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Careers

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Programme (CEIAG)

Careers Lead - Karen Green - klg@westgate.slough.sch.uk - 01753 559882

The Westgate School is committed to providing a high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme to all students and their parents.

In line with the statutory guidance produced by the DFE and the Gatsby Benchmarks, students receive careers advice embedded into the curriculum in addition to dedicated one to one opportunities and group work. CEIAG is incorporated into all year groups to stimulate the interests of students and to inspire them to reach their full potential.

Students will have experienced the following CEIAG opportunities by the time they leave school:

  1. An embedded programme of careers education.
  2. Access to Labour Market Information and future study opportunities.
  3. The Careers needs of individual students will be tailored and measured.
  4. Careers and enterprise education and the curriculum is liked to real-world career pathways.
  5. All students experience encounters with employers
  6. Students will engage with employers by attending off-site opportunities and term time work experience at 6th form.
  7. Encounter in-depth information from further and higher education providers and apprenticeships whilst in key stage 4 and 5.
  8. Personal and private guidance by an independent advisor and supported in school by the careers Lead

Measured by student trackers and annual student voice for all years

Some ongoing examples of careers activities and opportunities:

  • Workplace, University and College visits
  • Tutor time careers-themed tasks
  • Subject-specific group employer engagement sessions
  • Private careers interviews in Years 11,12, and 13
  • Updated online resources and visits to careers fairs and events
  • Business mentoring schemes and Alumni support and guidance
  • Work experience for Year 12 students
  • Careers talks delivered by businesses from all sectors
  • Employer visits and  support with employability skills and attributes
  • CV/application writing skills and mock interviews conducted by employers
  • Updated apprenticeship information and support with applications and interviews
  • Impartial information for Post 16 and Post 18 options

Group based ‘sector’ careers meetings and drop-in sessions

Raising the Participation Age - All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th Birthday. This can be done in the following ways:

  • Stay on full-time in a school, college or with a training provider (many young people also do a part time job alongside this).
  • Work or volunteer full-time, together with part-time education or training.
  • Take up an apprenticeship or traineeship

 

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