Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Whilst at Paternoster School pupils are taught the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for pupils to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their gender, race, learning disability or physical disability.

Rationale and commitment to CEIAG

The Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme at Paternoster School, is an integral part of our commitment to preparing all students for the opportunities, choices, changes, challenges, and transitions affecting their future education, training, and life as adult members of their community.  We are fully committed to our statutory and moral obligation to provide a holistic careers service to pupils from Year 8 onwards.  We ensure pupils are inspired, motivated, and supported to pursue their chosen pathway.

Our Careers programme is delivered through our ‘Moving on Moving Up curriculum in KS4 and as part of the PSHE/Personal Development programme across the school.  We base our programme on The Gatsby Benchmarks and the six learning areas of the CDI Career Development Framework 2021:  Grow through life; Explore possibilities; Manage career; Create opportunities; Balance life and work; See the big picture.

We work closely with the local authority due to the vulnerable nature of our pupils who all have special education needs and disabilities with Education, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) in place, ensuring that we know of all the services available to support pupils and how to access these and share this knowledge amongst our community.

Our partnership working with employers continues to grow. A big ‘thank you’ to the organisations who have supported our young people and offered a range of opportunities:

Cirencester Opportunity Group, The Ernest Cook Trust, St James’s Place Cirencester, Fly2HELP, The Mayor of Cirencester, Noah’s Ark Children’s Venture (Macaroni Wood), The Butterfly Garden, Pure Gym Cirencester, University of Gloucestershire, Renishaw, Westonbirt Arboretum,  GFIRST Local Enterprise Partnership, Gloucestershire Police.

If you can support our young people to take part in exciting opportunities to help support experience, education, life skills, preparation for adulthood as part of careers programme, please do get in touch.

Careers Lead: Val Kennedy, Paternoster School, Watermoor Road, Cirencester, GL7 1JR, 01285 652480


Careers Policy


Paternoster Careers Programme


Destination Data 2023


Destination Measure 2023