Coritani Academy provides a relevant and engaging careers curriculum which meets the differing needs and requirements of our students. This is developed throughout a student’s time at the academy and is always supportive of their abilities, strengths and skills.
The main aims of careers provision at Coritani Academy are to
- Prepare students ready for the transition to life after Coritani Academy
- Prepare students ready to make informed decisions which are appropriate for them
- Provide students with well-rounded experience that enables them to be respectful and safe after Coritani
- Develop personal characteristics such as social skills, communication, independence and resilience so students are respectful of themselves and others
- Inspire and motivate students to personal excellence, developing themselves as individuals so they have safe, independent futures.
Statutory requirements and recommendations
The careers provision at Coritani Academy is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department for Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997.
This states that all schools should provide independent careers guidance from Years 8 -13 and that this guidance should:
- be impartial
- include information on a range of pathways, including apprenticeships
- be adapted to the needs of the pupil
In addition, the academy is compliant with the careers guidance that the government set out for delivery from 5 January 2018: ‘Careers Guidance and Inspiration for young people in schools.’ This states that all schools must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to students about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships. Further information relating to this is set out later in this document, under Provider Access.
Careers Provision at Coritani Academy
Coritani is committed to providing a reviewed and evaluated programme of careers education, which meets the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for careers guidance:
- A stable careers programme.
- Learning from career and labour market information.
- Addressing the needs of each pupil.
- Linking curriculum learning to careers.
- Encounters with employers and employees.
- Experiences of workplaces.
- Encounters with further and higher education.
- Personal guidance (Gatsby Foundation, 2014).
All students have access to the following during their time with us:
- Coritani Academy Life and PSHE curriculum - Careers and preparing for life after Coritani Academy is a fundamental aspect of our curriculum
- Visitors in to school and offsite visits support students in developing their understanding of a range of different post 16 pathways.
- All students from Year 9 have access to advice and guidance from our careers counsellor and/or careers leader.
- All students in Year 11 access a meeting with careers counsellor and school careers leader to explore future pathways
- Students have access to relevant careers events hosted by Humberside Careers Hub
Key Stage 3
- Student pathways onto accredited and vocational courses are planned and prepared for
- Students take part in Enterprise projects across the academic year eg Barclay Life Skills and Matrix Challenge
- STEM events and projects are a key part of the curriculum
Key Stage 4 (in addition to Key Stage 3 ongoing provision)
- Review meetings with students and families to consider career opportunities and needs. Year 10 students/ families may be referred to careers counsellor. All Year 10 students will meet the school Careers Leader.
- All Year 11 students will meet the careers counsellor and careers leader to inform individual routes into Post 16 provision.
- Students in Years 10 and 11 undertake work experience and work based placements and opportunities. These may be extended if desirable and appropriate for the individual student.
The overall organisation of work experience is undertaken by the school Careers Leader who liaises with the Associate Principal and Humberside Careers Hub to ensure the most relevant and engaging opportunities are taken.
Families are informed and communicated with throughout the process and a work experience agreement form and work experience information form are completed.
All students on placement are covered by the employers’ insurance and places of work are risk assessed by the Local Authority career team work experience database.
*not a legal requirement at Year 7 but at Coritani Academy Year 7 students are part of our Careers Programme.
Providers Access Policy Statement
This policy statement sets out the academy’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at Coritani for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
A provider wishing to request access should contact John Niland, Associate Principal or Career Co-ordinator, Steve Formby
Telephone: 01724 276886
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities for access
A number of events, integrated into the academy’s careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into the academy to speak to students and/or their parents/carers:
Premises and facilities
The academy will make classrooms, meeting spaces and/or IT resources available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity.