CEIAG Guidance for Staff
The Department for Education (Careers guidance and inspiration in schools – statutory Guidance for Governing Bodies, School Leaders and School Staff) believe that schools and colleges should have a co-ordinated programme of careers support that includes the following elements.
Information on the full range of options available in education, training and work, and the progression opportunities that follow those options will be provided. Careers information can be provided through a range of media including: books, leaflets and posters; software, websites; social media e.g. Twitter and telephone helplines; information talks from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers; visits to colleges, universities, training providers and businesses.
Careers Advice and Guidance
Advice helps students interpret information and apply it to their own situation; guidance is the in-depth support provided by qualified practitioners to help students explore their options and make informed choices that are best for them.
Advice and guidance are closely linked to related activities such as tutoring, progress reviews, academic monitoring and mentoring. Through these activities the CEIAG staff can help students look at future options and identify when students need to be referred to advisers for more in-depth guidance. Both Jonathan James and Sue Barnett are Level 6 Qualified Careers Advisors and professionally qualified in guidance theory and practice.
* Careers Advisors (Jonathan James and Sue Barnett) commission independent and impartial careers advice and guidance that is effective in meeting the needs of all learners including Gifted and Talented, SEND, Pupil Premium and the disadvantaged.
Planned and progressive programmes of activities in the curriculum which help students to develop the knowledge and skills to understand themselves, research the opportunities available, make decisions and move successfully on to the next stage.
Effective engagement with Employers
Opportunities to be inspired informed and advised by employers through talks, workshops and work place visits. Employers can also enhance programmes of careers education through contributing to classroom-based lessons, running CV workshops, conducting mock interviews and supporting enterprise activities, plus offering work experience and work shadowing placements.