the equality of opportunity that is accessible to today’s learners if they are given the right guidance.

We are also committed to achieving the Gatbsy Benchmarks and also embracing the requirement to allow access to external providers, also known as the ‘Baker Clause’. How we will achieve these are outlined in our Careers Guidance Policy and Provider Access Policy which you can find below.

CEIAG Framework
2021/22

Key Stage 3

Year 7

CEIAG focus Possible Topics/Activities Delivery Methods Resources
Developing through careers, employability and enterprise education (Self- Development)
  • Knowledge of what CEIAG
  • Describe what you are like, what you are good at and what you enjoy doing.
  • Describe yourself, your strengths and preferences
  • Discuss your own aspirations and the skills you may need to develop.
  • Identify what you like about learning from careers and work-related activities and experiences.
  • Activities and competencies
  • Assemblies
  • Form time (PSHE programme)
  • Through the curriculum
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Unifrog
  • STEM club
  • Careers on school website
  • Unifrog
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • Careers Library
  • PSHE programme
    • Unifrog
Learning about careers and the world of work (Career Exploration)
  • Be aware of different ways of looking at people’s careers and how they develop
  • Describe the main types of employment in your area now and in the past.
  • Describe a local business, how it is run and the products and/or services it provides
  • Be aware that you have the same rights to opportunities in learning and work as other people
  • Know how to keep yourself safe when you are working and what the law does to protect child workers from being exploited.
  • Activities and competencies
  • Form time
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship
  • Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • STEM club
  • Unifrog
  • Employers
  • Labour Market Information
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form teachers
  • Careers on Moodle
  • Careers Adviser
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • Careers Library
  • PSHE programme
    • Unifrog
Developing career management and employability skills (Career Management)
  • Develop links between school subjects. Post 14, Post 16 choices and future career pathways.
  • Recognise the qualities and skills needed for employability and provide evidence for those you have demonstrated both in and out of school.
  • Review support available in school and how to access it
  • Know how to make important plans and decisions carefully.
  • Show that you can be positive, flexible and well-prepared at transition points in your life
  • Form time
  • PSHE lessons
  • Through curriculum lessons
  • Assemblies
  • Option assemblies/ Careers Drop ins
  • External visitor
  • Unifrog
  • Local 6th Forms
  • Enterprise Advisor
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • Careers Library
    • Unifrog

Year 8

CEIAG focus Possible Topics/Activities Delivery Methods Resources
Developing through careers, employability and enterprise education(Self- Development)
  • Identify achievements, skills and qualities
  • Explore current aspirations and identify areas for personal development
  • Set personal targets for year ahead
  • Discuss personal and others’ attitudes and values in relation to learning and work
  • Be aware of equal opportunities
  • Recognise and challenge stereotyping in the workplace
  • Expand knowledge of different career areas using different sources of careers information for research.
  • Activities and competencies
  • Form time
  • Through the curriculum
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • STEM club
    • Unifrog
  • Careers on school website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Learning about careers and the world of work (Career Exploration)
  • Investigate the ever changing nature of work
  • Explore sort of jobs that may/may not exist in the future
  • Impact of technology & globalisation
  • Different patterns of working (e.g. self- employment)
  • Concept of many career changes in a person’s lifetime
  • Identify skills that promote employability
  • Develop awareness of all options available including academic and vocational choices
  • Discuss progression routes from these options and career possibilities
  • Form time
  • Through the curriculum
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • STEM club
    • Unifrog
  • Employers
  • Labour Market Information
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form teachers
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Developing career management and employability skills (Career Management)
  • Develop effective decision making skills to enable realistic and informed choices for Year 9 Options
  • Develop link between school subjects, Year 9
  • Options, Post 16 choices and future career pathways
  • Understand implications and consequences of choices
  • Explore models of decision making
  • Review support available in school and how to access it
  • Awareness of outside agency support
  • Activities and competencies
  • Form time
  • Through the curriculum
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Work Experience
  • Assembly talks
  • STEM club
    • Unifrog
  • 6th Form/ college prospectuses
  • Careers on School website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • UCAS
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog

Year 9

CEIAG focus Possible Topics/Activities Delivery Methods Resources
Developing through careers, employability and enterprise education(Self- Development)
  • Review and identify achievements, skills and qualities gained since last year
  • Explore current aspirations and begin to relate own skills/ interests to particular career pathways
  • Explore involvement in extra-curricular activities to develop confidence and skill levels
  • Set personal targets for year ahead
  • Review attitudes and values in relation to learning and work, equal opportunities and stereotyping
  • Look at how personal views of these issues impact on decision making and future goals
  • Form time
  • Through the curriculum
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Learning about careers and the world of work (Career Exploration)
  • Continue to expand knowledge of different career areas using different sources of careers information for research
  • Review the changing nature of work and future employment prospects (impact of technology & globalisation)
  • Understand concept of lifelong learning and the importance of gaining transferable skills
  • Understand importance of Labour Market Information (LMI) as an aid to informed choices
  • Explore factors such as employment trends, salaries, job availability and competition
  • Review progression options available (academic /vocational)
  • Start to develop an understanding of Post-16 and Higher Education options
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Developing career management and employability skills (Career Management)
  • Review and evaluate decisions to date
  • Think about implications and consequences of choices and potential progression opportunities
  • Identify ways of improving future decision making
  • Review support available in school and how to access it
  • Awareness of outside agency support
  • Activities and competencies
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog

Key Stage 4

Year 10

CEIAG focus Possible Topics/Activities Delivery Methods Resources
Developing through careers, employability and enterprise education(Self- Development)
  • Review and reflect on transition from KS3 to KS4
  • Set personal priorities and aspirations for the year ahead
  • Identify goals and possible career aspirations
  • Introduce self-assessment tools e.g. career related questionnaires
  • Reflect on learning from work related learning
  • Discuss main influences which affect attitudes, values, behaviour
  • Discuss external influences and pressures e.g. media, peer group, family, friends and revisit stereotypes
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • Enterprise Advisor
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Learning about careers and the world of work (Career Exploration)
  • Research own ideas independently
  • Make effective use of career resources
  • Recognise bias in information/views against sources of objective and impartial information
  • Undertake work related learning/work experience
  • Reflect on WRL and/ or work experience to inform career ideas and start to develop future plans
  • Understand importance of Labour Market Information (LMI) as an aid to informed choices
  • Explore factors such as employment trends, salaries, job availability and competition
  • Develop knowledge about the Post-16 qualifications available
  • Understand and compare different progression routes
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • National Careers Service
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
Developing career management and employability skills (Career Management)
  • Gain awareness of financial implications of Post-16 choices
  • Explore budgeting, sources of income and financial support
  • Understand what employers are looking for
  • Develop personal presentation skills and self-marketing through interviews, application forms & CVs
  • Identify Post-16 options being considered
  • Begin familiarisation of Local Area
  • Prospectus
  • Activities and competencies
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • National Careers Service
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library

Year 11

CEIAG focus Possible Topics/Activities Delivery Methods Resources
Developing through careers, employability and enterprise education(Self-Development) Review and reflect on future goals with regards to Post-16 choices and career ideas• Make sure plans are realistic and achievable

• Use Action Plans for mapping the year ahead

Activities and competencies

  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Form Time
    • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Learning about careers and the world of work

(Career Exploration)

Continue researching ideas using impartial careers resources• Pay attention to relevant LMI, entry requirements and Post-16 qualifications for particular career areas of interest, to support informed decision making

• Fully understand the range of all Post-16 qualifications

• Fully understand different courses and levels on offer in schools, colleges and work based training providers

• Compare Post-16 progression routes (including higher education entry requirements) and be able to explain and justify the opportunities being considered

  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
  • Sixth Form/College visit
    • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Developing career management and employability skills

(Career Management)

  • Review financial implications of Post-16 choices (further education, training or employment).
  • Make use of variety of impartial careers resources
  • Pay attention to relevant LMI, entry requirements and Post-18 qualifications in  order to make informed career decisions
  • Complete Careers Questionnaire form in  Autumn Term
  • Ensure 1:1 or small group impartial guidance interviews
  • Review personal presentation skills and positive self-marketing
  • Produce CV and cover letter in preparation for Post-16 applications
  • Know where to look for education and employment opportunities and be aware of application deadlines
  • Make Post -16 applications
  • Make apprenticeship applications
  • Know where to seek help and support, if necessary, following GCSE results.
  • Activities and competencies
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers talks
  • Apprenticeship Ambassadors
  • Assembly talks
  • HE visits
  • STEM club
    • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service
  • National Apprenticeship Service
  • UCAS progress
  • Careers Library
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog

Post 16

Year 12 & 13

CEIAG focus Possible Topics/Activities Delivery Methods Resources
Developing through careers, employability and enterprise education(Self-Development)
  • Use a range of assessments to review and identify skills, interests, attitudes and match with career plans
  • Be aware of the impact of external influences on choices and pathways
  • Further develop skills and knowledge to progress to identified pathway
  • Gain more work experience or voluntary work
  • Further research into courses, careers of interest or improving grades
  • Careers Questionnaires
  • Face to face guidance interviews
  • Employers
  • HE reps
  • Work Shadowing
  • Enrichment
  • Group talk
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Higher Ideas
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service- Job profile
    • Enterprise Advisor
    • Unifrog
Learning about careers and the world of work

(Career Exploration)

  • Make use of variety of impartial careers resources
  • Obtain information that is relevant to personal needs
  • Pay attention to relevant LMI, entry requirements and Post-18 qualifications in order to make informed career decisions
  • Investigate the range of Post-18 pathways and be aware of those relevant to own career goals. E.g. Further/Higher Education courses, Gap Year options, Apprenticeships, Employment, Volunteering, Self- Employment
  • Justify/evaluate opportunities being considered
  • Guidance Interviews
  • NAS – Job profile
  • Mentoring
  • Employer visits
  • LMI
  • UCAS convention
  • Northwest Skills events
  • Higher Education & Apprenticeship Fairs
  • Student Finance talks
  • Careers Adviser/Form Tutors
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Adviser
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service- Job profile
  • Careers Library
  • UCAS
  • Enterprise Advisor
  • Unifrog
Developing career management and employability skills (Career Management)
  • Reflect and evaluate KS4-5 transition; were right choices made
  • Identify future goals (short, medium & long term)
  • Consider implications of changes
  • Understand the financial implications of choices (particularly for Higher Education)
  • Be aware of sources of financial support for further study
  • Review personal presentation skills
  • How to market and sell self positively
  • Complete CVs and Personal Statements
  • Understand how/when/where to apply for FE/HE & employment opportunities
  • Make appropriate applications to employment, FE, HE, apprenticeships
  • Understand UCAS processes; Extra/Clearing & Adjustment
  • Know where to seek help following exams results
  • Activities and competencies
  • Career guidance interviews
  • UCAS websites
  • National Apprenticeship website
  • Job vacancy websites
  • Student finance talks
  • Weekly Student briefings on HE/Apprenticeship/ Employment /Finance
  • Weekly Student briefings
  • Health & Careers convention event; University & Apprenticeship workshops
  • HE & Apprenticeship application workshop
  • Weekly Student briefings
  • Unifrog
  • Careers on School Website
  • Careers Advise
  • Unifrog
  • Enterprise Advisor
  • Form Teachers
  • National Careers Service- Job profile
  • UCAS
  • Unifrog
  • Enterprise Advisor

The Gatsby Benchmarks are:  

1. A STABLE CAREERS PROGRAMME  
Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers. 
2. LEARNING FROM CAREER AND LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION 
Every student, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and Labour market opportunities. 
3. ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF EACH STUDENT 
Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout. 
4. LINKING CURRICULUM LEARNING TO CAREERS 
All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths. 
5. ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES 
Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes. 
6. EXPERIENCES OF WORKPLACES 
Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks. 
7. ENCOUNTER WITH FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION 
All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace. 
8. PERSONAL GUIDANCE 
Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a career adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. 

 

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy 2021-2022

This report should be read in conjunction with the following policies:

  • PSHE Policy
  • Equality Policy
  • Home School Agreement
  • GDPR Privacy Policy

Designated Governor for CEIAG: Mrs. Jane Elwell  Designated SLT member: Mr. Andrew Samuels

Other key staff: Ms. Eleanor Harris, Mr. Stuart Mincher.

Aims of this policy:

  • To outline Moseley Park’s commitment to CEIAG – we are currently refining our careers programme, to raise the profile and effectiveness of our provision.
  • Identify student entitlement– all students from Year 7 –  Year 13 are provided with an accessible career education, which enables them to make informed decisions in relation to the pathways that are suitable and available to them.
  • Moseley Park’s commitment to ensuring that external education and training providers have access to our students – students in all year groups will be provided encounters with external education and training providers in line with the’ Baker Clause’.
  • The school’s Career Programme will raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes to meet the needs of our diverse school community.

Student entitlement

Year 7

Students will identify personal traits, strengths and skills and develop confidence and have high expectations of themselves.

Students are introduced to careers resources and informed how to use them.

Students are introduced to Unifrog to explore their interests, what career paths they can take to reach their goals. Find and successfully apply for their next best step after school.

Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions.

By beginning careers education early students can make better-informed decisions at transition stages and are more motivated in school in order to follow a particular pathway.

Students will begin to think about GCSE options in terms of career pathways and plan their future within the school.

Year 8

Students build on personal strengths and begin to link skills to specific careers enabling realistic and informed decisions at transition stages.

Students are introduced to the world of work and how it is constantly changing.  Students are introduced to other careers software and websites available in school.  Students are encouraged to think about what they might like to achieve after school.

Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions.

They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and be informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Students will have been provided with the information required, for them to make informed decisions and select the correct GCSE options to meet their desired destinations.

Year 9

Students are encouraged to reassess personal strengths with a focus on transferable skills.

What is important in a career? Students are encouraged to investigate different jobs and careers and what they mean in terms of lifestyle, budgeting and a good work/life balance and develop economic awareness.

Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes within the world of work and traditional job roles.

What is a CV, what is a cover letter and why do people applying for jobs need them?

Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and be informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Year 10

Students explore in-depth the range of pathways available to develop their employability and interview techniques.

Economic awareness developed further and students are encouraged to think about employability, which careers appeal and to identify and set themselves realistic future goals.

Students agree on personal action plans with careers advisers for the future and identify what specific action is required to achieve goals.

Students begin CV and cover letter writing.

Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and be informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Specific mock interviews for those with a particular career path in mind are also available.  Students complete work experience and record progress in the Work Experience Log.

Year 11

Students have helped with post 16 choices and encouraged to consider all their options including further study in 6th form, college, technical vocational routes, apprenticeships and Higher Education. Interview techniques further developed.

Students should use careers interviews to help understand different career pathways and entry requirements and be encouraged to make contingency plans should results be better/worse than expected and set personal targets for development.

Students are encouraged to think about the kind of behaviour potential employers look for.

Students are encouraged to attend careers talks, fairs, college and university open days and taster days with employers and training providers.

Students are assisted further with CV writing and encouraged to have completed a CV and cover letter Students are kept up to date with post 16 deadlines.

Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and be informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

Destinations of students are monitored for there, after the completion of Year 11.

Year 12 & 13

Students are given specific help with preparing UCAS/applying for apprenticeships.

Sessions on understanding school leaver and graduate job markets and how to look and apply for jobs. Students should start to understand how world of work is changing and how it might affect individuals.

Students learn how to manage a career in terms of progression, budgeting and planning for the future.  Students are reminded of different options including higher education, jobs, gap years,

apprenticeships etc.

Students are encouraged to attend university open days, mock interviews, careers interviews and meet potential employers to discuss future options.

Students have optional access to independent and impartial advisers via drop-in sessions. They are also encouraged to use careers resources available and be informed where to find out more about specific courses/careers.

School Improvement Plan

The CEIAG is linked to the following SIP IAG priorities:

  • Systems are in place to ensure all students are supported to access positive destinations at 16 and 18
  • Students choices inform provision at Post 16
  • The PSHE programme for each year group 11 – 18 contributes positively to IAG
  • All students are supported to gain positive destinations at 16 and 18
  • The school’s work in IAG is recognised externally
  • All students gain positive destinations at 16 and 18
  • An   increased proportion of Year 10 students complete successful work experience placements

Involvement of staff

All school staff link their curriculum areas to the careers education programme, ensuring that students are aware of how each subject links to the world of work and the careers that are available through studying each specialism. Members of staff work with students to help them identify the pathways which, may interest them and provide guidance. Staff will identify the importance of STEM subjects and how they link into the wider world of work, providing engagement with linked careers.

Careers Library

Careers resources can be found in the CEIAG Hub, cyber café and on our online careers portal located on the school website: https://www.moseleypark.org/information/careers-information. All resources a regularly maintained and updated by Mr. A Samuels, these resources are available to be accessed at any time.

Work Experience

Students in Year 10 participate in work experience for the duration of a week to experience the world of work. Students are provided with the necessary support and guidance to prepare for this, engagement with employers and employees enhancing their employability skills.

Students in Year 12 are also encouraged to participate in a further work experience placement, to continue to build on their employability skills.

External Partners

We work closely with external partners to ensure that our students receive impartial CEIAG, further information can be located in our Careers Programme.

Send Students

SEND students to receive specialist support from the school SENCO, support staff and Connexions, as well as our pastoral team. This support is in addition to the careers programme provided the whole school. Students requiring further support, are provided with further guidance to ensure that suitable destinations are identified.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium students are provided with the same opportunities within the careers programme, we ensure that financial barriers do not impact student participation. Extensive tracking is carried out of PP and non-PP students to measure the impact and identify any gaps that need to be addressed.

Parents

Parents are encouraged to access Labour market information and post 16/18 pathway options in order to support their children in making their decisions.

Record Keeping

The school will retain data on student participation in enterprise and career education, together with IAG received. These records are accessible to the student and support the student’s career development.