Careers – Parents
In a competitive labour market it is vital that young people receive the best careers education and guidance possible. At Newcastle Academy we work with the Careers and Enterprise Company to continually improve our careers programme and work towards fully meeting the eight Gatsby Benchmarks which measure excellence in careers education in schools. We are fortunate enough to be able to work closely with local business The Davies Group, who provide mentoring, mock interviews and workplace visits to help prepare our students for life in the world of work. They are a multi-award winning operations management, consulting and digital solutions provider to organisations in highly regulated markets (including insurance, financial services, utilities, communications, and to regulatory bodies) and to global businesses.
As an Academy we have also worked very hard with the National Citizen Service (NCS) to help support our students. In 2018 we were classed as a Champion School and received the Gold Award.
In 2018 the Academy also became part of the Careers Hub, there are only 20 school in Staffordshire that have become a Careers Hub school, which allows the Academy have tailored advice to continue to support its students.
Our CEAIG Vision
In an ever-changing employment landscape, our curriculum strives to prepare our students to compete practically and intellectually, and make a positive and sustained contribution as members of a local community and global society.
The development of personal and professional skills, characteristics and attributes is an integral part of our school’s curriculum to ensure students are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment with training.
The Aims of our Careers Programme
- To educate students about a wide range of career opportunities.
- To ensure that students are aware of all options available to them in further and higher education, including apprenticeships and vocational courses.
- To prepare our young people for the process of searching for and applying for jobs.
- To teach students the soft skills and professional behaviours required in the workplace.
- To break down stereotypes concerning the world of work.
- To inspire students to achieve their full potential and go on to find fulfilling employment.
- To provide individually tailored, impartial careers advice.
- To inform students of current labour market information, allowing them to make a fully informed decision on their next steps after secondary school.
What Can You Expect from Your Child’s CEAIG Education?
Your child will take part in careers events and activities from year 7 onwards. Each year, they will participate in a careers drop down day where they will meet with careers experts, employers and further and higher education providers. As well as these drop down days, careers activities and events take place throughout the school year.
In order to ensure that careers advice is an ongoing conversation with your child, he or she will receive a careers interview in years 9, 10 and 11. This will help your child to identify and analyse potential career paths, look at the routes they can take to meet their career goals and finally apply for the courses or training they wish to undertake at key stage 5.
Our Careers Team
Senior Careers Leader – Ms N. Bromley-Smith
Careers Leader – Ms. S. Lawton
Careers Officer – Miss R.Carter
You can contact our Careers Officer at any time if you feel that your child would benefit from having an additional careers interview or you would like any information on careers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help.
- Parent Pack Apprenticeship Information
- Newcastle Academy Careers Plan
- CEIAG Policy
- Careers Access Policy
- Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents