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Careers

Careers education, information and guidance (CEIAG) programmes make a significant contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life at žžƵ Academy Halifax. The CEIAG programme is designed to be progressive from Year 7 to Year 11 and support students in making informed choices in Years 8 and 11.

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers.  In addition, the provision aims to develop the professional standards required for careers success: professional conduct, organisation skills, dedication and commitment, pride and values. Through careers education and guidance, we encourage students to make the most of their talents and to go on to jobs or courses which suit their needs and abilities.

In particular we intend our students to:

  • Develop a broad understanding of the world of work and an ability to respond to changing opportunities.
  • Develop independent research skills so that they can make good use of information and guidance.
  • Develop the skills they need to review achievements, plan future actions, make decisions, present themselves well and cope with change and transition.

We recognise that the process of making career decisions is a lengthy one that will continue after our students leave school.

Phase 1 Provision

 

Year 7
  • Labour Market information assembly – explore local and regional LMI information
  • Explore the ‘My Directions’ and World of work software – explore careers and next steps pathway
  • Explore careers in each subject area – VT and within all curriculum areas
  • C4L work experience sessions – visits from employers linked to the C4L curriculum to develop real life work experience opportunities
  • Possible career routes, local employer assemblies and next step provider assemblies
  • Buzz quiz programme
  • Career routes and local employer assemblies
  • Use of My Directions to understand interests and preferences linked to my careers journey
  • Sport tours and sporting trips
  • Introduction to Covea
Year 8
  • Labour Market information assembly – explore local and regional LMI information
  • Explore the ‘My Directions’ and World of work software – explore careers and next steps pathway
  • Explore careers in each subject area – VT and within all curriculum areas
  • C4L work experience sessions – visits from employers linked to the C4L curriculum to develop real life work experience opportunities
  • Possible career routes, local employer assemblies and next step provider assemblies
  • Introduction JED sessions
  • Career routes and local employer assemblies
  • Use of My Directions to understand interests and preferences linked to my careers journey
  • Option evening parent’s information evening
  • Burberry Textiles workshop
  • Leeds love of learning workshops
  • Cross curricular STEM project
  • Careers based Maths Café club
  • STEM club
  • Leeds University Science Roadshow
  • Sport tours, university trips and sporting trips.
  • Talks from Leeds College of Music, Opera North, Leeds City College & Local Musical Theatres Schools & Theatres.
  • Talks from West Yorkshire make it in manufacturing group
  • Introduction to Covea

 

Year 9
  • Labour Market information assembly – explore local and regional LMI information
  • Explore the ‘My Directions’ and World of work software – explore careers and next steps pathway
  • Explore careers in each subject area – VT and within all curriculum areas
  • C4L work experience sessions – visits from employers linked to the C4L curriculum to develop real life work experience opportunities
  • Possible career routes, local employer assemblies and next step provider assemblies
  • Career routes and local employer assemblies
  • University and college visits
  • National Enterprise Challenge
  • Option evening parent’s information evening
  • Cyber discovery club
  • Sport tours and sporting trips
  • Talks from Leeds College of Music, Opera North, Leeds City College and Local Musical Theatres Schools and Theatres.
  • Talks from West Yorkshire make it in manufacturing group
  • Introduction to Covea
  • My choices – pathways
Year 10
  • Labour Market information assembly – explore local and regional LMI information
  • Explore the ‘My Directions’ and World of work software – explore careers and next steps pathway
  • Explore careers in each subject area – VT and within all curriculum areas
  • C4L work experience sessions – visits from employers linked to the C4L curriculum to develop real life work experience opportunities
  • Possible career routes, local employer assemblies and next step provider assemblies
  • Career routes and employer assemblies
  • Careers day including writing application forms for mock interviews
  • Mock interview day
  • University visits
  • Workplace visit
  • Maths inspiration event.
  • Sport tours and sporting trips
  • Theatre visit
  • Talks from Leeds College of Music, Opera North, Leeds City College and Local Musical Theatres Schools and Theatres.
  • Talks from West Yorkshire make it in manufacturing group
  • Introduction to Covea
  • Use of My Directions to understand interests and preferences linked to my careers journey.
  • How to impress an employer workshop
  • Competitive Edge programme – inspirational speakers
Year 11
  • Labour Market information assembly – explore local and regional LMI information
  • Explore the ‘My Directions’ and World of work software – explore careers and next steps pathway
  • Explore careers in each subject area – VT and within all curriculum areas
  • C4L work experience sessions – visits from employers linked to the C4L curriculum to develop real life work experience opportunities
  • Possible career routes, local employer assemblies and next step provider assemblies
  • Career routes and employer assemblies
  • Assemblies from FE colleges and 6ٳforms
  • College taster days
  • Year 11 info evening with access to local colleges
  • Group & 1:1 careers interview with careers advisor
  • University visits
  • Apprenticeship search and application support
  • Sport tours and sporting trips.
  • Theatre visit
  • Use of My Directions to understand interests and preferences linked to my careers journey
  • How to impress your employer workshop
  • Competitive Edge programme – Next step providers workshop day and Careers & Wellbeing day

‘To find out more about how careers are linked to the curriculum, please click here.

Our Careers Leader is Mrs Walker and she can be contacted on 01422 244 890 or by emailing kwalker01@halifax.trinitymat.org

We aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance it is hoped that students will be encouraged to make the most of their talents and go on to  jobs or courses which suit their needs and abilities.

We fully adhere to the

Ofsted Outstanding Provider
žžƵ Scholars

žžƵ Scholar students benefit from an additional investment of up to £6000