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CEIAG at Braidwood



Not so long ago, CEIAG was a local authority (LA) responsibility. It mainly consisted of face-to-face careers guidance to provide young people with information on progression routes with schools throwing in a sprinkling of careers education.

From September 2013 the Education Act of 2001 placed schools under a duty to ensure that all registered pupils in Years 8-13 have access to independent, accurate and impartial information, advice and guidance. The Braidwood School takes this further and includes year 7 pupils in the careers programme.

Careers guidance under this duty will:

•                be presented in an impartial manner

•                include information on the full range of post-16 education or training options,

•                promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given




The DfE on 4th December 2017 also updated its statutory careers guidance for schools. School’s have to publish a careers programme and clear advice and guidance that meets the school’s needs. The government also expects Governing Boards to ensure that the schools careers strategy is developed in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks and informed by the requirements set out. (see links below for more details)



At Braidwood School we provide opportunities to engage in career-related learning while gaining transferable life-long skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking and communication which are fundamental for our students to make the successful transition from compulsory education to their futures.

At Braidwood School we aim to ensure that all our students are prepared to make well-informed decisions about their future career progression, employment, training or further education. We have a statutory and moral duty to provide students in Years 8 to 13 with careers education, information, advice and guidance and we fully meet the needs of the Statutory Guidance and at Braidwood School we extend this to include Year 7.

We are committed to providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEAIG) to all students through the curriculum and organised activities as well as through a dedicated programme of independent careers advice.

(See our Braidwood CEIAG Policy 2018)