At Red House Academy we are committed to providing its students with a planned programme of careers education for all students in years 7-11, information, advice and guidance that is impartial and confidential (within legal confines) and prepares students for the challenges of adult and working life.
Academy Careers Leader
Mr. Lee Henson, Assistant Principal.
Red House Academy has a statutory requirement when delivering careers education in its Academies, to ensure that information about learning options and careers is presented impartially and that advice promotes the best interests of students.
The aims of outstanding, impartial careers education may be summarised as follows:
Red House Academy is committed to raising aspirations and maximising the benefits for every student in the development of a whole Trust approach to CEIAG by providing a planned programme of activities both in and outside of the curriculum.
Northern Education Trust is committed to providing:
We fully endorse the DFE’s ‘Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’ (December 2017) and the 8 Gatsby benchmarks:
The Gatsby Career Benchmarks: a world-class standard for schools and colleges
Place within the Curriculum
There is a planned programme of learning experiences with learning outcomes for Year 7 to Year 11 which enable young people to:
Develop themselves through career and work-related education Learn about careers and the world of work Develop career management and employability skills
Provision of external and independent careers guidance
An independent qualified Careers Advisor attends the academy at key times throughout the academic year to provide individual advice and guidance to students. All careers advice and guidance given is person centred, impartial, unbiased and confidential (within legal confines) and meets professional standards of practice. Students are also encouraged to access the National Careers Service via a link on the academy website.
Other formal and informal partnerships
The academy has a number of formal and informal partnerships arrangements with post-16 providers, colleges, employers, higher education and training providers.
At points across the school year, a variety of employers and external providers are invited into Red House Academy to talk about different careers. Please see our Provider Access Policy for further details.
During arranged events including ‘Parents Evenings’, ‘Open Evenings’ and ‘Guided Pathway Evenings’, careers information and advice is made available to students, parents and carers. The Academy’s library is stocked with key publications suitable for a range of ages and abilities, with advice on hand from attending staff. Materials are audited annually to ensure information is up-to-date and accurate and relevant to meet with the students’ requirements.
Academies may also organise specific events for parents/carers and students to provide specialist support.
Funding is allocated in the academy to a careers annual budget, maximum use will be made of quality assured resources that have zero cost and currency/longevity of careers materials is taken into consideration when purchasing materials.
The policy recognises the range of partners that support the CEIAG offer within our school. These include:
Formal arrangements with our external provider of careers guidance and others Liaison with post 16 providers and higher education institutions Employers and training providers Enterprise advisor Parents and carers Others specific to our academy
Management of CEIAG Provision
The CEIAG Programme is planned and implemented by the nominated member of SLT and involves working closely with the staff, students, parents and the wider community. This area is supported by a nominated link member on the Academy Council.
All staff contribute to CEIAG through their roles as Tutors, Subject Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, and Learning Managers or as a Careers Professional. Staff training is provided on a regular basis and updates are given in briefing or Professional Development sessions.
Staff are provided with guidance sheets, handouts and Guided Pathway booklets.Specific needs are identified in conjunction with the academy CPD co-coordinator and reviewed on an annual basis.
Provision of external and Independent careers guidance
Trust is committed to providing:
Student Entitlement Statement
Teachers in the academies and qualified career professionals will support students’ career development in a number of ways including:
Parents can access careers support for their child in a variety of ways including:
Equality and Diversity
The careers education and guidance delivery satisfies the requirements of the Academy’s Equal Opportunities Policy. All students, regardless of their race, class, gender, faith or special educational needs, have the same access to our resources, wherever possible.
The information on this page is scheduled to be reviewed in February 2020.