“Careers Education” and “Information, Advice and Guidance” by definition is a means of developing a young person's knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills that they need to make well- informed, thought through choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, now and in the future.


The Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) is a means of providing all our young people with personalised support on learning and work pathways such as GCSE/A Levels, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Employment with training especially with Year 9 options and Post 16 destinations. Also, through IAG our students will receive support on other key issues that impact on their ability to develop and progress for instance personal wellbeing.

Our principles for good quality, impartial CEIAG:

  • All students are empowered to plan and manage their own futures.
  • CEIAG responds to the needs of each learner.
  • Students receive comprehensive information and advice.
  • All students are given opportunities to raise their aspirations.
  • CEIAG actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes.
  • All students are helped to progress.


All Students are introduced to Careers Education through Life Education lessons and have access to CEIAG through drop-in sessions.

  • Initial meeting with IAG Mentor to discuss future plans and options.
  • Pathways evening to explore options for GCSE.
  • Form time careers discussions.


  • A-level taster days at Sixth form colleges.
  • Apprenticeship Fair.
  • Work Experience.
  • Open Evenings at colleges.
  • Opportunity for parents to meet Team IAG at parents evening.
  • Apprenticeship Fair.
  • College Assemblies.
  • Prospectus and application process.
  • Drop in sessions with Positive Steps and IAG.
  • Targeted and requested interviews.
  • Apprenticeship workshops and interviews.

Policies & Documents 2017

It is our vision to enrich the learning experience of the entire school community

Raising the
participation age

We have increased the age to which all young people in England are required to continue in education or training.

We have introduced this change in 2 stages:

  • Pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 had to continue in education or training for at least another year until June 2014.
  • Pupils who left year 11 in summer 2014 or later have to continue until at least their 18th birthday.


This does not mean young people must stay in school. They will able to choose from:

  • Full-time education (eg at a school or college).
  • An apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • Part-time education or training combined with one of the following:

    Employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more.

    A week volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.