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Careers – CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

Durham Trinity School and Sports College Career’s Leader is Mrs Fiona Day (AHT). If you would like to view our Provider Access Policy Statement please click here, if you would like to view our CEAIG Careers Curriculum Map please click the PDF below.

If you would like to discuss the careers programme for your child or if you are a business/company that would like to get involved with Enterprise and Careers at Durham Trinity School and Sports College please contact Fiona Day on the school email address or telephone 0191 386 4612.

In December 2017 the DfE launched the Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents. It sets out to raise the quality of CEIAG provision; including the role of the Government, employers and education providers. A further Careers Guidance Document was launched by the DfE in October 2018 which details statutory guidance for governors, school leaders and school staff with regards to CEIAG. The guidance replaces the original documentation launched in January 2018.

Every school should use the 8 Gatbsy benchmarks to develop and improve the quality of their careers education and provision. Two auditing tools are currently being utilised by Durham Trinity School and Sports College to evaluate our current CEIAG programme and to action plan for the future. Schools will need to evidence the work done towards the 8 Benchmarks by 2020.

CEIAG is a legal requirement from Year 8, however, at Durham Trinity School and Sports College pupils begin their CEIAG in Nursery or Reception through Areas of study such as ‘People who help us’ during their Topic lessons or ‘All about me’ which begins to explore their personal qualities, likes and dislikes.

As pupils continue their education, the CEIAG curriculum becomes more formalised e.g. Through the delivery of a Princes Trust Employability Skills accreditation in Key Stage 4 or World of Work Modules of study in KS5 and pupils are given, at key transition points, the opportunity to liaise with a representative from the Improving Progression Team to discuss their career goals, aspirations and learning pathways in an impartial manner.

Classes throughout the school are given the opportunity to participate in the School Council, expressing their opinions on a range of issues which affect the school community.

Careers/CEIAG are areas on development for the School Improvement Plan 2020/21, below are the schools action points related to CEIAG:

1. To implement CEIAG within the curriculum, by ensuring Gatsby’s benchmarks are embedded.

To do this, actions being undertaken include:

  • All staff to have accessed CEIAG CPD session to become more familiar with Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Staff to use E4L tags to reference activities that support achievement of Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Use of Gatsby tracking document
  • Sharing resources on SharePoint to support CEIAG delivery across the school.

2. To implement The Primary Pilot Gatsby programme further

To do this, actions being undertaken include:

  • CEIAG training (Nov 2020)
  • Staff know how to track the CEIAG using tags on E4L.
  • Primary Pilot case studies completed and shared with NELEP / school leaders / governors.