Information for Students

Information for Students


Eckington School wants you to have a successful future!

Careers Education, Information and Guidance at Eckington School (CEIAG)

Students, we’ve collected some really useful website links for you to research and plan your future careers.

Get started:  Careers Research Websites

Get involved: Virtual Careers Fair
Read all about it: Fantastic Careers Magazines



Eckington School aims to give all students the opportunity to fulfil their potential and to experience success in a safe, challenging and stimulating environment.  CEIAG plays an important role in motivating our students and raising their aspirations, promoting equality of opportunity and maximising their academic and personal achievement whilst at school and beyond.  Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) has an integral role to play in the achievement of these aims.

Effective CEIAG will:

  • Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Prepares our students for the next stage of learning and/or work
  • Responds to the individual student needs
  • Provides information and advice
  • Raises their aspirations and motivates individuals
  • Actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes

As part of your Careers Entitlement at Eckington School, all students can expect:

  • Support, advice and impartial Guidance about ALL the options available to you, so that you fully understand what these involve.
  • An excellent programme of Careers Education which helps you to build skills and knowledge so that you transition successfully into adult life.
  • Opportunities for personal support, advice and guidance at key points when you need it most to help you make plans for your future.
  • The opportunity to learn about the work of work first-hand and have engagement opportunities with careers professionals and workplaces.

Careers learning, called Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is taught to all years within the school in Character Education and Guidance lessons, Registration activities and Flexible learning days.


You are also entitled to support from local services as needed.

Please speak to your form tutor or Mrs Moor for further advice.



Careers learning at Eckington School has 3 key learning outcomes:

Eckington School has 3 key learning outcomes;

  1. Develop Yourself. Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education.

Students will develop self-awareness, self-determination and self-improvement which underpin aspiration, ambition and achievement in careers, learning and the world of work.

  1. World of Work. Learning about careers and the world of work.

Students will be encouraged to Explore, investigate and understand the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that careers and the world of work have to offer is a prerequisite for successful planning and development.

  1. Career Management. Developing your career management, employability and enterprise skills

Students will recognise that a range of career management, employability and enterprise skills is the key to meeting challenges, making progress and managing change.

In order to achieve this you will take part in the activities below during your time with us:

Click here to view the Careers Programme at Eckington School 2020

How to access help and Guidance

All students at Eckington are entitled to one to one advice and support from our specialist Careers Advisor (David Holloway).  Just ask at the Careers office to arrange an appointment if you would like one now.  Alternatively contact David Holloway

Careers Drop-In support

David Holloway is also available for a Careers information and guidance drop-in session every Tuesday lunchtime in the information centre.  For all careers related information, look for the offices in the Humanities corridor – Careers Office and Careers Research Library. If you have any questions, or need to arrange a careers interview then get in touch with Mrs Moor:  or contact your form tutor.

The Careers Research Library is located next door to Upper School Hall.  You can drop in here during break and lunch time to use the computers to do your careers research.  There is advice on how to log into UNIFROG and lists of other websites you could use to get started. Mrs Warren-Armes will be available to discuss work experience opportunities and support with internet careers research. You can email her on


Coronavirus UPDATE: As you can’t drop in to the Information Centre or Careers Research Library at the moment, please be aware that you can still access Careers support.

You can;

🙂 Email Mr Holloway directly on Tuesday lunchtimes to ask careers questions.

🙂 Make a ‘self-referral’ and ask Mr Holloway for a careers meeting via this link 

🙂 Virtually visit the Careers Research Library Online On this site you will find lots of useful information, careers news and careers links. You can see our Careers Twitter feed, request a Careers Meeting with Mr Holloway and also give us feedback to help improve the site.

🙂  Mrs Warren-Armes will be available via email to discuss work experience opportunities, volunteering opportunities and support with internet careers research. You can email her on



Careers Entitlement Statement 2020-21


Eckington Careers Newsletter
‘Next Steps’ at Eckington School is a monthly newsletter for students and parents to provide useful information, advice and ideas for the future.
Find the latest edition in the link below.
Decisionz e-zine
Decisionz e-zine is the local careers and advice magazine for year 11 students across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and is distributed three times a year in September, January and May. It is jam-packed with top tips, useful information, local opportunities and has an eye-catching, colourful design.

If you have any feedback you wish to give us to help shape and improve your careers education programme then please feel free to use the link below to do so:

Link to student feedback form


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