Careers

Careers Guidance at Abbey Grange connects learning to the future. Our aim is to motivate students by giving them a clearer idea of the routes to jobs and careers that they will find engaging and rewarding. We believe our careers guidance widens our students’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations. It provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life.We support social mobility by improving opportunities for all students.

Our Careers Adviser Glyn Ellis is in Abbey Grange two days a week and uses this time to carry out individual careers interviews (parents are also invited), group work sessions and assemblies.  Glyn also takes part in every PSHCE drop down day and attends KS4 and 5 Parent consultation evenings.

At Abbey Grange our careers programme includes careers lessons in PSHCE drop down days, workshops, visiting speakers, visits to employers, work experience to name but a few activities.

We use the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks to offer a wide range of activities for all year groups.

Gatsby  Benchmark

Please see the Gatsby Benchmark Development Plan, available by clicking on the More Resources link on the right hand side of the screen.

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

Student entitlement statement

By the time students get to the end of Year 7 they will have:

•        Had opportunities to reflect on  personal qualities and the way they relate to their peers

•        Begun to identify their strengths and how they can make the best use of them

•        Started finding out about different career areas and qualification routes that might interest them in the future through careers section on the website

•        Taken part in activities to improve their career-related skills. For example, BBC School Report

•        Taken part in GCSE taster day to start them thinking about GCSE option choices.

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Student Entitlement Statement

By the time students get to the end of Year 8 they will have:

•        Built upon the self-development skills they worked on in Year 7

•        Started to develop their financial managements kills, including budgeting & banking and learned about rights &responsibilities at work, discrimination and stereotyping

•        Taken part in PSHCE sessions to further develop their knowledge about different career areas and to identify their skills and interests

•        Completed the careers software questionnaire –Kudos, to identify their skills and interests related to the world of work and explore career ideas that might interest them

•        Used their developing knowledge of themselves and various career pathways to help choose GCSE options. Additional support from school including Year 8 ‘Moving On’ evening, subject teachers and an individual meeting with an ELT or SLT member

•        Had optional access to impartial information,advice and guidance from the Shine professional careers adviser at a parent’s request.

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Student Entitlement Statement

By the time students get to the end of Year 9 they will have:

•        Continued with career exploration and self-development by taking part in careers sessions delivered through PSHCE drop down days. Sessions will focus on developing transferable skills, growth mind set, Unifrog and understanding tax

•        Had optional access to impartial information,advice and guidance from the Shine professional careers adviser at a parent’s request

•        If looked after or have additional needs a one-to-one interview to discuss post 16 options.

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Student Entitlement Statement

By the time students get to the end of Year 10 they will have:

•        Taken part in workshops with local employers in PSHCE drop down days. This will help students understand the world of work and develop employability skills such as problem solving, team work, working with budgets, creativity and innovation, presentation skills and working to deadlines. Workshops include those run by Shine Careers, the Ahead Partnership,National Careers Service, and the Careers & Enterprise Company

•        Had the opportunity to attend careers talks during the school year from visiting speakers on a variety of topics including apprenticeships, higher level and degree apprenticeships, colleges, CV writing and interview skills

•        Attended the July Careers Fair and networked with twenty or more employers

•        Had another chance to complete the careers software package – Kudos, to identify their abilities and aspirations, and possible career areas that might interest them

•        Used the National Careers Service website to research jobs, skills, entry requirements, training and pay for a variety of jobs

•        Will have begun the process of having an individual careers guidance interview with the school’s Shine professional careers adviser as part of their entitlement to receive impartial information,advice and guidance. This will continue in year 11

•        Received a written action plan following a careers interview, outlining future plans and action points needed to achieve these

•        Had additional optional access to impartial information, advice and guidance from the school’s Shine professional careers adviser

•        If looked after or have additional needs a one-to-one interview to discuss post 16 options.

 

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Student Entitlement Statement

By the time students get to the end of Year 11 they will have:

•        Attended Year 11 ‘Moving On’ evening to help make decisions about post 16 options

•        Had the opportunity to attend careers talks during the school year from visiting speakers on a variety of topics

•        Used the National Careers Service website to research jobs, skills, entry requirements, training and pay for a variety of jobs

•        Produced a CV and covering letter that focuses on their skills and qualities

•        Had instruction on how to complete application forms for courses and vacancies.

•        Been made aware of all the post 16 choices available to them, through presentations on PSHCE Drop down days careers website

•        Informed about the different levels of apprenticeships including the benefits of Higher Level Apprenticeships

•        Had an individual careers guidance interview with the school’s Shine professional careers adviser as part of their entitlement to receive impartial information, advice and guidance

•        Received a written action plan following their careers interview, outlining future plans and action points needed to achieve these

•        Made an application for post 16 courses either through Abbey Grange sixth form applications or through the area prospectus www.ucasprogress.com following preparation sessions in school to guide them through the process

•        Had additional optional access to impartial information, advice and guidance from the school’s Shine professional careers adviser

•        Had the opportunity to have a mock interview for sixth form or apprenticeship admission

•        If looked after or have additional needs a one-to-one interview to discuss post 16 options. They will receive addition support to help them apply.

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Abbey Grange C of E Academy

Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA

Tel: 0113 275 7877
Fax: 0113 275 4784
info@abbeygrangeacademy.co.uk

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552

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