Careers Education and Careers Information and Guidance

 

Nationally accredited by the Quality in Careers Standard as fully meeting all the accreditation criteria incorporating the Gatsby Benchmarks

We want every person, no matter what their background, to be able to build a rewarding career. We closely monitor  the destinations that our students take Post 16 and are very pleased to be able to say that last year we had 100% participation and every student went into either employment, education or training.  At Alleyne’s we aim to develop a culture of having the right advice, in the right place, at the right time-backed up by the experiences with employers and educators that make a difference. 

To achieve this, we link our provision to the Gatsby Benchmarks as set out in the new statutory guidance.  ('Careers strategy: making the most of everyone's skills and talent' 2017)

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  •  To ensure every child leaves school prepared for life in modern Britain.
  •  To ensure academic rigour supported by excellent teaching, and developing in every young person the values, skills and behaviours they need to get on in life.
  •  To ensure children will receive a rich provision of classroom and extra-curricular activities that develop a range of character attributes, such as resilience and grit, which underpin success in education and employment.

Careers advice is provided in school by Janet Kemp from Entrust. If an appointment is required please make request / referral via Ms Justice, form tutors or email: janet.kemp@entrust-ed.co.uk 

Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji that shows how you feel about each statement. You will be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing.

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Careerometer: Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs - salary, working hours, etc  

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Each year we follow a programme of study similar to the table below

Year Group

Activity

When

9

 Fast Tomato

Autumn term
  Speakers from Universities/apprenticeship providers/ employers Spring & Autumn term
  Form activities - Careers Throughout year
  STEM days Various times of the year
  Other Activities as can be arranged  
     

10

Visits to / speakers in from Universities / apprenticeship providers / employers

Autumn Term
  Work Experience Spring Term
  Young Engineer of the Year Starts Autumn Term
  Form activities - Careers Throughout year
  STEM days Various times of the year
  Careers Guidance - Entrust Summer Term
  Other activities as can be arranged  
     

11

Careers Guidance - Entrust

Throughout the Year
  6th Form Open Evening Autumn Term
  Next Steps talks Spring Term
  Visits to / speakers in from Universities/aprrenticeship providers/employers Starts Autumn Term
  6th Form Taster Day Spring Term
  College Taster Days Throughout the Yeat
  Other Activities as can be arranged  
     

12 & 13

UCAS information evening

Autumn Term: Year 12
  Work Experience Spring Term: Year 12
  University Open Days Throughout time in 6th form
  Apprenticeship presentations and help Autumn term each year
  Careers Guidance: Entrust Throughout time in 6th Form
  Form Time Activities Throughout time in 6th Form
  Other Activities as can be arranged  

 

Careers Information for Employers, Training Providers & Further and Higher Education Providers

Requirements in line with the Baker Clause

A number of opportunities will be planned into the careers programme to enable providers to come into school and speak with students, parents and carers.

Contact must initially be made to the Career Leader m.justice@alleynes.staffs.sch.uk who will arrange for an application form to be provided.  On completion, the form should be returned and will be processed within 10 working days (term time only). 

All reasonable requests for access will be granted subject to students being available e.g. not being involved in exams or out of school activities.

Requests which do not give reasonable time to make arrangements or that require the school to go to excessive expense may not be granted.

Really Useful websites for Parents and Students on  General Careers Information, Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Higher and Further Education are available by clicking here.

Alleyne's Academy's above average attainment equips students well for the Stafford Borough job market which is above national averages for NVQ level 3 or above, with many of our students going on to University or level 3 + apprenticeships.

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The Medicspot Innovation Grant

The Medicspot Innovation Grant awards £500 to UK students going on to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences. Applications must be submitted online by 31 March each year. More information can be found at www.medicspot.co.uk/grant