What is Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)?

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes are recognised to have a significant contribution in preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and life experience post Oulder Hill.

The programmes unique to Oulder Hill provide our pupils with the information to make informed decisions and manage their transitions into Post 16 education and future work places. We therefore strive to conform to the current ‘’best practices’’ in CEIAG, as laid down in government directives, and subsequently continuously review and update our provision through partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Connexions and Universities).

Oulder Hill is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Year 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Universities, UTCs (University Technical Colleges) and Rochdale Borough Councils commissioned providers for the Support and Guidance Service, Positive Steps).

The Careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Oulder Hill. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes career sessions, career guidance activities, whole school activities (Choices fair) and other outside interventions.

Raising the Participation Age

Oulder Hill School Policy on CEIAG

The CEIAG Team

Oulder Hill have a team of staff who work together to deliver quality and impartial CEIAG. They are:

Mrs L Farrell
Assistant Head Teacher responsible for CEIAG- Email: Lucy.Farrell@oulderhill-school.com

Miss A. Clegg
CEIAG Coordinator – Email: Amelia.Clegg@Oulderhill-school.com

Mrs Lynsey Lovelock
Positive Steps Advisor- Email: LynseyLovelock@positive-steps.org.uk  (She is in school Tuesdays and Fridays.)

Our link Governor for CEIAG is Mrs V. O’Hare who can be contacted via the schoolinfo@oulderhill-school.com email address.

Please click the link to download the Policy Statement on provider access”

The Oulder Hill Offer

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Positive Steps

In addition to providing an in house careers advisory and support service, our Positive Steps Advisor also extends their service to post Oulder Hill students by:

  1. Providing extended support to students during the transition from Year 11 into training, employment or further education in an effort to reduce the number of students falling into the NEET category.
  2. Providing a job vacancy matching service.
  3. Take intensive support clients to Entry to Employment to commence immediately after Year 11 and bridge the gap to further education.
  4. Follow up on all Year 11 and 12 college leavers and collate information on destinations of those students.
  5. Carry out home visits to former students not engaged in employment, education or training.

Visits are also made to current students who are non-attendees.

Year 11 Positive Steps Career Guidance

Choosing Your A-Levels

Year 11 Careers

Quality Award

The Quality in Careers standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. It is fully aligned with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for “Good Career Guidance” and fully complies with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance.

Oulder Hill holds the Quality in Careers Award.

Building an alumni community to inspire our students

We are delighted to inform you that Oulder Hill is working with the education charity Future First to build a thriving alumni community. Amongst our former students is a whole host of talented role models who we want to connect with in order to celebrate their success and inspire our current students. Alumni can be brought back to offer careers and education advice, mentor students, provide work experience placements and much more besides.

We need you

Please help us reach out to our former students using your own networks. From doctors to dancers, pilots to plumbers, we need alumni from a range of careers to open our students’ eyes to what’s possible.

If you are a former student or know of any who’d like to stay in touch and give back to their old school, ask them to sign up at: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/oulder

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Code of Practice

Oulder Hill has been awarded the Quality in Careers Award . The aim of the award is to:

  1. Ensure young people get the support they need to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future through careers education, information, advice and guidance.
  2. Have appropriate, up to date, accurate and impartial information and resources that all young people can access regardless of race, gender, religion, ability, disability, social background or sexual orientation.
  3. Ensure the organisational policies relating to careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) are up to date and regularly reviewed and reflect this code of practice.
  4. Empower young people by informing them of how they can access CEIAG to help them plan their future and make well informed, realistic decisions.
  5. Offer all young people access to impartial and independent careers guidance by a qualified guidance professional, at a time and place that suits their needs.
  6. Ensure that all staff working with young people are offered and access on going training about qualifications/progression pathways and other relevant subjects.
  7. Work in partnership, where appropriate, with opportunity providers including employers, FE and training providers, and youth support services.
  8. Working with parents/carers to offer them information, advice and guidance to help them, help their son/daughter.
  9. Involve young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of CEIAG programmes.
  10. Promote equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, challenging stereotypes and raising aspirations.

National Careers Service

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