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Careers Overview

At The Priory Witham Academy, we endeavour to:

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The Priory Witham Academy has a careers progression framework, that challenges and encourages students to make informed decisions which ensures they are fully prepared to pursue their future educational and career aspirations.

Each year group has a theme that the students will focus on. Themes have been created with the Gatsby Benchmark in mind.

Year Year Aim Measurable Outcome
7 To develop yourself, your strengths and areas to develop
  • Students can identify their strengths and areas to develop (e.g. skills, personality traits etc.)
8 To be introduced to and develop an understanding of the world of work and how it is constantly changing
  • To have meaningful encounters with employers through the Careers Fair
  • For staff to provide explicit curriculum links to Labour market information (LMI)
  • Students to have completed a careers software tool to identify potential career pathway
9 To develop research skills through independently investigating a range of career pathways (e.g. jobs, careers, Further and Higher Education etc.) 
  • Students to have a meaningful encounters with employers/Further and Higher Education providers through the Careers Fair
  • Students to be provided careers guidance in order to support Key Stage 4 options
  • Students to have investigated at least one from a job, career, apprenticeship or Further/Higher Education provider
  • Students to understand how their investigation can impact on their future social mobility (lifestyle, financial status, work/life balance etc.)
10 To develop the qualities and skills which enable learners to improve their employability
  • Students to have completed a CV form and cover letter based on latest employee thinking
  • Students to have undertaken an interview process with self-reflection
  • Students to have meaningful encounters with employers/Further and Higher Education providers through the Careers Fair
11 To develop students abilities to identify choices and opportunities and then actively plan and make informed decisions
  • To have meaningful encounters with employers/Further and Higher Education providers through the Careers Fair
  • Students to be provided with careers guidance in order to support Post 16 opportunities
  • Students to complete a career development plan to support them in reaching an informed decision regarding Post-16 opportunities
12/13 To consider Post-18 destinations such as jobs, careers, apprenticeships and Further and Higher Education and to begin the application process
  • To have meaningful encounters with employers/ Further and Higher Education providers through the Careers Fair
  • Students to be provided a 1 to 1 careers interview in order to support Post 18 opportunities
  • Students to engage in work experience opportunities within The Trust to support application process
  • Students to attend university visits which broaden aspirations with regards to  Higher Education
  • Students to partake in World of Work days through local employers

More information can be found through the following link: The Priory Witham Academy Careers Strategy 2020-2021

 

We use destination data obtained from Post 16 and Post 18 destinations to monitor trends about where our students move onto. 

Cohort 2019-2020 Post 16 Destination Data - Based on 99 students

Post 16 Destinations

Cohort 2019-2020 Post 18 Destination Data - Based on 37 students

Post 18 Destinations

School performance data published by the DFE also includes Destination Measures. More information can be found through the following link: The Priory Witham Academy