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Careers Overview 2020/21

The Skipton Academy is committed to providing all students in Years 7-11 with a programme of events and supporting activities to provide them with information and guidance about career opportunities and employment. This will be guided by the Gatsby Benchmarks thus ensuring best practice.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are designed to ensure students:

  • Receive a stable careers programme from years 7 to 11
  • Learn from career and labour market information
  • Address the needs of every student
  • Links curriculum learning to careers
  • Has meaningful encounters with employers and employees
  • Has experiences of workplaces
  • Has meaningful encounters with further and higher education
  • Receives personal guidance

 The current careers programme is delivered through a combination of methods, including PSHE in Years 7 to 11 and through assemblies, competitions, presentations, employer visits, workshops and 1:1 sessions from Year 8 to 11. Additionally, several special events are organised such as the NCOP mentoring scheme for all year 11 students and targeted university visits from year 9. 

The Journey

Year 7

  • Careers Assemblies
  • Careers focused
  • Guest speakers
  • Transition work
  • Focus on
  • Careers and future planning
  • STEM workshops 

Year 8 

  • Careers Assemblies
  • Careers focused
  • Skills and qualities
  • Exploring careers
  • Enterprise skills
  • Personal economics
  • Targeted personal careers 

Year 9 

  • Careers Assemblies
  • University visits
  • Career research
  • Goal setting
  • STEM workshops
  • Guest speakers – industry professionals
  • Transition work KS3 to KS4
  • Options choices
  • Targeted personal careers
  • Employment and financial management 

Year 10 

  • Careers Assemblies
  • University visits
  • Career focused competitions
  • STEM workshops
  • Guest speakers – industry professionals
  • Workplace experiences
  • Interview technique
  • Targeted personal careers
  • Employment rights
  • Health and safety
  • Understanding a pays lip 

Year 11 

  • Careers Assemblies
  • University visits
  • Guest speakers – industry professionals
  • Workplace experiences
  • Post 16
  • Targeted personal careers
  • Taster days
  • Post 16
  • CV writing and interview
  • Personal statements 

 

The 5-year careers journey

 Career Journey

 

 

 

The PHSE Programme

PSHE Learning Journey

For more information, contact the CEIAG team: 

m.cook@theskiptonacademy.co.uk  (Deputy Principal) 

s.brown@theskiptonacademy.co.uk (Head of Key Stage 3) 

j.khalil@theskiptonacdemy.co.uk (Head of Key Stage 4) 

Additionally, contact your child’s form tutor for any questions you might have 

Useful Websites: Researching career ideas

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk  - an opportunity to look at job profiles  

www.apprenticeships.org.uk - up-to-date information and current vacancies  

www.careersbox.co.uk - a national online careers film and video library  

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk - explore all career options available through the NHS

https://barclayslifeskills.com/young-people/ - advice and tools to help you plan your future career.

Download a copy of the careers overview document here