Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

The Academy:

  • Commissions Connexions to provide high quality, impartial careers advice to pupils in Years 7-11.
  • Has its own purpose built Careers Centre operated by the Head of Careers, Mr. N. Dunn (contact details can be found in the Provider Access Policy). 
  • Has a CEIAG programme matched up to the Gatsby Benchmarks.
  • Is a Careers Development Institute (CDI) School Affiliate and is working towards the Quality in Careers Standard.

CEIAG Programme

The Academy has a full CEIAG programme that is delivered through Connexions, PDE, special events, enrichment programmes, visits, trips and assemblies and also within individual departments and through form time.

All pupils will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their abilities and affinities.
  • Gain a greater knowledge of the range of opportunities open to them.
  • Take part in work related activities in and out of school.
  • Understand the labour market and the requirements and expectations of employers.
  • Learn to make decisions wisely about their future.
  • Be fully prepared to manage change and be fully supported through key transition periods.
  • Learn how to improve their own employability: how to find work, how to get work and how to progress their careers.

Click here for the CEIAG Programme

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Provider Access Policy

Schools are required to:

  • Give providers of technical education and apprenticeships the opportunity to talk to all pupils in years 8 to 13.
  • Publish a policy statement on their website setting out the arrangements for provider access and making sure this is followed.

Click here for the Provider Access Policy

Further information for Pupils and Parents

Career path information -

Labour market information -

Careers advice for parents -

Apprenticeships - Parental Guide

Parent Guide - Post-16 Guide - What Happens Next?

National Careers Week (Dealing with Stress) - Top Tips Guide

Leaving School - School Leavers Guide

Finding, applying and interviewing for jobs -

University of Essex Research - Your Life, Your Future

By the end of September, all Year 11 pupils are guaranteed an offer of a post-16 learning place that meets their needs. Those who have not secured an offer should contact the Head of Careers, Mr. N. Dunn.

On Results Day, Mr. N. Dunn will be available, along with a representative from Connexions. Should Year 11 pupils need to contact Mr. N. Dunn over the summer, he can be contacted via

Destination Data and Evaluation

Destination data refers to the % of pupils who go onto sustained education, employment or training. The data is based on:

  • The year after the pupil has left compulsory schooling (i.e. academic age 16)
  • Participation in education in all of the first two terms (defined as October to March) of the year after the pupil left Key Stage 4.


Click here for the Destination Data Report

Click here for the Evaluation of Careers Programme Report