As you may be aware, the government has recently introduced changes to the statutory requirements for schools in regards to the levels of independent Careers and Education Information, Advice and Guidance students receive. In line with new these guidelines, our school has made some big changes to the level of Careers and Education Information, Advice and Guidance in order to further increase the level of support we provide. I am delighted to have been chosen to oversee these changes and developments as the teacher in charge of CEIAG through our new Your Future, Your Hands initiative. The initiative will see our students receiving a vast amount of curricular and extra-curricular work and activities delivered both in-house and by external providers.

The work will involve numerous changes to further build on the already high level of support, advice and guidance our pupils will receive, including a Careers Module delivered as part of the whole school Personal Development programme. Curricular-based activities will be supported by extra-curricular activities to include college and university visits and taster days, developing links with further and higher education establishments for our students; next steps fairs, which will see a wide range of educational establishments along with apprenticeships providers, employers and careers advisors visiting school to speak with students; apprenticeships workshops delivered by a local company and a continuation of the fantastic careers based events delivered by our highly skilled alumni students through the Future First programme.

A Blueprint of events linked to CEIAG has been produced and will be updated constantly by myself and Mrs Morris, our in-house careers advisor, as and when new activities are scheduled in for our students. We will be using the school newsletter to post and promote updates and events taking place this year. I am really looking forward to seeing the impact of these events and activities on our students in regards to their future and next steps after Culcheth High School.

Mrs L Quicler, Teacher i/c CEIAG