What is Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)?
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current "best practices" in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.
Hollingworth Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Positive Steps and Universities). Hollingworth Academy has a strong track record of success with its CEIAG programme, as demonstrated by its consistently outstanding 'destination' data, which we are required to monitor as part of our CEIAG policy. The most recent figures for this are as follows:
- As of June 2016, only 0.9% of the Year 11 class of 2015 were NEET (not in Education, Employment or Training).
- As of June 2016, 93.6% of the Year 11 class of 2015 were classed as Participating in Learning.
These figures compare very favourably, and are above the Local Authority average of 92% Participating in Learning and 4.6% NEET
The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Hollingworth Academy. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes career sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research, work-related learning (two weeks work experience in July of Year 10) and other outside agency intervention.