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Welcome to the Isle Education Trust website. We hope that this site provides you with all the information you require regarding our Trust and that you will get a sense of the organisation we are and aspire to be. If you are interested in finding out more about Isle Education Trust please contact us.

  • South Axholme
  • Coritani
  • Epworth Primary


Coritani Academy provides a relevant and engaging careers curriculum which inspires excellence and meets the differing needs of our learners so they are ready for the next steps in their lives. This is developed throughout a learner’s time at the academy and is always supportive of their abilities, strengths and skills.  

Our careers programme, part of the Coritani Personal Development Curriculum, has been developed around the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s “Good Career Guidance” report which identifies eight Gatsby Benchmarks, defining a world-class standard of excellent careers guidance. 

We believe that strong careers advice and support ensures learners are; READY - as it broadens horizons; RESPECTFUL-  by challenging stereotypes; INSPIRES EXCELLENCE - by raising aspirations and exposing learners to professional role models; SAFE - by removing unknowns from their future whether it is post 16 education, an apprenticeship or an employment route relevant in the current labour market.


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.


Labour Market Information

Finding reliable information about the local and national labour market is vital to inform good-quality information about jobs and career paths. Access to up-to-date career and labour market information (LMI) is also important to inspire excellence and ensure learners are ready for the future. If learners know what they can earn from different jobs and where and how numerous the vacancies are, they will be in a better position to make informed choices about future study and training.  During the year this information will be shared with learners by our careers co-ordinator, Steve and by visiting IAG counsellors.

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Information for learners

Every year, ALL of our learners will:

  • meet or hear from at least one employer, who will visit the academy
  • have the opportunity to visit two workplaces eg Amazon fulfilment centre, Pizza Express
  • access careers information during tutor sessions, Careers Week and our Inspiring Excellence trips and visits, to inspire excellence and help research the available options

In years 7, 8, and 9 learners will:

  • be introduced to trends in the local labour market as well as help with identifying individual skills as part of the Personal Development Curriculum, so they are ready to make informed and positive choices to support and prepare for next steps after Coritani Academy
  • receive an individual careers interview with our specialist careers counsellor.

In years 9 and 11 all learners will:

  • have an interview with Coritani’s Careers coordinator (Steve Formby) about their next subject choices.

In year 10 and 11 learners will:

  • have the opportunity to visit local colleges for taster days.

In year 11 learners will

  • receive an individual careers interview with our specialist careers counsellor.
  • meet with local colleges to support applications to new post 16 courses and options after Coritani Academy
  • receive bespoke support to arrange transition days and meetings to your new college or apprenticeship so that all learners feel safe and secure in their choices.

Important Contacts

Steve, Careers Co-ordinator - Steve oversees all of the careers activity in the academy. If learners have any questions or suggestions regarding careers, please email

Gemma, Independent Careers Counsellor - Gemma works with year 11s in December/January, with year 10s in March and year 9s in May.  She provides advice and guidance to years 7 and 8 in the summer term.

Information for Parents

In line with the Gatsby Benchmarks of good practice in careers education, Coritani Academy has designed a careers programme which aims to inspire excellence, to challenge stereotypes and to allow students to interact and engage with employers from a range of industries.

By the end of Key Stage 2, learners will have:

  • visited a workplace
  • spoken with a local employer
  • completed a careers activity that will make them think about the word of work and a future career
  • enjoyed lessons that are linked to the real world/world of work

By the end of Key Stage 3, learners will have:

  • accessed and used information about career paths so they are ready to make their own decisions on Key Stage 4 study options
  • received an interview with Coritani’s careers coordinator regarding their GCSE subject choices and potential career plans
  • experienced subject lessons where teachers highlight the relevance of their subjects for a wide range of future careers
  • received an interview with a visiting careers counsellor about their future and being ready for the next stage of their life after Coritani
  • had multiple opportunities to learn from employers and visit workplaces

By the end of Key Stage 4, learners will have:

  • accessed and used labour market information so they are ready to make their own decisions on study options
  • experienced subject lessons where teachers highlight the relevance of their subjects for a wide range of future careers and inspire excellence for their future
  • had multiple opportunities to learn from employers
  • attended an in-academy options event to discuss post-16 choices with college representatives, or college/apprenticeship opportunities with our impartial professional careers counsellor
  • had opportunities for guidance interviews with our impartial professional careers counsellor to remove barriers to further educations so they are ready to move into post 16 opportunities
  • accessed advice at an individual interview with a senior member of staff, receiving guidance and support to help them firm up their choices for post-16 and think about the implications
  • chosen and applied for an appropriate opportunity post-16
  • attended an open day at college and subsequent transition days

Support outside the academy

If you would like more information, please contact Steve Formby, Coritani Careers Coordinator at

Information for Employers  and Educational Providers

Coritani Academy ensures that all learners have encounters with employers and employees each year to enable a better understanding of the workplace and the potential career paths open to them. We ensure that most learners have at least one meaningful encounter with an employer every year they are at the academy, with most having significantly more than this.

Year Groups



Work experience visit to Pizza Express


Work related learning visitor – Film Academy


Work related learning visitor – Meet an author


Work related learning visitor – Meet an artist


Work experience visit – Farm


Work related learning visitor – Meet a journalist/photographer


Interview practice


CV writing/job applications


Work related learning visitor – Mental Health Services (Empathy Week)


Work related learning visitor – Health Services (Autism Week)


Careers experience – Transferable skills

We would welcome interest from any organisations who are interested in becoming involved with our careers programme. This could be through:

  • Supporting employer panels/interview practice
  • Guests speaking at the academy about their industry and associated career paths
  • Running workshops/masterclasses with smaller groups of students with a specific interest
  • Hosting a group of students on a workplace visit.

Please contact Steve Formby ( to discuss further.


A link to the academy’s  Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy can be found here

 Need Help?  Get in Touch.

If you require any further information regarding careers, please contact us

  • Careers Cordinator – Steve Formby 
  • Email –
  • Phone – 01734 501020