Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Uxbridge High School has high expectations for their students and will make every effort to help them make well informed and realistic decisions, which will enable them to reach their full potential in the future. We will achieve this by providing access to impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of education and training options that are most likely to help the young people achieve their ambitions.
Careers education helps young people to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to make well-informed, carefully considered choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, and to help them manage their careers and sustain employability throughout their lives.
Careers education, combined with effective information, advice and guidance, is critical to young people’s educational career in:
- Avoiding disengagement during key stage 3;
- Choosing KS4 options;
- Helping to avoid underachievement or disengagement during key stage 4;
- Choosing appropriate post-16 and post-18 destinations.
Careers education also draws on and contributes to the whole school curricular development of students’ employability skills which are listed below:
- Team working;
- Business and customer awareness;
- Problem solving;
- Communication and literacy;
- Application of numeracy;
- Application of information technology.
Uxbridge High’s CEIAG programme is based around the principles of developing employability skills, taking into consideration of the CDI (Career Development Institute) framework and the “Gatsby Benchmarks”.
You can review the detail of the Uxbridge High whole school CEIAG programme in the document listed in the right column on this page. In addition you can read more about CEIAG programmes and expectations in Key Stage 3 (Year 7, 8 & 9) and Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11). There is also an outline for Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)
Independent Advice and Guidance
The school employs the services of an independent careers advisor from the CfBT. This advisor is available to see students from year 8 upwards. They support our students in a variety of ways, whether it is through group work looking at a particular area such as decision making, option choices, routes into further and higher education or training and apprenticeships or individual careers advice and guidance interviews. These sessions are designed to support students in the development of their career ideas and to prepare a plan of action. Including looking at Labour Market information.