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We are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) for all students in years 7-11, in partnership with Positive Steps.


The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of the students in our community.  It is designed to ensure progression through a variety of activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development.


Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and which is person centred and impartial.  It is embedded into students' experience of the whole curriculum and based on a partnership with students and their parents/ carers.  Raising aspirations, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality and diversity are key aspects.


We currently hold a Gold Award for Inspiring IAG in school and we are working very hard to ensure that we maintain this high standard in the future.


Raising the participation age


The age to which young people in England are required to continue in education or training has been increased.


This has been introduced in 2 stages:


  • Pupils who left year 11 in summer 2013 had to continue in education or training for at least another year until June 2014.
  • Pupils who left year 11 in summer 2014 or later have to continue until at least their 18th birthday.


This does not mean young people must stay in school.  They will be able to choose from:


  • full-time education (e.g. at a school or college)
  • an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • part-time education or training combined with one of the following:
  1. employment or self-employment for 20 hours or more a week
  2. volunteering for 20 hours or more a week
NEET Information 

NEET means not in education, employment or training.

  • Only 25% of year 11 students who moved on in 2015 fell into this category.  
  • 24% of year 12-14 students fell into this category when data was checked in February 2016.
  • 13.5% of year 11 students who left in July 2016 are not in employment, education or training.


For more  information you can visit this website:  https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-opportunities-for-young-people-and-helping-them-to-achieve-their-potential/supporting-pages/raising-the-participation-age


Please click on the files below for more information about CEIAG at Brownhill Learning Community.