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Blaise High School

Careers Information

Responsibility for the Careers programme at Blaise High School lies with the following people:

Careers Lead and Work Experience coordinator: Mrs Christabel Brightley (brightleyc@blaisehighschool.co.uk)

SLT link for Careers & Character : Mrs Nicole Cerullo (cerullon@blaisehighschool.co.uk)

Headteacher: Ms Katherine Brown

Independent Careers Advisor and Transition Coach: Mr Steve Newman (newmans@blaisehighschool.co.uk)

All staff contribute to CEIAG 

Telephone Number: 0117 9030100 Email Address: info@blaisehighschool.co.uk

Useful websites:

Click Here for Blaise High School Career programme

Aim

The aim of our Careers Education, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme is to have every child in our care equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to make ambitious and informed choices about their future career pathways. We aim to provide students with well-rounded experiences that develop the attitudes, attributes and behaviours needed for a successful transition into the world of work and which motivates students to achieve their ambitions. Social justice is at the core of our beliefs and we strive to ensure that all our students take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society

Students at Blaise High School will therefore experience accurate, impartial and focussed careers information and advice through a bespoke careers programme. Taking an inclusive approach, this programme is designed to unite real world experiences with guidance from expert figures in community, industry and educational sectors. This is to ensure that students have the knowledge and understanding to manage and achieve their lifelong ambitions. The programme, which is student centred, is integrated into the whole curriculum and is based on a partnership with students and their parents/carers and with our local community.

This programme will promote equality of opportunity, inclusion and without discrimination in any form. 

Delivery and Content 

CEIAG is taught within an integrated curriculum and through drop down days, assemblies and other ad hoc events. Students can also view current career opportunities on our website and in displays  around the school. These are updated with information about apprenticeships, colleges, universities and career opportunities as well as an in-depth look at one career choice. 

CEIAG is provided through assemblies, targeted interventions, mock interviews, enterprise events, bespoke programmes like Bristol Works and Project Ambition, college/university partnership visits and fairs, employer presentations, posters, flyers and through subject teachers with their own curriculum. Careers advice and individualised provision is also available during Academic Review Days, Parent information evenings, Options evenings and the autumn Post-16 Careers Fair. Students in Year 10 and in our Post-16 Resource Base also participate in work experience and all students at KS4 receive at least one careers interview with an impartial and independent careers advisor. Students also participate in mock interviews with employers, industry leaders and business owners from the local community. Roles such as Student Leader, Sport Leader, Ambassador and School Librarian also form part of our CEIAG delivery. 

A key tool we use to deliver our careers programme is Careers Pilot. Students are able to build a portfolio of skills, seek career and educational pathways, set career goals, research opportunities in the UK and abroad as well as help write CV’s and personal statements. A Careers Pilot lesson is built into our tutor time curriculum. 

Measuring impact

The School will assess the impact of its careers programmes on students by completing an annual student survey and analysing destination data in line with activities that they have taken part in at school. In addition, the views of students and parents will be surveyed after key events e.g. Academic Review Days, the Post-16 Providers event and Year 10 Work Experience.

 

FE/Training provider access

Blaise High School believes in giving FE, HE and training providers the opportunity to talk to pupils at the school.

Please use the following link to see our Provider Access Policy

To read the full Careers Policy please use the following link.