Careers Education, Advice & Guidance

The following members of staff below at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury facilitate the school’s careers and advice programme, should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact them:

ERaine

Miss Raine

Extended Leadership & Head of Maths Faculty

e.raine@decschool.co.uk 0121 464 4040

R Hanson

Mr Hanson

Extended Leadership & Head of Exeter House

r.hanson@decschool.co.uk 0121 464 4040

JSmith

Mr Smith

Extended Leadership & Head of Physical Education Faculty

j.smith@decschool.co.uk 0121 464 4040
Matt Franks | Work Experience Coordinator | franks.m@hotmail.co.uk 
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At Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, we aim to prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Careers education and guidance is an essential part of this process, so we ensure that all our learners get access to a programme of careers education lessons, as well as face-to-face guidance from an independent, professionally-qualified careers adviser.

To support these activities, we share careers information as part of our school topic day and year 11 have weekly input from our careers advisor Geoff Bowen who is able to provide access to information on local opportunities for work, volunteering, education and apprenticeships.

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Careers Education

We are keen to see our pupils move into post-16 and post-18 choices that suit their skills, interests, personality, values and which take account of their motivations. Pupils are encouraged to consider what is important to them and increase their self-awareness through the careers education programme. The programme enables pupils to develop their personal insight, careers knowledge and develop career planning and management skills.
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Careers Guidance

Pupils will get the opportunity to meet with a careers adviser at key decision points in their school life, and at other times if they are in particular need of support. At this time, they can talk about their ideas for the future, explore the range of options after they leave school and plan the steps to achieve their end goal. Pupils can expect advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial.

We aim to enable our pupils to make informed choices about their future learning and career pathways. Any student can book a one to one appointment with our external careers advisor by visiting the work related learning office. For further information, please see the link below outlining the breakdown of the school’s careers programme for each year group for the 2018/19 academic year.

Please see below for Dame Elizabeth’s destination data for the below cohorts

(those staying in education/employment for a minimum of 2 terms after 16-18 study)

2016/2017 91%

2015/2016 84%

Career Insights

Explore our ever growing library of videos providing candid real world insight into different careers. Find out what a typical day looks like, qualifications and skills needed for the job and what people wish they knew before they started out.

Review Dates

Please see below for review dates of all CEIAG information published on behalf of the school to ensure the most up to date and market reflective information is readily available for all of our students:
July2019
December2019
April2020
July2020

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury is always open to feedback from pupils, parents and members of the Dame Elizabeth community on the CEIAG programme operated within school to continually strive for the best outcomes for all of our pupils. If you do wish to provide feedback on anything you have read, please access the contact section above to liaise with the relevant members of staff.