At Manor Academy we are committed to providing its students with a planned programme of careers education for all students in years 7-11 information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential (within legal confines) and prepares students for the challenges of adult and working life.
If you wish to find out more information on the Academy’s career programme, please contact our career leader on the details below:
Manor Academy has a statutory requirement when delivering careers education, to ensure that information about learning options and careers is presented impartially and that advice promotes the best interests of students.
The aims of outstanding, impartial careers education may be summarised as follows:
Manor Academy is committed to raising aspirations and maximising the benefits for every student in the development of a whole Trust approach to CEIAG by providing a planned programme of activities both in and outside of the curriculum. Northern Education Trust is committed to providing:
We fully endorse the DFE’s ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’ (December 2017) and the 8 Gatsby benchmarks: The Gatsby Career Benchmarks: a world-class standard for schools and colleges.
There is a planned programme of learning experiences with learning outcomes for Year 7 to Year 11 which enable young people to:
An independent qualified Careers Advisor attends the academy at key times throughout the academic year to provide individual advice and guidance to students. All careers advice and guidance given is person centred, impartial, unbiased and confidential (within legal confines) and meets professional standards of practice. Students are also encouraged to access the National Careers Service via a link on the academy website.
The academy has a number of formal and informal partnerships arrangements with post-16 providers, colleges, employers, higher education and training providers.
At points across the school year, a variety of employers and external providers are invited into Manor Academy to talk about different careers. Please see our Provider Access Policy for further details.
During arranged events including ‘Parents Evenings’, ‘Open Evenings’ and ‘Guided Pathway Evenings’, careers information and advice is made available to students, parents and carers. The Academy Library is stocked with key publications suitable for a range of ages and abilities, with advice on hand from attending staff. Materials are audited annually to ensure information is up-to-date and accurate and relevant to meet with the students’ requirements. Academies may also organise specific events for parents/carers and students to provide specialist support.
Funding is allocated in the academy to a careers annual budget, maximum use will be made of quality assured resources that have zero cost and currency/longevity of careers materials is taken into consideration when purchasing materials.
The policy recognises the range of partners that support the CEIAG offer within our school. These include:
The CEIAG Programme is planned and implemented by the nominated member of SLT and involves working closely with the staff, students, parents and the wider community. This area is supported by a nominated link member on the Academy Council.
All staff contribute to CEIAG through their roles as Tutors, Subject Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, and Learning Managers or as a Careers Professional. Staff training is provided on a regular basis and updates are given in briefing or Professional Development sessions. Staff are provided with guidance sheets, handouts and Guided Pathway booklets. Specific needs are identified in conjunction with the academy CPD coordinator and reviewed on an annual basis.
The Trust is committed to providing:
Teachers in the academies and qualified career professionals will support students’ career development in a number of ways including:
Parents can access careers support for their child in a variety of ways including:
The careers education and guidance delivery satisfies the requirements of the Academy’s Equal Opportunities Policy. All students, regardless of their race, class, gender, faith or special educational needs, have the same access to our resources, wherever possible.
|Academy Careers Leader||Mrs C Rand||Vice Principal (Deep Experience)|
|Academy Operational Careers Leader||Mr S Waites||Associate Assistant Principal|
|Learning Manager||L Smith||Learning Manager Y7|
|Learning Manager||C Dobson||Learning Manager Y8|
|Learning Manager||J Hackwell||Learning Manager Y9|
|Learning Manager||Z Eglintine||Learning Manager Y10|
|Learning Manager||G Wilson||Learning Manager Y11|
|Curriculum Leader||S Waites||Curriculum Leader of Mathematics|
|Curriculum Leader||P Daniel||Curriculum Leader of English|
|Curriculum Leader||K Walton||Curriculum Leader of Science|
|Curriculum Leader||K Duncan||Curriculum Leader of PE & Performing Arts|
|Curriculum Leader||A Reid||Curriculum Leader of Humanities & MFL|
|Curriculum Leader||J Aspery||Curriculum Leader of Technology & Art|
|Curriculum Leader||S Singh||Curriculum Leader of Business & ICT|
|Teachers||All teachers||All teachers will deliver CEIAG through the curriculum plan|
|Tutors||All VMG tutors||All tutors will deliver CEIAG through the curriculum plan|
|Youth Directions||S Sheldrick and H Richardson||CEIAG Advisor|
|Business in the Community||John Riddell||North East Education Manager|
|Tees Valley Learning Network||Jo Thompson||Learning Provider|
|The Careers & Enterprise Company||Karleen Dowden||Regional Lead|
|One Stop Shop||Julie Barnes||Business Support Officer|
|Any sustained education or employment||Any sustained education destination||Further education college or other FE provider||School sixth form – state funded||Sixth form college||Other education destinations||Sustained apprenticeships||Sustained employment destination||Destination not sustained|
|Year||Meeting Duty to Participate||Not Participating (NEET)||Working Towards Participating|
*Based on NCCIS Annual Return
The success of our careers programme is measured and assessed by looking at the destinations of our Year 11 leavers. Our target is to have 0% NEET (students not in education, employment or training).
All Careers information will be reviewed in January 2020