Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at Formby High School forms an essential aspect of every student’s personal education and future well-being. From as early as Year 7 students begin to consider life skills and potential employability during their Careers Units in PSHEE. At KS4 Careers lessons work on a carousel basis alongside PSHEE with all students receiving around eight hours of guidance in both Years 10 and 11.
Students are introduced to the importance of CEIAG and the school identifies and facilitates opportunities that can support and assist them during their GCSEs. All lessons are designed to inform and coach students about career and educational opportunities and requirements. There are a variety of exciting resources used to deliver sessions on every issue from perfect interview techniques to positive thinking. Curriculum areas also integrate elements of subject-specific careers content into lessons across the school.
Our partners in the delivery of CEIAG is ‘Career North’, whose team of specialists conduct individual ‘career conversations’ with most students regarding Key Stage 4, post-16 and university choices. Every student has the opportunity to attend a practice interview in year 11. Throughout the year, students have numerous opportunities to work with local employers and take part in activities which develop their long term employability. As part of our Sixth Form Enrichment Programme, Year 12 and 13 students take part in a Careers Education and Guidance activities over two years which involves outside speakers from Universities and charities, the opportunity to participate in a one week ‘Career Experience placement’, Careers Workshops, UCAS training, trips to Universities and much more.
Our FHS Careers Team:
Mrs A MacDunne (Careers Co-ordinator)
Mr S Cook (Senior Assistant Headteacher – Teaching, Learning & Curriculum)
Mrs J Martin (Office Supervisor)
Mrs J North (Career North Adviser)
Mrs H Jones (Career North Adviser)
Click the image below to access our ‘Careering Ahead’ Guide