CAREERS EDUCATION, ADVICE, INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE (CEAIG)
Through a Personal and Social Education Curriculum, Meadowbrook College offers all students in Years 8-11 the opportunity to receive impartial careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities to meet with and visit local businesses and local careers events in order to support our students' future transitions.
Parents are invited into school to events, meetings and parents evenings where they can meet with staff and discuss and receive sign posting information relevant to their children’s needs. Staff also work hard to remain in touch with parents/carers to support student transition, even after students have left us into 'year 12'.
Each student is given a key-worker on the Meadowbrook staff who offers opportunities for students to gain help creating careers plans. Key Workers then help students follow these plans through to further education/training applications, visits to the college/employer and with preparation for interviews.
All of our older students have the opportunity to attend long-term work experience placements in order to help build their confidence, give them opportunities to try out their chosen career and to help them develop the personal and social skills required for both the Post-16 environment and the workplace.
All students study elements of the Pearson BTEC PSD Level 1/2 qualification - our older students take this as an examination subject - and this gives them the opportunity to search for careers they may wish to undertake, develop the skills needed to make a good application to college/an employer and to develop the confidence to sell themselves and gain the best post-16 opportunities they can.
We will be constantly reviewing our CEAIG, particularly in the light of lessons learned in previous years regarding our students securing their post-16 destinations, to ensure that Meadowbrook keeps our students best prepared and parents/carers and members of the public up to date.