All students in years 7 to 11 at Brownedge St Mary’s Catholic High School are entitled to personalised and appropriate Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) through the Learning for Life Programme, Form time activities, Independent Advice provided by our Careers Lead, extra-curricular activities and information shared as part of our curriculum provision. Pupils are entitled to:

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of our 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

The CEIAG programme is designed to meet the needs of all students in school. It incorporates the eight Gatsby benchmarks which are at the heart of the Careers Strategy. It is differentiated to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.  Needs of SEN learners are planned for and activities are differentiated to ensure access. The programme promotes equality of opportunity, inclusion and anti-racism.  Each key stage has set entitlements which are in line with those set out in the CDI framework. The Link Governor for CEIAG provision is Mrs Anita Houghton.

Access Arrangements

A provider wishing to request access should contact Mrs Catherine Sinclair, Careers Lead or Miss Tracy Mault, Assistant Head Teacher

Telephone: 01772 339813

Email: sinclairc@st-maryshigh.lancs.sch.uk                         mault@st-maryshigh.lancs.sch.uk

Please find attached here a copy of our CEIAG and access policy 

 

Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

Year 7

Parents Evening

Careers workshops

L4L lessons

End of Year Examination week and L4L lessons

Year 8

Careers Fair

L4L lessons

Pathways choices and options

Careers workshops

Parents Evening

End of Year Examination week and L4L lessons

Personal Statement work

Year 9

Careers Fair

GCSE Information Evening

L4L lessons

Careers workshops

Parents Evening

End of Year Examination week and L4L lessons

Personal Statement work

Year 10

Careers Fair

 

Work experience preparation

Careers research, investigation and workshops

Parents Evening

L4L lessons

College visits and taster Days

Work experience

Mock Interviews

Personal Statement work

Year 11

College and apprenticeship applications

Personal Statements and CVs

Careers Fair

L4L lessons

College Interviews

Apprenticeship interviews

Parents Evening

GCSE Information Evening

 

By the end of year 7, pupils:

  1. will be able to describe themselves, their strengths and preferences.
  2. will be able to tell positive stories about their well-being, their progression and achievements.
  3. will be able to explain how they have benefited as a learner from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences.
  4. will be able to describe the different ways of looking at people’s careers and how they develop
  5. will be able to identify and make the most of the support around them.

By the end of year 8, pupils: 

  1. will be able to explain how they have benefited as a learner from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences.
  2. Will be able to identify different types of work and why people’s satisfaction with their working lives can change.
  3. will be able to describe the organisation and structure of different types of businesses.
  4. will be aware of what labour market information is and how it can be useful to them.
  5. will recognise the qualities and skills that can make them employable and will have evidence of those they have demonstrated both in and out of school.
  6. will know how to look at the choices and opportunities open to them when reaching decisions.

By the end of year 9, pupils: 

  1. will be able to explain how they have benefited as a learner from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences.
  2. will identify and make the most of the of support around them, including how to use careers information, advice and guidance and know the difference between being objective and bias.
  3. will know how to look at the choices and opportunities open to them when reaching a decision.
  4. will know how to negotiate and make plans and decisions carefully to help them get the qualifications, skills and experience they need.
  5. will show that they are able to be positive, flexible and well-prepared at transition points in their life.

By the end of year 10, pupils:

  1. will be able to review and reflect on how they have benefited from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences.
  2. will recognise how they are changing, what they have to offer and what is important to them.
  3. will be able to show how they continue to develop the qualities and skills they will need to improve their employability.
  4. will be able to research their education, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering options and looking at the best progression options.
  5. will know their rights and responsibilities in a selection process and the strategies they can use improve their chances of being chosen.

By the end of year 11, pupils:

  1. will be able to review and reflect on how they have benefited from careers, employability and enterprise activities and experiences and show that they have acquired and developed qualities and skills to improve their employability.
  2. will be able to research their education, training, apprenticeship, employment and volunteering options and looking at the best progression options.
  3. will be able to find relevant labour market information and know how to use it when planning their career.
  4. will build on and make the most of the support around them, including how to use careers information, advice and guidance and know the difference between being objective and bias.
  5. will know how to make plans and decisions carefully including how to solve problems and deal with influences on them appropriately.
  6. will review and reflect on previous transitions to help them improve their preparation for future moves in education, training and employment

At Brownedge St Mary's all of our CEIAG provision follows the principles of the Gatsby Benchmarks. Please find the benchmarks attached to the link below and how our CEIAG provision is mapped out against them. 

The Gatsby Benchmarks @Brownedge St Mary's.