All Saints Academy is highly committed to providing our students with information, advice and guidance relating to future decisions and careers. As part of this we are working towards achieving all 8 of the Gatsby CEIAG Benchmarks.
Mr Dave Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Academy’s named Careers Leader and is available to answer any questions from students, parents, carers, employers and learning providers regarding the current career provision. In addition, Mr Johnson is qualified to Level 6 Certificate in careers leadership and Level 6 diploma in career guidance and development. He is also registered professional of the CDI (Careers Development Institute) and he will ensure that every Year 11 student has at least one, 1-2-1 impartial careers guidance interview.
Our Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) policy outlines our aims and objectives to ensuring all students have access to a high quality careers programme. Our careers policy and overview of the next academic year can be viewed here.
Provider Access Policy
Our Providers Access Policy can be viewed here.
As part of the academies commitment to developing our careers programme, the academy is currently undergoing its quality in careers accreditation with the education Development Trust (EDT).
SUMMARY OF CAREERS OFFERING 2023/24
Throughout the Academic year, we aim to ensure that all students experience a range of opportunities and activities to support their career decision processes and these are out lined below:
Year 7 PDE Day Thursday 2nd May 2024 Introduction to careers (sessions include LMI in the Tees Valley, Career strengths and weaknesses, My possible career Pathways, Using START Profile and Understanding Finance).
Year 8 PDE Day Thursday 7th December 2023 STEM Careers (sessions include an assembly delivered by engineers and then students participate in group activities to design and build a bridge).
Year 9 PDE Day Wednesday 20th March 2024 (sessions include virtual work experience via SpringPod and Employability skills including teamwork, problem solving and communication).
Year 10 PDE Day Tuesday 2nd July 2024 1 of 2 planned college visits (one FE and one 6th Form).
Year 11 PDE Day Tuesday 10th October 2023 Preparing for post 16. Sessions include CV Writing, Interview Techniques, Post 16 choices and University life.
We also aim to deliver various career led interactions at various points during the academic year including promoting national careers and apprenticeship week, assemblies in the past include the NHS careers roadshow, BAe careers engineering roadshow, BBC digital careers roadshow and Armed Forces careers team.
POST 16 INFORMATION
Many college and training providers offer several open days/evenings and events across the academic year and the dates for each provider can be found on the link below.
Post 16 provider assemblies: As part of our commitment to our students we welcome post 16 providers to visit the academy and offer providers an opportunity to deliver assemblies. During the Autumn term the following Post 16 providers have already taken advantage of this service and are scheduled to deliver to our Year 11 cohort on the following dates:
Friday 22rd September Bede 6th Form
Monday 25th September Middlesbrough college & TTE
Friday 29th September Egglescliffe 6th Form
Monday 2nd October Queen Elizabeth 6th Form
Friday 6th October Stockton Riverside & NETA
Monday 9th October Kings Academy 6th Form
Tuesday 10th October Apprenticeship ASK
Friday 13th October Northern School of Art
Monday 16th October Conyers 6th Form
Friday 27th October Stockton 6th Form
Monitoring our careers provision:
It is important to us that we regularly review the careers provision and gain the feedback of all participants. At the end of each careers focused PDE interaction all students and staff involved are required to complete an evaluation. External visitors are also encouraged to complete an evaluation to help the career lead shape future careers provision. Each term, the career lead completes a Compass + evaluation to show progress against the Gatsby 8 Benchmarks which is externally verified by the TVCA Careers team. The most recent report can be viewed here:
Compass-June-2023.pdfPrevious reports can be viewed on the Gatsby Benchmarks page
Our Destination data (see below), indicates our careers programme is having a positive effect on our students, many of whom go on to further education, apprenticeship programmes, other forms of training or employment. Destination data is provided via Youth Directions.
All Saints has developed strong relationships with post 16 providers and aims to ensure that all students, upon completing their KS4 studies, are aware of the options available regarding their futures and are confident in making informed, independent choices. As a result, a significant percentage of students attend one of the many local excellent FE providers and our destination data can be seen in the charts below for our last 3 years leavers (data provided by Youth Directions):
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT CAREERS LEARNING
To support Staff, students and parents in accessing resources please access the career resources pages