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Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) at Ormskirk School

We have a whole school approach to careers with all staff supporting the delivery of CEIAG. In addition, we have a designated CEIAG team who lead, co-ordinate and monitor the quality and delivery of our careers programme:

  • Careers Leader – Ms L Haigh
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  • SLT Careers Link – Mrs K Smith
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Career North, a local company, provide our students with high quality careers advice and guidance, our Careers Advisers, Jane Pearson and Fiona Unwin, are available to provide independent careers advice and guidance in the Careers Room by the dining room. They will discuss post-16/18 options and offer students a wide range of impartial information and guidance as well as assist them with their applications. Students can book an appointment with Jane or Fiona through their Progress Tutor.

Students have access to a wide variety of careers based literature in the Careers Room and LRC. Prospectuses from all of the local colleges and training providers are available to students online or to take away, alongside an array of vocational information detailing routes through apprenticeships and traineeships. We also have a range of prospectuses from universities across the country. In addition students have access to computers before school, at break time, lunchtime and after school to research career pathways, compose CVs and fill out application forms online.

Ormskirk School is committed to providing the highest quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance for all students in Years 7-11/13. We will continue to encourage and support our students to access personal development programmes and post-16/18 summer programmes such as the National Citizen Scheme.

We will seek to ensure that the provision we provide is bespoke to each students' individual need whether that be age, ability or educational, and that it is underpinned by equality and opportunity.

We aim to successfully embed the Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmarks in our school:

  1. To provide and embed a stable Careers Programme.
  2. To provide good quality information about jobs and careers paths in line with current labour market information.
  3. To address the needs of each student and offer a bespoke careers programme which embeds equality and diversity.
  4. To link curriculum learning to careers, with particular emphasis on STEM subjects.
  5. To provide each student with multiple opportunities, throughout their school life, to encounter employers and learn about work, employment and skills valued in the workplace.
  6. To offer each student experiences of workplaces to help their exploration of careers opportunities and expand their networks.
  7. To provide students with meaningful encounters with representatives from Further and Higher Education establishments and understand the full range of learning opportunities available to them.
  8. To offer personal guidance and impartial advice, usually in the form of a one-to-one interview, with a careers adviser.

There will be a wide range of careers opportunities, events, assemblies, drop ins etc. for all students throughout the academic year and we will keep parents updated with these.

If parents feel they could support with our Careers Programme in any way such as involvement in:

  • Careers Fairs
  • Careers Breakfasts
  • Occupationally specific Careers Assemblies
  • Careers Workshops/Insights
  • Mock/practice interviews
  • Work experience
  • Off-site visits to workplaces and Careers Fairs

      Please contact Ms Haigh or Mrs Smith.

 

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Ormskirk School recognises the great value that employer contact has, in developing young people’s aspirations and motivation. Please see these links for supporting research:

https://www.educationandemployers.org/research/employerengagementineducation

https://www.educationandemployers.org/research/its-who-you-meet-why-employer-contacts-at-school-make-a-difference-to-the-employment-prospects-of-young-adults

We already have contacts with various local employers, which we utilise to deliver a wide range of Career events. We are keen to build on our past successes and would like to expand our Employer Network, to provide a broader range of opportunities for our students,

Events we would like employers to be involved with include:

  • Careers Fairs
  • Careers Breakfasts
  • Occupationally specific Careers Assemblies
  • Careers Workshops/Insights
  • Mock/practice interviews
  • Work experience
  • Off-site visits to workplaces and Careers Fairs

If you are interested in joining our Employer Network or supporting our careers programme in some way, however small, we would be very happy to hear from you.

Please contact:

Ms Haigh (Careers Leader)
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or

Mrs Smith (Deputy Head)
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