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HIGHFIELDS SCHOOL CEIAG CPD 7 th October, 2019
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance
Provide a vision for what education is trying to achieve. Offer a lens through which questions about the individuals place in society can be explored. For schools CEIAG can… Create a cross-departmental narrative about how subjects link and inter-relate. Increase the relevance of subject teaching. Increase the motivation (and achievement) of learners to engage with education. Reduce drop out and early school leaving Support transitions and the post-school lives of learners. This includes making decisions about educational options and tracks. Address social inequalities and differences in social and cultural capital.
What are the Gatsby Benchmarks? 1. A stable careers programme Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers. 2. Learning from career and labour market information Every student, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. 3. Addressing the needs of each pupil Students have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each student. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout. 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths. 5. Encounters with employers and employees Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes. 6. Experiences of workplaces Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks. 7. Encounters with further and higher education All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace. 8. Personal guidance Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.
Highfields Gatsby Benchmarks: • Benchmark 1 - A stable careers programme: 88% (4% nationally) • Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and LMI: 60% (30% nationally) • Benchmark 3 - Addressing the needs of each pupil: 72% (9% nationally) • Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers: 93% (13% nationally) • Benchmark 5 - Encounters with employers and employees: 100% (37% nationally) • Benchmark 6 - Experiences of workplace: 100% (39% nationally) • Benchmark 7 - Encounters with FE and HE: 91% (8% nationally) • Benchmark 8 - Personal guidance: 100% (46% nationally)
What has always been done well: • Careers Education in Citizenship • WEX for all Year 11 • Year 9 Moving Forward Options and guidance interviews • Careers Fair • Skills Show • CEIAG encounters in and out of school and across the curriculum • STEM Club • Lots more…
Careers Strategy in the last 12 months • Website updated- Stable Careers Programme • CEIAG high profile- H Supplement, displays • Alumni • Year 12 Work Related Learning programme • Guidance Managers and Independent Careers Advisor • First National Careers Week • CEIAG Assemblies- apprenticeships, FE, HE, LMI • CEIAG Mentoring • More employer encounters in and out of school • Compass Plus • Lead School of Wolverhampton Wave 2 Careers Hub
Careers Strategy in the last 12 months
How do we ensure we continue to provide quality CEIAG at Highfields? • The CEIAG Team: and • You
Careers Strategy next steps…. • CEIAG Business Breakfasts for students and parents? ? ? • CEIAG poster in every classroom. • Bigger Careers Fair • Develop National Careers Week • Guidance interviews for Year 8 Options process • More CEIAG encounters in and out of school • More CEIAG for Lower School • Develop role of Learning Schools in CEIAG
Good Careers advice includes making sure that students understand across all their curriculum subjects how what they are being taught, is relevant to the future jobs they might have Gatsby Benchmarks
Enhancing CEIAG through subject teaching • helping students understand the relevance and application of subject knowledge and skills in the workplace • helping students understand the progression routes and employment opportunities in the subject area • teaching planned elements of the careers education scheme of work, e. g. • CVs in language lessons • changes in local economy in humanities • digital career management skills in IT • helping students develop skills for independent learning
So what can Learning Schools do? • • Subject related CEIAG displays in every department. CEIAG lessons leading into Year 8 and 9 Options process National Careers Week 2 nd -6 th March 2020 All subjects CEIAG Options video- INSET Continue to make links with CEIAG in your curriculum Continue to organise CEIAG encounters in and out of school Keep CEIAG Team updated on all CEIAG activity 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths. 5. Encounters with employers and employees Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.
Support for Learning Schools and Departments • Opportunities identified for encounters in and out of school • The CEIAG Team- support with organisation • Links with business and industry • Hub/CEC Co-ordinator and Advisor • Dedicated CEIAG area on Share Point with relevant resources here • Lewis