At Cansfield High School, our vision is to provide an ambitious, bespoke careers curriculum through offering opportunities and advice that open students’ minds; supporting them through raising aspirations to realise their full potential and help them achieve their dreams.

Providing a high-quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an important and integral part of education and contributes to the development of the whole person. This plays a crucial role in supporting a young person to transition into their adult and working life. We provide opportunities and knowledge to allow for them to explore the next steps in their careers, whether that be further education, training or employment.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is about aspiration as much as advice. It’s about nurturing a student’s curiosity, promoting their dreams, and giving them the confidence and ambition to succeed. It underpins our whole school approach to learning, and embraces the school vision of ‘achieving excellence together’.  Never has it been truer to say that we are living in fast changing times, so helping students make quality informed choices about their futures is more vital than ever. We strive for our students to have the skills, confidence and inspiration to make the most of the opportunities available ready for the evolving requirements of the 21st century workplace.

Cansfield offers an exciting careers program to bring future opportunities to life. So, our young people understand the range of choices available to them, we run careers workshops, training and information days, college and university visits. We have a robust Key Stage 3 curriculum with linked form activities. We participate in national events, look for opportunities to engage with trainers and employers as well as offering high quality one to one specialist careers advice.

All staff embrace and contribute to CEIAG through their roles as specialists in their disciplines. Staff are ideally placed to inspire students through great classroom practice, to research and discover more about opportunities beyond the confines of school. We aim to engage with local and national initiatives, keeping labour market information relevant to all that we plan and deliver.

Underlying all of this is our belief that careers is an individual’s choice and our ultimate aim is to ensure we help and support each student to unlock their potential and transition successfully as they leave us and go on to pursue career greatness.

When creating our careers programme the Gatsby Benchmarks are at the central focus.  The use of the Gatsby Benchmarks allows us to create a programme that meets the needs of our students, our local providers and provide relevant and up to date labour market information.

The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1.  A stable career programmes ​
  2.  Learning from careers and labour market information ​
  3.  Addressing the needs of each student
  4.  Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5.  Encounters with employers and employees
  6.  Experiences of workplaces
  7.  Encounters with further and higher education

CEIAG Programme


Personal guidance

Our CEIAG information follows three pathways: students, parents and employers. Please see our links below:

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