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Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance

At Northfield School and Sports College, we provide pupils with comprehensive careers information, advice and guidance to enable them to become effective decision makers and to plan for their future careers. We seek to raise their aspirations and make them aware of all the options and opportunities available to them.

All pupils have an entitlement to careers support and they will receive personal one to one sessions with Opportunities (external careers service), where they will receive impartial and realistic information, advice and guidance. Pupils will all follow a careers education programme throughout their time in school.

Staff, pupils and parents/carers will be involved in the development of CEIAG and we look to business partners and other stakeholders for support in our commitment to deliver quality CEIAG. For more information, please see the relevant sections for parents, pupils and businesses.

Careers Programme

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Introduction to Careers

Self-confidence and goals

Careers and Options

Which Way Now

Employability Skills Programme

College Marketplace

Careers – Develop Globalbridge Profiles

Enterprising qualities and personality

Work Experience

The right career for me – Work Experience

Individual Careers interview

Careers – JED Personality Quiz

Employability -applying and preparing

Options at 16+

Writing CVs

Employability Skills – Initiative

Careers – Presentation on chosen career

Finance – Income and Expenditure

Careers – Entrepreneurs

Preparing for Job Interviews

 

Work Ethic and Motivation

 

Finance Tax and NI

Careers Marketplace

Applying to Colleges/Uni

Researching Jobs

 

 

School Options Process

College Visits

 

Parent Information

Year 10 Employability Skills
We work closely with local and national employers to make sure that we develop necessary skills for the world of work.

We utilise visiting speakers either virtually or in person from businesses such as Esh Group Ltd and Arup Ltd who speak to Year 10 pupils about the importance of employability skills. Pupils then complete research tasks relating to the development of employability skills.

Careers Advice and Colleges
We work closely with all of our local colleges to provide taster sessions and information so that the correct courses are chosen in Year 10 and places are gained in further education. In Year 10 all pupils visit 2 local Colleges from a choice of 6 in order to gather information and gain experiences. Colleges and apprenticeship providers are also in attendance at parents’ evenings from year 9 through until Year 11.

Year 11 College Marketplace
In October all Year 11 pupils are given time to collect information from regional and local colleges. The armed forces and Apprenticeship providers are also in attendance.

Opportunities (Careers Advisors)
At the end of year 10 all pupils attend a group careers session to help prioritise needs and give pupils ideas on appropriate careers.

All year 11 pupils attend at least one 1-1 session.

Opportunities also work with targeted pupils from year 9 and 10 on a 1-1 basis.

Work Experience
Work experience will be gained either virtually or in person as pupils progress through years 9 and 10. All pupils will gain experiences in industries of their choosing through an online virtual programme which will be supported by ‘in person’ opportunities as they become available.

Success of CEIAG Programme at Northfield
The main indication of the success of our programme is the school NEET figure (pupils ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’). As of July 2022, our NEET figure is 2.5%. This compares favourably to the Stockton figure of 3.8% and the North East figure of 3.5%

Student Information

All pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 will follow the Careers Programme as part of their Life Skills lessons as well as through assemblies and visiting speakers.

The topics of each lesson can be seen in the programme of study.

Work Experience
Work experience will be gained either virtually or in person as pupils progress through Years 9 and 10. All pupils will gain experiences in industries of their choosing through an online virtual programme which will be supported by ‘in person’ opportunities as they become available.

Careers Advice and Colleges
We work closely with all of our local colleges to provide taster sessions and information so that the correct courses are chosen in Year 10 and places are gained in further education. In Year 10 all pupils visit 2 local Colleges from a choice of 6 in order to gather information and gain experiences. Colleges and apprenticeship providers are also in attendance at parents’ evenings from Year 9 through until Year 11.

Business Information

At Northfield School and Sports College, we are always looking to develop links with local Businesses in order to improve Careers Education and get involved with our community.

If you would like to discuss getting involved further please feel free to contact me via email or phone:

Careers Lead – Mr I Clayton
01642 557373
iclayton@northfieldssc.org