Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Read Academy has high expectations for their students and will make every effort to help them make well informed and realistic decisions, which will enable them to reach their full potential in the future. We will achieve this by providing access to impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of education and training options that are most likely to help the young people achieve their ambitions.

Careers education helps young people to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills that they need to make well-informed, carefully considered choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, and to help them manage their careers and sustain employability throughout their lives.

Careers education, combined with effective information, advice and guidance, is critical to
young people’s educational career in:

  • Avoiding disengagement during key stage 3.
  • Choosing KS4 options.
  • Helping to avoid underachievement or disengagement during key stage 4.
  • Choosing appropriate post-16 and post-18 destinations.

Careers education also draws on and contributes to the whole school curricular development
of students’ employability skills which are listed below:

  • Self-management.
  • Team working.
  • Problem solving.
  • Communication and literacy.
  • Application of numeracy.
  • Application of information technology.

Year 11 Careers

Within the Year 11 Programme students focus on Careers Education covering the following areas:

  • Review Post 16 Options and Action Plan
  • Application procedures
  • Application letters and forms
  • Producing a CV
  • Interview process and practice
  • Employment trends and LMI
  • Working Rights and Responsibilities

Important Helpful websites

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The National Careers Service website aims to:

  • help you with careers decisions and planning
  • support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and career options.
Plotr is a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love.

It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.

LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.
icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.
Plan your study & work.  Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time – even to university level.
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.
The study guide section within youthspace contains a range of information including help on making options choices in Year 9, post 16 options, and getting into higher education.
Central Governments dedicated apprenticeship website has a whole range of information to help young people decide if Apprenticeships are the right route for them. You can also search for apprenticeship vacancies.

Parent Adviser

The following link allows parents/carers to contact a careers resource which provides information and advice on careers and education. Further careers links will be added to this regularly. deals with finance for university, apprenticeships, job interviews, gap years, higher education choices and bursaries.

Other Useful Websites (Institute of Physics– careers information) (Physics and Engineering in medicine) (Girls into science, engineering and construction) (Environment and land-based sector) (IT and communications) (Energy and utility industry