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 (vkerr@stmca.org.uk) or Mrs Todd (etodd@stmca.org.uk). 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.

 

UPDATES

Message from the Careers Team:

We’re excited to announce that STMCA parents have free access to Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series this year. Elevate works with our students, delivering high impact workshops on study skills, motivation, wellbeing, and exam preparation. By tuning into their webinar series, you will learn how to better support your children at home through reinforcing the skills they learn at school.

 

11th May | Memory Skills
25th May | Time Management
15th June | Motivation
6th July | Technology

 

The next webinar is on 11th May at 6pm and you can register for free at: https://get.elevatecoaching.info/uk/register

The webinar is run live online from 6pm – 7pm where the presenter will share Elevate’s key research and skills, and will conduct a live Q&A so you can ask them questions directly.

Should you have questions or would like to contact Elevate directly, their details are listed below.

ukcoaching@elevateeducation.com

https://get.elevatecoaching.info/uk/register

www.facebook.com/ElevateParentsUK/

 

or contact Careers Guidance in school: Vkerr@stmca.org.uk

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