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 called Future Pathways 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 student’s 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 10 onwards are booked in for appointments to discuss plans and apply for college and apprenticeships.
This year we have also begun working 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 2 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.