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Careers Education


We have achieved the Stage 1 Inspiring IAG award and are currently working towards stage 2.

The Careers Education Information and guidance lessons are delivered by form tutors and take place during tutoring sessions on a bi-weekly basis.

Our aim is to engage pupils in their own career planning - leading them towards making a well- informed realistic decision on leaving St. Matthew’s based on the; skills, knowledge and understanding they have gained of themselves (self-awareness) matched to the opportunities open to them (opportunity awareness). Pupils will be also equipped with the skills required to move along their chosen careers path.

The Calendar on the link shows the different activities that the pupils will cover on Careers education during tutor time. All pupils have access to an individual interview with an Independent Careers Advisor during Key Stage 4. The programme of interviews starts during year 10 and continues into Year 11, with the aim that all year 11 pupils will have met with the careers advisor before the applications for post 16 education have to been submitted. Pupils from Year 7 will also complete the PiXl Edge programme.

Individual guidance interviews take place with an independent careers advisor who is based in school for 3 days a week.  The formal programme of interviews begins in year 10 and continues into year 11, but parents and pupils of year 8 and 9 can request an interview if they wish. The advisor is also available for consultation at the Parents’ Evenings in Year 9, 10 and 11.

Please click HERE to view the CEIAG curriculum plan

Please click HERE to view the Pixl Edge form tutor activities titles

Please click HERE to view the 'Education, employment and training' presentation

Please click HERE to view or download a copy of the CEIAG Monthly Message

Please click HERE to view or download a copy of the Careers Booklet (Term 1)

Please click HERE to view or download a copy of the CEIAG Calendar 2015/16.

Please click HERE to view our approved careers links