Careers Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is fundamental in helping a young person reach their full potential and fulfil their ambitions.  At The Hayfield School CEIAG is delivered through the Aspirations strand of the Character and Culture Curriculum.  It is our aim to ensure each and every one of our students and their families are fully informed and supported as they prepare for the next stage in their education.

We provide our students with a wide range of structured activities, both in and out of the classroom, to start preparing them for their future beyond Hayfield, and to ensure that as a school we are fulfilling the 8 Gatsby benchmarks of good careers guidance:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

We actively work with a wide range of external organisations to ensure a rich and varied student experience.  We work closely with Opportunities Doncaster and the Doncaster Chamber to provide our students with the opportunity to meet with local businesses and employers and learn more about the world of work.  Organisations such as HEPP (Higher Education Progression Partnership) and ASK (Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge) provide our students with valuable information about the different post 16 pathways available to them when they leave Hayfield.  We also have a dedicated Enterprise Advisor who provides our students with opportunities to develop key employability skills.

We regularly review our careers provision through the use of student surveys and evaluation of careers events and activities.  Good practice is shared through local Careers Hub meetings and the enterprise adviser network.

For further information, please contact our Careers Co-Ordinator:
Richard Hough

Useful Websites

Below are a selection of useful career, training and choices websites and additional downloadable informational documents.

The Start website is an integral part of our careers provision.   Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. 
Start includes: 

  • A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.
  • Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time. Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.
  • Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.
  • Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

Independent, 1:1 careers advice is available through Careersinc.  Our advisor Carol James is in school on alternative Tuesdays, and students can request an appointment to see her by speaking to their group tutor or Mr Hough


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