Careers Advice

Newark Academy are committed to delivering the highest quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to all students form year 7 through to year 13, ensuring that all students have exposure to the best opportunities available to support their personal development and chosen pathways.

Our aim is that when a student leaves Newark Academy, they are fully prepared for the next step for success, whatever that looks like for each individual student.

To help us do this we link our careers guidance to the Gatsby Benchmarks which have been explicitly referenced throughout the DfE’s Careers Strategy (December 2017) and the new Statuary Guidance for careers (January 2018). These all 8 benchmarks out lined below:

1. A stable careers programme

2. Learning from career and labour market information

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

4. Linking curriculum learning to careers

5. Encounters with employers and employees

6. Experiences of workplaces

7. Encounters with further and higher education

8. Personal guidance

Aims:

  • To enable students to make informed choices about their future career paths.
  • To be committed to giving students insight into developments in careers information, including social media and networking.
  • To maintain and develop links with a range of external and community organisations to provide students with opportunities for work placements, mentoring etc.
  • To provide comprehensive information, advice and guidance in all student’s career education.

Objectives:

  • To provide opportunities for students to identify their strengths, aspirations and options through a variety of means, including discussions with subject teachers, class teachers and career staff.
  • To help students to understand and develop the necessary skills to equip them for whatever career path they choose.
  • To research and provide up-to-date information about employment, labour market trends, FE courses, undergraduate courses and work experience.
  • To ensure and promote the importance of the Careers Service and ensure that all pupils at KS4 have interviews with an impartial, qualified careers guidance practitioner.

Year 7 entitlement:

  • Access to careers education through PSHE programme, linking to; self-development and self-awareness – careers development – careers management
  • Employability passport to build a portfolio of skills
  • Linking curriculum teaching to careers
  • Opportunity to attend Newark Academy’s careers fair
  • Visits to colleges & universities
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to explore labour market information
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to complete careers related training
  • Drop down day with elements of careers

Year 8 entitlement:

  • Access to careers education through PSHE programme linking to; beliefs – budgeting - – GCSE options
  • Visits to colleges & universities
  • Employability passport to build a portfolio of skills
  • Linking curriculum teaching to careers
  • Opportunity to attend Newark Academy’s careers fair
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to explore labour market information
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to complete careers related training
  • Workshops on GCSE options
  • GCSE taster day and parents evening
  • Drop down day with elements of careers

Year 9 entitlement:

  • Access to careers education through PSHE programme linking to; personal qualities. - skills
  • Employability passport to build a portfolio of skills
  • Visits to colleges & universities
  • Linking curriculum teaching to careers
  • Opportunity to attend Newark Academy’s careers fair
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to explore labour market information
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to complete careers related training
  • Drop down day with elements of careers

Year 10 entitlement:

  • Access to careers education through PSHE programme linking to; word of work – work experience
  • Visits to colleges & universities
  • Employability passport to build a portfolio of skills
  • Linking curriculum teaching to careers
  • Opportunity to attend Newark Academy’s careers fair
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to explore labour market information
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to complete careers related training
  • Work experience opportunity
  • Boss day
  • Drop down day with elements of careers

Year 11 entitlement:

  • Access to careers education through PSHE programme linking to; skills
  • Visits to colleges & universities
  • Employability passport to build a portfolio of skills
  • Linking curriculum teaching to careers
  • Opportunity to attend Newark Academy’s careers fair
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to explore labour market information
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to complete careers related training
  • 1:1 careers guidance interview with level 6 qualified practitioner
  • Drop down day with elements of careers

Year 12 entitlement:

  • Access to careers education through PSHE programme
  • Visits to colleges & universities
  • Employability passport to build a portfolio of skills
  • Linking curriculum teaching to careers
  • Opportunity to attend Newark Academy’s careers fair
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to explore labour market information
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to complete careers related raining
  • Support with career exploration via online platforms with tutors
  • A second work experience opportunity

Year 13 entitlement:

  • Access to careers education through PSHE programme
  • Visits to colleges & universities
  • Employability passport to build a portfolio of skills
  • Linking curriculum teaching to careers
  • Opportunity to attend Newark Academy’s careers fair
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to explore labour market information
  • Access to Newark Academy’s ‘Be Ready’ online platform to complete careers related raining
  • Visit to Apprenticeship and University fair
  • Support with University applications
  • A second careers guidance interview by the end of year 13

The Careers Leader at Newark Academy is Mrs Brown abrown@newarkacademy.co.uk

Careers Position Named Staff Member
SLT Lead Chris Fisher
Link Governor Martin Booth
Careers Leader Ali Brown
Careers Advisor Jo Welch
STEM Careers Champion Miss Smith
Performing Arts Careers Champion Miss Morris
SEND Careers Champion Mrs Willis
Geography Careers Champion Mrs Kearsley-Cree
English Careers Champion Mrs Curtis
Maths Careers Champion Miss Davies
RS Careers Champion Miss Daw

For Employers

Newark Academy is committed to working with employers to provide opportunities and experiences that will enrich the CEIAG programme.

If any employers would like to get in touch and support our offer, please contact Ali Brown (abrown@newarkacademy.co.uk) to being discussions on how we can work together.

Students

If you click on the link below, this website will assist you with choosing or changing a career choice, searching for courses, job advice and personalised help from a careers advisor:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Parents or Carers

If you click on the link below, this website will provide you as parents or carers key advice to support your child at a fundamental stage of their life. This website will also help you support your child when making a career choice, choosing a college or university or will provide guidance on alternatives to higher education if your child would like to take another route.

http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/advice-for-parents.aspx

RESOURCES

To access quality resources please see links below:

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2019/04/Parent-Pack-April-1.pdf - Amazing Apprenticeships Parents' Pack April 2019 NEW

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2018/08/Apps_A5_Learner_Support.pdf - Essential Guide to Apprenticeships (for students, parents, carers, teachers, advisers)

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2017/05/AA-Yr2-Poster-13.pdf - Frequently Asked Questions (Apprenticeships)

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/documents/A%20career%20for%20you%20in%20health%202018.pdf – publication from NHS Health Careers – essential reading for those interested in a career in medicine, healthcare and areas allied to medicine.

https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/media/2582/euk1465_te_booklet_euklogo.pdf - ‘From Idea to Career’ - Booklet from Tomorrow’s Engineers – explores 12 areas of engineering.

Recommended websites:

For information on apprenticeships: www.getingofar.gov.uk

For information on learning, training and work: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

For information on all post-16 pathways and student friendly labour market information: https://successatschool.org/

For an on-line careers platform offering practical advice and activities to help students reach the full career potential: https://www.startprofile.com/

For information about alternatives to university: https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

For information about finance for higher education: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

For information about UK universities with course finder: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Please check our the latest edition of Decisionz Magazine, which outlines post16 options for students in year 11. It will help provide some understanding about where your son / daughter can go next and any new initiatives! If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything, please email abrown@newarkacademy.co.uk

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