Career Education


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)


Careers Team

Miss Bethany Arnold, Senior Leader (Curriculum)

Telephone Contact: 0161 483 1212 OR 07936 990 728


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG): Mission Statement

At Penarth Group School, we are committed to ensuring all students receive the appropriate level of Information, Advice and Guidance to enable them to make well informed and realistic decisions about their future in terms of education and careers.


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG): Vision​

Penarth Group School believes that students should be appropriately prepared for the choices they make during their education and the choices they make in the future.

Students should understand how their education will prepare them for the world of work.

The students should feel confident in making key decisions about educational and career choices and have a clear understanding of the routes to achieve their goal.

This preparation is achieved through a variety of means such as:

  • Careers resources shared across the curriculum.
  • Careers workshops through PSHE Lessons
  • Careers Intervention Lessons
  • Group and one to one lesson with the School Careers Staff.
  • Impartial and independent one to ones with and an external Careers Advisor
  • Work Experience Offered at Key Stage 4
  • Taster Sessions at local colleges and Universities.
  • Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG): Entitlement

In response to the updated requirements and expectations of school published by the DfE in January 2018, our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy (CEIAG) is available.

The Policy includes the Provider Access Statement that provides information on all the events and further opportunities available for education and training providers to access all students in year 7 to year 11 to provide them with information around qualifications (including technical education), employment or apprenticeships.


Services for Parents/Carers

There are various services available to parents/carers throughout each year.

Below is a list of provision:

  • Careers Homework throughout for all students in Year 7 – Year11
  • Information on Parents Evening (Year 9 and Year 11)
  • Booklet for Y11 parents/carers explaining Careers Guidance in Y11 and post-16 choices.


Intervention – Careers Education Lessons

In lessons students will explore real life contexts of working and how to apply for a job or further studying opportunites.​ We teach students how to write a CV, covering letter, complete application forms, explore college/apprentice opportunites and much more.


Careers Links to the Curriculm area – Study Skills​​

An Introduction to Values and Careers is a unit of work within the Study Skills (PSHE)area. Focusing on the importance of considering values when choosing a career path.

It is designed to help students to identify and explore career choices based on their values and strengths and help them to create a feasible action plan for following up on these choices. The areas are supported by teacher guidance and additional materials.

There area covered are:

  • What do I think about my future?
  • What are my values?
  • How can I show my values?
  • What links values to careers?
  • What have I learned?


Vocational Opportunities / Work Experience Opportunities

Through the Careers education programme we promote a variety of learning and vocational opportunities throughout Year 7 to Year 11.

In year 10 and 11 students have the option to undertake vocational placements with an appropriate provider to enhance their learning and support their future studies. Students who wish to undertake a work placement should seek advice from their Form Tutor.

​The school will help support the student in finding an apporopriate experience, applying, ensuring health and safety and essential legistlation is met before the placement and then support the placement provider and student throughout the experience.




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