Forge Valley is committed to providing Careers Education, Advice and Guidance to all students through the curriculum and organised activities. It is presently working towards the Sheffield Careers Standard Silver Award to ensure the quality of our careers provision. Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of the individual student to promote self-awareness and personal development. It will aim to provide current and relevant information to enable each student to make informed decisions about their future. It will be presented in an impartial manner, be confidential and differentiated to suit the requirements of each individual student.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) should promote the following to all students:
Forge Valley is committed to all providing a planned programme of careers education, information and guidance for students in all years in partnership with an external provider. All students will leave with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry to further education or employment. Forge Valley actively promotes parent/carer involvement through events and ensuring access to information throughout the year.
Students are entitled to careers education and guidance that is impartial and confidential. It will be integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students their parents or carers. The programme will promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, whilst promoting the best interests of the students to whom it is given.
The careers programme is managed by the SLT lead for CEIAG; delivered by staff and co-ordinated by the Curriculum Leader responsible for PSHE and our external provider from Sheffield Futures.
Access to careers software and the internet is easily available.
Participation in activities, both in school and off-site, provide employer contact and further information. Our Enterprise Adviser helps to build these links and our Community Liaison Lead and IAG Advisor helps to foster them. Forge Valley employs the services of an external IAG professional (qualified to Level 6), from Sheffield Futures, who provides individual careers interviews for every Year 11 student and careers information, advice and guidance within PSHE lessons.
Careers focused activities delivered through the PSHE curriculum are provided and managed by the Curriculum Leader responsible for PSHE.
Training needs are identified and offered to all relevant staff as opportunities arise. Information is then brought back in to school and shared with other staff members.
The SLT lead, PSHE curriculum leader and IAG Practioner will be responsible for the monitoring, review and evaluation of the programme. Students will be consulted on the impact of the CEIAG programme and changes may be made as a result. Auditing of the whole school approach will also take place and support offered where required.
Key Stage 3 Provision
By the end of Stage 3 all students will have:
Key Stage 4 Provision
One week block work experience placement which focuses on students’ future career aspirations, where possible, allowing learning about work through the experience of work
By the end of stage 4, all students will have: