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Whole School Policy for Careers Education and Guidance

All schools have a statutory requirement to prepare pupils for “the opportunities, responsibilities
and experiences of adult life”. Through Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance
[CEIAG], pupils are encouraged to feel positive about themselves, are able to improve their
motivation, raise their aspirations and take responsibility for their career plans.  Pupils are helped
to prepare for their roles as learners and workers. The 1996 Education Act requires schools to
provide a balanced and broadly based curriculum which prepares pupils for the opportunities,
responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Whilst ensuring pupils gain qualifications, skills and
attitudes necessary to prepare them for employment, it is also important for schools to develop in
pupils the knowledge and understanding of the world of work and its demands.