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.
A Youth Direction Careers Advisory Service is employed by the academy to ensure that every Year 11 student has at least 1, one to one impartial careers guidance interview. 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.
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 Providers Access Policy can be viewed here.
This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be a greater emphasis on students needing to find out about post 16 opportunities more independently. This link provides students and their parents/carers with links to post 16 providers (Colleges, Apprenticeship and Specialist Training operators) and how to access application information for 2021 admissions.
There are several websites providing advice and guidance on a wide range of careers, qualifications and apprenticeships. Useful publications and links to some of these websites can be found below.
The Tees Valley combined authority have put up a range of resources that can be accessed by all students and parents/carers:
https://www.teesvalleycareers.com/education/resources/ (select homeschooling toolkit from the dropdown)
As part of our commitment to providing online learning, all students have been enrolled on the BeReady platform (an email with log on details was sent at the end of March). Not only does this website have lots of careers information, it also has a range of online courses and links to curriculum lessons and wellbeing resources:
https://learn.bereadygroup.org/login/index.php (please check your All Saints student email for log on details)
STEM Learning, again as part of the STEM project there has been a variety of lessons, activities and resources placed on the SEM website:
Career Map provides several online magazines aimed at students and parents/carers providing information, activities and other resources to support decision making when considering career options.
As always there are the links below which will also help students find out information regarding future pathways.
Amazing Apprenticeships Ltd - Amazing apprenticeships is the approved communication channel, commisioned by the National Apprenticeship Service, to support the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project.
Careers Box - contain 'real life' careers videos of real people doing real jobs. This provides a useful overview for students who are researching possible careers and what skills and qualities you actually need in a particular career.
National Careers Service - this is the government service which provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
Startprofile - U-Explore is an EdTech company specialising in careers guidance for young people in schools and colleges. We are passionate about making sure that every young person has access to the best information advice and opportunities that will shape their future, regardless of who or where they are.
Tees Valley Combined Authority - this website contains useful information about the local Labour Market Information (LMI). This includes local strategies and projects that will develop jobs in our local area and the skills needed.
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:
Conyers VI Form
Egglescliffe VI Form
Stockton VI Form
Queen Elizabeth VI Form College
Also many college and sixth form providers host open days/evenings at various times throughout the year.
All Saints has excellent 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. 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:
2020 Leavers destination data (136 students in known post 16 pathway of of cohort of 140 =97.14%)
2019 Leavers destination data (134 students in known post 16 pathway out of a cohort of 140 = 95.74%)
2018 Leavers destination data (62 students in known post 16 pathway out of a cohort of 142 = 43.66%)*
(*it is believed these figures are not a true representation due to the recent pandemic which has affected those students who may be attending university or change of career path as a result of COVID-10)