Careers

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The academy's Careers programme is embedded throughout the curriculum and is integral to our academy intent to prepare young people for the next phase of education; for a successful return to mainstream education or for their future employment role. The academy has high rates of reintegration and regularly outperforms the national average of similar schools, for the number of pupils who leave in Year 11 for a positive destination. The majority of pupils leaving in Year 11 will move on to a local college.

We work with the
Derbyshire Education Business Partnership and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership to provide further access to independent careers information, education, advice and guidance, and access to local employers.

Our new Careers Lead from the 22nd August 2022 will be Olivia Leaney. Olivia can be contacted to discuss our careers programme on 01246 237640 or emailed on olivia.leaney@nedsc.derbyshire.sch.uk


What does our careers programme consist of?


We offer a weekly timetabled "Futures" lesson to all pupils from year 7 upwards. Our Futures curriculum is currently being developed to include Digital Skills and Finance from September 2022. We feel that these important skills will provide our pupils with the vital tools that they need to become a functional member of society. 

Pupils are exposed to a wide variety of careers over an academic year through their tutor time programme. For example a career in the army was discussed on Armed Forces day.

Some pupils in KS4 who require vocational experiences may have this offer as part of their timetable and for instance attend one day per week in a motor vehicle off site commissioned AP. 

All year 11 pupils will be offered one day per week of
work experience from September 2022. This will provide real life experiences in the work place and broaden pupils expertise and skill set in preparation for transitioning to post 16. A large majority of the year 10 pupils may also engage in a regular work experience placement.

All teachers at our academy will be teachers of careers.
All subjects will be linked to a future career each half term. This will broaden exposure to a wider variety of possible careers.

Pupils undergo
mock interview practice organised in conjunction with the D2N2 hub to prepare them for interviews with industry professionals. 

We strongly believe in our careers programme for our pupils entitlement to social inclusion.


 

Careers Documents and Policies:

Careers Policy

Careers Policy

Gatsby Benchmark Statement

Gatsby Benchmark Statement

Provider Access Statement

Provider Access Statement

Work Experience Policy

Work Experience Policy

Useful Careers Links and Information:

Local Careers Advice - Decisionz Magazine:

To the left is the Skillsometer, which can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. Click start to be presented with a series of statements. You should select the emoji that best fits how you feel about each statement. At the end you will be given job suggestions based on your responses.
 

Skillsometer:

Careerometer:

Below is the Careerometer. Click on one of the three cards below and type in a job or work sector that interests you. If you type in the sector, you'll be able to select from a range of jobs in that sector. You can click on the second and third cards to enter more jobs to create a comparison. You'll be presented with an idea of how much the career pays, along with the growth and current demand for that particular job.
 

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