Roots and Wings Careers
At Castle Mead Academy, our Careers Education Information and Guidance (CEIAG) programme mirrors the school commitment of ‘Growing a Community of Excellence’ and the Castle Credo of ‘Be Kind, Work Hard and Build Your Character’. The programme is experienced as a rich culture that shines throughout the school. Throughout their five-year journey at Castle Mead Academy, we work collaboratively to empower scholars with the knowledge, skills, attributes, experiences and confidence to enable them to make well-informed decisions and ultimately flourish throughout each stage of their career journey as lifelong learners in education, training and the world of work.
The programme is built around two key elements: ‘Roots and Wings’. The ‘Roots’ element builds the careers knowledge and transferable essential skills to empower scholars to be successful. The ‘Wings’ element provides rich experiences, encounters, opportunities to inspire scholars to realise their potential.
Alongside learning through the progressive careers curriculum, mapped to Gatsby Benchmarks and the CDI Framework, we aim to provide regular access to impartial careers information, advice and guidance; meaningful encounters with providers, employers and enterprise experiences; as well as Labour Market Information to support scholars in making informed choices; and signposting of links, opportunities and essential employability skills throughout the wider curriculum.
We believe that effective careers education, information, advice and guidance not only contributes to the success and wellbeing of individuals but also has a positive impact on the communities to which they belong, wider society, businesses and the economy.
If you would like any further information about our careers programme, please contact our Careers Leader, Diana Walker, on 0116 214 3150 or via [email protected].