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Our careers team

 

The Careers Coordinator at The Ashwood Academy is Shirley Murphy. 

 

Shirley can be contacted for further information about the careers programme at The Ashwood Academy using the details below:

 

E: S.Murphy@theashwoodacademy.org.uk

Careers Guidance at The Ashwood Academy

 

The Ashwood Academy is committed to implementing a careers programme that will empower pupils to make informed decisions about their future and to meet our Mission Statement by ensuring pupils leave us with a positive destination and with clear purpose.

 

Please see the table below for intended learning outcomes by key stage.

 

 

Key Stage 3

Year 10

Year 11

 

Work related taster sessions.

Work related learning.

Employability Workshops.

Bespoke Work-related. Learning Placements.

CV workshops.

Employability Workshops.

Bespoke Work-related. Learning Placements.

CV workshops.

 

 

Autumn Term

Exploration of careers options for interest.

Guest Speakers from the local community.

College visits & workshops.

 

Guest Speakers from the local community.

Careers support and LMI updates – student/parent.

1-1 guidance and personal

Careers interview with personalised action plan.

Visits to external training college providers, careers. events, mock interviews.

Work experience opportunities.

Virtual work experience.

Guest Speaker from the local community.

Careers support and LMI updates – student/parent.

1-1 guidance and personal

Careers interview with personalised action plan.

Visits to external training college providers and careers events.

Support with college applications.

Work experience.

Virtual work experience.

 

Spring Term

Exploration of careers options for interest.

Guest Speakers from the local community.

College visits/workshops

Careers fair.

1-1 guidance and personal

Careers interview with personalised action plan.

Visits to external training college providers, careers events, mock interviews.

Work experience opportunities.

Virtual work experience.  

1-1 guidance and personal

Careers interview with personalised action plan.

Careers support with college and apprenticeship applications.

Visits to external training, college providers and careers events.

 

Summer Term

Exploration of careers options for interest.

Guest Speakers from the local community.

College visits/workshops.

 

 

1-1 guidance and personal

Careers interview with personalised action plan.

Visits to external training college providers, careers events, mock interviews.

Work experience opportunities.

Virtual work experience.

Support with college application. 

Post 16 preparation and support.

1-1 parent support.

Accessing information

 

Pupils, parent, teachers and employers can access the careers programme embedded in the careers policy on our policies page.

 

LMI information, College updates and general careers information is sent to parents via parent mail. Pupils have access to an online tool called careerscomp@nion to support them both inside and outside of formal sessions. We do not have an area for employers.

 

Measuring Impact

 

Coverage of the Gatsby benchmarks is tracked onto software called Gridmaker which is then in turn reviewed every half term. The Catch-22 Minimum Guarantees are also recorded for each student and reviewed each half term.

 

We review of provision using the Compass tool. This will highlight areas of good practice and the focus areas for The Ashwood Academy improvement plan for the next year.

 

Date next school review of information will be published: August 2022

Matrix Standard  

 

The Matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance. The Ashwood Academy undertook the matrix quality standard assessment for information advice and guidance services and has demonstrated that it meets all criteria of the matrix standard, with a clear focus on support provided to individuals to progress towards their academic and career goals.

 

Useful Information

 

Sparsholt College Hampshire

The playlist includes –

 

  • Full Sparsholt Presentation with Voiceover (17.51 mins)

  • Short Sparsholt Presentation with Voiceover  (8.06 mins)

  • Profile of an Equine Studies Student

  • Tutor video tours for each vocational area we offer (14 in total)

  • A student view/profile video

  • A residential student view/profile video

World Skills UK

 

WorldSkills are an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education and governments. Together, they use international best practice to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education so more young people and employers succeed. Find out more about their careers advice and opportunities via their website: 

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