Careers, Education,

Information Advice

& Guidance (CEIAG)


Our vision at Eastlea Community School is to inspire students to become life-long career learners, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to successfully progress onto their preferred post-16 destinations and higher education, training and employment. Our students follow a programme of curricular and extracurricular activities that cultivate a range of valuable employability skills, such as self-management, teamwork, problem-solving, and application of literacy, numeracy and ICT. 


Our careers programme is designed to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks and our broad range of Careers Delivery Partners facilitate a dynamic and inclusive experience for all. Eastlea Community School is committed to fulfilling our statutory duty to provide CEIAG to students in Years 8-11, and to ensuring that all students have access to impartial careers advice throughout their education. 

Gatsby Benchmarks 

  1. A stable careers programme. 
  2. Learning from career and labour market information.
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees.
  6. Experiences of workplaces. 
  7. Encounters with further and higher education.
  8. Personal guidance.


Predominantly students will learn about careers and the development of skills needed for careers through the PSHE programme where we have 76 dedicated 30 minute sessions from Year 7 to Year 11. The details for this can be found on the PSHE page or within this document. In these programmes, they cover the following topics:

  • Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Targets and goals for the future
  • Making choices and looking ahead
  • How to choose options
  • Post 16 options
  • Developing employability skills
  • Personal statements and C.Vs
  • How to complete an application form
  • Online presence and how to sell yourself
  • Financial and economic education

See our Provider Access Statement here.

To monitor and improve on our CEIAG Programme, we regularly evaluate our provision on Compass through The Careers and Enterprise Company. The information on this website was uploaded on 9th October 2023 and is due to be updated in March 2024.  

For more further information on our objectives and plan for Careers, see our CEIAG policy. 

For any enquiries please contact;

Gemma Anderson, Assistant Headteacher- Achievement 

0207 540 0400 

Lian Gray, Achievement Leader & Careers Lead 

0207 540 0400 


Labour Market Information; 

Here you can find information and data about salaries, average hours worked and more. It could help make decisions about various career paths and more. 

SEND & Additional Support; 

Use the National Careers Service website to explore student choices, develop an understanding of what additional support is available to you and your child, course providers and options to speak to careers advisors. 

More information can be found here for advice on supported internships and organisations which aid transition into higher education for SEND students.

Parent & Carer Information; 

See the talking futures website for advice on how to engage your child in conversations surround careers and next steps. 

Helpful information for parents and carers to support young people in making the right decisions about study and work.

Student Information;

A Guide to 16-18 Courses in Newham 

Use these self-study courses to achieve success in leadership development, university preparation, career education and you academic studies. 

Find out different information about the different pathways to careers and take quizzes to find out what suits you, explore your options and plan your next steps. 

Here you can get personalised careers advice and information on assessing your skills, exploring what different jobs involve and look for learning and training opportunities local to you. 

Learn more about apprenticeships, what they are, what experience you’d gain along with expected pay, benefits and how to apply. You can also find hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from, save them for later and apply for a place. 

T Levels were designed with leading businesses and are supported by employers of all sizes to give students the workplace skills they need to succeed. Use this website to see what T Levels are on offer and see what students think about T Levels. 

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