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CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance)

CTTC believe strongly in the importance and the role of Information, Advice and Guidance. This is something which was acknowledged by Ofsted who commented that IAG was strong in our school. There is a strong careers education and guidance programme which includes detailed preparation for course choices and a work experience placement. We employ our own Head of IAG Mrs Poppleton, who is a Level 6 qualified careers guidance practitioner with several years’ experience, specialist training and counselling skills. Mrs Poppleton offers impartial advice and guidance working with CTTC students and their parent’s right from Year 7 through to Year 13. Additional support is given for students in Year 9 who are choosing their options. All students leaving CTTC will be given a wide range of impartial information to make informed Post 16 choices about their future.  We liaise  with local and specialist national colleges, training providers, employers and the voluntary sector to ensure that knowledge is up to date and information can be shared about the needs, demands and the trends within the Labour Market locally, nationally and globally. In addition CTTC commission an external careers advisor Bob Keen, who offers impartial advice and guidance to our 6th Form Students and he specialises in Higher Education advice. The IAG department arrange employer workshops for students and activities including ‘Dragons Den’ ‘ Career/Taster days, careers exhibitions ( in November 2014 we had over 60 different exhibitors attend ) Students also have the opportunity of attending careers, FE and HE events including ‘The World Skills show, ‘Teen Tech’ ‘Big Bang Fayre’ and visits to employers and businesses including JCB and Waitrose.  

PSHE/Citizenship and SMSC

Here at CTTC we feel that school is about far more than learning the curriculum alone. SMSC and PSHE development is the term used to embrace this broader dimension. It ranges from teaching in RE and Citizenship through to sex and relationship education and a wide range of extra-curricular and out-of-school activities. Here are just a few examples of topics which students cover during their collapsed timetable mornings:

Transition into Secondary School, Self Esteem/Positive Body Image, Bullying,Managing Emotions, Personal Safety, Grooming and Exploitation/Internet Safety, Sexual Health, Healthy Relationships, Bereavement and Loss, Debt and managing money, Savings and Money Management, The Law, Government and Politics, Drugs and Alcohol, Disability awareness, Homelessness, Teenage Cancer and Motivational workshops.