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Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Curriculum Intent Statement:

The Conyers Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need in order to make informed course and career choices. Informed partially by the Local Labour Market Information, it provides students with unbiased information about the opportunities available to them both within the locality and beyond. Planned activities and encounters are designed to equip students with essential employability skills; thus allowing all students to understand and fulfil their potential. Our guidance programme ensures that students follow a pathway that leads to a sustained destination, in which they can succeed, and go onto making a positive contribution in society.

We offer a range of careers information sessions, interactions with employers and activities designed to promote careers. Details can be found within our Annual Careers Calendar. 

Further information about our Careers offer at Conyers can be found within our Careers Policy.

Our Careers Policy can be found here.

Gatsby Compliance:

The Gatsby Benchmark Indicators are a series of 8 standards that constitute good careers guidance.  The standards include:

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

Education providers are given a compliance score on a regular basis. Conyers School consistently attains exceptionally high scores on the indicators, exceeding both local and national averages.

Provider Access Legislation:

In addition to the Baker Clause Compliance, The provider access legislation is new guidance that came into force from January 2023. It is a key mechanism to further help learners understand and take-up, not just apprenticeships, but wider technical education options such as T-Levels and Higher Technical Qualifications.

The updated provider access legislation (PAL) specifies schools must provide at least six encounters for all their students: 

Further details about this legislation, along with our current offer can be found on our Provider Access Policy.