Careers – CEIAG ( Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)
Durham Trinity School and Sports College Career’s Leader is Mrs Fiona Day ( AHT). If you would like to view our Provider Access Policy Statement please click here.
If you would like to discuss the careers programme for your child or if you are a business/company that would like to get involved with Enterprise and Careers at Durham Trinity School and Sports College please contact Fiona Day on the school email address or telephone 0191 386 4612.
In December 2017 the DfE launched the Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents. It sets out to raise the quality of CEIAG provision; including the role of the Government, employers and education providers. A further Careers Guidance Document was launched by the DfE in October 2018 which details statutory guidance for governors, school leaders and school staff with regards to CEIAG. The guidance replaces the original documentation launched in January 2018.
Every school should use the 8 Gatbsy benchmarks to develop and improve the quality of their careers education and provision. Two auditing tools are currently being utilised by Durham Trinity School and Sports College to evaluate our current CEIAG programme and to action plan for the future. Schools will need to evidence the work done towards the 8 Benchmarks by 2020.
CEIAG is a legal requirement from Year 8, however, at Durham Trinity School and Sports College pupils begin their CEIAG in Nursery or Reception through Areas of study such as ‘People who help us’ during their Topic lessons or ‘All about me’ which begins to explore their personal qualities, likes and dislikes.
As pupils continue their education, the CEIAG curriculum becomes more formalised e.g. Through the delivery of a Princes Trust Employability Skills accreditation in Key Stage 4 or World of Work Modules of study in KS5 and pupils are given, at key transition points, the opportunity to liaise with a representative from the Improving Progression Team to discuss their career goals, aspirations and learning pathways in an impartial manner.
Classes throughout the school are given the opportunity to participate in the School Council, expressing their opinions on a range of issues which affect the school community.
Pupils in year 11 participated in work experience opportunities through two different providers; Triwork Project supported by the DWP and Durham County Council and
Change Now supported by The Leonard Cheshire Disability charity. Some pupils received additional work as a result of their work placements.
Careers is one area of development for the School Improvement Plan 2018/19, below are the schools action points related to CEIAG:
- Complete the NELEP Audit against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks to develop links with an Enterprise Adviser – Christmas 2018.
- Produce a curriculum mapping document illustrating the careers education programme for at least Y8 to Y13 but ideally the whole school – December 2018.
- Develop a working partnership with an Enterprise Advisor via the NELEP – Ongoing.
- Provide CPD opportunities for staff to support and enhance their delivery of CEIAG across the school – Ongoing.
- Develop a careers page on the school website to provide information for parents and pupils – Ongoing.
- Develop further opportunities to develop employability skills within the curriculum – Easter 2019.
- Organise work placements for pupils in year 11, with the potential to extend to year 10 and post 16 – Ongoing.
- Investigate the opportunities for a Certification for the CEIAG Leader in school – Ongoing.
- Produce a Careers Questionnaire for parents and staff to highlight areas of strength in the current provision and areas of development for the future – Easter 2019.
- Produce a pack of resources for each age phase or provision type which can support and enhance the delivery of CEIAG in school – Summer 2019.
- Produce a format for recording the access which pupils have to CEIAG opportunities carried out in school – Summer 2019.
- Increase opportunities for pupils to liaise with local employers on a formal and informal basis – Summer 2019.
7 pupils were offered a work experience placement through the Tri – Work Project. 4 further pupils accessed placements offered by Leonard Cheshire. Some students have extended the placement to a summer, casual job or Saturday employment.
One pupil has taken on an internship within a school nursery linked to the work placement she attended in Year 11.