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Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Woldgate is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education information advice and guidance (CEIAG) to all pupils and students in Years 7-13. Pupils are entitled to careers advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential.
Information on the full range of options available in education, training and work, and the progression opportunities that follow those options will be provided via a range of media including; books, leaflets and posters, software, websites, social media, telephone helplines, information talks from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers.
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG):
Advice helps students interpret information and apply it to their own situation; guidance is the in-depth support provided by qualified practitioners to help students explore their options and make informed choices that are best for them.
Advice and guidance are closely linked to related activities such as tutoring, progress reviews, academic monitoring and mentoring. Our level 6 qualified Careers Advisor is available to provide guidance to students. All students will have the opportunity for a one-to-one careers guidance interview to discuss their future aims and aspirations.
Planned and progressive programmes of activities in the curriculum which help students to develop the knowledge and skills to understand themselves, research the opportunities available, make decisions and move successfully on to the next stage.
Effective engagement with Employers
Opportunities to be inspired informed and advised by employers through talks, workshops and work place visits. Employers also enhance our programme of careers education through contributing to classroom-based lessons, running CV workshops, conducting mock interviews and supporting enterprise activities. Woldgate has established links with many businesses and employers, in addition to our formal link with Rollits Solicitors through our work with the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC).
Named Careers Lead: Mr P Barrett
SLT link: Mr K Macdonald
Link governor: Mr M Vidanapatirana
SENCOs: Miss K France and Mrs K McKie
Careers Adviser: TBC
Pupils are supported in the following ways to develop their knowledge, skills and aspirations:
· Skills for Life Programme
· Careers curriculum in STARS
· Careers links in curriculum subjects
· Careers Fairs
· Activities in National Apprenticeship Week, Careers Week and National Enterprise Day
· Off time-table events and opportunities
· Work Experience
· Careers pathways
· Visits to Further and Higher education establishments
· Visiting speakers from industry
· Links with the Careers and Enterprise Company and our link company, Rollit’s Solicitors
Please see below a number of ways you can support young people in their early career search: • Attend parent’s information evenings in year 9 and 11 so that you understand the next steps and opportunities available to your child.
• Encourage them to explore the different options available at 14, 16 and 18 such as apprenticeships, college, sixth form, degree apprenticeships or university.
• Encourage your child to consider which of their subjects they enjoy, and how this might link to future careers.
• Discuss their next steps with them – guide them to make realistic and aspirational choices.
• Help dispel common misconceptions of the workplace. For example, that certain jobs are for men or women, that apprenticeships are only for practical vocations like engineering, or that students need to wait until they start looking for work before they gain experience of the wider world of work.
• Help them explore the jobs and training opportunities that are available locally, or through the ‘Find an apprenticeship’ section of the government website.
• Encourage your son or daughter to use local Labour Market Information to support their career choices. You will find a link to the LMI Humber website below.
• Encourage them to develop their skills and qualities by participating in extra-curricular activities (personal development)
• Encourage them to attend school, be punctual and wear the correct uniform – this is preparing them for the workplace
We are always interested in making new connections and links with local and national employers. Here are just some of the ways you can get involved, we are a forward thinking team and always looking for new ways to strengthen our offering.
• The Careers fairs – further education, apprenticeship and job providers are welcome to participate in our events. This year we are hosting an Apprenticeship fair in November and a Careers fair in March.
• Work experience – we will always welcome work experience placement opportunities from employers so if you think that you can help.
• Assemblies or lesson talks – if you feel that you can help with our assemblies or would like to give a talk to students in lessons, please contact us and will we work in conjunction to do our best to make this a reality
• Mentoring – should you feel that you can offer regular support to some of our students, please contact us as this is a very rewarding experience for both the mentor and mentee.
Any provider wishing to contact the school should see Woldgate’s provider access policy, If you feel your organisation can support students in planning their future careers, please contact [email protected]
If you think you could contribute to our Careers programme, would like to be a part of the Employer Led programme, or are interested in joining our Alumni register please contact Mr P Barrett
Care & Achievement Coordinators
Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school. If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.
Year 7 - Mrs McDonough - 07980 702715 - [email protected]
Year 8 - Mrs Cross - [email protected]
Year 9 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139 - [email protected]
Year 10 - Mr Joseph - 07790 987142 - [email protected]
Year 11 - Mrs Clark - 07790 987009 - [email protected]
Upper School - Mr Elwers - 07790 987131 - [email protected]
Sixth Form - Mrs Fairhurst - 07790 987137 - [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Coordinator - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - [email protected]
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman - 01759 302395 - [email protected]
Attendance Officer - Mrs O'Brien - 01759 302395 - [email protected]
Attendance and Wellbeing Coordinator - Mrs Sanchez-Ewbank - [email protected]
If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).
Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.