The Academy recognises the vital part careers education, information advice and guidance plays in preparing students for future opportunities and the responsibilities of adult and working life. With this understanding, it is the intent of the Academy to provide good and effective careers guidance throughout our students learning experience to enable them to realise their full potential and be inspired to achieve a successful future. This is in keeping with the Academy’s vision statement “to develop happy and successful people who accept responsibility, demonstrate determination and act with humility”.
All students are entitled to and will receive impartial and independent careers education and guidance to support their education at Wymondham High Academy. The key features of which includes information, advice and guidance;
- To provide impartial information and independent advice for all students.
- To help to focus students on their future aspirations and to develop their self-awareness, understand themselves and develop their full potential (both academic and personal)
- Enable students to investigate and research careers and job opportunities and develop a general understanding of the world of work by providing access to online resources and information in the careers section located in the school library
- To contribute to the raising achievement programme within the Academy by increasing motivation in students through face to face guidance appointments.
- To ensure that students understand the requirements and possibilities within Further and Higher Education and gain knowledge of Apprenticeships and vocational pathways
- To meet the needs of all students through appropriate differentiation
- To raise aspiration to prevent disengagement from the learning process and students becoming NEET (not in Employment, Education or Training)
- To challenge gender stereotypes
Mrs Evette Sharpe is our Careers Leader at Wymondham High Academy. If you need to contact Mrs Sharpe, please email [email protected] or call 01953 713153.
Implementation of Careers Guidance
- Careers Education is delivered mainly during timetable sessions in Year 7-10 through PSHE. with input from the Careers Leader and tutors at key and appropriate times throughout the year.
- Careers activities including careers fairs, external speakers, trips, mock interviews, CV workshops, mentoring and guest assemblies are offered to all students as part of the careers programme (see programme outline below)
- All Year 11 students are offered a face to face personal guidance interview during the Autumn term to assist with post 16 transition, parents are also invited to the interviews.
- Careers information is made available to students via the Careers corner in the library, online resources and with frequent emails sent by Careers Lead promoting /informing students of any exterior opportunities.
- Year 12 and 13 students have an extensive sixth form calendar of events The Horizons Programme which is a joint effort by the Head of Year 13, Sixth Form Programme Manager and Careers Leader which includes trips, external speakers and work experience (see full programme below)
Measuring the Impact of the Careers Programme
Destination data – to follow
Compass report – to follow