Careers Education, Independent Advice and Guidance: CEIAG
Caludon has a fully developed CEIAG programme starting from Year 7. We have a tutor programme, Positive Choices, which guides students from an introduction to careers paths right through to making active choices about option subjects, college/ apprenticeships and university applications.
We hold two highly successful careers fairs and a number of targeted careers events for interest groups and years. For example, in recent years we have hosted engineering days, Russell Group University days and a number of apprenticeship afternoons.
We work with a full range of local education providers, including universities. Last year 16 universities visited the school and we organised trips to over 15 different colleges and universities. Every student in Year 10 visits a university and all year 11 students visit a college and apprenticeship providers.
The school also has a careers advisor, Carole Foster, who is based in school 2 days a week. Students from Year 9 onwards are booked in for appointments to discuss plans and apply for college and apprenticeships.
We work with Unifrog, an online careers company which helps students make positive choices about their future by simplifying the searching process.
These processes have ensured that students at Caludon make positive choices about their future pathways. This is represented by the 100% of students in Year 11 moving on to productive education or training for the last 3 years.
6th form CEIAG
Ofsted recently judged that careers provision in the 6th form had “been taken to another level”, something that the 6th form team have worked hard to build. Our careers team work across KS4 and Post-16 to ensure that students have a consistent approach to CIAEG.
Students in the 6th form follow a tutor programme which supports their choices from the beginning of Year 12 right through their Post-16 education. This includes careers evenings, tutor sessions, Unifrog training and Champions Programme, Oxbridge guidance (where required) and a full and comprehensive UCAS application training schedule. This is all reinforced by a strong pastoral programme which ensures students access the advice and guidance that they need to make the best possible choices.
We regularly obtain feedback from our students regarding the impact of the careers programme on pupils. In addition to this verbal feedback we collect data regarding: the use of Unifrog by students; the outcomes from the interviews with our careers advisor Carole Foster; questionnaires filled in by parents/carers and students; feedback from tutors regarding the ACHIEVE programme; our destinations data (particularly the data surrounding those students not in employment, education or training).
The next review of the school careers provision will be on 1st October 2018.
If you have any feedback or questions regarding the careers provision at Caludon then please contact our Leader for Careers, Mr T Fitzjohn at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02476 444822 ext. 206.