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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.)
  • Students to have completed a careers software tool to identify potential career pathway, based on their strengths and weaknesses
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 and 'Living in the Wider World' values day
  • For staff to provide explicit curriculum links to labour market information (LMI)
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 meaningful encounters with employers/further and higher education/apprenticeship providers through the Careers Fair
  • Students to be provided careers guidance in order to support Key Stage 4 options process
  • 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/apprenticeship providers through the Careers Fair
11 To develop students abilities to identify choices and opportunities and then actively plan and make informed decisions
  • Students to have meaningful encounters with employers/further and higher education/apprenticeship 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
  • Students to have meaningful encounters with employers/further and higher education/apprenticeship providers through the Careers Fair
  • Students to be provided a 1 to 1/group 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 regard 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 2021-2022

 

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

Post 16 Destination

Destination 2021
Further Education 41%
6th Form College 38%
Sustained Employment 5%
Sustained Apprenticeship 5%
Other Education 9%
NEET 3%

 

 

 

 

 

Post 18 Destination 

Destination 2021
Further Education 9%
University  58%
Sustained Employment 18%
Sustained Apprenticeship 9%
NEET 6%

 

 

 

 

 

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