Excellence in the Heart of the Community
Wade Deacon Trust
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an integral part of the school’s ethos “Excellence in the heart of the community”. Through the CEIAG programme, Hillside High School is committed to raising the aspirations of our pupils to enable them to become resilient, well informed individuals who are ready for the world of work.
Overview of CEIAG Programme
Key Stage 3
Pupils study dedicated careers focussed sessions during SMSC lessons.
In year 8, all students receive independent careers advice.
Pupils all have the opportunity to access independent careers advice on a one to one basis.
In the spring term, pupils are involved in a careers event which allows them to take part in interactive session with local employers.
During “Careers Weeks” pupils learn about the different types of careers that are available in the subject they study.
Pupils in year 8 choose their KS4 options and are provided with information about careers and further / higher education linked to the options they choose.
All year 8 pupils attend the Careers Fair half in the Spring term and have the chance to speak to over 20 colleges and local employers.
There is a CIEAG presence at options evenings.
Plenty of opportunities exist for students to take part in extra curricular activities linked to careers and also educational visits such as the MNCO Employability Project.
Post-16 providers regularly work with lower school year groups to provide information about the different pathways available.
Key Stage 4
Pupils in year 10 take part in a mock application workshop where they learn how to write an effective application form.
Pupils also complete a mock interview workshop and a 2 week work experience placement.
Pupils in year 10 have the opportunity to speak to the school careers advisor on a one to one basis.
In year 11, all students receive 1-to-1, independent careers advice .
Catch up mock interviews take place for students who require more support in their interview technique.
There is a CEIAG presence at parents evenings .
All year 10 and 11 pupils attend the Careers Fair half in the Spring term and have the chance to speak to over 20 colleges and local employers.
Plenty of opportunities exist for students to take part in extra curricular activities linked to careers and also educational visits such as the Business Enterprise Challenge where pupils learn about key enterprise skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur.
The school is also part of the Liverpool Waters group in which we work with local collages and Peel to ensure that our students are equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for the local labour market.
Staff also take part CEIAG training delivered by National Careers Service Inspiration.
Departments also have their own CEIAG programmes which include delivery of careers week resources and linking up with suitable local employers.Hillside currently works with Carillion and Barclays to develop CEIAGwithin the school.