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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

The Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme at Cowley Academy enables our students to make a successful transition into further or higher education, apprenticeships and accredited training in employment.

We offer objective and impartial advice from a range of talks, visits, activities and individual interviews.

We have a dedicated Careers Library located in the Room 11 office for careers information, advice and guidance. All students are welcome to call in and see our Careers & Aspirations Lead or Careers Coordinator at any time for an informal chat or to make an appointment. Students are also invited to request an appointment with our independent careers adviser.

Appointments can be made by contacting:

Mrs Libby Barber — SLAT Careers & Aspirations Lead

Mrs Julie Taylor — Careers Coordinator

The Careers Team

The SLAT Governor Careers Link is Mr S Haigh who is contactable via clerktogovernors@slat.org.uk

Careers Event Schedule

The Careers department has the full support of the SLAT Chief Executive Officer and Senior Leadership Team so as to create the best careers provision possible for our students as outlined in the calendar of events. The Deputy Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for Careers meets every week with the department to further develop activities and our careers strategy.

Term 1

  • Year 6 Transition survey (Benchmark: 1, 3)
  • Academy led Careers, FE & HE Fair (Benchmark: 3, 5, 6, 7)
  • Whole Year Group Enterprise event (Benchmark: 5, 6)

Term 3

  • Careers Programme within PSHE (Benchmark: 2, 4)
  • LMI Introduction Assembly (Benchmark: 2)

Term 4

  • Careers Progression Week (Benchmark: 2, 4)

Term 6

  • Annual Careers Survey & Assembly (Benchmark: 1)

Term 1

  • Academy led Careers, FE & HE Fair (Benchmark: 3, 5, 6, 7)

Term 2

  • LMI Assembly (Benchmark: 2)
  • STEM Careers Roadshow led by BAE and RAF (Benchmark: 4, 5, 6)

Term 3

  • Careers Programme within PSHE (Benchmark: 2, 4)

Term 4

  • Careers themed PSHE Day with business volunteers – exploring job roles (Benchmark: 4, 5)
  • Whole Year Group Enterprise Event (Benchmark: 5, 6)
  • Careers Progression Week (Benchmark: 2, 4)
  • Annual Careers Survey (Benchmark: 1)

Term 1

  • Academy led Careers, FE & HE Fair (Benchmark: 3, 5, 6, 7)
  • Job of the Week/LMI assembly (Benchmark: 2)

Term 2

  • LincHigher Higher Education Presentation (Benchmark: 3, 7)
  • Annual Careers Survey (Benchmark: 1)

Term 3

  • Option choices assembly and drop in sessions (Benchmark: 4, 8)
  • GCSE Options Evening (Benchmark: 4, 8)

Term 4

  • Careers programme within SMSC (Benchmark: 4, 5)
  • Careers Progression Week (Benchmark: 2, 4)

Term 5

  • Early Intervention Careers meetings for referred students (Benchmark: 3, 8)
  • Royal Navy Chef event (Benchmark: 5, 6)

Term 6

  • Whole Year Group Enterprise Event (Benchmark: 5, 6)
  • Annual Parental Careers Survey KS3 (Benchmark: 1)

Term 1

  • Academy led Careers, FE and HE Fair (Benchmark: 3, 5, 6, 7)

Term 2

  • Careers themed PSHE Day (TBC) (Benchmark: 4, 5)
  • Construction Careers event (Benchmark: 5, 6, 7)
  • Visit to University Open Day (Benchmark: 7)

Term 3

  • LMI Website Data Assembly (Benchmark: 2)

Term 4

  • Careers programme within SMSC (Benchmark: 4, 5)
  • Careers Progression Week (Benchmark: 2, 4)

Term 5

  • Annual Careers Survey (Post 16 Destinations) (Benchmark: 1)
  • Early Intervention Careers meetings for referred students (Benchmark: 3, 8)

Term 6

  • Visit to external Careers Show (Benchmark: 5, 6, 7)
  • Early intervention Careers meetings for referred students (Benchmark: 3, 8)

Term 1

  • Academy led Careers, FE and HE Fair (Benchmark: 3, 5, 6, 7)
  • Individual Careers meetings (Benchmark: 3, 8)
  • National Citizen Service launch (Benchmark: 3, 5, 6, 7)
  • Considering University Week (Benchmark: 7)
  • University Information Evening (Benchmark: 3, 4, 7)
  • LMI Data Trends Assembly (Benchmark: 2)

Term 2

  • Post 16 Options assemblies (Benchmark: 3, 4, 7)
  • Individual Careers meetings (Benchmark: 3, 8)
  • Careers advice and support at 6th form open evening (Benchmark: 3, 8)

Term 3

  • Individual Careers meetings (Benchmark: 3, 8)
  • Annual Careers Survey (Post 16 Destinations) (Benchmark: 1)

Term 4

  • Individual Careers meetings (Benchmark: 3, 8)
  • National Citizen Service follow up sessions (Benchmark: 3, 5, 6, 7)
  • Transition event at New College Stamford for referred students (Benchmark: 5, 6, 7)
  • Mock Interviews for Business Students (Benchmark: 5)
  • Careers Progression Week (Benchmark: 2, 4)

Term 5

  • Individual Careers meetings (Benchmark: 3, 8)
  • Annual Parental Careers Survey KS4 (Benchmark: 1)

In addition to the calendar of events, all years have ongoing access for the following:

  • Careers advice drop-in available every break, lunchtime, before or after school
  • Careers library resources available to borrow at all times
  • CV checks or support drop ins
  • Application checks or support drop ins
  • Careers Guidance Interviews with Level 6 trained staff available by appointment
  • Early intervention careers sessions available via referral from Pastoral or SEN team
  • Workplace visits as part of curriculum teaching
  • Job of the week (during tutor time and display)
…plus occasional outside speakers for Year 11 by employers, employees and alumni students.

Job of the Week

Each week our Careers team focus on a different job to help students explore the many career opportunities available. The Job of the Week is discussed every week during tutor time.

For the current Job of the Week, click the image of the job. For all previous Jobs of the Week, click the button below.

Additional information

External Careers Links

Careers Documents

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