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Samuel Laycock School

Careers Education

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)


Welcome to Samuel Laycock School CEIAG section.  We recognise the importance of high quality careers education and guidance in motivating and inspiring young people and helping them to make informed choices about their future pathways and careers.  We understand that careers education and guidance is an integral strand of a young person’s education and is crucial in raising aspirations, and helping students emerge from school more fully rounded and ready for the world of work.  Young people want and need to be well-informed when making subject and career decisions.  Careers education and guidance is the responsibility of all stakeholders and should involve all staff, students, parents/carers and employers.

Our designated careers team:

  • Mr Cox – Assistant Headteacher and Careers Leader
  • Mrs Batty – Careers Advisor, Positive Steps. In school every Tuesday. Appointments will be made by school staff for each pupil in year 10 and 11.

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Students and Parents

A brief overview of our offer for students:

  • Year 7 – PSHE lessons.  What your skills are and how to develop other skills; basic exploration of the world of work; introduction to post-16 and post 18 options.
  • Year 8 –PSHE lessons.  Further exploring the world of work/LMI; different sectors and jobs in these sectors covering stereotypes and aspirational careers; developing on post 16/18 options and bigger emphasis on apprenticeships.
  • Year 9 – PSHE lessons.  Preparation for option choices linked to helping you make choices and searching for post 16 options (college, apprenticeship, traineeship, etc.).
  • Year 10 – Form time: Using Greater Manchester Apprenticeship & Careers Service (GMACS), to build a career plan; continuing your exploration of options.
  • Year 11 – Form time: Using GMACS, to build a career plan and applying for post 16 routes.

Feedback from Parents

We really value your feedback on our careers programme and careers content on our website.  Please contact the school directly.