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Career Guidance

The Academy values the importance of preparing students for the world of work and their future careers.  We want our students to aspire to achieve and be the best and it is important that they are aware of the opportunities that exist for them.

Careers Guidance is facilitated by our Careers Leader, Mrs Joanne Marshall, who supports and advises students across all year groups. offering help and advice in different areas including careers, decision making, options around education, apprenticeships, employment and training. 

Careers provision outline for 2018/19

Below is our current plan for the year. It is not an exhaustive list and much of our Well Being programme also crosses over with careers provision. During every school year new opportunities also arise that we will take advantage of and deliver to our students to ensure we meet the Gatsby benchmarks which must be fully met by 2020.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7 Humanutopia

Sixth Form mentoring

Humanutopia

Sixth Form mentoring

Humanutopia

Sixth Form mentoring

Year 8 Sixth Form mentoring Sixth Form mentoring

Pathways Evening

Sixth Form mentoring
Year 9 Humanutopia

Apprenticeship Fair  

Humanutopia Humanutopia
Year 10 Apprenticeship Fair  

University Masterclass

Careers Question Time

CV & Cover Letter writing workshop

Careers Question Time

Speakers for Schools

Careers Question Time

Work Experience

Speakers for Schools

Year 11 Ravensbourne Progression Fair

Post 16 Evening

Apprenticeship Fair

Careers Interviews  

Careers Question Time

Careers Interviews

Careers Question Time

Speakers for Schools

Bespoke visits to post 16 providers facilitated by the school

6th Form Taster day

Careers Question Time

Speakers for Schools

Bespoke visits to post 16 providers facilitated by the school

Year 12 Apprenticeship Fair  

Life after school Workshop

Speakers for Schools

Careers Question Time

Presentation by Coca Cola

Careers Question Time

Speakers for Schools

Work Experience

Careers Question Time

Speakers for Schools

Activities week – careers skills carousel

Year 13   Apprenticeship Fair  

UCAS workshops

Apprenticeship workshops

Module 2 well being

Speakers for Schools

Careers Question Time

Presentation by Coca Cola

UCAS Evening

Speakers for schools

Careers Question Time

UCAS Exhibition visit

University open days

Careers Question Time

Careers Policy

To contact the careers leader, Mrs Marshall email:  Joanne.Marshall@scwa.org.uk


Student Entitlement to Careers

During their time at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy students are entitled to:

  • A careers education programme: lessons, workshops, external speakers, work-related learning or taster days.
  • Regular feedback on academic progress and how to improve so that goals can be achieved.
  • Support to develop better self-awareness to help students recognise their own strengths, areas for development, skills, motivations, and abilities.
  • Assistance when accessing and understanding information on open days, jobs, colleges, universities and apprenticeships.
  • Independent information, advice and guidance on your future career.
  • An understanding of the opportunities that are available and how to access them, so they can make positive decisions for their future.
  • Access to independent and impartial guidance to assist in making choices and plans that are right for the individual.
  • A Careers Action Plan, so you can plan for your future with our help.
  • Access to comprehensive, user-friendly web-based information to help decision making.
  • Support with letters of application, filling in forms etc.
  • Help with choices in years 8, 11 and 13.

Who can help? Form Tutors, Teachers and other staff, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Careers Adviser.

Which? University provides free university advice to help students find the right degree course and university for them.


Vision

To empower students to make inspirational, independent, impartial decisions by imparting knowledge of all future options within the confines of Career Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

For further information on the CEIAG policy for the Academy please look in policies and publications

Skills Event

Meet the Mentor at SCWA

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy recently held its latest new mentor training.  Ably hosted by staff from the Academy, both new and existing mentors met to discuss how the scheme operates. In a departure from previous years, and business mentoring

has been long established with the valued support of mentors from the Stationers Livery Company, new mentees will be from Year 12. Having taken the opportunity to network and learn, it was then time for mentors and mentees to meet.

Selected students who will participate in the scheme for this academic year enjoyed a session of facilitated speed networking with mentors. This is an apt new way of introducing the two groups as interview skills are one area that they will work on one to one. Other areas will include post 18 pathways and employability skills.

We look forward to a successful year of business mentoring at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy.  Sincere thanks to the Stationers Livery Company for their support.

Skills Events

Tuesday 5 November saw a whole day of skills events for students at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy. Hosted as a joint event between the Stationers’ Livery Company, Leigh Academies Trust and Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy the day began with Brushing Up Your Skills, with students from years 12 and 13 participating in a carousel of three interactive labs  – LinkedIn, interview skills and CV preparation. Each case the lab was hosted by an industry expert with students adding to the value of the experience by building up a useful portfolio of information to take away with a certificate of completion.

Our students enthusiastically engaged with our external participants, taking the opportunity to find out about their career journeys and discuss possible future options for themselves.

“ I really enjoyed this experience and would love to do it again and meet even more people. They really helped me and made me think more clearly about my options. They were very nice and helpful people who made the experience much better” – Ellie

“Really nice people who made me feel comfortable” – Nancy

“Thank you for helping me and giving me the advice I need to make the choices toward my future” – Samuel

“They all gave good advice for what I could do when I’m older” – Kayden

Thank you to everyone who participated in the day and for their support of our students.