Careers Education at Wardle Academy
Students can book an individual careers guidance interview with Ms Plant, Positive Steps Careers Adviser by visiting the LRC and requesting this through Mrs Davies-Kenny (Careers Mentor).
Ms Plant offers expert, impartial guidance on the following topics:
Employment, Training and Apprenticeships
A Level choice
CVs, applications, cover letters and interview skills
School leaver opportunities – apprenticeships, jobs & training schemes
Mrs Davies-Kenny (Level 4) and Ms Plant (Level 7) are qualified Careers Guidance Professionals. Ms Plant is a member of the Career Development Institute and abides by their code of ethics which is displayed in the Careers office. She provides independent, impartial advice on all the options available to young people at Wardle Academy
Careers Leader: Ian Giles - Associate Senior Teacher & Careers Lead
A summary of the programme can be accessed here.
Students, parents, teachers and employers may also access further information about the careers programme by contacting the Careers Leader directly. Wardle Academy also offers students and families the opportunity to book an appointment to see Mrs Davies-Kenny who is in school during the week and can provide tailored information, advice and guidance relating to the post-16 options available to students. To book an appointment to see Mrs Davies-Kenny, please telephone or email her directly using the following contact; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Head teacher and Governing Body of Wardle Academy are committed to providing an independent and impartial programme of Post-16 Information, Advice and Guidance to students in Years 7 to 11.
How the Academy measures the impact of careers
Wardle Academy uses internally and externally produced reports to assess the impact of our careers education, information, advice and guidance. The Academy receives management information reports from Positive Steps (Careers Guidance Service for Rochdale) which enables us to see how many students remain in education, employment or training at post 16 compared to other schools in Rochdale and nationally.
We also use the Careers and Enterprise Company Compass tool to evaluate our provision and assess whether we are meeting the 8 recommended Gatsby Benchmarks. This report is run every 6 months. This is completed in collaboration with Bridge GM. The Academy is currently one of 20 schools, colleges and post 16 further education providers that make up the Greater Manchester Careers Hub. (Careers and Enterprise Company Compass tool ).
The academy also is accredited through Inspiring IAG. This is a Licensed Awarding Body able to deliver the national quality award The Quality in Careers Standard. (http://www.inspiringiag.co.uk/).
Further evaluation of impact
Student, parent and staff voice
Work experience evaluation
Please click here for the latest Management Information report received from Positive Steps.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current “best practices” in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.
Wardle Academy is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Positive Steps and Universities).
The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Wardle Academy. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes career sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research and other outside agency intervention.
Further information about other careers providers can be found here.
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Date of Review:
The Careers programme will be evaluated in June 2020