Information for Students
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Careers Education, Information and Guidance at Eckington School (CEIAG)
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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;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
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).
To arrange a careers interview you can:
- Ask your Form Tutor to arrange one for you
- Ask your Leader of Student Development to arrange one for you
- Ask at the Careers Office (in the 6th Form lobby)
- Get in touch with our school Careers Leader – Mrs Moor: Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fill in a self referral form: Careers Research Library Online – Home (sharepoint.com)
- Alternatively contact David Holloway direct at: email@example.com
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.
To attend a pre-arranged Careers Interview with our specialist Careers Advisor (David Holloway) head upstairs in the Humanities block, to the Careers Advisors Office (Tuesdays) 9opposite classroom HU11)
Careers Research Library
The Careers Research Library is now online. To access it click here: Careers Research Library Online – Home (sharepoint.com) On this site you will find lots of careers information, apprenticeship support plus lots, lots more – you can even request a careers meeting.
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: