Moor End Academy

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CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

Introduction

All Moor End Academy students are involved in a range of opportunities which build to create a comprehensive programme of Careers Education and Guidance. At Moor End we aim to produce students who leave the Academy fully able to access the college course, the apprenticeship or the work training of their choice.

The Academy works closely with local educational providers and employers to provide students with clear pathways to further study, as well as educating our students about the range of employment and training opportunities available, both locally and nationally.

The Academy is committed to the provision of informed and impartial careers advice and guidance. In addition, we are also the lead institution for the Pennine Teaching School Alliance.

On a practical basis, all students have access to individual advice and guidance from our dedicated Careers Adviser within the Academy. This complements a range of activities designed to promote self-awareness, employability skills and an understanding of employment opportunities and expectations at a local and national level.

Moor End staff work hard to ensure students leaving Year 11 have either a college place, an apprenticeship or a training placement. The Year 11 team work during the summer holidays and into the new school year to ensure all students, including those who do not achieve the grade profile they were aiming for, successfully transition to the next phase of their education or training.

Information for Parents

What is CEIAG and why is it important?

CEIAG means Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance, more important than ever in today’s complex jobs market.

How does CEIAG affect school-age students?

Having quality information means that students can make informed choices about the kind of career path to follow. With up-to-date advice and guidance Moor End Academy students go on to fill a wide variety of college and apprenticeship places.

Key Careers staff

Ms Greaves – Head of Y11 responsible for Careers
Mrs Barry – Academy Careers Adviser – based in the M-Zone
Mrs Bailiff - Head of Y10
Ms Dennis - Head of Y9
Mr Mee – Head of Y8
Mr Jones - Head of Y7
Mr Wilson– Vice Principal responsible for Careers

Additional Support

Being part of Moor End Academy means having access to a team of people dedicated to ensuring every student makes informed careers choices, whatever their ability.

Leaving Moor End Academy

Once your child has left Moor End you may never need our help again, but if something changes and you think your child would benefit from our Careers advice, please contact Ms Greaves, we are happy to support ex-students, or direct them to other services.

Queries?

Contact Ms Greaves with any questions
sgreaves@edu.moorend.org.uk

Parents’ Evenings

  • Showing an interest in your child’s education is one of the most powerfully positive things you can do as a parent of a school-aged child.
  • All year groups have one parents’ evening a year, except Y11, who have two.
  • Text message reminders are sent out to parents in advance of a parents’ evening.
  • Letters are also sent out, usually via students.
  • If you are unable to attend a parents’ evening and would like feedback about your child’s progress, please contact the Head of Year for your child’s year, who will be happy to help.

Year Heads

Year 7 - Mr Jones
Year 8 - Mr Mee
Year 9 - Ms Dennis
Year 10 – Mrs Bailiff
Year 11 – Ms Greaves

Parents' Evenings 2016-2017

Open Evening - 29 September
Year 7 - 6 April
Year 8 - 2 March
Year 9 - 27 April
Year 10 - 12 January
Year 11 - 10 November & 9 February

Information for Students

What is CEIAG and why is it important?

CEIAG means Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Effective, relevant CEIAG is more important than ever in today’s complex jobs market.

How does CEIAG affect school-age students?

Having quality information means that students can make informed choices about the kind of career path to follow. With up-to-date advice and guidance Moor End Academy students go on to fill a wide variety of college and apprenticeship places.

Key Careers staff

Ms Greaves – Head of Year 11 responsible for Careers
Mrs Barry – Academy Careers Adviser – based in the M-Zone
Mrs Bailiff - Head of Year 10
Ms Dennis - Head of Year 9
Mr Mee – Head of Year 8
Mr Jones - Head of Year 7
Mr Wilson – Vice Principal responsible for Careers

Y8 includes these opportunities

Dedicated careers-themed lessons in PSHCE
Access to the Careers section in the Library
Specific information & guidance from the Careers Adviser via Drop-in @ the M-Zone
Tailored support and advice designed to accommodate any special needs

Year 9 includes these opportunities

Careers-themed lessons in PSHCE
Access to the Careers section in the Library
Support, advice & guidance on Pathways into Year 10
Specific information & guidance from the Careers Adviser via Drop-in @ the M-Zone
A copy of the Pathways booklet, ‘Directions’
General guidance from the Year 11 team
Tailored support and advice designed to accommodate any special needs

Year 10 includes these opportunities

Careers-themed lessons in PSHCE
Various enrichment activities, trips and taster days
College visits in July of Year 10
A careers-specific Drop Down Day
1-1 appointment with the Careers Adviser
General guidance from the Year 11 team
Careers-centred LINKS themes
Careers-related guest speakers in assembly
Tailored support and advice designed to accommodate any special needs
Access to KUDOS – software that allows you to explore which career path best suits you
The support of the Careers Adviser at Parents’ Evening

Year 11 includes these opportunities

  • Careers-themed lessons in PSHCE
  • A careers-specific Drop Down Day
  • A formal appointment with the Careers Adviser plus additional informal advice & guidance whenever needed
  • College & Apprenticeship applications completed in school with the full support & guidance of the Year 11 team
  • Information on college Open Evenings and other relevant events
  • A copy of careers-related Year 11 booklet ‘Get Organised’
  • Careers-centred LINKS themes
  • Targeted assembly programme
  • A mock interview to prepare for the real thing
  • Tailored support and advice, especially with interviews, GCSE results day and transition to college
  • Two parents’ evenings, both of which the Careers Adviser attends (parents can make appointments too)

Our Careers Adviser

We have our own Calderdale & Kirklees Careers Adviser - Mrs Barry - who provides impartial advice and guidance for our students to help them make informed post-16 education and careers choices. She is available in school one day a week, usually Tuesday.

The Careers Adviser also offers

  • A drop-in service for any student at break or lunch time. Students can self-refer or call at the M-Zone to request an appointment or ask a quick question
  • Work with students in Years 9 -11 to provides impartial information, advice and guidance relating to careers
  • Help to students on career planning
  • Signposting to a range of support services aimed at young people
  • Intensive support for Year 11, to ensure they are aware of all post-16 options
  • Impartial advice and guidance for students and their families at various key events throughout the school year, such as parent’s evenings and Year 9 GCSE Options Evening.

Parents/carers

If you have any questions, or can’t find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact the Careers Adviser to make an appointment by ringing on the school number (Fridays are best) - 01484 222230

Calderdale & Kirklees Careers Service

Offers lifelong careers advice for young people and adults through centres in Huddersfield, Halifax and Dewsbury and via other provision in the community
For information on the C&K Careers service, please see our website http://www.workabout.org.uk/
For information about local college courses, please see http://www.ucasprogress.com/

Useful Links

College Bursaries Information

Useful Links

DirectGov for all government services
Local careers information
Post-16 course search – 14-19 online learning directory
The National Apprenticeship Service
National Careers Service
Apprenticeship Advice

Local Colleges

Huddersfield New College
Kirklees College
Greenhead College

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Advice from the Government
Apprenticeship Advice
Careermap

General Careers Advice

National Careers Service
C & K Careers Online
Careers, Yorkshire and the Humber

Popular Local Sixth Forms

Batley Girls’ High School
The Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form
Studio School at Netherhall (Creative Media, Art & Design)
Shelley College
Brighouse High School
Rastrick High School & Sixth Form 

Other FE Colleges in the area

Cathedral Academy for Performing Arts - Wakefield
Wakefield City College
Leeds College of Art & Design
Leeds City College
Leeds College of Building
Leeds College of Music
Bradford College – offer a programme of GCSE resits
Calderdale College (Halifax) 

Year 11 College applications

Search for post-16 courses across the region

Calderdale and Kirklees Careers Service publications for Year 11 students

Options after Year 11
Education links on DirectGov

UK University Course Finder

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University Compare - Free, impartial Higher Education comparison service.

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