Eskdale/Caedmon College School Careers Leader: Mrs Gail Mackle


Tel: 01947 602856

Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a significant contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The CEIAG programme at Eskdale School is designed to be progressive from Year 7 to Year 11 and support students in making informed choices in Years 9 and 11.

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance, students will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs and intelligence.

In particular we intend our students:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.

We recognise that the process of making career decisions is a lengthy one and that most of our students will make their final choices only after completing their higher education course.


Whitby School Careers Strategy

Phase 1 provision includes:

Year 7

  • Careers library introduction
  • Assembly on options 16+ – the different routes students can take
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Labour Market Index information assemblies

Year 8

  • Introduction to University talk from a link university
  • Introduction to apprenticeships talk from the job centre plus
  • Individual careers guidance via online learning tools prior to options evening
  • 1:1 meeting with VT tutor prior to making option choices
  • IAG information evening for students and parents prior to making option choices
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Labour Market Index information Assemblies

By the end of Phase 1 Students will have:

  • An understanding of where in the academy they can access careers information
  • An understanding of the different routes to employment available aged 16+
  • Had at least two interactions with employers / HE providers
  • Heard at least two local employers speak during assemblies
  • Had the opportunity to speak with at least two local employers
  • Received personalised guidance via an online platform prior to options choices being made
  • Participated in a 1:1 meeting with their VT tutor to discuss option choices
  • Had the opportunity to attend an IAG evening prior to option choices


Phase 2 Provision includes:

Year 9

  • Financial education through the Curriculum for Life programme
  • CV Writing Workshop
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Labour Market Index assemblies
  • University visit or talk from university employees

Year 10

  • Mock interview day
  • Assemblies from local employers
  • Labour Market Index assemblies
  • University visit or talk from university employees

Year 11

  • Assembly on university life by 6thform alumni
  • Assembly on life as an apprentice by 6th form alumni
  • Assembly from a local employer
  • Labour Market Index assemblies
  • Group and 1:1 careers interviews with C&K careers

In addition to the ‘core’ careers programme above, students will also have had the opportunity to partake in bespoke activities / schemes on a student by student basis.

By the end of Phase 2 Students will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the opportunities available to them post 16 both locally and nationally
  • Had the chance to be inspired by local business leaders, university employees and 6th form alumni
  • Produced a CV through the CV writing workshop
  • Gained interview experience from the mock interview day
  • Have had at least two employer interactions

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