Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance.

The CEIAG Team

The CEIAG provision in school involves all staff but our dedicated team are:

Mr J Glennie

Deputy Headteacher and Careers Lead

Mrs M Rostron

Business Manager and Careers

Lucy Smith

Positive Steps Careers Advisor

Ms S Timmins

Careers Advisor

Mrs T Martin

Pupil Premium Mentor

Preparing your transition from Learner to worker

We strongly believe that high quality CEIAG is crucial in order to enable all learners to meet their full potential. Matthew Moss has a strong track record of success with its CEIAG programme, as demonstrated by its consistently outstanding 'destination' data.

What is CEIAG? And Raising the Participation Age.

Did you know all learners must now remain in learning until their 18th birthday?

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life after Year 11. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current "best practices" in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.

Click on the link below for further information and see how MMHS compares to other schools.

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Matthew Moss fact about Participating in Learning.

As of November 2019, our (not in education, employment or training) NEET was 1.3%, which is well below national average.

What We Do

Matthew Moss strives to provide high quality CEIAG to all students to prepare them for their future.

Our unique careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at MMHS and to provide new experiences. The CEIAG provision is differentiated to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development.

Learners get the opportunity to take part in:

  • Workshops
  • College based learning
  • Career guidance activities
  • University master classes
  • Group work
  • Speakers
  • Individual interviews
  • Other outside agency involvements
  • Work experience
  • Provide all learners with the opportunity to hear directly from providers of post-14 and post-16 options to inform their choices at important transition points.

Employers and the Wider Community

We are always looking to make links and engage with employers and the wider community to support our delivery of CEIAG. 

If you are interested in supporting one of our many careers events and / or would like to offer a visit to your workplace or offer work experience then please get in touch.

Ways you could get involved

  • Careers Fair - Does your business offer opportunities for post 16 students? Do you offer apprenticeships and want to talk to our learners about what you offer?
  • Work experience - Our learners do 1 weeks work experience in the summer term.  Could you help offer our learners the chance to gain confidence and skills in your workplace?
  • Visits - Could you offer a small group of learners a tour of your workplace and talk about what you do?
  • Exploring Careers event - Do you have an interesting job you would like to talk about with our learners?  We run a ‘speed networking event’ and always looking for new people to come along and talk about their various careers.
  • Speakers - Similar to the exploring careers event but on a smaller scale
  • Any other - Have an idea on other ways you can get involved? Feel free to contact us.

Please email any enquiries to the team at

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Our Code of Practice & IAG Award

Matthew Moss High has achieved the Inspiring IAG Gold Award. The aim of the award is to:

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  1. Ensure young people get the support they need to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future through careers education, information, advice and guidance.
  2. Have appropriate, up to date, accurate and impartial information and resources that all young people can access regardless of race, gender, religion, ability, disability, social background or sexual orientation.
  3. Ensure the organisational policies relating to careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) are up to date and regularly reviewed and reflect this code of practice.
  4. Empower young people by informing them of how they can access CEIAG to help them plan their future and make well informed, realistic decisions.
  5. Offer all young people access to impartial and independent careers
  1. Ensure that all staff working with young people are offered and access ongoing training about qualifications/progression pathways and other relevant subjects.
  2. Work in partnership, where appropriate, with opportunity providers including employers, FE and training providers, and youth support services.
  3. Working with parents/carers to offer them information, advice and guidance to help them, help their son/daughter.
  4. Working with parents/carers to offer them information, advice and guidance to help them, help their son/daughter.
  5. Promote equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, challenging stereotypes and raising aspirations.

Inspiring IAG is a quality award which focuses on careers education, and/or information, advice and guidance (CE/IAG). It is for all organisations that work with young people; schools, colleges, and other learning providers. Matthew Moss has achieved Level 3, the full Gold standard IAG award, the highest level awarded.

More about inspiring IAG

Open days and application deadlines 2018/2019

Positive Steps Oldham

Click below for all updates on Open evenings and application deadlines for a variety of colleges and Sixth forms. We highly recommend students attend several open evenings of different providers to get a balanced view.


Positive Steps is a registered charity that provides career guidance services in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. We also provide an Employment & Skills Service and a range of other support services for young people, adults and families.

Open days application deadlines

Contacting the My Future Team

If you wish to contact the CEIAG team, please call the school on 01706 632910 or email.