Careers and guidance

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Students at East Leake Academy have a planned program of CEIAG, in accordance with the DfE Careers guidance and access for education and training. The programme ensures all students have opportunities to recognise their own strengths and values and take responsibility for developing employability skills. We have strong links with business and industry, giving our students an abundance of opportunities to engage with future employers.

Our dedicated careers leader, Miss Lee-Anne Turner, is available for both students and parents during the school day, after school and at key parents’ consultation evenings.

Miss Turner can be contacted on 01509 852424 or by email: lturner@eastleake-ac.org.uk

Students’ needs

The CEIAG programme is designed to meet the needs of students at East Leake Academy. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.

Student entitlement

All years (7 to 13)
• Access to Fast Tomato (an impartial online careers guidance and information programme)
• Access to onsite impartial careers advice
• Access to the annual East Leake Academy Careers Fair, which offers opportunities to talk to a wide range of employers as well as representatives from further and higher education, training providers (apprenticeships and traineeships) and enrichment programmes.

Year 7
• Careers education through the “wider world” section of the weekly LIFE lessons

Year 8
• Careers education through the “wider world” section of the weekly LIFE lessons

Year 9
• Careers education through the “wider world” section of the weekly LIFE lessons including decision-making and how pathway choices impact on future options
• Involvement in the Key Stage 4 pathways process to help make guided and informed decisions about their future. This includes a Pathways Evening, year 9 parents and careers evening, pathways assemblies, DANCOP Post 16 options workshop and tutor-based activities.
• Opportunity to visit a university

Year 10
• Careers education through the “wider world” section of the weekly LIFE lessons including creating a CV and interview training.
• Opportunity to engage in a Mock Interview Day, offering one-to-one interviews with volunteer interviewers from local and national businesses.
• Opportunity to engage in a week’s work placement offering one-to-one interviews with volunteer interviewers from local and national businesses.

Year 11
• Careers education through the “wider world” section of the weekly LIFE lessons including lessons exploring all post 16 options.
• Attend the annual East Leake Academy Careers Fair, with access to representatives from further and higher education and training providers (apprenticeships and traineeships) during curriculum time.

Post 16
• Access to a weekly information, advice and guidance bulletin with a significant proportion of up to date careers content.
• Individual Unifrog account (online careers, higher education and apprenticeship database)
• Weekly enrichment session containing a significant proportion of careers content including contact with employers, higher education and apprenticeship providers.
• Visits to university and higher education fairs
• Alumni presentations

View the Post 16 page for extra careers resources.

Useful resources

National Careers Service
Fast Tomato
Icould.com
Careerpilot
Careersbox
National Apprenticeship Service
Informed Choices
The Scholarship Hub

Useful resources for parents and guardians

Parents guide to post 16 options

Careers advice for parents
Parent Adviser
Careerpilot Parent Zone

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