Clare de Glanville: Vice Principal, Senior Lead for Career and Workplace Learning [email protected]
Sarah Baird: Careers Lead. Contact for one-to-one guidance: [email protected]
Across our wide and varied curriculum, we embed careers learning at every stage, with employers coming in to support our teaching teams, highlighting to young people the relevance of their school-based learning to future careers.
We value the importance of excellent impartial careers advice and work with a variety of external agencies, local post-16 providers and higher education establishments to share advice and guidance on a range of qualifications such as GCSEs, A-levels, BTEC Diplomas, HNCs, HNDs and degrees. The programme offers extensive advice and guidance on the future of each student. Knowing what to do next, whether it is university, sixth form, further education college or an apprenticeship, is central to our careers and work-related learning programme. All students are fully supported in receiving appropriate guidance to help them decide on their next steps, with plenty of opportunities to visit further and higher education establishments throughout their time at our school.
Here at Tewkesbury Academy we enjoy excellent relationships with a wide variety of employers from across the county. This enables us to ensure our students have multiple encounters with employers throughout their time with us, across a whole host of enrichment activities. These include an apprenticeship and careers fairs for Years 7-13 aimed at broadening horizons and introducing students to careers they have not encountered before; workplace visits to local employers; careers talks from business partners; work experience in Year 12; enterprise and employability skills-building days, mock interview practice and mentoring schemes.
We are continually looking for volunteers who are willing to share their own experiences of the working world and we are passionate that all students should be made aware of the vast array of opportunities and pathways available to them. We believe that with labour market information provided directly by our local business partners, students are able to make considered and informed choices about their futures.
We value the importance of future goals and raising aspirations and tailor our programme to make sure each student is equipped with the employability skills needed for the modern workplace and a clear idea of their next steps whenever they finish their studies with us at Tewkesbury Academy. Students across all key stages benefit from a careers programme delivered during their PSHEE lessons and we aim to ensure this fully covers all aspects of careers exploration and employability skills. Our careers lessons are designed to promote equality, diversity and social mobility, and challenge stereotypes. All students are given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of future pathways, set careers goals and fulfil their own potential.
The careers lead evaluates the input of what goes into the provision, including policies, programmes and curriculum time. Output evaluations are also made which assess the impact of the learning on students. Output evaluations can be summarised in this model, taken from derby.ac.uk