CEIAG delivery is ongoing throughout the academic year, for all year groups

Careers Statement of Intention

At Bottisham Village College we intend to support the life development of our students. Preparation for future transitions should be smooth and well informed to facilitate effective career management.  Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) aims to support a young person during activities to enable them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves as they move through school life and beyond. CEIAG embraces the College ethos:
‘We are about far more than outstanding exam results: we believe in a truly all-round education, where students develop independence, resilience and the skills needed to achieve their potential beyond secondary education.’

Careers Programme Summary

  • Year 7 students begin to explore the world of work. They consider their own skills and qualities and how these are linked to their interests, aspirations and their learning.
  • Year 8 students build on the knowledge gained in Year 7 to consider how their skills and qualities can be applied to possible occupational roles in the future.
  • Year 9 students begin to consider their GCSE options. They attend events and assemblies designed to provide key information to support their decision making. Knowledge is developed through information, advice and guidance from subject teachers and they have the opportunity to talk to a qualified career guidance counsellor about their choices.
  • Year 10 students have 2 weeks of work experience to gain first-hand knowledge of the workplace and what employers are seeking in a future workforce. They participate in various careers-related activities, including college visits, designed to support their post 16 pathways. They all have the opportunity to meet with a qualified careers guidance counsellor to discuss their options beyond Year 11.
  • Year 11 student attend a careers fair where they have the opportunity to talk to employers about occupation possibilities in their local area. They attend CV sessions and a mock interview day to support future employability and those interested in apprenticeships attend bespoke workshops to support their applications. All students receive support with the Post 16 application process including writing personal statements. Students are able to book a second careers guidance interview with a qualified career guidance counsellor if they want information, advice and guidance about their next steps.

If you have any comments about the CEIAG programme please contact the Careers Leader, Katie Neville-Jones kneville-jones@bottishamvc.org

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

SEPTEMBER

Good mental & physical health (PSHE) My goals, behaviour & emotions (PSHE) Achieving with Good Mental Health (PSHE) Achieving with Good Mental Health (PSHE) Career Guidance Interviews

OCTOBER

Careers Assembly – introduce webpage

Good mental and physical health (PSHE)

My Goals. Behaviour, Emotions (PSHE)

Careers Assembly – introduce webpage

Achieving with Good Mental Health (PSHE)

Careers Assembly – introduce webpage

Achieving with Good Mental Health PSHE)

Careers Assembly – introduce webpage

Post-16 Applications

Post 16 Evening

Apprenticeship Assembly

CV Writing

Career Guidance
Interviews

Careers Assembly – introduce webpage

 NOVEMBER 

Introducing Skills to my Bottisham Experience – presentation Introducing Skills to my Bottisham Experience – presentation Healthy relationships with others and ourselves (PSHE)Introducing Skills to my Bottisham Experience – presentation Healthy relationships with ourselves and others (PSHE)

Career Guidance Interviews

Employer Talk

sPost-16 Applications

Personal Statements

Career Guidance Interview

  DECEMBER

Career Quiz     Career Quiz Healthy relationships with others and ourselves (PSHE)  Healthy relationships with others and ourselves (PSHE)

Career Guidance Interviews

Career Guidance Interviews

Post-16 Applications

Preparing for  Mock Interviews

JANUARY

Living in the Wider World (PSHE)

Employer Talk

Discrimination, Prejudice and Challenges (PSHE) Preparing for the wider world – careers and enterprise (PSHE)

ARU: Eyes on the Prize

Employer Talk

GCSE Options: Pathways to the Future Evening for Parents

GCSE Options: Pathways to the Future Assemblies

Career Guidance Interviews

Labour market information  presentation – to link with GCSE options

Career Guidance Interviews

Employer Talks

Mock Interview Days

Career Guidance Interviews

NCS

FEBRUARY 

National Apprenticeship Week Discrimination, Prejudice and Challenges (PSHE)

National Apprenticeship Week

Preparing for the wider world – Finance and Careers (PSHE)

GCSE Options: Pathways to the Future Assemblies

Career Guidance Interviews

National Apprenticeship Week

Career Guidance Interviews

National Apprenticeship Week

Achieving with Good Mental Health (PSHE)

Apprenticeship Interventions

National Apprenticeship Week

MARCH

National Careers Week – subject teacher/form teacher career stories + other activities National Careers Week

Prejudice, values, extremism and cults (PSHE)

Employer Talk

GCSE Options Guidance Interviews with CLT

National Careers Week

National Careers Week

Career Guidance Interviews

Achieving with Good Mental Health (PSHE) 

National Careers Week

Independent Work Experience presentation – why it’s good experience to have more experience

 APRIL

Wider World – Finance and my place in the world (PSHE) Career Guidance InterviewsPreparing for the wider world – Careers (PSHE)

Apprenticeship Presentation

Exam Preparations

 MAY

Wider World – Finance and my place in the world (PSHE) Geography links to career skills (leadership) Career Guidance Interviews

Preparing for the Wider world – Careers (PSHE)

  JUNE

Team Building Skills (PSHE)Geography global job patterns    Careers and Finance (PSHE)

Career Carousel

Team Building Skills (PSHE)

Work Experience Preparation

JULY 

Team Building Skills (PSHE)

My Bottisham Experience – reflections on the year

Careers and Finance (PSHE)

Team Building Skills (PSHE)

My Bottisham Experience – reflections on the year

Take your Child to Work Day

My Bottisham Experience – reflections on the year

Work Experience

Career Guidance Interviews

 AUGUST

GCSE Results Day – Career Guidance support

 

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