At Shrewsbury Academy, our ethos “achievement through caring” embodies the holistic approach we take to supporting students, so that they may achieve in all aspects of their
development. We aim to enhance their life chances for the future, by providing tailored support throughout their time in school.
We endeavour to ensure that students and parents have access to independent advice and guidance (IAG), whenever required, to assist with making important academic or career decisions, as well as offering emotional or medical advice if needed.
We will assess the impact of our careers programme annually, involving staff, students, and parents, by using surveys. This will be done in line with analysing destination data and a work experience review.
Carl Rogers – Head of Key Stage 4 and Careers Leader
Hannah Byrnes – Careers Advisor
Simon Fleet – Link Governor
Edwina McQueen – Enterprise Advisor
Are you an Employer? Do you run a local business?
Here at Shrewsbury Academy, we want to connect with employers and careers programme providers to work together to create meaningful encounters within the world of work for our students. Data shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can go on to earn up to 18% more during their career.
To provide at least four employer and workplace encounters for our students. Work with employers to guide strategic careers planning for the good of the local community, whilst benefitting Shrewsbury Academy students (mentoring, enterprise competitions and work-related learning). Embed the curriculum and celebrate an ethos that places careers and enterprise opportunities at the heart of our school.
What could you do?
- Provide work experience placements
- Provide work shadowing
- Support our careers events
- Be a guest speaker at Shrewsbury Academy
- Run an online event
- Offer tours physically/virtually
If you are interested in supporting us or have any questions, please contact Carl Rogers, Career’s Lead – firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching careers as part of the curriculum has a dual purpose:
To provide careers education as part of the school’s careers and enterprise provision.
To enhance the whole curriculum with the addition of career-relevant content.
It is expected that all staff embed careers learning into the curriculum. The careers team can provide help and support by providing resources and subject specific guidance. Please contact Carl Rogers on email@example.com
What to expect as a student?
At Shrewsbury Academy, our ethos “achievement through caring”, embodies the holistic approach we take to supporting students, so that they may achieve in all aspects of their development. We aim to enhance their life chances for the future by providing tailored support throughout your time in school.
We endeavour to ensure that students and parents have access to independent advice and guidance (IAG), whenever required, to assist with making important academic or career decisions. Mr Rogers is our dedicated teacher in charge of careers. A referral for an appointment can be made either through the students form tutor or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A careers guidance interview is an impartial, one-to-one meeting between yourself and a professionally qualified Careers Adviser (Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development). A guidance interview can last up to 45 minutes. A careers guidance interview is not like a job interview – there are no right or wrong answers. These appointments usually happen in year 11, but you can request one earlier.
Through PHSE, lessons and dedicated careers events, you will gain lots of information. We are committed to delivering high quality content, which will inform decisions and allow you to have experience of workplaces and further education. Unifrog, Higher Horizons, school curriculum, enterprise, work experience and mock interviews will all play a part in your careers experience.
Support in booking your work experience can be found here > www.groundwork.org.uk/improving-your-employability/arranging-your-own-work-experience-placement/
More useful career videos to inspire can be found on: www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYwOsyeCuWJDb8ak7HVGCg/videos
For interview tips and guidance, please click here.
For tips regarding the workplace, please click here.
For CV writing tips, please click here.
Find information on university courses, entry requirements and general details on HE > www.ucas.com
Barclays Life Skills
This is an excellent resource which can be used to:
- Build a job-hunting toolbox
- Find out how social media can supercharge a CV, get tips for creating strong covering letters and LinkedIn profiles, and practice interview techniques.
- Identify skills
- Interactive challenges help identify and develop personal skills, with useful advice on selling these skills to employers.
- Gain experience
- Offered by businesses, organised by teachers and driven by young people – by working through LifeSkills online, they will unlock valuable work experience.
Careerometer is an online data portal which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable LMI to support the process of identifying potential careers. It allows students to compare national average wages, working hours and future employment prospects.