Careers Plan 2019-2020

Exploring numerous career options and the diverse pathways and routes into further education, and subsequent employment, can be some of the complex demands that young people are faced with when making themselves career ready. All staff share responsibility for preparing children for future careers. We aim to ensure that our students are career ready by receiving relevant and essential information relating to career opportunities, skilled, resilient and confident. We aim to widen students' horizons by presenting opportunities, increasing motivation and raising aspirations.

The Statutory Guidance: Careers guidance and access for education, and training providers (DfE:2018) sets out a long-term plan to help young people choose a career that is right for them by building a world class careers system.

Within secondary education all young people receive advice and guidance which is delivered by skilled, knowledgeable and experienced independent careers advisors. At Cleethorpes Academy we are committed to providing all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with The Career and Enterprise Company and GP Careers Consultants, a careers programme that is stable, structured and tailored to suit the needs of the students by providing relevant information.

Aims:

  • To support inclusion, challenge stereotypes and promote equality of opportunity.
  • To meet the needs of all our students through appropriate differentiation.
  • We will provide opportunities for students to engage with and participate in Further Education inset days.
  • To provide an environment which fosters students to achieve economic wellbeing by motivating and inspiring students to achieve their potential and focus on their aspirations.
  • To encourage participation in continued learning including further and higher education.
  • To involve parents and carers.
  • We will inspire students in planning their own career path by providing them with information, opportunities and experiences.
  • We will inspire and encourage students to achieve their maximum potential and aspirations, both academically and personally, in order to support their future.

Experiences and Opportunities:

Students attend visits which are appropriate for their age in relation to careers. All year 10 students visit the NE Lincolnshire Skills Fair in July every year. Year 10 students have an opportunity to attend a taster day at Tollbar 6th Form College and in addition to this they also attend taster days at the Grimsby Institute which provides students with the opportunity to explore certain courses and pathways offered within Further Education.

As an academy we also attend events such as Women in Engineering, I Care Careers events with the NHS, and other exciting opportunities with local businesses and employers. Local companies and employees from various businesses will also be coming in to the academy to deliver sessions and informative presentations on their respective areas to students, both on a large scale and also in a more informal drop in session at lunchtimes.

All years also have an opportunity to be part of the University of York's Shine Programme, to raise aspirations and opportunities for Higher Education.

Some examples of the opportunities available to our students:

  • All years – Access to the START careers profile website, bespoke and individualised careers advice and information.
  • Years 8 – 11 development of the Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium).
  • Years 9, 10 and 11 – NCOP funded drop-down days to build employability skills, students’ resilience, problem solving skills and stress management.
  • For example:

    • Leadership skills (workshop in class size)
    • Communication (workshop in class size)
    • Self-esteem (workshop in class size)
    • Fear of failure (workshop in class size)
    • Positive thinking (workshop in class size)
    • Escape Room & HOP Olympics (problem solving sessions)
    • CV Building (workshop in class size)
    • Student Budget Challenge (workshop in class sizes)
    • Body language and interview skills (workshops in class sizes)
    • Apprenticeships (assembly style)
    • Revision Techniques
    • Time Management
    • Stress Management
    • Goal Setting
    • Resilience
    • Independence

  • Years 10 and 11 – individualised and independent careers advice from the Academy's own in-house, independent Careers Advisor.
  • All Years - Careers Day – with employers and providers from local and national institutions. Including Careers Evening where the same provider and employer event will be open to Parents/Carers.

Parents and Carers:

Parental involvement is key and is highly encouraged. We endeavour to keep parents/careers up to date on upcoming events and careers work through letters, access to Further and Higher Education prospectuses, open evenings and GCSE option evening.

Assessing Impact:

As an academy we plan to assess the impact of our Careers and Personal Development programme using a combination of methods.

The Academy uses Compass – the careers benchmark tool as outlined in the Gatsby Benchmarks to assess and improve our current CEIAG provision. This will be used at regular intervals, to measure our progress against the Benchmarks. This will also enable the Academy to mark progress towards meeting all of the eight Benchmarks by the end of 2020.

Secondly, we will evaluate the impact of our CEIAG provision by asking for direct feedback from the students, with regular surveys on the information and guidance available to them, both in their Careers and Personal Development lessons, and the intent and implementation across the curriculum.

Finally, we will use Startprofile.com, a website offering bespoke, individualised and specific CEIAG to the students. This tool also allows the Careers Lead, the CPD department, Curriculum Leaders and subject staff, to log, track and analyse information and guidance given to the students across the curriculum, and assess the impact of all meaningful encounters with employers, Further Education, and Higher Education providers.

The evidence and the impact of the programme will be reviewed regularly, with final reviews being conducted in the June/July period, to address any issues or adjustments, ready for the next academic year.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 8 Access to START profile careers site. Careers group work led by in house careers consultant and CPD staff.

GCSE Options evening- careers information available careers advice.

'Here for you'- Careers advise weekly drop in.

Access to START profile careers site.

Beginning to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)

Careers Day – with employers and providers from local and national institutions. Including Careers Evening where the same provider and employer event will be open to Parents/Carers.
Careers & Personal Development (CPD) SOW-weekly lessons Careers, raising aspirations and 'The Buzz'- David Hodgson- Confidence building and careers advise.

Shine- York University raising aspirations- pathways into university and future careers- selected students.

Employability dinner- opportunity for local businesses to inspire student's future career aspirations.

STEM Enterprise day.

Access to START profile careers site.

Continuing to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)
Year 9 Shine- York University raising aspirations- pathways into university and future careers- selected students.

Access to START profile careers site.
Careers group work led by in house careers consultant and CPD staff.

'Here for you'- Careers advice weekly drop in.

NCOP funded drop-down days with:

  • Leadership skills (workshop in class size)
  • Communication (workshop in class size)
  • Self-esteem (workshop in class size)
  • Fear of failure (workshop in class size)
  • Positive thinking (workshop in class size)
  • Escape Room & HOP Olympics (problem solving sessions)
Access to START profile careers site.

Beginning to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)

Careers Day – with employers and providers from local and national institutions. Including Careers Evening where the same provider and employer event will be open to Parents/Carers.
Hull University Ace Day.

STEM Enterprise Day

Access to START profile careers site.

Continuing to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)
Year 10 Access to START profile careers site.

Vulnerable and students with additional needs will have access to independent careers advice with in-house Advisor.

NCOP Maths Inspiration day at Hull University.
'Here for you'- Careers advise drop in.

York University- 3 day residential, raising aspirations, pathways into university and future careers- selected students.

Access to START profile careers site.

NCOP funded drop-down days with:

  • CV Building (workshop in class size)
  • Student Budget Challenge (workshop in class sizes)
  • Body language and interview skills (workshops in class sizes)
  • Apprenticeships (assembly style)
Beginning to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)

Careers Day – with employers and providers from local and national institutions. Including Careers Evening where the same provider and employer event will be open to Parents/Carers.
Appointments available with independent careers consultant.

Tollbar Sixth Form taster days.

Grimsby Institute taster day.

North East Lincolnshire Skills Fair- whole cohort.

Access to START profile careers site.

Continuing to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)
Year 11 Shine- York University conference for selected students- raising aspirations and careers- selected students.

Parents/ carers evening- independent careers advice available.

CPD SOW - Employability & Record of Achievement.

CPD SOW - Lincs 2 support and future careers options.

Access to START profile careers site.
'Here for you'- Careers advice weekly drop in.

Parent/ carers evening- independent careers advise available

Access to START profile careers site.

NCOP funded drop-down days with:

  • Revision Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Resilience
  • Independence
Beginning to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)

Careers Day – with employers and providers from local and national institutions. Including Careers Evening where the same provider and employer event will be open to Parents/Carers.
Access to START profile careers site.

Continuing to progress towards Employability Passport (with Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Humber Learning Consortium)

Useful link:

www.amazingapprenticeships.com
www.careersadviceforparents.org
www.lincs2.co.uk
www.startprofile.com

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Cleethorpes Academy Principal

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David J Hampson
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