At Manor CE Academy we are committed to providing an environment which encourages all students to maximise their potential. We work hard to ensure that all lessons are free from all forms of stereotyping to ensure that all students consider the full range of careers and possible post-16 and post-18 options.
Careers Education lessons are delivered through Independent Learning (Year 7) and Religious and Social Studies lessons (Years 7-8) across Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8) and in the Enrichment Programme across Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11).
The Careers Education lessons focus on self-development and self-analysis, career exploration and the development of career management skills to support our students to make independent and confident future decisions.
In both KS3 and KS4 lessons, we use the Start Software Package which is designed to connect 11-18 year olds with potential future careers. It combines a comprehensive source of careers information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping students to make more informed decisions about future study and career options. Students create a personalised account on this website which can also be accessed at home.
Years 7 and 8
Career exploration activities based upon skills analysis tools which focus on making decisions about GCSE subjects.
Activities which lead to the further development of skills analysis and the student’s development of these skills. Personalised careers exploration.
SWOT Analysis – How do students view themselves and potential opportunities in relation to their future, Personal Branding – What are employers looking for, Researching Career Opportunities, CV, Cover Letters and Interview Techniques.
Across the curriculum, subjects are ‘brought to life’ through visiting speakers and school trips and new skills are developed through after school clubs and activities.
Form Time offers the opportunity for tutors to have general discussions with form groups about the current issues and the decisions students are making and to organise formal support with these decisions if needed.
Year 11 students have access to the Careers Showbie Group which includes information about the different post 16 options, event posters and post 16 application forms and is regularly updated and discussed in form time.
Guest speakers are invited into assemblies such as the National Citizenship Service and bespoke Career Workshops and Lunch Time Career Stands are offered which focus on specific occupational areas of interest.
We are committed to providing impartial information to students. Please click on this link for the policy enabling providers access to Manor CE Academy.
Independent Careers Guidance is available for personalised support to students, particularly those in Year 11 who are approaching a key transition point. Advice is impartial and meets the Career Development Institute Code of Ethics.
Students are able to arrange their own appointments and are always welcome to call into the School Careers Office on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at break or lunchtime. Students will always receive a typed Guidance Summary in the days following their appointment.
Some students will have access to a Specialist Learning and Work Adviser from the Local Authority.
Parents/carers have the opportunity to speak to the Independent Careers Adviser at the Year 8 Options Evening, Key Stage 4 evenings such as Year 11 Parents’ Evening and Information Evenings and are also welcome make contact at other times of the year.
We measure our success by analysing our students’ destinations after Year 11.
We also gather and use feedback from students, parents, teachers, partners and employers as part of the evaluation process. If you are a parent, please feel free to feedback to us using the contact details below.
One example of how we have used student feedback, is to bring forward the month of our Year 11 Career Opportunities Event to increase the effectiveness.
We are committed toward working to meet the eight benchmarks in the Good Career Guidance Report of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and so plan to develop our Careers Programme further during 2018-2020.
Date of next review: July 2019
Please feel welcome to contact us if you require any further information about our Careers Programme:
Careers Leader and Vice Principal: Attainment and Progress – Mr I Nariani
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01904 798722
Independent U-Explore Careers Adviser – Wendy Kerley
Email: email@example.com Phone: 01904 798722
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