Careers and Guidance
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COVID 19 INFORMATION
Careers Information & Guidance
We appreciate in these challenging times that students in Years 10 -11 will now, more than ever, need access to quality independent and impartial Careers Education, Information, & Guidance.
We are working closely with our Careers Advisor and Partners at Complete Careers to ensure students can still access a remote Information & Guidance service. This will be updated as guidance from the Government changes, but in the first instance, students have access to the following services:
- The careers section of their academy website and to
- Emails on their Student email account
- Start Profile: All students should have now been given a user account for Start Profile. This was rolled out by year group over the term. Some students may not have an account, if this is the case they should log into their student email address and send any questions they have to Mrs Whyles.
1-2-1 Advice and Guidance
Although there are many online resources available to support students, it is vital students get the chance to talk through and access the information they have found with Mrs Whyles.
Due to social distancing measures in place, we will not be offering a face to face service until further notice.
Students can request a telephone call for 1-2-1 support with Year 11s being prioritised.
University, College, and Apprenticeship Providers: Application Updates for admissions in September 2020
Colleges South Yorkshire Local Authority College Websites
Barnsley Sixth Form College https://www.barnsley.ac.uk/new-applicants/
Doncaster College https://www.don.ac.uk/coronavirus-information-advice/
New College Doncaster https://nclt.ac.uk/2020/03/24/covid-19-update-24-03-20/
Rotherham College https://www.rnngroup.co.uk/coronavirus-latest-information/
Dearne Valley College Thomas Rotherham College https://www.trc.ac.uk/important-information-for-2020-applicants
Apprenticeships & Employers
Students should check the websites of the individual employers or apprenticeship providers that they have applied to and follow the communication requests they have set out.
Further updates on Apprenticeships can be found on the Government’s National Apprenticeship Service https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/signin
CAREERS – INTRODUCTION
We recognise the importance of effective Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) for young people and we expect all our students to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers.
We aim to inspire every student through real-life contacts with the world of work to help them understand where different choices can take them in the future. We ensure our students are not restricted by circumstances or location by becoming self-confident, well-educated, and enterprising individuals.
We work hard across the school in all our lessons and form periods to prevent all forms of stereotyping to ensure boys and girls from all backgrounds and diversity groups consider the widest possible range of careers including those that are often portrayed as primarily for one or another of the sexes.
We set high expectations, including for the most vulnerable and those with special educational needs and disabilities, so every student is stretched and acquires the attributes that employer’s value. This will help every young person to realise their potential and so increase economic competitiveness and support social mobility.
We measure our success by our students’ destinations and this will be reflected in higher numbers progressing to apprenticeships, universities – including selective universities, traineeships, and other positive destinations such as employment or a further education college. This will help to close the gap in destinations between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and others.
As a school, we are committed to carrying out the Department for Education’s Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents and the accompanying statutory guidance for schools. To do this, we make sure that, as a school, we make our students aware of all progression opportunities available to them in the future, including Further Education College, Sixth Form, University, Apprenticeships, Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Voluntary Work. In addition, we have a Careers Leader who is responsible for overseeing the school careers programme, which meets the eight Gatsby benchmarks for effective careers guidance and is published on our website for the scrutiny of students, parents/carers, employers, governors, and other interested parties.
Reviewed December 2019 – RWh
Next review date December 2022
CAREERS - OUR VISION
Careers education and guidance programmes play an integral role in supporting young people in pathways that suit their interests, abilities, and individual needs. At Armthorpe Academy, we aim to inspire students with our motivational careers programme. A robust careers programme puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context, and helps raise aspirations. This drives students to take pride in their futures, increase their resilience, and creates an aspirational generation of young adults for our local and wider community.
Our Strategic Objectives
- Every individual values themselves as a positive role model for careers and is clear on the academy’s vision for careers.
- Students plan and manage their careers effectively, ensuring progression which is ambitious and aspirational.
- Prepare students for the transition to life beyond secondary school by embedding careers into the curriculum ensuring Local Market Information is shared with students to support them in making informed career choices.
- Developing relationships and experiences with the local community and increase their involvement with the academy.
- Develop characteristics e.g. social skills, communication, innovation, resilience, and leadership which support high achieving students in the curriculum and in their future careers.
- Develop skills, attitudes, knowledge, and understanding as a foundation for managing lifelong careers and learning.
- Develop characteristics e.g. social skills, communication, innovation, resilience, and leadership which support students in the curriculum and in their future careers.
The careers education and guidance programme at Armthorpe Academy seeks to positively support students to acquire the educational, social, and employability skills necessary for lifelong success in a diverse and changing world of work.
Students at Armthorpe are entitled to a careers education and guidance programme which:
- is personal to students and always puts students’ interests first;
- motivates and inspires students to consider all opportunities both within and outside the academy;
- helps students gain the skills needed to make their career ambitions a reality;
- provides the support students need to be successful;
- helps students access any additional support they might need;
- is delivered by trained and qualified teachers and advisers, with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of career pathways and local labour market information;
- protects and respects students’ personal information and shares it only with their consent.
Together with external careers providers, we support career development in a number of ways including:
- information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help students make decisions about their future;
- activities and events, such as careers fairs;
- access to career advisers in a variety of ways including individual meetings, drop-in sessions, learning pathway planning, and results days;
- careers information and IT-based careers programmes;
- information and updates on notice boards and websites.
Students can access careers information in many ways at Armthorpe Academy including:
- attending an interview with Carol James CEIAG level 7, Careers Advisor, these can be booked through Rebecca Whyles
- completing a careers questionnaire on Kudos to support aspiration
STUDENT DESTINATIONS POST 16
We measure the effectiveness of our careers programme through student voice and keeping our NEETS below the national average of 4 per cent.
Next review 29/10/2021
Please see below useful links for apprenticeships
Search for apprenticeships on GOV.UK or call 0800 015 0400
Follow the below link for more information about apprenticeships and what they involve. There is an online event that you can register for.
Find a wide range of information and advice about study pathways and careers.