Delta Academies use the CDI Framework and the PSHE Association Programme of Study to build our Careers Programmes.
Our CEIAG & Provider Access Policy gives an overview of the programme for each year group. A more detailed programme can be found here.
Due to our KS3 students attending St Wilfrid’s for a six-week placement most of their careers journey will be experienced at their mainstream schools.
|KS3||Appropriate subject specific advice in relation to careers. Access to a range of employers/providers through regular careers café. Careers themed drop down day.|
|Year 10||Impartial careers advice, provided by an experienced careers adviser. Careers themed drop down day. Appropriate subject specific advice in relation to careers. Access to a range of employers/providers through regular careers café. Placements which give students experience of workplaces.|
|Year 11||Impartial careers advice, provided by an experienced careers adviser. Visits to local colleges and providers. Access to a range or employers/providers through regular careers café. Careers themed drop down day. Support from our Careers Adviser in completing application forms for sixth forms and colleges, finding, and applying for apprenticeships. Support on completing a CV and letter/email of application. Placements which give students experience of workplaces. Access to a range of post 16, apprenticeship and traineeship providers. Access to specific careers events and outside providers. Access to activities and providers related to National Green Careers Week, National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week.|
St Wilfrid’s Academy Careers Vision
Careers education and guidance programmes play an integral role in supporting young people in pathways that suit their interests, abilities and individual needs. At St Wilfrid’s Academy we aim to inspire students with our motivational careers programme which is embedded in our PSHE scheme. A robust careers programme puts school learning into a wider and more relevant context and helps raise aspirations. This will drive students to take pride in their futures, increase their resilience and thus create an aspirational generation of young adults for our local and wider community. Our vision is to encourage students to take pride in themselves, increase their resilience and create an aspirational generation of young adults for our local and wider community. Alongside this in Key Stage 4, many of our students go on work placements, which give them real life experiences of the world of work. Qualifications specific to the job role may be obtained while on placement.
St Wilfrid’s Academy has a statutory requirement when delivering careers in its academies to ensure that information about options and careers is presented impartially and that advice promotes the best interests of pupils.
We aim to ensure that our programmes:
• Empowers young people to plan and manage their own futures
• Responds to the needs of each learner
• Provides comprehensive information and advice
• Raises aspirations
• Actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes
• Helps young people to progress
Careers Information Advice – Student Entitlement
All young people at St Wilfrid’s Academy are entitled to:
- Support from a Personal Learning Advocate who knows them well and who can help them to access specialist advice and ensure any learning needs or issues are quickly addressed.
- High quality programmes of careers education which help young people to plan and manage their own careers.
- Impartial information advice and guidance about learning and work options including about Apprenticeships, Diplomas, Foundation Learning and GCSEs/A Levels.
- Information, advice and guidance about the benefits of higher education and how to access the opportunities that it affords.
- A programme of work placements (KS4) which give students access to the world of work.
All young people at St Wilfrid’s Academy are entitled to access through wider commissioned services and external providers:
- One to one advice and support from a specialist careers adviser when needed.
- Information and discussion in lessons and assemblies to help students make informed decisions about their future.
- Activities and Events such as careers fairs/employability workshops/work experience.
- Further specialist support from local services as needed.
- Information on all local learning programmes for 14–19-year-olds via their local 14-19 prospectus.
- Support for young people to move to adult information, advice and guidance services when they reach the appropriate age.
We are committed to the vision laid out in the DfE January 2018 document “Careers Guidance and Access for Education and Training Providers” in that:
- The Academy has begun to offer every young person at least one meaningful encounter with employers per year, from Years 7 to 11 (however this is not always possible at KS3 due to the nature of our placement times).
- St Wilfrid’s Academy has appointed a named person to the role of Careers Leader.
- The Academy has published details of its destination data and careers programme.
- The Academy quality assures its careers programme by evaluating against the Gatsby Benchmarks every term.