Career Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers
At Shevington High School we understand that we have a statutory duty to provide independent careers education, information, advice and guidance for our pupils and students between the Years of 8 and 13. We believe that the career guidance programme we provide should be a continual and progressive process throughout the various stages of a pupil’s experience with us from Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8), Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11). Career Guidance is an important part of a pupil and students development and, with this in mind, we have formed a dedicated team of staff so that pupils and students questions and worries can be answered quickly. We have created and developed an innovative and varied careers programme to prepare pupils for the wider world by giving them the knowledge, tools and insight needed to help them make confident and informed decisions that are appropriate to them, when faced with important choices in the future. Our aim at Shevington High School is for our pupils and students to:
- develop positive attitudes and enquiring minds towards study and work
- be able to evaluate their own likes and dislikes and see themselves as individuals who do not need to follow the crowd
- be able to fully engage in their own career planning
- leave Shevington High School with a range of transferable skills that will enable them to be successful in their future career planning (e.g. each pupil will leave Year 11 with a current CV that they have planned and developed themselves; they will know how and where to access websites and information about future career paths and choices; they will know what is expected of them in an interview situation)
- understand opportunities at key transition points (such as leaving school, college, university, changing jobs) and be able to make effective and appropriate decisions at these points and put these decisions into action
- be able to access clear, relevant and impartial careers information, advice and guidance appropriate to their personal needs throughout their time with us
- be able to achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives
- be motivated and enthused so that they can realise their full potential
Who’s Who?-The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Team
Careers Leader-Mrs L Williams, Director of Learning
Careers Adviser-Ms C Williams
For all queries or questions regarding CEIAG at Shevington High School, please contact
Mrs L Williams
Telephone: 01257 400990
We deliver the above by providing pupils with a variety of careers activities and experiences relevant to their stage of development – known as the careers programme. This planned programme of impartial careers information, advice and guidance is conducted with the help of internal staff, external professional providers, and institutes such as universities, colleges and business representatives. Activities range from in-house activities where guest speakers and exhibitors are invited, to trips outside of school, to 1:1 careers interviews to name a few.
We have used empirical research and evidence taken from the Department of Education’s paper: “Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents”(Dec, 2017), the Government paper: “Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: Statutory guidance for schools on providing careers guidance” (Jan, 2018) and the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks to inform and develop our careers programme to make it relevant, impartial , and robust and compliant with Ofsted and statutory regulations.
Pupils from any Year who feel they need 1:1 careers advice and guidance can book an appointment through their Form Tutor or by directly contacting the Careers Adviser (Ms Williams) on firstname.lastname@example.org Parent/pupil meetings are also available on request.
As with the Curriculum, the Careers programme is reviewed annually, and adjusted by staff and the leadership team to make sure that the programme is relevant and meets the needs of its pupils and students. The above programme is the main school careers programme and is the minimum any pupil and student will receive as part of their development and enrichment. Many other school trips and events related to careers will take place during the school year run by various staff members.
Careers Team track pupil destinations after leaving Year’s 11.
Preparation for Work Day
This is held once a year at Shevington High School, and provides Year 11 pupils the opportunity to talk to a wide range of professionals from different career pathways.
Employers – how you can work with us
If you are interested in working with us to provide our students and pupils with an insight into the world of work you can do so in a number of ways:
Through supporting curriculum delivery in classrooms
Providing work experience
Providing workplace visits
Attending our careers fair
We look forward to hearing from you!
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purposes of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. Click to read the Provider Access Policy Statement
Subjects and Career Paths