|Policy reviewed||March 2022|
|Next review||January 2023|
|Approved by||Senior Leadership Team|
Ormiston Bridge Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for all students in years 7 – 11. We aim to develop student employability skills and inform about local, national and international labour market information, guide students to explore and develop career ideas and high aspirations, educate students on the complete spectrum of post 16 pathways and prepare them for successful post 16 transitions. CEIAG is an integrated aspect of Bridge Academy’s SMSC and PSHE policies and ensures students are prepared for life and work in Britain today by:
Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance sets out to enable all individuals to become effective planners and managers of their own careers in a rapidly changing world of learning and work. In this way children and learners will get a good start and are well prepared for the next stage in their education, training or employment. All young people, regardless of their race, sex and academic abilities need a planned programme of activities to help them make decisions and plan their careers, both in school and after they leave.
The 2018 Careers Statutory Guidance places a duty on a school to give all students access to careers education and impartial information, advice and guidance. This includes an expectation for educators and training providers of approved technical education qualifications and apprenticeships to be given access to all students in year 8 to year 13 to inform them of courses and qualifications as alternatives to academic and school-based routes. In practice, this may take the form of a visit from a university, technical college, FE college or training provider of apprenticeships and technical options.
Students attending Ormiston Bridge Academy are entitled to the following with regards to careers:
Students are expected to:
The aims of our CEIAG programme are that students will:
Develop an increasing autonomy in making decisions and implementing career planning
To raise aspirations, promote equality of opportunity, celebrate diversity and challenge stereotypes in support of the Academy’s Public Sector Equality Duty, CEIAG will be delivered in the curriculum, in assemblies and at key transition points.
CEIAG will be supported through a number of mediums including:
To support the monitoring, review and evaluation of Ormiston Bridge Academy’s CEIAG, CEIAG is built into the school’s Self Evaluation and Development Plan. This SEF is regularly reviewed to ensure that each aspect’s effectiveness is at the highest standard, and if this is not the case, actions for improvement are documented.
CEIAG actions in the SEF are to ensure that all pupils are well prepared for their next stage of education, employment and training. Due to the work of the school’s CEIAG, students have the knowledge and skills that will enable them to excel. It is also to ensure that all students receive unbiased high quality careers guidance, with the opportunities for encounters with the world of work.
Monitoring review and evaluation will take place through a range of mediums: