Our Academy Careers Leader is:
North Shore Academy has a statutory requirement when delivering careers education in its Academies, 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:
North Shore 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:
• Develop themselves through career and work-related education
• Learn about careers and the world of work
• Develop career management and employability skills
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 North Shore 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 Learning Resource Centre (LRC) 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:
• Formal arrangements with our external provider of careers guidance and others
• Liaison with post 16 providers and higher education institutions
• Employers and training providers
• Enterprise advisor
• Parents and carers
• Others specific to our academy
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.
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 co-coordinator and reviewed on an annual basis.
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||Miss S Allon||Associate Assistant Principal|
|Academy Operational Careers Leader||Mr R Thornton||Aspiring Leader – Deep Experience|
|Learning Managers||Mr R Thornton||Year 7 Learning Manager|
|Miss H Fitzgerald||Year 8 Learning Manager|
|Miss E Dickinson||Year 9 Learning Manager|
|Miss R Lonsdale||Year 10 Learning Manager|
|Mr P Wilson||Year 11 Learning Manager|
|Curriculum Leaders||Mrs V Snead||Curriculum leader of English|
|Mr M Jones||Curriculum leader of Mathematics|
|Mr D Landers||Curriculum leader of Science|
|Mr N Cummings||Curriculum leader of History|
|Miss R Boyle||Curriculum leader of PE and Health and Social Care|
|Mrs S Wilson||Curriculum leader of Technology|
|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 Direction Careers||Jonathon Rewcastle and Helen Richardson (Careers Inc)||Careers Advisor|
|Youth Direction Careers||Katie Muir||Senior Participation Adviser|
|Cummins||Tracey Anderson Green||Leader for the Stockton Community Involvement Team|
|RTC Mentoring||Trish Corner||Mentoring Programme Administrator|
As part of our careers programme we believe that it is vital that our students are given the opportunities to have encounters and engage with employers/businesses which will allow them to gain more knowledge and insight into a variety of sectors to support them to make informed decisions about their intended career path. We encourage employers to attend events/activities that we hold in school such as our careers fair and to run assemblies or workshops. If you would be interested in working with our school, please contact Miss S Allon ([email protected]) or Mr R Thornton ([email protected]).
We regularly request feedback from students, teachers and parents about their opinions on our careers programme. Students are asked to complete questionnaires at the end of activities such as the careers fair to assess its effectiveness and parents are asked at events such as the guided pathways evening for year 8 and through surveys on our termly ‘Achiever’. (If any parent wishes to get in contact with feedback about our careers programme, this would be welcomed by Miss S Allon at [email protected])
We also assess the impact of the programme through a careful monitoring of our school leavers’ pathways. We assess NEET data from the local authority to determine the effectiveness of the support we provide in getting our students into the right post-16 pathways.
The date of the school’s next review of the information published is January 2020.