Aims and Objectives
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) plays an important major role in helping young people today to make informed choices and preparing them for adult working life.
The department aims to provide quality direction to motivate pupils and help them make realistic decisions about their Personal Career Plans and to provide opportunities to develop essential and transferable skills in order to become active and effective employees.
The main aims are as follows:
Careers education is designed to help pupils in the pursuit of personal excellence and to assist them to acquire the skills, attitudes and abilities they need to chart their path through life with confidence.
In support of this over-arching aim, CEIAG should help pupils to
Teaching of Careers and Employability mainly takes place in the new Careers suite which has computer access on the ground floor.
Education for Employability
All pupils receive 1 period per week of Employability and this makes a significant contribution to the development of our young people. The emphasis of teaching and learning encourages pupils to:
Employability is central to the role of the curriculum just as work is central to most people’s lives.
The 4 main strands that are taught in years 8, 9 and 10 are:
These are not discrete dimensions but form part of an integrated and well rounded programme.
In addition Year 10 in particular, also prepares pupils for their GCSE choices. Parents are also invited into school for the subject choice interviews so that informed decisions can be made.
The Careers Department allows pupils to make informed decisions about the world of work and to consider how their interests can influence their career options.
The varied Careers programme helps and enables pupils to consider their own Personal Career Plan and to review and evaluate it over their two years of study.
Classroom activity is enhanced by other activities, events and learning experiences.
Aims of Work Experience
Raise their self esteem and confidence.