Careers Lead: Mrs J. Kelly
Senior member of staff i/c Careers: Miss L. Morrison – Assistant Headteacher
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‘The careers guidance programme is good. Pupils value the independent advice and guidance that they receive. They say that this ‘opens their eyes’ to the wide range of opportunities available to them and inspires them to be aspirational for their future. As a result, almost all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND, move on to further education or training.’ Ofsted 2019.
All pupils have access to careers education, information, advice and guidance, as part of the curriculum. The programme is delivered in PSHE and PDC sessions. This allows pupils to develop the core skills needed for employment and gain an awareness of the job market.
Careers Information Education Advice and Guidance is a part of every pupil’s entitlement and here at Lord Derby Academy, we are committed to using a variety of learning experiences to help young people manage the key decision points in their lives. The education they receive prepares them to make informed decisions about the next learning or employment stage for them.
Pupils will get the opportunity to meet with an Independent Careers Adviser at key decision points in their school life, and at other times if they are in particular need of support. At this time, they can talk about their ideas for the future, explore the range of options after they leave school and plan the steps to achieve their end goal. Pupils can expect advice and guidance that is personalised, comprehensive and impartial. Support on offer to pupils includes:
Guest speakers at assemblies to talk about their field of expertise.
A range of local employers give up their valuable time to support our pupils in developing their skills.
Delivering information, supporting the application process and interviews all can take place in school.
All year groups get opportunities take part in college taster days, visit different facilities and trips to our growing portfolio of local businesses.
See our Careers Information Education Advice and Guidance in the atrium, for key dates, Career Connect appointments, college open evenings, apprenticeship information and much more.
All departments have a careers board specific to their area where you will find information on careers relating to that subject.
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