Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is fully integrated into a wider package that also includes Personal Health Social Education (PHSE) and Citizenship. Paul Bradshaw is responsible for the taught content and is currently revising the course to ensure that it meets with the changing requirements relating to the CEIAG needs of Kingswood’s students. A course, that runs from Year 7 through to 11, is currently delivered to students in a modular format by a team of teachers drawn from across the school’s spectrum and is revised on a yearly basis.
The content of the CEIAG Programme is designed to emphasise individual participation and work towards three particular aims:
- Self development – students should be able to understand themselves and the influences on them.
- Career exploration – students should be able to investigate opportunities in learning and work.
- Career management – students should be able to make and adjust plans and manage change.
Formal CEIAG sessions are undertaken in the Sixth Form. Year 12 students are encouraged to research career opportunities and to arrange work experience and work shadowing placements in their free time. A CEIAG module that focuses on key skills and opportunities is to be followed in the first part of the Spring term. In Year 13, students are given appropriate advice in relation to higher education and employment opportunities. Students are also encouraged to undertake independent research into career and higher education and further education routes under the guidance of tutors during ‘Enhancement’ sessions.
Prospects is a support service offering information, advice and guidance for young people aged 13 - 19. Prospects Choices Advisers for the Kingswood Secondary Academy are Ian Doherty and Margaret Smith who visit to offer impartial one-to-one support, advice and information on GCSE and A level choices, college courses and training and career opportunities. For more information about Prospects please click here.