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Careers Programme

With a renewed focus on Careers from central Government through the Gatsby report, Adelaide Heath Academy are currently working towards the Gatsby benchmark. 

Running alongside the work related learning, Careers will offer the opportunity for learners, to begin a journey in Year 9 through to the end of Year 11 although careers is woven throughout the curriculum. 

This will take in exploring avenues of future study beyond Adelaide Heath Academy in College or via Apprenticeships, identifying areas of work students may wish to take up and pathways that will allow them be successful in achieving their aspirations.

All areas following Year 11 will be explored to help our students make informed, realistic choices about their next steps.  This may be exploring college courses full or part time, apprenticeships, traineeships, employment with training etc.

School has an allocated Senior Young Person's Adviser  called Jon Blackburn who visits school to support our students in making important decisions about their next steps, see page Youth Support Service for more details.

We also encourage all pupils in year 10 and above to undertake a work experience placement. These are organised and supported by changing education. This service also offers careers advice to all our students from year 9. 

Here are some documents and web pages you may find useful:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-guidance-provision-for-young-people-in-schools

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/careerometer. This is a little personality test and  once completed links to career options you might want to speak to your teacher about.  There are lots of interviews and videos about different jobs too.

If you have any questions relating to careers, pathways beyond Year 11, contact Nerys Steventon on

01625 383045

Here is our Careers Charter

The Eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

Here is a link to Careermag for parents. A helpful guide that gives parents ideas of how to talk to pupils about careers.