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Careers Overview

At The Priory Witham Academy, we endeavour to:

Academy Vision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

To access 'The Priory Witham Academy Careers Strategy 2020-2021' please see the attachment at the bottom of this page.

 

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