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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as pupils and workers.

It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current "best practices" in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government and professional standards.

Fearns Community Sports College is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Employers and Universities). We have a strong track record of success with our CEIAG programme, as demonstrated by its consistently outstanding 'destination' data, which we are required to monitor as part of our CEIAG policy. The most recent figures for this are as follows:

College                                                                                    No attending

Accrington  & Rossendale College                                                   13

Alder  Grange Sixth Form                                                                 2

Apprenticeships                                                                                2

Blackburn  College                                                                           2

BRGS  Sixth Form                                                                            3

Burnley  College                                                                              26

Bury  College                                                                                   7

Fulltime  employment                                                                       1

Hopwood  Hall College                                                                     5

Leeds  College                                                                                1

NEET                                                                                               1

Rochdale  Sixth Form                                                                      1

Wigan  & Leigh College                                                                   1


The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at the school. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning,planning and development.

The careers programme includes:

Careers programme Aims and Statement of Intent


The school will:


- Work towards achieving the 8Gatsby Benchmarks as part of statutory duties.

- Ensure young people get the support they need to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future through careers education, information, advice and guidance.

- Have appropriate, up to date,accurate and impartial information and resources that all young people can access regardless of race, gender, religion, ability, disability, social background or sexual orientation.

- Ensure the organisational policies relating to careers education, information, advice and guidance(CEIAG) are up to date and regularly reviewed and reflect this code of practice.

- Empower young people by informing them of how they can access CEIAG to help them plan their future and make well informed, realistic decisions.

- Offer all young people access to impartial and independent careers guidance by a qualified guidance professional, at a time and place that suits their needs.

- Ensure that all staff working with young people are offered and access ongoing training about qualifications/progression pathways and other relevant subjects.

- Work in partnership, where appropriate, with opportunity providers including employers, FE and training providers, and youth support services.

- Working with parents/carers to offer them information, advice and guidance to help them, help their son/daughter.

- Involve young people and other stakeholders in the design, delivery and evaluation of CEIAG programmes.

- Promote equality of opportunity,celebrating diversity, challenging stereotypes and raising aspirations.



Careers Policy

Access Policy

Careers Programme



Careers lead: Mrs C Lomax ( )

Careers Co-ordinator : Katherine Bollard-Wilkes (  )

Careers Advisor: Mrs L Grenaghan (


Working Partnerships


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