Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) plays an important role in our pupils’ transition - we strive to help our pupils make the best possible choices about their future and their next steps. All our staff are committed to supporting CEIAG across the school. All our pupils have access to CEIAG, through their curriculum in school, plus we have dedicated careers lessons in years 10 to 14. Our pupils have the opportunity to meet employers, colleges and other organisations in a variety of ways including work experience, visits, speakers and a variety of careers activities.
Throughout the school young people are encouraged to think about the “World of Work” and by the time they leave school will have had many opportunities to engage with employers.
We have our own Careers Adviser, Caroline Milner, who is a registered member of the Careers Development Institute. Caroline works with our pupils from Year 9 and continues to maintain contact with our pupils once they leave us. She has many years of experience working in careers guidance, particularly with young people with special needs.
Caroline’s role is to give impartial information, advice & guidance to support our pupils with the transition from Combe Pafford to their next step. She does this by:
· 1:1 interviews with pupils to discuss their ideas and plans
· Group activities
· Visits to local colleges, sixth forms & employers
· Planning & coordinating work experience
· Year 11 & Sixth Form Annual Reviews
· Liaison with other agencies
· Acts as an advocate on behalf of pupils & parents
· College/Sixth Form Tasters
· Working alongside an Adviser from Careers South West
Caroline supports our pupils to make decisions about their future and helps them consider all the options that are available to them. Caroline works in the Sixth Form with a team of job coaches, so that students can access a variety of work placements.
We also have links with Careers South West who offer independent and impartial advice and support to our pupils in school. For further information see www.careerssw.org.
Caroline can be contacted on (01803) 327902 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org