4 Your school's programme and you
4.1 CEG programmes
My favourite teacher was a PE teacher we called JJ. We got on well. He was a cool guy. He was a teacher I could talk to without any problems. He would sit me down sometimes and try to sort me out. A lot of the teachers I didn't get along with. I wasn't very big on school. It has improved now, I believe, but when I was there they taught you to try to pass exams, they didn't tell you much about life.
Jeremy Guscott, former England international rugby player.
The rationale for CEG, its general principles and schools' and teachers' duties, provide the background for what will happen in the classroom, the careers library and the interview room to enable students to plan and manage their careers.
All schools are different and a slavish adherence to national guidelines is unlikely to serve all students' needs. Activity 6 assumes that each school has a CEG programme designed to meet its own students' needs.
Good luck with this work. One day you might appear in a newspaper profile of a well-known person as the teacher who most influenced his / her career pathway!
Click 'view document' below to read the briefing note 'Example of a careers education and guidance policy document'.
How does this compare with your school's policy? Consider the main points covered in a CEG policy. Is your school's policy clear about the role that school staff play in the planning and delivery of CEG programmes? You may find this checklist useful.
Click 'view document' below to read 'Your role in the CEG programme'.
Now obtain a copy of your school's full scheme of work for CEG.
Look through it to get a sense of the learning progression students go through the school.
Read in detail the scheme of work for the year group relevant for you.
Look for the relationship between some activities and the main aims of CEG – for example, which ones are mainly concerned with career exploration?