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Careers Information, Advice & Guidance

Shoreham Academy Careers Education Information

Sixth Form Advice and Guidance Strategy 2017/18

The objective:


The CEIAG programme at Shoreham Academy Sixth Form is integrated within the curriculum and briefing schedules and is designed to provide help at specific decision times. Shoreham Academy is committed to raising the aspirations of all learners. In line with Shoreham Academy common purpose to support students onto the next stage of their lives, be it university, apprenticeships, training or employment. Careers education and guidance aims to develop the skills, talents, understanding and aspirations of all our learners, enabling them to become responsible citizens who achieve personal success and fulfilment in life. In the sixth form we refer to destinations as outcomes.  

Our CEIAG programme will:  

· Link effectively with the curriculum in order to maximise student learning and avoid unhelpful repetition

· Provide totally impartial and up to date information through close working with independent careers professionals, employers and FE and HE institutions

· Challenge stereotyping, deal with prejudice and discrimination, use skills of assertiveness and negotiation and encourage students to widen their career ideas

· Reflect the true nature of today’s and tomorrow’s world of work

· Support key Shoreham Academy policies including those for teaching and learning, assessment, recording and reporting achievement, equality and diversity, health and safety, able and talented, and inclusion (special educational needs). Raising students’ achievements to their full potential is a key goal of the Careers Education and Guidance policy. 

Introduction Shoreham Academy represents a culture of high aspiration, high expectation and success. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is recognised as playing an important role in motivating our students, promoting equality of opportunity and maximising their academic and personal achievements while at Shoreham Academy and beyond. We are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education for all students in years 7-13 to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of adult and working life. 

Careers Education and Guidance has a high profile at Shoreham Academy and a Careers Coordinator is appointed to manage and develop delivery to ensure the needs of our students are being met. All students have an equal entitlement to high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance that will provide them with an understanding of the world of work, help them to explore career options and support them in making decisions about opportunities open to them. 

Aims CEIAG is crucial in order to meet the skills, knowledge and understanding needed by each student. We fully subscribe to the Careers Education Framework 7-19 (2010) and the 6 principles of impartial careers education:  

1. Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures

2. Responds to the needs of each learner

3. Provides comprehensive information and advice

4. Raises aspirations

5. Actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes

6. Helps young people to progress  

The Staff and Governors at Shoreham Academy recognise that career planning is not limited to just one stage in life. For this reason careers education and guidance aims to develop career management skills which students can draw on at each stage in their career planning. The CEIAG programme is continually evaluated to improve its effectiveness. This policy is informed by the following documents: Careers Education Framework 7-19 (2010) and Careers guidance and access for education and training providers Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff (January 2018)

CEIAG programme Students in years 12-13 are entitled to: 

· find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point.

· hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships

· understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.  

At points across the school year, a variety of employers and external providers are invited into Shoreham Academy to talk about different careers. We encourage employers to get in contact with us so that we can integrate them within our existing delivery.  

Monitoring, Evaluating and Review Students and parents are welcome to give feedback on any aspects of the CEIAG programme through student and parent voice. 4 The CEIAG policy is reviewed regularly; this allows us to incorporate new initiatives and providers. 

This review involves the Governing Body, Senior Leadership, Careers Co-ordinator, Student Council and our independent Careers Advisor.

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Provision


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 12

· Work experience

· Compact Plus

· NCS assembly

· Apprenticeship assembly

· Firefly

· Promotion of careers related events



· Unifrog

· UCAS preparation

· HE Fair

· Higher Apprenticeship assembly

· Apprenticeship workshop

· Firefly

· Promotion of careers related events


· NCS assembly

· Employability week

· Work experience week

· Personal statement workshop

· University application workshop

· Summer schools

· Firefly

· Promotion of careers related events


Year 13

· CV writing

· Interview skills and techniques

· Letter of application

· Application forms

· Personal statement workshop

· UCAS workshop

· Firefly

· Promotion of careers related events


· Higher Apprenticeship assembly

· Individual careers interviews on request

· Firefly

· Promotion of careers related events


· Individual careers interviews on request

· Firefly

· Promotion of careers related events

· Promotion of careers related events





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