CEIAG leader: Miss Amanda Evans
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Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Stratton Upper School recognises that it has a statutory duty to provide impartial and objective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to pupils in Years 9  to 13. CEIAG at Stratton Upper School is seen as an integral part of the curriculum, which is available for every pupil.

CEIAG enables the pupils to make impartial, informed, balanced and appropriate decisions about many key areas of their future development, progression and career pathways. CEIAG at Stratton Upper School is completely impartial and it enables CEIAG to be delivered in an objective and balanced manner by all staff so that each pupil receives exactly the same opportunities to explore potential pathways. CEIAG is delivered across the curriculum and through our Career Days and events. We also have a dedicated CEIAG Adviser in school two days a week through which all students are able to request meetings for individual guidance as well as group interviews and other activities.

Stratton Upper School aims for CEIAG

Parents and students feel supported through making decisions at key transition points.
Students are empowered to develop a flexible and realistic approach to future plans and career ideas.
Students understand the link between education and future earning potential.
Students aspirations are raised through increased knowledge of opportunities available to them.
Students take responsibility for researching and creating future plans and career ideas.
Students make a successful transition to the next stage of education and employment.
Students recognised the importance of developing specific life skills such as; resilience, managing relationships, valuing diversity, taking responsibility, developing independence, creativity, health and well-being,  and their connections to the world of work.
Students have knowledge of current training and employment opportunities.

Stratton CEIAG Programme

All students

Have access to Future Friday careers talks – people with different careers come to give presentations about what it is like to work in that career and how they got the job that they do. 
Have access to appointments with our independent careers advisor (4YP).
Take part in an assembly programme which includes apprenticeship week, careers in STEM, options talks and opportunities in the local area. 
Have opportunities to attend specific career path opportunities such as the Big Bang careers event for careers in STEM. 
Have opportunities to visit places of further or higher education, based on academic outcomes – previous visits have included North Herts College, Beds University, Herts University,
Oxford University etc. 

Year 9

All students will take part in a Futures Day, which enables them to visit a variety of colleges, universities and workplaces. 
All students will attend a group interview with 4YP, our independent advisor, as part of the process of choosing GCSE options.           
All students will study Careers in Core Skills.

Year 10

All students will complete a Careers work as part of Core Skills lessons. 

Students are able to organise their own work experience placements and this will be authorised by the school.
Students entitled to Pupil Premium, are on the AFA program, or who are underachieving will be allocated an appointment with 4YP, our independent advisor. 

All other students are able to and are encouraged to, book individual appointments with 4YP. 

Year 11

Focus on post-16 options choices. 

A’ level option evening. 
Assemblies based on future options, apprenticeships etc. 
Stratton Sixth Form options booklet includes information about careers linking to the courses on offer. 
Individual careers meetings with 4YP who can help with choosing options, applying for college or an apprenticeship.

Access to Unifrog, a user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices.

Year 12

Level 2 – study skills, work skills and work experience – all students on Level 2 course are given a 4YP interview during September. 
UCAS and Post 18 opportunities convention trip – London Excel Centre.
Apprenticeship fair trip.
Careers Days and industry seminars. Covering work based and university routes.
  Visiting speakers/organisations
  CV production and development.
UCAS information and considerations – delivered in-house.
Work experience week – students to organise placements themselves for the week.
Access to Unifrog, a user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices.

Year 13

Visits from ex-students and businesses to provide information about school leaver programmes and application windows and requirements. 
Typically, this includes Mercedes, MBDA, Santander, Liebherr, teaching abroad.
Support with both UCAS and Apprenticeship applications. 
Apprenticeships & school leaver programme information will be forwarded to students if/when received from careers agencies or businesses themselves – generally through tutors and email.
UCAS follow up and student finance information.
Access to Unifrog, a user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices.

If you would like to know more about Stratton Upper School’s CEIAG program then please contact Miss Evans via the careers e-mail address above.

Measuring impact

Stratton Upper school’s CEAIG provision was praised by OFSTED in our most recent inspection: “Pupils receive effective careers advice and suitable preparation for the next stage of education, training or employment. As a result, a larger proportion of pupils who left Year 11 in 2017 sustained their participation in the sixth form, further education or work with training than did so nationally.”


 ” These outcomes reflect well on the school’s high-quality careers advice and guidance.”    

96% of Year 11 students go on to sustained destinations after their GCSE, this is higher than both the national average and the average in the local area.  We also have more than twice the national average of students going on to do apprenticeships.

Students are surveyed about how they have found the CEIAG provision at Stratton Upper School and events have been put in place to respond to comments from students.

We are always looking for new contributors to our careers program here at Stratton, if you would like to come and talk to our students or are able to offer a work place visit then please get in touch via the careers email above.

Below is a list of useful websites about CEIAG for pupils and parents/carers to explore:




4YP is the company that provides independent career advice and guidance.

The National Careers Service website contains over 750 job profiles, and each of them gives you the essential information you need on what the job involves and how to get into it. The site also has a job market information section about the job situation in your local area and you can also talk to an adviser.


Find an apprenticeship on the Government apprenticeships website.



The Future Morph website is designed to show 14 – 18 year olds career routes that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can lead to.

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information.


The Bright Knowledge site and the Student Calculator are designed to help pupils and young people manage their money and explore education and career options.


U-Explore: CEIAG advice for pupils.



Past Careers Events

February 2021 - “Challenges and Opportunities in A Changing World”. A special evening of guest speakers who will inspire, motivate, challenge and encourage your thinking.  

‘Anything is possible’

The first guest speaker is Charlie Fogarty MBE

In March 2020, Charlie Fogarty suffered a sever brain injury after being hit by an overtaking car whilst crossing the road.  Following the accident Charlie was rushed to Birmingham’s Children Hospital, placed in an induced coma and spent 11 uncertain days in intensive care.  He was then transferred to a Neuro ward where he spent the next four months in the early stages of recovery.  Charlie completed a 6-month rehabilitation programme in Surry Children’s Trust where he learned to eat, walk and talk again.  He was finally returned home in February 2013, from there, he began his inspiring journey to recovery.  


“The Unifrog Careers Platform”

After Charlie has spoken you must click on the Stratton School event link

In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we will now be using Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. This session will launch Unifrog to students and parents.


At the end of this session please click back on the U-TUBE event:  



“Your personal brand online”

The second guest speaker is Jack Miller the founder  Career Velocity

Jack Miller currently works for Aston Martin- James Bond’s favourite car- promotion and vetting franchise department.  He holds executive responsibility for quality assuring the Aston Martin franchises across the world ensuring that the name Aston Martin continues to be synonymous with quality, prestige and service.  He began his own company Career Velocity, a career development service, to help all people ‘get the job they want’.  Jack has links with the ‘Young Enterprise Company’ and is also currently embarked on an Executive MBA in Business.