Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance Entitlement Statement
Students at Newland School for Girls will receive Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to prepare them for the key transition points in Year 9 and Year 11 and as an important part of preparation for their future beyond school. Pupils will have access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance from Year 7 supported by a planned programme of careers education and events across the curriculum. We are pleased that this in in partnership with Kelvin Hall school.
In Year 7 students are introduced to careers through a week of career based activities and life skills. Year 8s will also have a week of life skills and career activities and take part in events held by visiting local business. They also have the opportunity to take part in an enterprise and business day. There is support for student option choices in Year 8. Students have an options assembly, there is a parent information event and students are each given an interview with a member of staff to discuss their choices.
In Year 10 all students have the opportunity to participate in Work Experience. Pupils have support from school in finding a work placement. Preparation for work experience includes a health and safety at work session. Each pupil taking up a work experience placement is issued with a journal. In Year 10 students will also visit all local colleges on taster days.
In Year 11 there are assembly presentations by local post 16 providers. Students are seen in groups and individually to discuss their career choices and the routes open to them. Support is available in making applications through the Logonmoveon website. Each Year 11 pupil can self refer to the careers guidance advisor who can discuss their choices.
There are a range of visits organised through the careers department that pupils across the year groups can participate in. The Careers Coordinator is available at lunchtime for any pupil requesting careers information or advice.
SEN and vulnerable students will have additional support to prepare them for their Year 9 and Post16 transitional point choices including; meetings with school staff, specialist careers advisors and meetings with parents.
Year 11 – The Application Process
The application process begins in November using the logonmoveon website. All pupils are provided with a username and password and are supported to develop a personal profile and select college course / apprenticeship choices. The deadline for college applications is the last week in December. The deadline for logonmoveon apprenticeship applications is the end of February.
- Apprenticeship applications on logonmoveon register pupils with a training provider; they will still need an employer to complete the apprenticeship offer.
- Training providers will ask for a copy of the pupils CV and send it to employers they work with, pupils will still need to attend additional employer interviews.
- To gain an apprenticeship pupils need to be as proactive as possible and should also attempt to obtain their own employer.
Download the Logonmoveon Applications Guide
Apprenticeships – in May / June time pupils can also register with the National Apprenticeships service https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch. This site advertises live vacancies offered by employers (you will need to check the deadline dates – pupil’s legal school leaving date is the last Friday in June).