Vision for CEIAG
A young person’s career reflects the progress they make in learning and work. It is part of the vision and mission of Seaham High School that all learners have a planned programme of activities to help them choose 14-19 pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers, sustain employment and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to ensure all pupils at the school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 (12-13 year olds) to year 11 (15-16 year olds), (Education Act 1997, section 42A).
The governing body also recognises that it must ensure that the independent careers guidance provided:
- is presented in an impartial manner
- includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways
- is guidance that the person giving it considers will promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given.
We endeavour to follow best practice guidance from the Department for Education and other expert bodies such as Ofsted and The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, professional bodies and published research as it is available.
We are committed to working towards a quality award for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.
The careers programme includes: careers education sessions, career guidance activities (e.g. group work and individual interviews), information and research activities using the school computer network and work-related learning and individual learning planning/portfolio activities. Careers lessons are part of the school’s personal development programme. Other focused events, e.g. a further/higher education visit are provided at different times of the year. Learners are involved in the planning of career learning. Their views are collected using pupil voice/surveys.