Careers advice

Careers advice

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life (Confucius).

Work experience 2019.

Many pupils are already planning activities, following advice from Mr Boardman.  Please note work experience week will be w/c 24/6/19.

Careers, Guidance and Future Planning

Welcome to the Information, Advice and Guidance support at Atlantic Academy.

At Atlantic Academy our aim is to ensure that every student receives a comprehensive careers education to assist them to develop employability skills and knowledge of available pathways to enable them to make informed decisions at significant times throughout their education and future lives.

In January 2018 the DFE issued a new Statuary Careers Guidance which outlines the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks that schools should meet by 2020.

Atlantic Academy are currently achieving the majority of these Benchmarks and will continue to build on these in the future to ensure all are fully embedded in the careers programme by 2020.

Overview of the career provision

The Information, Advice and Guidance programme (IAG) at Atlantic Academy makes a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life and the future. The CPE programme provides suitable careers-related activities for each year group and, in the Challenge Phase, is strengthened with guidance meetings for parents/carers. All students in this Phase are given individual interviews, which parents/carers are welcome to attend, before making final KS4 and post-16 choices.

All students in the school have a weekly meeting with one of our Coaching Tutors with whom to discuss progress and future plans. A team of staff offer individual counselling and support to those who want it on GCSE results day.

All students are entitled to careers education and guidance that is impartial. It is integrated into their experience of the whole curriculum, based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers.  Students have access to Career software via the school website and Google Classroom.

Students will have any opportunities to engage with employers through our Enterprise Programme as well as school trips, industry competitions and a number of subject specific activities.

Local Labour Market information is available via the school web page where you will find further links to specific websites.

Atlantic Academy’s Citizenship, Philosophy and Ethics (CPE) overview, outlines the academic programme for all year groups.

Atlantic Academy Careers Contacts

Staff who are involved in the Career Programme are as follows:-

Mr A Boardman – Lead of Information Advice and Guidance   alex.boardman@atlantic.academy

Mrs S Scotting – Pastoral support         sally.scotting@atlantic.academy

Telephone: 01237 431969

Provider Access

Atlantic Academy would like to welcome further providers to attend the school and speak to students regarding; employment, apprenticeships, training providers and employers. Please get in contact with Mr A Boardman if you would like to be a part of the careers programme.

Assessment of the impact of the careers programme on students

Atlantic Academy is currently working towards initiating a half yearly questionnaire/survey to assess the impact of the careers programme on students.

Survey information received will be published  on the Careers Webpage.

Further Help and Guidance