Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a significant contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. The CEIAG programme at Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge is designed to be progressive from Year 7 to Year 13 and support students in making informed choices in years 8, 11 and post-16. We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, students will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs. In particular, we help our students to:
- Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
- Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
- Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.
We recognise that the process of making career decisions is a lengthy one and that most of our students will make their final choices after they have left Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge.
Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge Careers Strategy
Phase 1 provision includes:
By the end of Phase 1 Students will have:
- An understanding of where in the academy they can access careers information
- An understanding of the different routes to employment available aged 16+
- Had at least two interactions with employers / HE providers
- Heard at least two local employers speak during assemblies
- Had the opportunity to speak with at least two local employers
- Received personalised guidance via an online platform prior to options choices being made
- Participated in a 1:1 meeting with their VT tutor to discuss option choices
- Had the opportunity to attend an IAG evening prior to option choices
Phase 2 Provision includes:
In addition to the ‘core’ careers programme above, students will also have had the opportunity to partake in bespoke activities / schemes on a student by student basis.
By the end of Phase 2 Students will have:
- Gained an understanding of the opportunities available to them post 16 both locally and nationally
- Had the chance to be inspired by local business leaders, university employees and 6th form alumni
- Produced a CV through the CV writing workshop
- Gained interview experience from the mock interview day
- Have had at least two employer interactions