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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Careers (CEIAG)

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at The Piggott School is a vital part of school life. All students will receive this as part of their Personal Development learning here at the school. We are committed to providing the appropriate activities and experiences to enable students to make successful transitions from the start of Year 7, through Key Stages 4 and 5 and then on to further education, training programmes, apprenticeships or work.

The Piggott School’s aims in relation to CEIAG are:

  • To allow students to make informed and considered choices at the end of all three key stages.
  • To help and guide students to make transitions into new situations.
  • To promote self-development in students including employability skills.
  • To help students to value differences and diversity between people.
  • To raise aspirations and make students aware of opportunities available to them.
  • To provide impartial guidance to all students in relation to decisions about options, further education and career choices, including apprenticeships.

Careers education should not just be seen as learning about jobs but also learning about work ethics, equipping students with skills (both hard and soft) for the work place, ensuring transition occurs smoothly and helping to reduce barriers to entering the world of work.

In this section of the website you will find lots of useful links and information about careers, services, further education and training programmes including: information on careers fairs, volunteering, work experience etc. We work closely with Adviza, who work with students three times a week. This allows students to access impartial guidance.

All students have the opportunity to attend a 1:1 careers interview in Years 11,12 and 13.If you would like to have a careers appointment please speak to Anna Giacomet (based in 6th form) We also offer 1:1 careers interviews lower down in the school as appropriate.

Individual guidance is supported by a wide selection of reference material and software in the school’s careers library. In Years 12 and 13, guidance, especially on applications for Higher Education, comes from the student’s form tutor,  resources of the sixth form careers library and our More and Most Able Lead in Sixth Form; Mrs Penson. In addition, to help Year 11 and sixth form students with their career choices, workshops and seminars are held throughout the school year. Employees from various careers give talks to the students in assemblies and during school activity days. Within the tutor programme of Years 7-11 there is a series of sessions based around careers and work-related learning and in 12 and 13 there is also a focus on careers. Our PSHCE curriculum also covers a range of CEIAG content throughout Years 7-11.

Each year we welcome dozens of local, national and international businesses into school to help run a series of interview days. All of Year 12 take part in this event, with visitors able to offer feedback to each pupil on their CV as well as carrying out a number of interviews with each pupil.

If you wish to discuss the careers programme further, please contact our Careers Lead at the school: Lucy Reynolds (Assistant Headteacher)

Anna Giacomet (Careers Coordinator)

0118 940 2357