Careers Education and Guidance

Named Careers Lead: Mr L. James

Telephone: 01767 260034

At Potton Middle School we want all of our pupils to understand the full range of opportunities available to them in today’s world and help them to acquire the skills and qualifications they will need to succeed in the workplace today and in the future. Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) has an important contribution to the education of all pupils in order to make an effective transition from school to adulthood and employment. The school will provide a range of opportunities for pupils to learn about work, the world of work, the skills required for work and the Qualification Pathways available to them.

All of our pupils from Year 5 to 8 will have access to a planned CEIAG programme which supports us in achieving our aims. This will be delivered through our PSHCE curriculum and all teachers will support our whole school approach to careers education information and guidance by making explicit links within their own subject areas and sharing this with the pupils they teach. Well thought through decisions about learning and work informed by effective CEIAG can increase participation in learning and, in turn, raise attainment and support further progression.

This policy sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997. The governing boards of maintained schools have a statutory duty to ensure that all registered pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from Years 8 to 13.

2018 Careers Policy