If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle
Our careers strategy is shaped by the 8 benchmarks outlined in Professor Sir John Holman’s report as the key elements of high quality practice:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A young person’s career reflects the progress they make in learning and work. MMAP fully believes that all pupils need a programme of activities to help them choose options and career pathways that are right for them through our statutory responsibility of supporting pupils from Key stage 3 through to Year 11. This allows us to support pupils to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
Effective CEIAG within MMAP ensures that we the provision:
• Actively encourages and inspires young people to consider all options, so that they are able to select the best way forward for their interests, motivations, learning styles, abilities and aspirations.
• Actively led by the Careers Advisor
• Actively consulting with students, parents and staff on CIAEG provision to inform continuing improvement.
The CEIAG programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (E.g. group work and talks from professionals, careers fairs etc.), work-related learning, as well as individual learning activities. The curriculum is thoroughly supported by the SLT.
In terms of delivery, all staff have a responsibility to provide Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance and whilst delivery will be through a predominantly taught approach within lessons, all staff will be expected to contribute through roles as tutors and curriculum subject teachers in addition to specific staff responsibilities for CEIAG.