Lead: Mrs K Oakland
Mrs C Lilley and Mrs D Short
Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. A planned progressive programme of activities supports them in choosing 14–19 pathways that suit their interests and abilities and help them to follow a career path and sustain employment throughout their working lives.
Here at Washington Academy we strive towards:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from career and labour market information
- Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further and higher education
- Personal guidance
As part of student entitlement, careers education, information, advice and guidance is embedded across our curriculum, this involves guidance on labour market information, trends, decision making & choices, employability, curriculum vitae support, application form support, support with interviews and research techniques including career planning, and self-awareness questionnaires.
We also provide independent and impartial careers advice and guidance to all our Year 8, 9 10 and 11 pupils on an individual basis where students have the opportunity to discuss post 16 options for further education, work based routes or employment. Students also visit colleges, sixth forms and other training providers during school year 10. We run our careers programme regularly through tutor time for years 7-10. There are also visits to universities and higher education fairs from year 7 onwards.
Tutor time programme
Think about future path and personal strengths. University visits.
Explore college and 6th form choices.
Explore university life.
Follow building my skills programme which focus on employability skills.
Focus on post 16 applications and refining their employability skills.