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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
 
The Context
 
At Tor Bridge High we believe that effective CEIAG is a very important aspect of our students education. Good quality Careers Education and guidance helps raise aspirations, student outcomes and their engagement with learning. It has also proven effective in preventing students from becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) and we are extremely proud of our NEET rate which has been 0% for the last 2 years (2015/2016 & 2016/2017) for year 11 leavers.
 
In addition to this, we want our students to be well informed individuals. We want them to be inspired about what they can do next and what they can achieve. We want them to know about all of the options which are available to them and embrace the opportunities which are ahead. We also want to ensure that all of our students feel that they can navigate their way through the many possibilities which are available and feel confident in their decisions about their future career paths.
 
We have a stable careers programme which corresponds with the new government careers strategy and the 8 Gatsby benchmarks. All careers advice is provided by a qualified and experienced Careers Practitioner who is registered with the Career Development Institute and we also hold a range of activities and programmes to inspire and inform our students – please see our annual career programme for full details.
 
Aims
· To raise aspirations and motivation
· To ensure all students have access to high quality impartial careers advice
· To help students make the right choices for them
· Improve students understanding of educational and work options
· To help students reach their career potential
· To support and empower students in their career management
· To challenge stereotypes
· To equip students with the knowledge and skills to be successful in achieving their destination
· To enable student and parent/carer access to Labour Market information
· To maintain effective links with employers and educational institutions in order to provide opportunities
 
Employers
If you would like to help us inspire our students about their future careers, offer work experience placements or would like to attend our careers fair, please contact the Careers Lead.
The Careers Lead and Careers Advisor is Ms Allin RCDP and she can be contacted on 01752 207907.
 
Evaluation and Feedback
We measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on students through annual evaluation and feedback. This is via a survey monkey questionnaire. We use it to measure increases in aspirations as well as gaining feedback on their careers advice/activities and opportunities. This is carried out annually in September.
 
Students and Parents/Guardians
Please make use of the range of information provided on the tabs. Students in any year can make an appointment with Ms Allin through their school office.
 
Careers Leader – Ms R Allin RCDP
Careers Adviser – Ms Allin RCDP
Senior Management Link – Mrs D Norrish
Governor Link – Mr C Huitson
 
 
Introduction
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the providers education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
 
Pupil Entitlement
All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:
 
· To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
 
· To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
 
· To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.
 
Management of provider access requests
Procedure
 
A provider wishing to request access should contact Ms R Allin, Careers Leader, 01752 207893 or rallin@torbridge.net
 
Opportunities for access
 
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.