Information and Guidance for Students
An important part of our responsibility is to prepare out students for their progression and advancement beyond school. Our prime objective when it comes to Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), is to ensure our students have access to the best possible opportunities following their time in education and that they are the most prepared applicants when applying for their future prospects in a competitive world.
It is vital that all students are completely supported and guided through the process of planning their futures. Students from Years 3 to 14 access a CEIAG programme and are prepared for their futures. We have a comprehensive curriculum of careers education that is delivered through our Core lessons, special careers events, enrichment programmes, visits, trips and assemblies. Individual departments and mentor groups also take part in activities.
Careers interviews and drop-in sessions happen to a daily basis whilst assemblies, guest visits and CEIAG sessions help to provide students with dispensable exposure to the world of work and education. All students can meet with the careers coordinator for individual advice about options, future choices, UCAS planning and applications, CV workshops, interview preparation, apprenticeship applications and any other guidance they need. We also welcome parents to contact us for any advice or guidance they require. The careers coordinator is always in attendance at parents’ evenings and Learning at the Academy evenings for all years 7 to 13
We are extremely proud of our comprehensive and wide ranging links with local employers. These employers work very closely with our students through work placement opportunities, visits, talks, interview preparation, careers fairs and work-related learning.
In addition to the all-inclusive programme of careers support offered, we also run the Russell Plus group which gives the additional level of specialist guidance and advice required for students applying to competitive courses and universities.