Careers

Careers

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Offer

The careers education,information, advice & guidance programme enables our students to make a successful transition into their chosen pathway

Here at Bishop Young C of E Academy it is important that all students are fully supported and guided through the process of planning their futures. We focus on enriching each student through our ethos and values “in partnership to educate nurture and empower.

Our full time,careers leader Miss M Craven and higher education progression officer Miss A Pearson deliver an aspirational careers education, information, advice and guidance programme to all students from Years 7 -11 this enables our students to be well prepared for their futures.

Careers education is delivered through PSHCE, and additionally through special events. These are via enrichment programs, University and employer visits, trips, assemblies and also lunch time / after school clubs.

All students will work towards the gatsby benchmarks framework which enables them to:

·        Develop a deeper understanding of themselves, their abilities and affinities

·        Gain a greater knowledge of the range of opportunities open to them

·        Take part in work related activities in and out of the academy

·        Understand the labour market and the requirements and expectations of employers

·        Learn to make decisions wisely about their future

·        Be fully prepared to manage change and be fully supported through key transition periods

·        Learn how to improve their own employability: how to find work, how to get work and how to progress their careers

Our careers programme is measured and evaluated in a number of ways. We evaluate students’ knowledge and awareness through paper and online feedback.This is usually done before and after a workshop. The careers programme as a whole is evaluated through the careers and enterprise company, we utilise the compass tool and provision mapping to support the gatsby benchmark framework.This is reviewed every year.

 

All students can meet with our careers leader Miss M Craven for individual advice about options, future choices, UCAS planning and applications, CV clinic, interview preparation, apprenticeship applications, and any other guidance they need. 

Students have access to a range of careers support delivered through a variety of ways. Students can request a guidance appointment at any time throughout their academic life and students will be offered support at key transition points such as year 8 options, year 11 progression planning and UCAS application for those want to progress on to higher education. Parents are able to attend appointments and careers guidance will be at parent evenings to provide any further careers support.

 

Targeted support for vulnerable and disadvantaged students

The academy’s careers leader works closely using data to identify students who are in need of targeted support or who are at risk of not participating in further studies after year 11, becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). Targeted students receive additional support on career options, pathways (Apprenticeships, College etc.)and application help. Students in alternative provision also receive targeted support from the careers leader and additional support with interviews etc.

SEND students support

SEND students are supported to develop the skills and experience, and achieve the qualifications they need, to succeed in their careers. The academy seeks to understand the interests,strengths and motivations of students and use this to support students onto a pathway that supports their development and progression.

Independent and impartial advice for young people with SEN and disabilities includes all of the education,training and employment opportunities on offer, and signpost them onto study programmes that will support their transition into paid employment. This includes work skills, soft skills, work experience, traineeships,apprenticeships and qualifications that will enable students to apply for higher education where appropriate.

 

You are welcome to contact the careers leader Miss M Craven via email at mcraven@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk

Or through the academy reception on 0113 2739100

 

Parents & Carers

How to support your child through career choices?

Raising the Participation Age

RPA is a new measure that has been brought in by the Government. It means that all young people have to be in someform of learning or training until their 18th birthday.

What are the options available after Year 11?

·        Stay in full-time education (e.g.school or college)

·        Take up work-based learning (e.g. an apprenticeship or traineeship)

·        Take up full-time work with additional part-time learning (at least 280 planned hours of education a year)which will result in an accredited qualification

·        Combine self-employment with part-time learning, leading to an accredited qualification

·        Volunteer (for 20+ hours) with the addition of part-time learning, leading to an accredited qualification

 

How to support your child?

·        Encourage them to find out as much as they can about their options,

·        Discuss with your teenager the options information they receive

·        Help them to identify their interests and abilities

·        Check the dates of options events and open evenings

·        Encourage them to consider the consequences of their choices

·        Support their decision

·        Encourage them to make a backup plan

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

·        Introduction to self and Skills self-assessment

·        RealGame - To introduce the students to the world of work, to raise their aspirations but also give them an understanding of the cost of life and implications of future decisions.

·         External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Links & Resources

·        RealGame - To introduce the students to the world of work, to raise their aspirations but also give them an understanding of the cost of life and implications of future decisions.

·         Introduction to ‘Careers’ & job families and dream jobs

·        Job skills and qualities

·         Introduction to Option Choices

·        1:1 Option guidance interviews

·        Introduction to finances

·        External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Links & Resources

·        Job Skills

·        Introduction to post 16 options

·        Creating a good impression

·        Transferable skills

·        External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Links & Resources

·        Creating a good impression

·        Transferable skills

·        Work place presentation

·        Year 10 Careers day

·        Mock interviews

·        External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Links & Resources

·        Post 16 options assembly

·        UCAS Progress How to apply for post 16 option

·        Personal statement writing

·        CV and application writing

·        Employability and what this means

·        Interview skills

·        Budgets& Finance

·        Apprenticeships

·        External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Links & Resources

Bishop Young C of E Academy

Bishops Way
Seacroft
Leeds
LS14 6NU

Tel: 0113 273 9100
Fax: 0113 273 4216
info@bishopyoungacademy.co.uk

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
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