Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers Lead: Mary Houlton (careerslead@longbenton.org.uk)

Careers Governor: Deon Krishnan

At Longbenton High School, we are committed to providing our students with a broad and engaging programme of Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). We understand how important Careers education and guidance is to our young people.  We provide opportunities for our students to meet employers, understand the wide range of choices available to them beyond their education at Longbenton High School and aim to help our students develop the skills and confidence in order to fulfil their ambitions.

Our Vision

As a school, we are working towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks; this will ensure that we fulfil each element of CEIAG effectively and cater for the needs of all of our students on a personalised basis. Our aim is to integrate CEIAG into the whole curriculum from Music to Maths, whilst also providing education on career pathways, offering pupils a chance to meet employers and facilitating opportunities for students to explore the world of work

Longbenton High School CEIAG Programme 2019-20

Features of the programme that students can expect to enjoy within their Careers Education programme include –

  • Careers Speed Dating
  • Work Experience
  • Mock Interviews with employers/training providers
  • Engagement with local colleges and apprenticeship providers
  • Links with local universities including visits out to universities
  • Independent guidance from Connexions

Independent Careers Guidance

Our CEIAG programme includes the use of the Connexions service for students in year 9 and above.  Connexions are a careers guidance company who provide students with impartial advice (Gatsby Benchmark 8) on progression routes via one to one and small group sessions. 

 CEIAG Across the Curriculum

A crucial aspect of a successful Careers education is the linking of the whole school curriculum to Careers and future aspirations for students.  We are currently working towards embedding this across the school (Gatsby Benchmark 4).