Aims & objectives
Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is a progressive journey from KS3 (Year 7) to KS5 (Year 13).
The aims at Urmston Grammar are:
- For students to develop positive attitudes towards study and work
- For students to evaluate their own strengths and to build on their own areas for development
- To help students fully engage in career planning
- For students to understand and develop the skills that are required to be successful in their future pathway
- To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of opportunities at key transition points and translate these effectively into appropriate decisions and actions
- To provide students with the relevant careers information, advice and guidance that are suitable for their personal needs
The school aims to provide equal opportunities of access to careers information, advice and guidance for all students.
We use student feedback to inform the development of the careers education programme.
Urmston Grammar also delivers CEIAG that meets the statutory requirements for schools (Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Schools, March 2015):
- In-house support for pupils must be combined with advice and guidance from independent and external sources
- All registered pupils at the school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 (12-13 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds).
- Independent careers guidance provided is presented in an impartial manner, includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways and is guidance that the person giving it considers will promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given
Urmston Grammar also aim for pupils to meet the following 3 overarching aims (CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education 7-19, November 2015):
- Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education
- Learning about careers and the world of work
- Developing your career management, employability and enterprise skills
These aims are achieved through the Careers Curriculum.