Excellent careers guidance makes sure there is equality of opportunity. It unlocks potential and transforms outcomes for people of all ages.
Evidence suggests that effective and impartial careers provision is particularly important for pupils from working class and SEND backgrounds.
Our pioneering vision is to revolutionise the way we teach our young people and ensure they are properly prepared for work or steps into independence in a way which will enable them to smoothly transfer from the classroom to the workplace at whatever level they decide to enter employment, or to allow young people the opportunity to live as independently as possible where this is appropriate.
Purposes & Aims
The main purpose of CEIAG at Thomas Bewick School is to ensure:
- All young people to understand the full range of opportunities available to them, to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace and to have first-hand experience of the workplace
- All young people at Thomas Bewick to get an excellent programme of advice and guidance that is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience
- Everyone to get support tailored to their circumstances
- Everyone to get the information they need to understand the job and career opportunities available, and how their knowledge and skills can help them in considering suitable careers
A full commitment to providing a needs based holistic careers programme to all pupils, building employability skills, knowledge, experience and aptitudes through a wide range of CEIAG experiences across all Phases, ensuring support and opportunities for pupils and their families to explore the range of future options, realise their potential and prepare for their individual transitional pathways and how their skills and aspirations fit best with opportunities in further education, employment, training, community participation, independent or supported living.
- Understand their options and different paths to work or independence, to plan the steps they need to take, and to get from where they are to where they want to go
- Be inspired about new opportunities they might not have known about (or that might not exist yet), or thought they could not achieve
- Understand their own knowledge and skills and how they can be used in the workplace or when living independently
- Gain and progress in a job, whatever their age, ability or background
- Increase the amount they earn across their working lives
- Improve their well-being through doing a job they are good at and enjoy.
- Increase their well-being for providing as much opportunities for Independence at every Key Stage
- Increase awareness of the real world across our full curriculum given pupil’s tasters of potential working environments
More information about how we implement our careers programme can be found in the document at the bottom of this page.
North East Local Enterprise Partnership
By working with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP), Thomas Bewick School are working with a range of organisations in the area to further improve the provision and careers education we offer in school for our pupils and their parents/carers.
Labour Market Information
It’s important that our pupils are aware of Labour Market Information, which can help them in making decisions about their future. This information is presented to pupils through circle time and careers drop down sessions but we also encourage all pupils and their parents/carers to explore the information available online.