“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” (Abraham Lincoln)
Welcome to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Careers Lead: Mr M. Little, Raising Standards and Careers Lead - 0151 546 3134
Career Connect Advisor: Mr Alex Hay - Alexander.Hay@careerconnect.org
Overview of Careers Education
Using the Government’s Career Strategy and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance, we have developed a wealth of educational activities to support careers guidance for all of our students in Years 7-11. Further information can be found on the below links:
- GOVERNMENT'S CAREER STRATEGY https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748474/181008_schools_statutory_guidance_final.pdf
- GATSBY BENCHMARKS https://www.de-la-salle.co.uk/page/?title=Gatsby+Benchmarks&pid=273
As our careers strategy is based upon Government guidance, we use the 'Gatsby Benchmarks’ to underpin our programme of careers. For each student in the academy there is an ongoing record of their individual experiences; ensuring that by the end of Year 11 they have experienced the requirements stated in the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. We will ensure a high standard of provision by using the Gatsby Benchmarks to record the experiences of every student and to evaluate our offer for career education, together with feedback from students, parents and employers,
The De La Salle Academy Careers Programme will focus on 'inspiring people;breaking boundaries' to open the minds of our students to how their everyday learning links to career opportunities. There is a focus on raising self-confidence and gaining an understanding of an individual's strengths - all of this links in closely to the PSHE programme offered to all students in the academy, described in the below link: https://www.de-la-salle.co.uk/page/?title=PSHE&pid=214
There will be guidance from staff in the academy and also Mr Alex Hay, our external advisor from Career Connect. All students will be supported to concentrate on areas for improvement to fulfil their ambitions for lifelong learning, education, training and/or employment.
Our aim is to:
- Offer a structured careers programme which can be accessed on the academy website by students, teachers, parents, carers and employers.
- Enable students, parents and carers to access quality information about future study options and employment opportunities.
- Address the individual needs of students by offering careers guidance at different stages in their academy life. This impartial careers advice and guidance to be delivered by Mr Alex Hay from Career Connect.
- Link curriculum learning with careers, so that students understand the relevance of subjects for a wide range of future career paths in the current labour market.
- Offer students a range of opportunities to have encounters with employers and employees, so that students understand the skills that are valued in the workplace.
- Offer students first-hand experience of the workplace either through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience.
- Raise awareness of the full range of routes into academic and vocational learning opportunities available in schools, colleges, universities and the workplace
- Offer personal guidance to all students at every stage where significant study or career choices are being made.
At the end of Year 10 and onto Year 11, students will also receive one-to-one careers interviews with Mr Alex Hay from Career Connect, where opportunities for progression routes and the process of writing CVs will be arranged for each student.
There will be opportunities for parents and students to speak to Mr Alex Hay at our events throughout the academic year for Years 9, 10 and 11.