Careers

Ormiston Horizon Academy – Careers Education, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Introduction
The Academy is committed to providing Careers Education, Advice and Guidance to all students through the curriculum and organised activities. It is presently working towards the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Careers Award to ensure the quality of our careers provision.
Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of the individual student to promote self- awareness and personal development. It will aim to provide current and relevant information to enable each student to make informed decisions about their future. It will be presented in an impartial manner, be confidential and differentiated to suit the requirements of each individual student.

Aims
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) should promote the following to all students:

  • Self-development – assessing their strengths and weaknesses to inform future learning and work choices and develop positive self-esteem. They will understand themselves and the influences on them.
  • Career exploration through the provision of a wide range of resources: computer software, books and leaflets, posters and access to impartial careers guidance.
  • Work place experience through the Year 10 Work Experience week – January 2016.
  • Progression planning through the provision of Information and Guidance (IAG) from external careers advisors, support across the curriculum, organised progression activities and events and association with local colleges and businesses. Developing understanding of the changing nature of work, learning and career choices, including the full range of post-16 education or training options, including apprenticeships.

Commitment

The academy is committed to all providing a planned programme of careers education, information and guidance for students in all years in partnership UCAS Progress. All students will leave the academy with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry to further education or employment. The academy actively promotes parent/carer involvement through events, forums and ensuring access to information throughout the year via the newsletter

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