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Careers Education Information, Advice & Guidance

Welcome to the Cedar Mount Academy Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance.

If there is anything you need to know about careers at Cedar Mount please do not hesitate to contact Mr Kitromilides on 0161 248 7009, the main contact for parents and students wanting more information about CEIAG and is happy to talk to employers who want to set up partnerships with CMA.

Cedar Mount is committed to a planned programme of impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance  (CEIAG) and work with the careers advisor Kathryn Taylor & Leoni Smith from Career Connect alongside the Mr Kitromilides. They believe that inspirational and aspirational advice and guidance has the power to transform lives and futures. Activities are differentiated and personalised to ensure progression in learning and development whilst strengthening pupils motivation, aspiration and attainment at school. Cedar Mount provides CEIAG in many guises. This is available to parents, carers and students to help them navigate their way through the many academic and vocational choices they will make during their time at school and beyond.

How we assess and measure the impact of our careers programme

Cedar Mount Academy works closely with Careers Connect. This is an external organisation that supports schools to ensure they are following the DFE’s  Careers Strategy. The following information is an extract taken from this guidance.

The careers strategy sets out that every school and academy providing secondary education should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. This statutory guidance has been restructured around the Benchmarks with information on what schools need to do to meet each one. The Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them, schools can be confident that they are fulfilling their legal duties: the existing duties to secure independent careers guidance and provide opportunities to a range of providers to inform pupils about technical education qualifications or apprenticeships and the new duty to publish information about the careers programme on the school website.”

As an education establishment we ensure we use the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks as a foundation when planning our Careers Strategy. The effectiveness of our provision is inspected and audited by the Careers and Enterprise Company using the Compass Careers Benchmark Tool. This tool is used by schools and colleges in England to support the analysis and evaluation of careers activity against the eight benchmarks of best practice (known as the Gatsby Benchmarks). The Careers and Enterprise Company coordinate the Audit deadlines. 

We will next publish our review of this information in September 2024

Careers Week 2024

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Cedar Mount Academy
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT