Work Experience / Careers Advice
Next Steps Evening
Our annual careers information evening that allows you to meet with employers and further education providers.
As part of our careers work and to give you a taste of the many opportunities that exist in the world of work, we provide a one week period of Work Experience at the beginning of Year 11. If you have any queries relating to Work Experience, or you are an employer who can offer a place to a student, please contact Mrs Bonwick on 01473 687181.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
All Together Guidance Professionals are pivotal in the delivery of new statutory duty in schools to provide students with Independent Careers Guidance.
Mixing traditional, friendly and robust guidance with employer engagement expertise across education and employment spaces, an All Together Guidance Professional brings employers together to create an enriched matrix of careers education both in and outside of school.
Working at Chantry Academy as an additional resource on Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays, an All Together Guidance Professional offers personalised guidance services to students whilst establishing the Better Journey to Work programme across Years 7-11.
An All Together Guidance Professional will support the development and facilitation of A Better Journey to Work including an emphasis on new Traineeships and increasing Internships and Apprenticeships for young people.
Students are entitled to careers education, information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential. This includes all types of employment and training which includes apprenticeships . It will be integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. The programme will promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion, in the best interests of the students to whom it is given. Specifically, students are entitled to receive:
- Clear information, advice and guidance about all options available
- Help to decide what to do when they finish their course/education, including further learning, training or employment
- A programme of CEIAG which helps them to develop skills and knowledge to make choices and the transition to work and learning
- The opportunity to be involved in making decisions about things that affect their learning
- An opportunity to learn about the world of work
Detailed areas include:
Key Stage 3
In key stage 3, IAG concentrates on:
- Researching careers –subjects, qualifications, skills and training needed for different careers
- Future possible careers linked to different options/pathways choices (see below)
- Options/pathways choices
- Individual interviews for students regarding option choices if requested
- Parents information evenings on options/pathways choices
- Better Journey to Work- self assessment of skills.
Key Stage 4
In key stage 4, IAG concentrates on:
- Researching future possible careers
- Help with application letters, application forms, CV’s etc.
- Interview techniques
- Work experience (year 11)
- Preparation for work experience.
Information / advice on all options:
- Sixth form
- FE college
- Other types of employment
- Training programmes.
This includes visits to, or by, post 16 options and employers where appropriate as well as individual interviews regarding post 16 options.
Assessing the impact of our Careers Programme on pupils
Staff continually assess the impact of the Career provision. Outside organisations will provide the school with questionnaire feedback which will be kept and reviewed as part of the annual review to ensure that the programme is suitable. We will use our external partners to ensure our students get the most up to date an relevant information possible.
Evaluation of Programme
It is important that we measure the impact of our strategy through student, employer and parent feedback.
We also track the destinations of our students Post 16.
We use the Careers and Enterprise Company’s Compass Tool self-assess our strategy against the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Our careers provision is monitored by
- T Moseley, Assistant Principal – Raising Aspiration Lead
- Link Governor
- V Richards, AllTogether
Labour Market Information (LMI) / Destination Data
Every student, and parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. Careerometer 2 enables our students to review and compare different occupations, what they involve and what the potential earnings can be.
GCSE Options :
Use this search engine to find your perfect career - http://neuvoo.co.uk/
Post 16 useful links:
Suffolk ONE https://www.suffolkone.ac.uk/
St Albans http://www.st-albans.suffolk.sch.uk/
The information above was reviewed on 14 September 2020. The next review will be September 2021.