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
  • Business and customer awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Communication and literacy
  • Application of numeracy
  • Application of information technology

Read Academy’s CEIAG programme is based around the principles of developing employability skills, taking into consideration of the CDI (Career Development Institute) framework and the “Gatsby Benchmarks”.

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance