The STAr Futures Programme
CEIAG programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities, and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current “best practices” in CEIAG laid down by the government.
At St Antony’s Catholic College, CEIAG starts in Year 7 when students begin thinking about their skills and abilities through their PHSE lessons. This continues throughout KS3 and then into KS4, along with more focused guidance supplemented by individualized independent support through our Connexions advisor.
In Year 9, students are also able to access the advice of the Connexions advisor, as well as information from Higher Education and Apprenticeship providers, as they begin to make their Option Choice decisions. The CEIAG at this stage will help students make sensible decisions about their KS4 subjects and to understand how they can lead into post-16 pathways.
Throughout Year 10 and into Year 11, every student will be interviewed on an individual basis for bespoke CEIAG. Many students are able to access Connexions more than once if there is a need.
Our Connexions officer is Grainne, who is in school every Wednesday. Connexions offer a drop-in service on this day – any student can pop in to see the Connexions officer during break or lunch times.
Colleges and other providers also visit the school for assemblies and Parents Evenings to discuss students’ further education possibilities.
Please click on the following link to view the full Careers Programme for 2018-19:
Our CEIAG policy can be found here:
At St Antony’s Catholic College, we recognise that effective CEIAG within schools is a major contributory factor in raising aspirations, improving motivation and overcoming barriers to success.
Aims and purpose
- Prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school (higher education and the world of work)
- Support students in making informed decisions which are suitable and ambitious for them
- Provide students with well-rounded experiences
- Develop characteristics e.g. social skills, communication, innovation, resilience and leadership which support high achieving students in the curriculum and in their careers
- Inspire and motivate students to develop their aspirations
Labour Market Information (LMI)
LMI helps provide data, statistics and predictions about present and future trends in the work place.
Why do we need LMI?
- To identify future trends – which types of businesses are doing well or failing (growth areas)
- To provide information about job vacancies
- To inform of the location of job vacancies – Local, Regional and National
- To tell us about the types of vacancies – part-time, full-time, temporary, seasonal or permanent
- To clarify the skills and qualifications required by employers including skills gaps
- To predict wage rates
Why do changes in the labour market take place?
- Labour movement – which can be affected by relocating, immigration and emigration as people move in, out and around the country
- Population – affected by number of workers reaching employment and retirement age, e.g. There were nearly 99,000 16-18 year olds in 2015 in GM. This is forecasted to decrease within the next 5 years by approximately 1,000 (numbers based on national census records)
- New developments – e.g. HS2 (high speed rail). The Governments new commitment to fund up to 1,500 additional student places through medical school from Sept. 2018
- Government policies – e.g. Devolution and the new Northern Powerhouse
- New technology – advances in technology creating new job roles e.g. development of the Social Media Co-Ordinator
Labour Market Information
Please click on the following links for further information on Sector Focus:
Please click on the following links for Regional Data:
St Antony’s Catholic College recognises the value that employers can provide to young people’s education and as such welcomes offers of support and involvement from employers across all industries. St Antony’s Catholic College hosts careers events throughout the academic year where employers, training providers and representatives from Further and Higher Education are welcome to get involved. Please contact Mr Reynard on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if your organisation would like to engage with the CEIAG at St Antony’s Catholic College.
Careers Talks from Ex Students
To complement our programme of employer engagement encounters, we also invite ex-students back to St Antony’s to talk about their careers. In this academic year we welcomed a number of ex-students whose talks inspired our current ones. Some of their profiles are shown below.
We work proactively to support our leavers in their progression onto further education, training and employment and are very successful in supporting our students in their next stage in life. Our current NEET (not in education, employment or training) figures are shown below.
The links below provide further useful information for students, parents and colleagues. St Antony’s does not control and therefore cannot take responsibility for the contents of these external sites.
Please click on the links below for further information:
|Careers Advice and Guidance||Careers Information||Higher Education (finding a course)|
|Visiting Universities||Student Finance|
Information for Staff/Parents
Supporting the progression of pupils onto suitable post-16 options is a team effort and it is important as a team of staff to work collaboratively for the benefit of our leavers. To this end, please find links to the various resources that you might require to support the young people in your various roles as Subject Teacher, Form Tutor and/or Learning Mentor. Parents please find resources that could support our team effort.