Career Information and Guidance


Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

CEIAG at St Thomas More Catholic Academy

The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form.


The importance of careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG)

CEIAG is an integral and important part of a student’s experience at St Thomas More. In our school we all ‘Aspire to be More’, and through our careers provision we aim to inspire pupils to achieve more and have higher expectations of their lives after school. To inspire this change in aspirations, we forge the links that connect education and employers together. Students benefit from exposure to business and the outside world through an improved knowledge base and the ability to make informed choices, but also through increased motivation as the rewards of qualifications in school becomes a tangible reality.

Through good careers intervention students are able to turn their personal aspirations into reality as they identify the steps needed to reach their goals. Students are equipped with the information, knowledge and understanding of their choices that will enable them to make informed decisions at key transition points and are encouraged to take ownership of their career development and path to success.

In addition, we develop our students’ transferrable skills which will allow them to become active learners in the present and effective employees in the future. Planning for future rewarding careers to help inspire our students’ success today.

All students have an entitlement to access impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) through their time at school. At St Thomas More this is currently provided by a careers professional from the local authority who works in school 2-3 days per week. All Y11-13 students meet individually for personalised independent advice, and any student who it is felt needs additional support is also referred. All students who are at risk of NEET are identified KS3 and are offered personalised intervention. The individual guidance is available to all students as required.

We have a dedicated CEIAG lead who works entirely on developing opportunities for our students for three days per week. This includes mapping careers opportunities across the curriculum, developing opportunities for work experience where needed, facilitating opportunities for larger groups of students, assisting with applications to colleges, universities and apprenticeships and tracking vulnerable groups to ensure all are receiving the provision needed.

More information can be found here



CEIAG plan for 2020-21

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled to:

  • find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

If you are an employer or college provider who wishes to engage with our students please contact Mrs Kerr ( or Mrs Todd ( Alumni can also sign up using our Future First alumni portal via (LINK)

The full CEIAG plan can be found here

If you have any enquiries with regards to careers, please call the school office on 01782882900.



Message from the Careers Team:
Parents of all STMCA students are invited to attend this Elevate coaching webinar, free of charge, in order to help prepare students for their assessments at home and during revision time.
Effective Preparation for Assessments
Date: Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Lots of aspirational STMCA students asking for careers guidance on how to get into medicine, dentistry and veterinary careers. For some free expert advice on succeeding in the World of Work attend the online seminars in the link.

Wednesday 24th February: The Skills Surgery

How to break into careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science

Wednesday 3rd March: The Power of Networks

How your child can build a powerful professional network

 Register here

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