Careers, Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at The Radclyffe School
Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) at The Radclyffe School aims to help young people become self-reliant and take responsibility for managing their own career development. Our unique and robust Careers Programme is designed to provide our students with the information and necessary skills to make informed decisions about their future and a positive transition to post 16.
The school supplements its independent careers advice and guidance by purchasing an additional 205 days support from careers advisers. The impact of this, and the quality of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) delivered within the curriculum, means that the vast majority of our students (98%) progress into Post 16.
Students are actively encouraged to refer themselves for advice and guidance. All students by the time they reach year 11 would have had at least 2 one to one careers guidance interviews with a level 6 careers adviser, in addition to this year 7 to 11 are actively encouraged to attend our personal development hub should they need to seek any careers advice or wish to request a one to one meeting. The specialist career advisers also deliver sessions within curriculum time to inform students about Post 16 options, apprenticeships and further training. Our teachers undertake regular training from the career advisers to ensure they are up to date with relevant information in order to deliver the careers content within the Values and Citizenship curriculum.
Through the Personal Development curriculum all Students are educated on appropriate progression routes in further education, available qualifications, career paths and employment trends. Outside agencies work with our students on Post 16 provisions to give them the most up-to-date IAG, and to support them in choosing their correct career pathway. The Career Education Programme enables our students to develop their personal insight, careers knowledge, planning and management skills.
Our Careers programme includes:
• 1-1 IAG interviews with Career Advisers
• Attend a Careers Fair – over 22 employers and Post 16 providers visit school
• Opportunity to take part in a mock interview to prepare for college interview
• Careers board in the main street highlighting career pathways, college taster days and other relevant information relating to Post 16 provision
• College Taster Days (Oldham 6th Form College / Oldham College / Hopwood Hall)
• University Taster Days (Cambridge / Oxford / Lancaster / Manchester)
• IAG on post 16 provision is available at all parents’ evenings and at Year 9 options evenings
• Opportunity for all year 10 students to complete a 1 Week Work Experience Placement (see appendix 7)
At The Radclyffe School we continually inspire and motivate our students to raise their aspirations and fulfil their potential, we guide and support them on their journey towards Post 16 opportunities and beyond. We regularly evaluate the effectiveness of CEIAG through student, parent and employer questionnaires and in addition to this we track and monitor the amount of employer encounters our students receive to coincide with the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as we strive to provide the best provision we can.
Quality in Careers Award
This award has been designed to provide a good practice framework and recognition of high quality CEIAG for organisations that provide support services for young people. We have been successful in completing this award ensuring our programme of study is mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks providing us with a quality framework for our students to receive the best CEIAG Provision.
Students click here for Careers SharePoint information.
Our Alumni Network
Are you a former student of The Radclyffe School? If yes, we would love for you to become part of our alumni network supporting our current students with providing them with necessary knowledge and skills to thrive beyond The Radclyffe School.
If you’re a former student of The Radclyffe School, we want to hear from you!
Your experiences since leaving could help to motivate and inspire our current students to feel more confident in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the school.
We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping schools like ours to stay connected with their former students.
You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, provide work experience, become a mentor in person or online, or help with donations, fundraising or even apply to become a governor.
It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes: https://www.futurefirsthub.org.uk/register/radclyffe
Student Career Journey
At The Radclyffe School we use Compass+ to track all our students career opportunities from year 7 to 11. Students can request a copy of their Compass+ careers report by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum Career Champions
Here at The Radclyffe School we believe that careers education should be the golden thread running throughout all curriculum areas. In each curriculum area their is a curriculum career champion who is responsible for linking their curriculum area to world of work. If you have any questions relating to careers in a particular subject you can contact the curriculum career champion, details below:
English – Miss Khaliq
Maths – Mr Jenkins
Science – Mr Watson
Humanities – Miss Smith
MFL – Miss Fletcher
PE – Mr Howarth
Art – Mrs Green
Drama – Miss Taberham
Music – Mr Corrigan
Business and Computing – Mrs Hall
Personal Development – Miss Colderley