Careers Education at Erdington Academy
We are proud of our strong established links with a variety of employers and education partners who we work closely with throughout the year. Careers Education at Erdington Academy is a coherent programme of activities that inform, inspire and motivate young people, preparing them for work and helping them to understand where different education and training choices could take them in the future. This is delivered throughout KS3 and KS4.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is a major contributing factor towards the successful transition into the world of work. The CEIAG policy can be found by clicking here.
This is supported by parents, teachers, professionals and advisory agencies and includes information provided by the DfEs statutory guidance. Erdington Academy is also guided by the eight benchmarks for delivering good career guidance, as identified in the Gatsby ‘Good Career Guidance’ report. The aims and objectives are that students feel confident and well informed about their choices and are able to engage proactively in decisions about the pathways they will take now and in the future.
Erdington Academy’s Careers Team are dedicated to ensuring students between years 7 and 11 receive independent and impartial careers guidance, developing an embedded culture of high expectations and potential attainment.
All students have direct access to https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers
Throughout each stage, students experience a host of coherent and progressive programmes, each inspiring and enabling the students to think ambitiously about future careers options.
As a school we received the Quality in Careers Standard Award for our careers programme in 2018. We measure the impact of our careers programme through stakeholder voice after each event and student final destinations at the end of Year 11.