Careers advice, Information, Education and Guidance (CIEaG)

At Tibshelf School we are aiming to meet the personalised needs of every one of our future workers. To aide us with this goal we focus on the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of good careers guidance.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance

The CIEAG programme at Tibshelf School is designed to help pupils understand themselves and develop their capabilities (self-development), investigate careers and opportunities (career exploration) and implement their career plans (career management) using the skills which are necessary to make informed decisions.

Tibshelf School provides a programme of careers education from Years 7 to 11, within the SMSC Programme through Assemblies, Tutor Time sessions, Drop Down Days and indirectly through every curriculum area. Every teacher will provide indirect careers advice as part of their normal day to day teaching.

Tibshelf School provides access to Careers Guidance throughout Years 7 - 11. All Year 11 have a 1:2:1 Careers interview with follow up sessions if needed. Years 7 - 10 will have a mixture of whole year group interactions, targeted group work and class sessions.  Information is imparted to pupils through training in specialized ICT packages such as UniFrog, bespoke literature, and Personalised Learning sessions and through a wide variety of work-related learning activities.

Tibshelf School also provides the opportunity for employers and Post 16 providers to deliver assemblies directly to the Year 11 students so that they can make more informed choices. We also have worked closely with the Department for Work and Pensions and they can deliver several sessions, within Preparation for Working Life, on interview techniques, applying for jobs, letters of application and writing Curriculum Vitaes.

Visits to careers events and to employers, mock interview and visits to colleges and universities are a regular feature of Tibshelf School’s Careers Guidance programme. Tibshelf School emphasises the fact that the responsibility to deliver the entitlement belongs not only to our School, but also to the extended community, including colleges, work-based learning providers,  parents/carers, employers, voluntary/community organisations and the young people themselves.

All have roles to play in delivering an effective and sustainable model for supporting young people’s choices.

General Careers Advice and Information

In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the School’s Careers Lead, Lucie Harrison (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), supported by Gary Wallis, Careers and Enterprise Company, with a minimum of 6 weeks’ lead time. All requests will be considered on the basis of; staffing availability to support the activity, clashes with other planned activity, trips or visits to the School, interruption to preparation for examinations or rooming and space availability to host the activity.



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