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Careers and IAG (Information advice and guidance)

Careers Education, Information Advice and  Guidance (CEIAG)

At The Axholme Academy we pride ourselves on our ever evolving careers support provision for our pupils where, at the earliest opportunity, we begin the process of preparing our students for life post 16.

In today’s economy it is vital that students develop confidence and resilience to enable them to aspire and achieve both academically and personally. The Academy is committed to ensuring that students have access to exceptional independent Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

The Academy agrees with the following statement in the Department of Education’s March 2015 publication “Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Schools”:

“Every child should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. This means ensuring academic rigour supported by excellent teaching, and developing in every young person the values, skills and behaviours they need to get on in life. All children should receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment. High quality, independent careers guidance is also crucial in helping pupils emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work. Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions.”

Learning and developing ‘employability skills’, becoming an attractive candidate for colleges and universities as well as employers is an important part of the students  journey  at the Academy. We make CEIAG accessible for every student in Years 8 -11 and we are committed to supporting the aspirations of all our students.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of careers events which develops their thirst for further knowledge. Students engage in a range of activities around careers  education ,enterprise awareness and college introductions which enthuse and motivate them, raising their aspirations and ambitions.

In Key Stages 3 and 4, students will access the following:

·         An introduction to Careers Education and Guidance

·         Young Enterprise Activities

·         College Roadshows delivered by local 6th Forms and FE

·         PSHE curriculum related Careers Education

·         Year 10 Work Experience Week

·         College Taster Day visits

·         Interest Talks covering a wide range of subjects delivered by John Leggott College and North                             Lindsey College

·         Local education and training providers invited into school to deliver assemblies

·         Careers Fayre visits

·         Motivational talks from people in industry

·         Mentoring

·         College support and advice

·         Independent careers advice

·         CV writing workshops

·         Employability Skills workshops

·         Apprenticeship and Traineeship Information

·         University workshops

·         Subject linked careers information

·         Guidance on using and access to The National Careers Service and Plotr websites

·         External employers visits

·         Extensive careers library

·         Access to Fast Tomato

·         Additional transition support for SEN, disadvantaged and vulnerable students