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Departmental staff organise careers advice

Wednesday 29th January 2014 by C. Freeman

Selected teachers from each department are overseeing a programme of specialised careers advice for students from Year 8 upwards. Under the Careers Education Impartial Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme students should receive relevant guidance and tuition on careers from a range of independent and external sources throughout their secondary school. Here at Brooke Weston Academy, the aim is to deliver outstanding CEIAG provisions which cater for the diverse range of opportunities available for young people today.

Co-ordinator Ms Watts said: ‘We have identified members of staff as advocates from each department who are championing this initiative, looking out for resources and people in local industry to give talks, workshops, trips and visits based on their subject area. We are going to be attending an apprenticeship event at Tresham College on 11 February, and an apprenticeship and jobs fair with Connexions on the 11th March. This will involve students from years 11, 12 and 13 who have noted a particular interest in these areas.

Each year group will have external events to attend, as well as key speakers coming in to departments so the students will know the careers available to them with the combination of subjects that they are studying. This will place them in a confident position for decision making in the future.

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