Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Whitley Bay High School
CEIAG Statement of Provision
Good quality careers education will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post-16 and post-18. CEIAG will therefore contribute to raising pupil achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure an equality of opportunity for all.
The Careers Programme
At Whitley Bay High School, we provide a comprehensive CEIAG programme to students in every year group and this includes aspects of work related learning, enterprise education and option choices for students in Year 9 and 11. Students in our Sixth Form are very well supported as they make their applications to University, apply for Higher Level Apprenticeships or other non-University post-18 pathways.
CEIAG is ongoing throughout the academic year and is delivered through tutorials, the LEV programme and collapsed timetable events and is enhanced by working with local businesses, colleges and Universities.
The Careers programme is developed in consideration of the CDI (Career Development Institute) framework and the Gatsby Report’s benchmarks. Three key areas are:
Self Development – through careers, employability and enterprise education
Careers Exploration – learning about careers and the world of work
Career Management – learning how to develop career management and employability skills (to include managing changes and transitions)
All of our Year 10 and Year 12 students have the invaluable opportunity of work experience, providing the chance to develop employability skills and sample the world of work.
Please find more information about how we continually support our students in our annually updated Careers Programme, which can be found in the relevant documents.
Impartial Advice and Guidance
The guidance from the DfE places a duty on schools to secure access to unbiased and impartial careers guidance for their students. In conjunction with our existing provision, Whitley Bay High School works closely with the Connexions service who supply specialist guidance practitioners to work with identified students during the academic year. This includes 1-1 sessions with students as well as work with form classes and CPD with tutors and teaching staff. We also have close links with local colleges, who provide information about courses that Whitley Bay High School does not offer.
The careers programme is an ever-evolving document to ensure that it is up to date and that new resources and information are included. It is also evaluated annually in June to respond to more significant changes or Government requirements. The impact and success of our careers programme is mainly measured through our destinations data after Years 11 and 13 but also in participation rates, student and parent voice and many other avenues.
Heads of Year are the best source of information about careers opportunities and provision in a particular year group. For more general enquiries or information, the school's careers lead is Jess Wells (Jessica.Wells@whitleybayhighschool.org)
Relevant downloads are also available below.