Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance
At St Mary’s we encourage every student to be aspirational and offer them a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) from Year 7 onwards.
All students have an Individual Career Plan that provides them with a focus for their learning and aspiration for the future. Students will discuss the type of employment sector in which they might like to be involved from the very early days of being at St Mary’s. These individual career plans are revisited on Progress Review Days and in tutorial programmes to make sure that students are clear about what they need to do to achieve their ambitions.
We have strong links with a number of national employers and local businesses and work with them and specialist agencies to deliver our nationally recognised Careers Programme. This includes:
- Professional work placements
- Work experience opportunities
- Individual student career plans
- Interview coaching
- CV preparation
- Skills development
- Employability workshops
- Careers fayres
- UCAS and Oxbridge application support
Ofsted inspectors visited St Mary’s in summer 2013 to carry out a Survey Visit focussed on Careers Education. The School received very positive feedback about CEIAG provision and as a result St Mary’s staff were proud to be invited to be part of a national symposium to share ideas about how schools can deliver outstanding careers education.