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Careers

At Irlam and Cadishead Academy, our aim is to provide an ongoing programme of one-to-one careers advice to all pupils.

Our CEIAG provision is led by Mr Andy Smith Assistant Principal and Miss Hannah Smith supported by our Careers Co-ordinator Mrs Julie Baker.

Should you wish to make an appointment to speak to Julie who is on-site Monday to Wednesday, please contact via email: julie.baker@irlamandcadishead.org.uk  or 0161 537 1836.

Our careers advice service is supported by GM Higher's trained advisory team. You can contact them directly through the 'Ask Us' service. Click on the following link to access this service: https://gmhigher.ac.uk/askus/

 

Click here to view our CEIAG Provider Access Policy statement.

The Gatsby Benchmarks

Date of school’s next review of the published information: September 2024
  • What is CEIAG?

    CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is designed to prepare students for life in modern Britain by providing the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills that they need to make informed choices and plans for their future learning and career.

    Irlam and Cadishead Academy is committed to providing good quality, impartial information, advice and guidance to every student throughout their school career. We ensure that students come in to contact with employers to encourage students to aspire, make good choices and understand what they need to do to reach and succeed in the careers to which they aspire as outlined in the Gatsby Career Benchmarks.

    Our CEIAG programme provides activities appropriate to age and need; it aims to provide students with the best possible foundation on which to base not only their post-16 choices following Year 11, but also their options choices for GCSE subjects in Year 9.

  • CEIAG Aims

    We aim to ensure that all our students:

    • are supported to make effective choices about their future study and career options
    • are provided with experiences which inspire and motivate them to achieve highly
    • are prepared for the transition process to life beyond secondary school (further and higher education and the world of work)
    • develop self-knowledge and confidence in making decisions and career choices which are suitable and ambitious for them
    • develop an understanding of the world of work and how to respond to changes in today’s workplace
    • develop research skills to seek out and utilise information, advice and guidance
    • develop characteristics which support high achieving students in the curriculum and in careers such as: social skills, communication, resourcefulness, innovation and resilience
  • Careers Curriculum Overview

    Students, parents, teachers and employers can find out more information about our careers programme by contacting our trained advisor, Julie Baker, who is on-site Monday to Wednesday.

    Should you wish to make an appointment to speak to Julie, please contact email on: julie.baker@irlamandcadishead.org.uk  or 0161 537 1836.

    Careers in Curriculum

    It can be difficult to see how your school subjects relate to future jobs. However, when you make your Options choices in Year 9, it can influence and determine your career pathway, and the choices you make in the next stages of your education.

    For information relating to Careers within a specific subject please follow subject links below:

    Maths English Science History
    Geography Art & Design Computing MFL
    PE Performing Arts Technology  
  • Careers Advice

    At Irlam and Cadishead Academy, our aim is to provide an ongoing programme of one-to-one careers advice to all pupils.

    To facilitate this, we are fortunate to have a trained advisor, Julie Baker, on-site Monday-Wednesday. Should you wish to make an appointment to speak to Julie, please contact email: julie.baker@irlamandcadishead.org.uk .

    Our careers advice service is supported by GM Higher's trained advisory team. You can contact them directly through the 'Ask Us' service. Click on the following link to access this service: https://gmhigher.ac.uk/askus/

    In our Students' Curriculum page , you can research careers via the Aspire and Xello platforms.

    You may also find the following websites useful:

     

  • How Do We Measure Impact?

    The school will monitor its success in supporting students to take up education or training that offers good long-term prospects.

    Formal monitoring of the impact of CIEAG and provider access will be carried out through:

    • The school’s CIEAG checklist
    • Careers guidance interview records
    • Informal feedback from students, parents, teachers and employers through random sampling
    • Student questionnaires for individual guidance interviews and group work
    • Lesson observations
    • Compass+ reviews
    • Enterprise Advisor reviews
    • Termly pupil voice via My Aspire
    • Local partnership engagement logs
    • Feedback from associated HE institutions
  • Post 16 Study

    Post 16 Study

    If you are thinking of applying to further education, here are our local providers. Click on the links below to access more information about courses, open evenings and how to apply.

    City Skills

    Eccles Sixth Form College

    Future Skills

    Pendleton College

    Trafford College

    Warrington College

    Priestly College

    Apprenticeships at Salford City College

    UTC Warrington

    Apprenticeships and T Levels

    What is an apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

    As an apprentice you will:

    • work alongside experienced staff
    • gain job-specific skills
    • earn a wage and get holiday pay
    • get time for study related to your job role (usually one day a week)
    • some apprenticeships can also give you an extra qualification
    How to apply

    More information and details on how to apply can be found here:

    What are T Levels?

    T Levels are a new, 2-year qualification designed to give you a head start towards the career you want.
    The government has developed T Levels to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs.

    How to apply

    More information and details on how to apply can be found here:

    Information

  • Further Support

    Our CEIAG Lead is Mr D. Bridge, who can be contacted via email at: david.bridge@irlamandcadishead.org.uk.

    Our CEIAG Coordinators are Mrs J. Baker and Miss H. Smith, who can be contacted via email at: julie.baker@irlamandcadishead.org.uk and hannah.smith@irlamandcadishead.org.uk

    Further support or advice can also be obtained from the Head of Year:

    Year 7 – angela.davies@irlamandcadishead.org.uk

    Year 8 – kerry.lloyd@irlamandcadishead.org.uk

    Year 9 – maddy.gardner@irlamandcadishead.org.uk

    Year 10 – daisy.cotton@irlamandcadishead.org.uk

    Year 11 – rachel.lancaster@irlamandcadishead.org.uk

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