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Careers education information, advice and guidance

Denbigh high school offers a comprehensive CEIAG programme that covers all years of the school and consists of a range of different information and support systems.

Denbigh also has an CEIAG Manager whose role is to oversee all of the careers programmes and make sure that each student has the advice and support that they need to make informed choices about their future.

Key Stage 3 support

·         Careers Week delivers a whole week of lessons and events on careers. This is largely focussed on guiding year 8 students in making suitable option choices for their Key Stage 4 courses.

·         Opportunities to visit a range of colleges and universities.

·         Year 8 options information evening for parents and students.

·         A personal careers interview for every student in year 8 before options choices start.

·         Careers lessons delivered twice a term through form time activities.

·         Visits to local large employers

·         Year specific lessons delivered through a block of form time activities in the summer term.

Key Stage 4 support

·         Extensive support and guidance through the process of college applications.

·         Aspirations Evening for year 10 and 11 students to meet with local and national employers from aspirational fields.

·         Luton Sixth Form Taster Day for year 10 students to visit the college and try a number of A-level and BTEC subjects for the day.

·         Up to one weeks of work experience for all students at the start of year 11.

·         Visits to large local employers.

·         Parent information evenings for target groups of students.

·         Opportunities to visit a range of colleges and universities.

·         A personal careers interview for every student in year 11 before college applications start.

·         Careers lessons delivered twice a term through form time activities.

·         Year specific lessons delivered through a block of form time activities in the summer term.

Additional support

·         Denbigh’s Careers Week is an event that involves all subjects and year groups in the school. It consists of a number of events and programmes aimed at guiding our students to plan ahead for their future careers.

·         Denbigh high has an extensive careers library with a wide range of information about future opportunities in work and education for our students.

·         All students have access to the ‘Job Explorer Database’. This is an online programme with thousands of job descriptions and is full of useful information for our students.

·         A designated area for careers and guidance is being set up on our Google Docs system, so students can access details and links to useful information quickly and easily. Students can also access the Google Docs system from home.

·         All students have access to the school’s CEIAG manager and to Connexions advisors at any time during their time at Denbigh, where they can ask for careers information or advice on future educational choices.