Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Central Academy is “making a difference, changing lives”, having implemented Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. We are now in Collaboration with parents, students, local businesses, and other educational providers. Through this our students have the world of Opportunity opened up to them. The Respect that we earn from our partners in education, parents and students alike, will assist us on our journey to Excellence.

Careers Education, Guidance and Employability play an important part in the lives of students. All students from years 7 to 11 take part in a full programme of Careers Education. The aim of our programme is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to be able to make wise and informed choices regarding their future and develop the skills required to prepare them for their working life.

Central Academy has an interim Careers Leader, Mr T O’Brien, Assistant Headteacher. Through Mr T O’Brien, many activities are organised, regular ‘drop-in’ careers advice sessions take place each week and an ‘open door’ policy operates so that students can seek advice at almost any time. Mr T O’Brien can be contacted by students and families through the usual Central Academy routes. Telephone: 0121 270 8090 EXT 1213. Email:

Careers Education, supported by personalised information, advice and guidance (known as CEIAG) begins in Key Stage 3 where students are introduced to the world of work through assemblies and the learning for life curriculum. During year 9 students have focused time around Careers and choosing options, and in the later years help and advice is given to students so that each of them are able to make an informed choice about continuing in education, jobs and training. Students will be given the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair and take part in work and career related activities.

Employability skills and work experience is a major focus in year 10 in preparation for work experience, and in year 11 a robust programme is in place to ensure that students are very well reared for their next phase of life.

The school works closely with external and impartial Careers Advisors and they visit the school regularly.

Click Here to view the CEIAG Policy September 2019

Click Here to view the CEIAG and Employment Programme 2019 -2020

Click Here to view the Gatsby Benchmarks