Careers Guidance at EGS

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) makes a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life by:

 

  • helping them make a successful transition to adulthood through the development of skills, attitudes and abilities that will enable them to be effective in a wide range of adult roles in the 21st century
  • raising aspirations and supporting them to achieve their full potential
  • empowering them to plan and manage their own futures
  • encouraging lifelong learning
  • challenging stereotypes and promoting equality, diversity and social mobility
  • enabling them to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic well-being throughout their lives

 

As a school we are committed to preparing all of our pupils for the opportunities and challenges life beyond EGS. We will endeavour to help all our pupils to explore career options and we will support them in making the right decisions about the available opportunities.

Our pupils receive a programme of careers education in line with statutory requirements and this begins in Year 7. This includes visits by and to employers, post 16 advice and guidance, a PSHE programme linked to careers, a whole school careers day as well as one to one careers advice.

Careers advice is currently provided by Enfield Careers Service. An advisor is available in school on Mondays and Tuesdays. Appointments can be made via the library.

The school subscribes to an on-line careers service KUDOS.

A well-stocked Careers Library can be found in the Upper School Library offering resources on a variety of CEIAG related topics.

The CEIAG programme for each year group is constructed around a range of activities, experiences and resources including:

 

Year 7

School Assembly

PSHE lessons linked to careers

STEM opportunities

Careers linked learning via the curriculum

‘MyBnk’ financial education session

 

Year 8

School Assembly

PSHE lessons linked to careers

STEM opportunities

Careers linked learning via the curriculum

Careers Advice – group / one to one

 

Year 9

Form time careers programme and booklet

University visits

STEM opportunities

Careers linked learning via the curriculum

One to one Careers Advice Interview

Options process involving advice and guidance for parents and pupils

Young Enterprise

 

Year 10

University visits

Employer visits

STEM opportunities

Careers linked learning via the curriculum

One to one Careers Advice Interview

Post 16 research sessions begin

Enterprise Challenge

Vocational/Careers trips

Young Enterprise

 

 

Year 11

University visits

Employer visits

Careers Fair

Work Experience

World of Work sessions (via Business Studies department)

STEM opportunities

Careers linked learning via the curriculum

One to one Careers Advice Interview

Post 16 decisions

NCS ‘The Challenge’

Support with applying to college

Apprenticeships

Vocational/Careers trips

 

 

Year 12 and 13

UCAS process advice and guidance

University visits

Vocational / Careers trips

Work experience (as required and on an individual basis)

NCS ‘The Challenge’

Apprenticeships

Vocational / Careers trips

 

The school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils by receiving an annual impact report from our current provider (Enfield Local Authority) regarding the one to one careers appointments.

This includes a feedback survey completed by the students regarding the careers meetings.

Further information and guidance for pupils and parents / carers can be found using the link below:

http://www.adviza.org.uk/who-am-i/young-person/useful-websites/