Our Careers Leader is Miss Rebecca Wood, Assistant Principal.
01233 811 110
Careers education, information, advice, and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a major contribution in preparing our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that life demands.
We aim to meet the requirements of the statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and access for education and training providers, and to continuously work towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.
A planned progressive programme of activities will be in place across all years in Chilmington Green School supports students in choosing pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employability throughout their working lives.
Chilmington Green School’s Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) policy has the following aims:
- to contribute to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation;
- to support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity;
- to encourage participation in continued learning including higher education and further education;
- to develop enterprise and employment skills;
- to contribute to the economic prosperity of individuals and communities;
- to meet the needs of all our students;
- to focus students on their future aspirations;
- to involve parents and carers;
- to involve external providers in exposing our students to the many opportunities available for them locally and nationally.
Outline of CEIAG Provision
Our CEIAG provision includes:
- Fortnightly Tutor Time Careers in Key Stage 3.
- Careers in Curriculum during subject lessons, including: relevant careers linked to topics/content covered; engagement with FE/HE; STEM activities.
- Meaningful encounters with employers, employees and further and higher education providers including visiting speakers and workshops.
- Individual, tailored, careers provision for all students, where needed, including those with SEND, EHCPs, Pupil Premium students and those at risk of being NEET (not in education, employment, or training)
- Meaningful encounters with further and higher education, and other providers, in Year 8-13 including: alumni visits; visits to and from providers (please read our Provider Access Policy for further details).
Stakeholders and Partners
All students are expected to engage with their own career development and participate in activities to enhance their skills and careers education.
We recognise the importance that parents and carers have in their child’s career development. We encourage parents and carers to engage with the school website, linked websites, and our Next Steps Newsletter, as well as attend Parents’ Evenings and other relevant careers events.
Students are given the opportunity to feedback on and provide input to their CEIAG provision via termly Student Council meetings. Additionally, via the United Learning Annual Survey, parents/carers and students are able to provide feedback on the CEIAG provision. Collectively, this feedback supports the design of our CEIAG provision.
Local Business Links & How to get involved with our Careers Programme –
We are always keen to connect with parents or carers who have businesses or with business contacts who would like to work with us. Please contact our Careers Leader Rebecca Wood at email@example.com to discuss potential opportunities to work with our founding cohort.
Independent Careers Advice and Guidance (Provided by CXK) –
At Chilmington Green School we are lucky to be supported by an Independent Careers Advice and Guidance advisor from CXK, Mr Chris Targett. We have two dedicated ‘drop down’ careers days where we are visited by CXK to hold careers based assemblies, student workshops and small group sessions. Chris Targett has a Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and was also awarded the UK Careers Advisor of the Year 2021.
Useful Careers Links –
Year 7 Students –
Review of our CEIAG Provision –
Our CEIAG provision is reviewed at least annually, however new opportunities are presented to our students regularly and we will adapt our programme of activities within the year, as required, to best meet the needs of our students.
Measurement of CEIAG Impact
The impact of the school’s CEIAG provision will be measured through the quality of student destinations at both 16 and 18, through student and parent surveys and through our student council meetings.
Next Review: September 2024