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Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

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Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Our careers provision at St. Crispin’s is based on the Gatsby Benchmarks as recommended in the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the Statutory Guidance for Careers (January 2018).

At St. Crispin’s, we recognise that being “work ready” is just as important as the qualifications you hold. Students will be given opportunities to develop and hone their employability skills through a range of events and activities; some internally delivered but others which involve our local advisors/trustees as well as local employers.

School is the place where all students, whatever their family background, can get unbiased information, advice and guidance on the whole range of career pathways.
Sir John Holman 2018, Gatsby Foundation

In line with these Benchmarks, St. Crispin’s supports students as follows:

  • Assemblies led by local employers, former students and career experts
  • Two Year 10 Careers Days
  • Attendance at local Careers Fayre
  • Year 10 Aspirations Day
  • Year 10 Living in the wider world
  • Year 9 Options Evening
  • Year 7-11 Tutor Programme
  • A Dedicated Careers LibraryCareer insight talks – All Year 10 students will receive at least one face to face session with a qualified ADVIZA Careers Advisor
  • Support with employability skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Impartial information on Post 16 and Post 18 career options.

Sixth Form students are guided closely for university application or vocational opportunities. Our careers programme is regularly reviewed to ensure that students are given the right guidance and support in an ever changing society as well as changes in statutory guidance.

The impact of the careers programme with be measured and assessed by:

  • Analysing destination data
  • Analysing NEET data
  • Compass + self-evaluation tool which leads to an action plan
  • Feedback from staff following key events.

The careers programme, are evaluated both by the Deputy Headteacher and Careers Lead, using teacher and student feedback. The careers programme is assessed using the Compass + Careers Benchmark Tool. For the 2021/22 academic year, the Work Related Learning Coordinator is Miss Kylie Pinsent who can be contacted on 0118 978 1144 or

*Careers programme to be reviewed July 2024.


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