Careers Guidance

The Observatory School recognises that it has a statutory duty to provide impartial and objective Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to pupils in Years 5 to 11. CEIAG at The Observatory School is seen as an integral part of the curriculum, which is available for every pupil.

CEIAG enables the pupils to make impartial, informed, balanced and appropriate decisions about many key areas of their future development, progression and career pathways. CEIAG at The Observatory School is completely impartial and it enables CEIAG to be delivered in an objective and balanced manner by all staff so that each pupil receives exactly the same opportunities to explore potential pathways. CEIAG is delivered across the curriculum and through our Career Days.

In addition to this, any advice or guidance given to pupils is personalised and appropriate. The Observatory School also believes that working with outside agencies is an invaluable part of the CEIAG curriculum on offer.

Aims of CEIAG at The Observatory School:

  • To equip pupils with the necessary decision-making skills about future progression and their destination when they leave The Observatory School
  • To ensure all Pupil Premium pupils receive further impartial and independent guidance from an external Careers Advisor.
  • To ensure pupils are well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.
  • To ensure pupils are tracked beyond The Observatory School (Boomerang)  and that they do not become NEET (not in education, employment or training).
  • To ensure all Year 11 pupils have at least one post-16 pathway guaranteed when leaving The Observatory School.
  • To ensure pupils have a positive experience of CEIAG.
  • To keep up-to-date with new careers emerging from technological advances.
  • To understand how the ‘world of work’ works.
  • To decrease the possibility of pupils making incorrect transition choices.
  • To give an opportunity for maximum exploration of future careers.
  • To provide pupils with current information on courses at Key Stage 3 and 4 and which courses are available when they move on to further education.

Please contact Miss Gower (interim school careers leader) for further information.

0151 652 9093

Below are a list of useful websites about CEIAG for pupils and parents/carers to explore:

Website Name Address
The National Careers Service website contains over 750 job profiles, and each of them gives you the essential information you need on what the job involves and how to get into it. The site also has a job market information section about the job situation in your local area and you can also talk to an adviser.
The Future Morph website is designed to show 14 – 18 year olds career routes that studying science, technology, engineering and maths can lead to.
Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information
The Bright Knowledge site and the Student Calculator are designed to help pupils and young people manage their money and explore education and career options
Mersey Interactive. Here you’ll find a world of learning and employment information that will help you to plan the best future for you.
U-Explore: CEIAG advice for pupils.