The CEIAG (Careers education information and guidance) programme at Newminster aims to offer our students the opportunity to have meaningful encounters with employers and employees from a range of different sectors throughout their time at the school. Through our rich and varied curriculum, we aim to provide students with opportunities to develop key skills which will help them in the workplace.
Our strategy is to leave no stone unturned when looking for support from external partners whether it be parents, universities or local businesses. If you are able to offer support in any of our planned events please contact Mrs Razzaqi.
Here is a flavour of what we do:-
Linking the curriculum learning to careers
First and foremost we aim to make the curriculum engaging and placing a context on the learning.
- Food technology- students take part in a competition which leads to competing in the local heats of the ‘Future Chef’ finals.
- English- Author visits and poetry master classes to name a few activities.
- Computing- Visit HP offices and code club.
Encounters with employers and employees
We draw upon the support from a range of local partners in assisting with driving our careers strategy forward.
- 26 Business Ambassadors came to support our annual Enterprise day (whole school event)
- By the time our students leave us they will have encountered 20 STEM workshops run by STEM Ambassadors (from local universities; business; NHS) through British Science day.
- Workshops are wide and varied and include input from the Navy/RAF/Police/Army to give a flavour of life in these sectors.
- All year 8 students undertake a 6 week DLE (Deep Learning Experience) Careers project where they visit the KEVI 6th form, Newcastle College and Newcastle University to explore future pathways in their education.