Introduction to our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Boldon School gives students the tools required for a successful future, to progress onto intended Post-16 destinations and beyond.
CEIAG – Statement of Provision
Good quality careers education will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life following year 11, and beyond.
Our CEIAG curriculum will therefore contribute to raising student achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure an equality of opportunity for all.
At Boldon School, we provide a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme to students in every year group, and this includes aspects of work-related learning, enterprise education and option choices for students in Years 8 and 11.
CEIAG is ongoing through the academic year and is delivered through tutorials, the pastoral programme, speakers and visits, 1:1 guidance sessions and collapsed timetable events. Our careers education work is greatly enhanced through collaboration with local businesses, colleges, training providers and universities.
The Boldon School careers programme Link has been developed with the Gatsby benchmarks and the latest CDI (Careers Development Institute) framework in mind.
The Gatsby Benchmarks of good career guidance are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in school/colleges across the UK.
They provide an evidence-based structure of how careers information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) should be delivered in schools, and at Boldon School we have ensured that our careers programme is clearly mapped against these guidelines.
Careers Development Institute (CDI) Framework
The CDI’s Career Development Framework is to clarify the skills, knowledge and attitudes that students need to have a positive career.
A ‘positive career’ will mean something different to everyone, but it will typically include being happy with the way you spend your time, being able to contribute to your community and being able to have a decent standard of living.
Career development skills are the learning outcomes that career development programmes and interventions should be aiming to bring about. They need to be developed alongside academic skills and knowledge and employability skills (the skills that you need for work and employment).
The CDI’s Career Development Framework describes the six career development skills that people need to have positive careers.