Responsibility for the Careers programme at Blaise High School lies with the following people:
Careers Lead: Ms Sarah Bate
SLT link for Careers & Character : Ms Sarah Bate
Headteacher: Mr Nat Nabarro
Independent Careers Advisor and Transition Coach: Mr Steve Newman
All staff contribute to CEIAG
Telephone Number: 0117 9030100 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blaise High School CEIAG Programme:
The aim of our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme is to have every child in our care equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to make aspirational and informed choices on their climb up their personal mountain to the very best universities in the country or career of their choosing. We aim to provide students with well-rounded experiences that develop character, the attitudes, attributes and behaviours needed for a successful transition into further education or careers of their choosing. 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 the community, industry and educational sectors. This is to ensure that students have the knowledge and understanding to manage and achieve on their personal climbs to the very best universities in the country or careers of their choosing. The programme is evaluated by students and their families 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 through assemblies, the online platform Careers Pilot, further and higher education encounters, employer encounters, targeted interventions, the PSHE curriculum, leadership opportunities and independent careers advice. 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.
Careers advice and individualised provision is available in Final Ascent (Yr 11) every Friday and at the autumn Post-16 Careers Fair (yr 10-11). 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 within our Student Leadership also form part of our CEIAG delivery.
Through the use of 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.
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. The Post-16 Providers event.
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
Post-16 Careers Evening:
We have representatives from a range of Post-16 providers, apprenticeship providers and employers, who offer information about the wide range of opportunities available when students leave Blaise High School at the end of Year 11. Steve Newman, our independent career's adviser, is also available to answer any questions you may have about your next steps into higher education or careers of your choosing.