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Careers Overview

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) will:

  • Ensure each and every child leaves PCHS having experienced at least 5 meaningful encounters with employers during Years 9-13. 
  • Develop students self-awareness,  encourage career exploration and develop students’ employability skills.
  • Provide students with opportunities for “real life learning” and be an integral part of the school curriculum.
  • Provide effective CEIAG that should strengthen student motivation and aspiration, broaden horizons and support and encourage attainment in  learning.
  • Embed a culture of independent and impartial careers guidance throughout key points of a student’s academic career; Y8-9 transition, GCSE and post-16 options.
  • Challenge stereotyping and promote equality and diversity.
  • Use our ‘Excellence in Careers’ pages on our school website along with other means of electronic communication so that all students and parents can access relevant CEIAG information and students’ career records.
  • Build a network of employers who work with the school regularly to support students in their IAG work. 

CEIAG at PCHS has four elements:

  1. Careers Education: Planned programmes in the curriculum giving students knowledge and skills to help them to plan / manage their own career.
  2. Career Information: Including options, skills, occupations, labour market information (LMI), pathways and progression routes.
  3. Careers Advice and Guidance: Independent and impartial careers advice and guidance provided by a L6 qualified careers advisor (The Career People)
  4. Work Related Learning: Experiences within and outside the curriculum to help students learn about economic well-being, careers and enterprise

For further information please refer to the full school careers plan below.

PCHS Careers Plan 2019 – 2020

For our Provider Access Policy please click on the link below.

Provider Access Policy

Excellence in Careers Education