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Careers Education

Our Students access to information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

Careers Education and Guidance plays an important part in the lives of students at Handsworth Wood Girls Academy. The aim of our programme is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to make wise and informed choices regarding their future.

Careers Education, supported by personalised information, advice and guidance (known as CEIAG) begins in Key Stage 3 where students are introduced to the world of work through assemblies and the learning for life curriculum. During year 9 students have focused time around Careers and choosing options and in the later years (including 6th Form) help and advice is given to students so that each one is able to make an informed choice about continuing in education, jobs and training. Students will be given the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair and half termly off timetable Discovery Days allow the students to take part in work and careers related activities.

The school works closely with a number of external and impartial Careers Personal Advisors and they visit the school regularly. In addition to individual interviews and  group sessions the Schools Manager of CEIAG and Prospects Advisors offer drop in lunch time sessions and Careers guidance is available at parents evenings. Students have access to up to date information about their future options in the Careers sections of the Library where leaflets, books, magazines and university prospectuses are available and the School has invested in a number of web based packages such as Kudos and U-Explore, both of which can be accessed at home.

A dedicated Manager of Careers works across School to ensure the quality of our Careers delivery and we have links with employers such as West Midlands Police, Martineau Law Firm and BMW and work closely with The Universities of Aston, Birmingham, UCE, Oxford and many more….