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Career Programme

St Joseph’s CEIAG  programme is designed to meet the needs of all our students. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.

Our programme is centred on three aims:

  • Self development: Understand themselves and
  • the influences on them


  • Career exploration: Investigate opportunities
  • in learning and work


  • Career management: Make and adjust plans to
  • manage change and transition.

Information for students

Here at St Joseph’s CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is taught as part of PSHE. Topics of study  include finance awareness, work related learning, enterprise, work experience preparation and employability skills. You will also have several opportunities to meet and work with a variety of employers.

Topics are taught in 5 weeks modules and each topic will be taught by a different member of staff. An overview of the programme will be provided at the beginning of each academic year.

During the year there will be opportunities for you to evaluate the various activities and provide feedback on how we can improve the programme.

Information for parents / carers

A bespoke programme has been developed for each year group to ensure individual needs are met and activities are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning. An overview of the programme will be shared with parents / carers at the Information Evenings held at the beginning of every academic year. Throughout the year students will engage with employers from a variety of sectors. An overview of these opportunities can be found in the academy’s Provider Access Policy.  If you would like further information about the career programme please contact your child’s Head of House in the first instance.

Parents / carers have the opportunity to provide feedback about school life, including the career programme, at information and parents’ evenings.

Information for staff

The career programme is part of the academy’s PSHE programme which is a static timetabled lesson every week. Each year group has its own programme and this operates as a carousel across the year. Members of staff are allocated to a specific year group and topic.

The programme is shared with staff via Google Drive and can be found in the PSHE folder.Topics are usually taught in 5 week blocks and all materials shared via Google Drive.

The programme is evaluated in the summer term and includes opportunities for staff to feedback; outcomes inform future planning.

Information for employers

A range of events, integrated into the academy’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to speak to students and/or their parents. An overview of these opportunities and how to access them can be found in our Provider Access Policy on the website.

Measurements for CEIAG at St. Joseph’s include:
• Destinations for leavers %
• NEETs % figures.
• % students who continue in Education (sixth form / college).
• Apprenticeships and training, University, Russell group universities.
• Reports to governors about careers.
• Collection of systematic feedback on the careers programme from parents, students, employers
and staff and use this to inform future career planning.
• Careers evaluation found within school evaluation procedures and processes e.g. SEF, SIP.