Careers Education, Guidance and Employability play an important part in the lives of students at Hagley Catholic High School. The aim of our programme is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to make wise and informed choices regarding their future and develop skills to prepare them for their working life.
CEIAG enables the pupils to make impartial, informed, balanced and appropriate decisions about many key areas of their future development, progression and career pathways. CEIAG at Hagley is completely impartial which enables CEIAG to be delivered in an objective and balanced manner by all staff, so that each pupil receives exactly the same opportunities to explore potential pathways. CEIAG is delivered via discrete lessons in Year 10 and via the PHSE and Tutorial Programme in all other years.
The school’s CEIAG Coordinator is Ms Shattock. There is a Careers Drop-In area in the Sixth Form Study Centre, which is available to every student. Here students have access to up to date information about their future options via leaflets, books, magazines and university prospectuses in addition to advice from Ms Shattock our Careers Adviser (Level 6 qualified)
Employability skills and work experience is a major focus in Year 10 and 12, in preparation for work experience and in Year 11 and Year 13 have a robust programme in order to ensure that students are very well prepared for their next phase of life.
In addition to this, any advice or guidance given to pupils is personalised and appropriate. Hagley Catholic High School also believes that working with outside agencies is an invaluable part of the CEIAG curriculum on offer and we work with a significant number of universities and employers to ensure that individual student needs are met.
All students at Hagley Catholic High School will:
- Develop their understanding of their skills, interests and personality from Year 7 -13, and make links between these and future pathways
- Be provided with information about the range of opportunities open to them
- Have the opportunity to meet with external employers at least once per academic year
- Take part in work related activities in and out of school
- Understand expectations of employers and learn how to apply for jobs
- Learn how to make informed decisions about their future
- Be fully supported and guided through key transition periods
- Learn how to improve their own employability skills
We are very proud of our Business Partnership links with employers. These employers are invited to support students in their learning through work placements, talks, interview preparation, careers fairs and work-related learning events.
As we believe in the importance of Whole Education, we have invested in a careers tool, Kudos and Unifrog these platforms are the leading career development service helping to explore, develop and maximise their potential. Kudos and Unifrog will give students all the information they need to make important decisions about future careers and what subjects, courses and training they can do to reach their career destination.