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Careers

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Career Leader:                        Mr Liam Williamson

  williamsonl@phoenixpark.academy

Career Leader:                       Miss Angela Connell

connella@phoenixpark.academy

Young people are faced with a complex set of demands when making themselves ready for their future careers. All staff share responsibility for preparing children for future careers. Phoenix aims to ensure that our students are self-confident, skilled and career-ready.

The Statutory Guidance: Careers guidance and access for education, and training providers (October 2018) is the long term plan to build “a World class careers system that will help young people and adults choose the career that is right for them”. Its aims are as follows:

All young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

All schools and colleges are to achieve the 8 Gatsby benchmarks by 2020:

  1. A stable careers programme.
  2. Learning from career and labour market information.
  3. Addressing the needs of each student.
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  5. Encounters with employers and employees.
  6. Experiences of workplaces.
  7. Encounters with further and higher education.
  8. Personal Guidance.

Phoenix Park Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with North Lincolnshire Careers Service and The Career and Enterprise Company. We follow the CDI Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Education March 2018.

Our Aims:

Staffing:

We are well supported by a range of external guests. The CEIAG programme is planned, monitored and evaluated by the Career Leaders and supported by careers education company as part of the Humber Hub of which we are members.

Curriculum:

A programme of activity raises aspirations through invited guest speakers. The programme is enhanced by links within each curriculum area and mapped Gatsby benchmarks. The access policy is published on line (in compliance with statutory guidance) for those external training providers who request access to our students. We are fortunate to work with a large number of external organisations who help us to achieve our aims.

Further details of the programme are available by following the the links below:

ENTITLEMENT STATEMENT

Apprenticeship Parents Pack

Provider Access Policy

Parents and Carers:

Parental involvement is essential. Online resources are accessed through the links on the school website. Parents are kept up to date with careers work through letters, newsletters, at parent review days and via social media. Parents are welcome at careers Interviews.

All learners will take part in a careers education programme in Y 7 – 11 that helps them to:

        –  Easy to find and available at convenient times,

        –  Locations including the school internet,

        –  Clearly labelled and referenced,

        –  Comprehensive, giving details of all progression, opportunities
and associated support arrangements such as financial help,

– unbiased and up-to-date (L6 Careers Advisor).

Employers:

We welcome support from a variety of Employers and are always looking to develop our links further. Although we hold the Quality Standard for Careers, we are always seeking to enhance our programme and employers are a vital aspect of this work and can contribute significantly to developing our students further.

Key developments for us:

If you are a local company and think you can contribute to our programme, please contact our Career Leaders, Mr Liam Williamson or Miss Angela Connell; williamsonl@phoenixpark.academy connella@phoenixpark.academy or telephone 01472 323597

Useful links:

Download the Parent Careers Pack form Amazing Apprenticeships at:

https://www.amazingapprenticeships.com

https://www.careersadviceforparents.org

https://www.lincs2.co.uk/ is a comprehensive one-stop source of information that lists and provides details of all the Post 16 options, courses, jobs and training in the local area.

To find out more about College Open Days and Apprenticeship events, click on the current 2018-19 College and Apprenticeship Events Calendar. If you can’t make the dates arranged, you can contact the college or organisation direct for help and advice.

Please see the link to this useful Careers Website: https://icould.com/

Shape Your Future is a useful document which outlines changes in the local labour market and the various sectors of employment.