CAREERS EDUCATION INFORMATION ADVICE AND GUIDANCE (CEIAG)

Careers Advisor: Kameese Davis

Email: kdavis@kingsolomonibs.com 

Phone: 0121 357 1905

King Solomon recognises that it has a statutory duty to provide impartial and objective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to pupils in Years 7 to 11. CEIAG at King Solomon is seen as an integral part of the curriculum, which is available for every pupil. CEIAG enables the pupils to make impartial, informed, balanced and appropriate decisions about many key areas of their future development, progression and career pathways. CEIAG at King Solomon is completely impartial and it enables CEIAG to be delivered in an objective and balanced manner by all staff so that each pupil receives exactly the same opportunities to explore potential pathways. CEIAG is delivered across the curriculum and through our Career Days. We also source independent and impartial CEIAG Advisers to provide additional support for pupils. In addition to this, any advice or guidance given to pupils is personalised and appropriate. We believe that working with outside agencies is an invaluable part of the CEIAG curriculum on offer. 

For more in-depth information about our careers programme, please read our policy

Aims of CEIAG at King Solomon:

  • To equip pupils with the necessary decision making skills about future progression and their destination when they leave King Solomon.

  • To ensure pupils are well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

  • To ensure pupils are tracked beyond King Solomon and that they do not become NEET (not in education, employment or training).

  • To ensure all Year 11 pupils have at least one post-16 pathway guaranteed when leaving King Solomon.

  • To ensure pupils have a positive experience of CEIAG.

  • To keep up-to-date with new careers emerging from technological advances.

  • To understand how the ‘world of work’ works.

  • To decrease the possibility of pupils making incorrect transition choices.

  • To give opportunity for maximum exploration of future careers.

  • To provide pupils with current information on courses at Key Stage 3,4 and 5 and which courses are available when they move on to further education.

Year 7

  • Employability Skills with Believe in Young People.

  • Careers Skill Show.

  • Personal Finance and understanding the world of work.

Year 8

  • Careers lessons for all subjects in the PSHCE programme.

  • Thinking Forward – Birmingham University programme.

  • Employability skills in Money and Finance.

  • Careers Fair.

  • Guest speakers and activities.

  • Numerous university visits.

Year 9

  • Careers Fair and interviews.

  • Careers lessons for all subjects.

  • Guest speakers.

  • University Visits.

  • Guided Choices Evening Year 9 - Thursday 13th February 2020 - 6.00pm-7.30pm (School venue to be announced)

    This year's Guided Choices Evening is focused upon providing our students, and you as parents and carers, with clear information surrounding their choice of optional subjects. Employers from differing areas will also be present and available to speak to regarding where those subjects can lead to for your child's future aspirations. 

    Upon arrival you will receive Options Booklets, be able to speak to subject specific staff and receive up to date data sheets explaining your child's current levels. Our Careers Advisor Ms Davis will also be available for any questions that you may have.

  • Personalised Options Meetings Year 9 - Monday 24th February (timings to be allocated at a later date)

    The choices that your child makes are important to us. With this in mind, we would like to collapse Year 9 teaching for the day so that we can facilitate personalised meetings with you and your child to discuss the choices that they have made. Ms Davis and our Senior Leadership Team will be leading these meetings.

    At the end of these meetings your child's Option Choices sheet will be submitted.

    Once we have received all options sheets we will contact you in due course to advise you of their final choices.

Year 10

  • Work Experience.

  • Progression Events.

  • Guest speakers.

  • University Visits.

  • Careers lessons for all subjects.

  • Preparing for the Future – Tutor time programme.

Year 11

  • Careers Day.

  • Careers interviews.

  • Guest speakers.

  • University Visits.

  • Inspirational speakers.

  • Careers lessons for all subjects.

  • STEM Visits.

  • Preparing for the Future – Tutor time programme

College Open Days

List of open days for local colleges

Free Careers Software

Careers Interest

Function

Link

Provider

Construction

If your interested in construction work, then Job Matching is the perfect tool to help you find out what construction role would suit you best

https://www.goconstruct.org/learn-about-construction/find-the-role-for-you/career-explorer/#qualifications

Go Construction

All Careers

Careers test,

Find out what careers suits you best

https://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/careers/index_1.shtml

BBC

All Careers

Careers matching and personality  testing

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/account

Prospects

All careers

Careers Matching and personality test

https://sacu-student.com/?page_id=2760

sacu

Website

 Below is a list of useful websites about CEIAG for pupils and parents/carers to explore:

The National Careers Service website contains over 750 job profiles, and each of them give you the essential information you need on what the job involves and how to get into it. The site also has a job market information section about the job situation in your local area and you can also talk to an adviser.

 

 

 

The Future Morph website is designed to show 14- 18 year olds career routes that studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) can lead to.

 

The Gatsby Benchmarks

The Career Development Institute Careers Framework