Careers, Education, Information and Guidance
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
(KS4 CEIAG Developments) 2021-22
Year 11 interventions
All Year 11 pupils have the opportunity to attend a face to face 1:1 session with our Guidance Adviser, Mrs Potter, in school. This is an impartial meeting, logged and designed to guide each pupil to be able to be confident in making the right choices to support them on their journey to achieve their career goals and to be happy in their future lives. All pupils also have access to the Adviser on request for further advice, ideally face to face but at the moment by email or Teams. The Adviser keeps a noticeboard in the Year 11 zone to share opportunities and advice and also shares this regularly with Tutors for use during Seminar times.
In 2021-22, a Careers session fortnightly was introduced with Term 1 focusing on developing an understanding of Post 16 transition options and making applications.
All Year 11 pupils are registered on Help You Choose and make applications to either a 6th Form or College of their choice. The pupils are supported through contact via email/teams or other means to make sure that they secure a destination as soon as possible.
In 2021-22, Year 11 have been given access to external providers via their careers programme within their timetable.
We have a number of pupils who indicate that they are looking for apprenticeship opportunities and they will be supported by our links with TRaC who can provide further assistance in finding an appropriate employer. The pupils attend meetings in school before being currently being assigned a 1:1 mentor.
Sharing ideas and ensuring all pupils are aware of the benefits of career advice and guidance throughout their learning at KES
Career related noticeboards are allocated around the school for each year group and are kept up to date with work and apprenticeship opportunities advertised. This information is also emailed to all Year 11, 12 & 13 students.
Seminar sessions include subject related career advice slides weekly and are updated with local and national opportunities which are also emailed.
The school uses ‘START’ an online careers platform, designed to connect 11–18 year olds with their future career potential. Icould has also been shared with pupils and SpringPod for pupils who are looking for virtual work experience during lockdown.