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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

At Turing House, Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to develop self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision making and transition planning skills of our students. We look to raise aspirations, broaden horizons and breakdown stereotypes. We help students to understand the purpose, and benefits, of education and inspire them to greater achievement in their formal qualifications as well as successful progression into the next stage of their lives, and the ‘world of work’ in the longer term.

Our CEIAG programme incorporates both formal careers education, information, advice and guidance activities, as well as other opportunities linked to each of the students’ subjects, whether this is delivered through/by bespoke lessons, external speakers, educational visits or developing our staff’s knowledge of the careers and opportunities linked to their subject areas.

Our provision has been developed in line with the Department for Education's 2023 DfE Careers Strategy.

CEIAG has a focus on six attributes, skills or actions needed to achieve career goals and aspirations. The six areas can be nicely organised into the word ‘Career’: 

  • Consider your interests, your strengths, and your skills;
  • Ambition: The sky’s the limit.
  • Research what you need to get there (GCSEs, A levels, a degree, professional qualifications?); 
  • Enterprise: Grasp opportunities that could enhance your skills; 
  • Excitement: Passion for your dreams and reading around the subject are important; 
  • Responsibility: Work hard, ask questions and discuss with anyone that will listen. 

Further Reading: 

Gatsby Benchmarks 

The Careers Programme at Turing House follows all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks set up by the Gatsby Foundation, the careers team is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all that we do and we work tirelessly to fulfil them. Our structured programme is available to our students, teachers, governors, parents and local employers and is reviewed annually against the benchmarks to ensure it remains on target. Throughout the school's journey all our students are being prepared for their future and enhance their social mobility. They will achieve this by being ambitious and knowing what they need to do to fulfil their ambitions, and how to manage their lifelong career and learning.

The eight benchmarks are; 

1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil 
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers 
5. Encounters with employers and employees 
6. Experiences of workplaces 
7. Encounters with further and higher education 
8. Personal guidance