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 careers leader Mr Glyn Ellis implements 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 one off special events., University and employer visits, trips, assemblies and also lunch time / afterschool clubs.
As part of the careers strategy the Gatsby benchmarks enables our academy to ensure all students receive a high quality programme of careers.
All students will work towards the above Gatsby benchmarks framework which enables them to:
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 Mr G Ellis for individual advice about options, future choices, Post 16 pathways 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 Post 16 applications for those want to progress on to further education. Parents are able to attend appointments and careers guidance will be at parent evenings to provide any further careers support.
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 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 Mr G Ellis via email at email@example.com
Or through the academy reception on 0113 2739100
We welcome employers, training providers and colleges to participate in relevant careers education sessions within school. These are usually planned PSHE sessions. With a full curriculum to be delivered to each year group it is essential that we plan ahead and therefore ask that all enquiries are made well in advance.
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 some form of learning or training until their 18th birthday.
What are the options available after Year 11?
How to support your child?
Useful websites for year 11 students:
An online careers platform that will help you identify your strengths and interests to support possible career options.
Local up-to-date careers information and local events.
Tel: 0113 320 0582
Fax: 0113 273 4216
Abbey Multi Academy Trust
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Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
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