What is Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)?
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes are recognised to have a significant contribution in preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and life experience after Noth Huddersfield Trust School.
The programmes provide our pupils with the information to make informed decisions and manage their transitions into post–16 education and future work places. We therefore strive to conform to the current ‘’best practices’’ in CEIAG, as laid down in government directives, and subsequently continuously review and update our provision through partnership with outside agencies (colleges, 6th forms, apprenticeship providers, Positive Steps and universities).
At North Huddersfield Trust School we are committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (colleges, 6th forms, apprenticeship providers, universities, UTCs (University Technical Colleges) and the local council’s commissioned providers for the support and guidance Service, Positive Steps.
The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at North Huddersfield Trust School. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes career sessions, career guidance activities, whole school activities a Careers Fair and other outside interventions.
Careers at NHTS
Mr Cathal Henson is the Careers Leader for North Huddersfield Trust School. Working very closely with other members of staff including Dani Samuel (Assistant Head Teacher responsible for careers), Vicky O’ Sullivan (Careers Advisor) and Rebecca Taylor (Curriculum Area Leader of PSHCE) to offer all students a fully and appropriate careers programme.
At NHTS we work with students in Years 7 -11 providing career-related and impartial information, advice and support. We offer career planning and students have access to a range of services for young people. In school, we are working across all years to ensure that students even in Year 7 are availing of career guidance and enlightenment. With Year 10 and 11 students our aim is to help them; to make sure they are aware of all their post–16 options and supporting them with their career plans.
Across Years 10 and 11 we offer students one-to-one appointments to aid them to make informed decisions for their future and post-16 options. This includes every student in Year 10 partaking in a work experience programme to allow them to experience what life is like in an industry they may be interested in in the future. In Year 11 we have speakers from colleges across Huddersfield to come and talk to our students in assemblies, we often run trips to industries and businesses in the local area which offer apprenticeships, we have external candidates to come in to speak to the year groups on various pathways that they could follow and entire days dedicated to promoting career opportunities for our young people. All this aims to make our students very well informed for on their future options.
In KS3 we work with external providers to come in to work with our students in order to help them in beginning to think about their future careers as well as developing skills that they can take forward and develop throughout their time in school. This is done collaboratively with organisations such as CK Careers and their skills development opportunities. Again, we are providing entire year groups the option to spend time working with experts working on projects aimed to promote skills that will help them in real life situations.
Our aim is to develop our learners in the school and to enable them to make informed and appropriate decisions for whatever their future may hold.