Careers and Further Education
North Walsham High School (NWHS) is committed to providing a planned programme of Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for every student. The school will seek to ensure that the provision is appropriate to the age, ability and educational needs of the individual and is underpinned by equality of opportunity.
At North Walsham High School, we believe students are entitled to careers, education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme which;
- is personal to them and always puts their interests first
- motivates and inspires them to consider all opportunities
- helps them to gain the skills they need to make their career ambitions a reality
- provides them with the support they need to be successful
- helps them access any additional support they might need
- is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of career pathways and local labour market information
- protects and respects their personal information and shares it only with their consent
NWHS Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme
Across the whole school from Year 7 - 11, there is a variety of information sessions/events including assemblies, tutor time activities, opportunities to attend career and employability-based events, mock interviews, employer encounters and linking careers education in the curriculum to equip our students to enable them to make informed choices about their future. A one to one career interview for each student is available on request.
In Year 11, the school works with students to equip them with the necessary information to make choices about their post 16 options. All students have a one to one career interview which gives them the opportunity to discuss their future plans and gain advice about what they can do. The school arranges information sessions/events including assemblies from colleges, training providers & information about Apprenticeships to support students in understanding what options are available to them. Along with this, all students register on the Help you choose https://www.helpyouchoose.org/ which is the information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk. Students can research courses, apprenticeships, colleges and lots of useful information relating to their options.
During Year 10, students undertake a 1-week Work Experience programme. All students take part in the opportunity which provides them with an excellent insight into the world or work. More information can be found on the Work Experience page.
In Year 9, students get the opportunity work with Business Mentors from local business to raise the aspirations of our young people, and close the gap between those aspirations and their attainment. Our mentoring programme is designed to provide positive role models for our students, who inspire, motivate and improve their self-confidence as well as developing their ‘soft skills’ to improve their long-term employment prospects. Mentors work with students from Year 9 – 11 meeting once every half-term. Year 9 is also a time when students select their GCSE options to start to study in Year 10. We work closely together to support the options process.
In Year 7 & 8, we start this process with a light touch approach looking at careers and subjects in lessons, tutor time and assembly. We work closely with the UEA to support us in delivering workshops to help students get an introduction in to careers education and thinking about future pathways.
The CEIAG provision is monitored and the school tracks all of students to ensure we are providing the necessary support. Tutors, Head of Year, Senior Staff and the Futures and Aspirations Officer work together to make sure we are supporting our students in the best way we can.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The provision will be quality assured using a variety of methods to ensure the school maintains a high-quality provision to all students. Evaluation will be both informal and formal through evaluation forms, observations, feedback sessions from students, employers and/or parents/carers. This will allow the team to develop and improve where necessary future provision.
Working with Norfolk County Council, the school will also utilise local destination data to access the success in supporting students to take up education and/or training, whilst looking at their ability and choice post 16 options.
Futures and Aspirations – how can we contact you?
Kate Lawn, Futures and Aspirations Officer (Work days: Mon – Wed 9am – 3pm)