Careers

We Develop and promote TEAM, Trust, Excellence, Ambition, Manners and also do our personal best and accept no excuses. 

Vision

To nurture all pupils’ regardless of background and circumstance to achieve their potential and more, by increasing their knowledge, understanding, skills and aspirations relevant to life in a rapidly changing world.

For Careers enquiries, please contact Mr K.Dudley, Director of CEIAG and EVC at Fulwood Academy on k.dudley@fulwoodacademy.co.uk or 01772 719060

            

           

             

 

 Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Interaction

How does Fulwood Academy meet the Government and Gatsby Standards for the CEIAG framework? >

The career’s program at Fulwood Academy continues to progress and is recognised as one of the best programs of its type and a model of good practice within the local high schools.  Our recent audit by the careers network against the government ‘Gatsby’ standards provides evidence to support this claim.

The 8 Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance: Fulwood Academy

 

BENCHMARK

ACADEMY %

17/18

ACADEMY %

18/19

NATIONAL AV%

1

A stable careers programme

75

100

4

2

Learning from career and labour market information

68

100

30

3

Addressing the needs of each pupil

45

80

9

4

Linking curriculum learning to careers

100

100

13

5

Encounters with employers and employees

100

100

37

6

Experiences of workplaces

0

50

39

7

Encounters with further and higher education

100

100

8

8

Personal guidance

100

100

46

Local Further Education Providers:

See more Universities in our Useful Websites document here >

Programme of Study

  • Key Stage 3: By the end of this key stage, all pupils will have:

    Criteria

    Achieved Through:

    • A better understanding of themselves (personal characteristics, abilities, interests, potential, weaknesses and limitations).

    Focus – Creating a vision and developing fundamental skills for life. Developing a sense of personal identity and careers awareness.

    • Year 7- Assisting pupils to create strong foundation in order to cope with academic and non-academic challenges ahead. Explore Learning free sessions with students to support English and maths – local in Preston
    • Year 7- Building an understanding of skills for life through PD lessons e.g.  financial management.Barclays life skills
    • Development of Digital Skills (Ideas Badge)
    • Year 7- Goal setting through Fast Tomatoes and PD
    • Year 7- Career Quiz – Who am I? (questions which help determine a person’s personality that link to career choices). Careers Lab resources to use as well as Barclays life skills.
    • Year 8 - attend 'Have a Go' skills event. World Skills.
    • Year 8 - Pupils’ complete dislikes and likes section on Start
    • https://www.startprofile.com/
    • Year 9 - Attend Fulwood Academy Enterprise Event & Year 9 Business Studies – to include local business and sponsers.
    • Year 9 - Work shadowing day, Employee visiting (TBC). Workshops linked to curriculum including Bridge the Gap construction and Energy Game linked to science
    • Used careers materials to research information about opportunities, and used the information to help them make choices about post-14 courses and learning programmes

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Focus – Creating a vision and developing fundamental skills for life. Developing a sense of personal identity and careers awareness.

    • Year 7- Create a visionary board on Careers.
    • Year 7- Candidates for form reps and sports captains deliver a ‘WHY ME’ speech to form.
    • Year 7- Pupils to deliver a 5 minute presentation on their dream job – Form Time.
    • Year 7 - Focus day – exploring different careers within school. START or Careers Lab as options
    • Year7-9 - Manchester Gateway Programme trip to The University of Manchester.
    • Year 8 - Manchester United Foundation career event.
    • Year 8 – Introductions to Aspiring Futures (classroom activities).
    • Year 8 – One to one meetings with Aspiring Futures.
    • Year 8 - Attend 'Have a Go' skills event.
    • Year 8 - Attend Engineering open day BIG Bang Northwest. Big Bang Science festival UCLAN
    • Year 8/9- Manchester United Foundation career event.
    • Year 8 - - Career choices - assembly delivered by career leaders.
    • Year 9 - Attend Preston’s College Enterprise Event & Year 9 Business Studies – Enterprise programme.
    • Year7 to 9 - -European day of languages; exploring pathways in languages.
    • Year 7-9 NHS Healthcare Event NHS Hub. Step in to NHS competition launched every Autumn till Jan
    • Year7-9 Inspirational speaker assembly. Invite from speakers for schools
    • Year 9- UK Fast campus visit - careers in digital sector. Link with industry
    • Year 9- Why study talk in collaboration with University of Manchester - why study languages.
    • Received appropriate advice and guidance on post-14 choices.

    Focus – Creating a vision and developing fundamental skills for life. Developing a sense of personal identity and careers awareness.

    • Year7- Letters of aspiration for interviews.
    • Year 9 - letter of application for options choice and reasons for choosing these.
    • Year 9 - Work shadowing day.
    • Year 9 - opportunity to participate in work experience (TB
    • C)
    • Year 9- STEM event by Big Bang at the Event city Manchester.
    • Year 9 Inspiring Young Women conference with Manchester Business School.

     

    Key Stage 4: By the end of this key stage, all pupils will have:

    Criteria

    Achieved Through:

    • Enhanced their self-knowledge, career management and other employability skills
    • Year 11 – complete elements of BTEC Workskills – Preparing for an Interview and Interview Techniques.
    • Used the Careers resources to investigate future choices and explore alternative routes to their goals.
    • Year 10 – group work with Aspiring Futures
    • Year 10/11 – attend Manchester Careers Event, Event City.
    • Year 11 - Introduction to Labour market information (which may help with A-Level/level 3 choices).
    • Year 10/11 Careers Fair.
    • Y10 Discover your Digital Careers hosted by Lloyds Bank / Barclays Bank.
    • Y10 Triple Science- Fast Beep medical workshop delivered by University of Manchester’s students.
    • Y10 – Inspiring Young Women conference at Manchester Business School.
    • Year 10-11 Careers Fair.
    • Year 10-11 Lunch Time drops in. Various Topics.
    • Year 11 Apprenticeship workshops. 
    • Accessed advice, guidance and support to help them firm up their choices and think about the implications.
    • Year 10 - Introduce pupils to a range of post 16 options and encourage them to research pathways using the internet and careers guidance software.
    • Year 10/11 – guest speaker on Sport Related Courses from Preston’s College.
    • Year 10/11 – involved in Apprenticeship –events include guest speakers from National Apprenticeship Service, Apprenticeship Ambassadors.
    • Year 10- Meet the Business – project in collaboration with WRHS hosted by Manchester United Foundation hub.
    • Year 10 Stepping into the future assembly.
    • Year 10 – Why study talks in collaboration with University of Manchester – Why study economics.
    • Gained direct experience of work and been involved with local employers in at least three other locations.
    • Year 10/11 - Exposure to people in industry through fairs, guest speakers and business partnership.
    • Year 10 - UK Fast campus visit - careers in digital sector.
    • Chosen and applied for an appropriate opportunity and, if necessary, financial support.
    • Year 10 - personal statement, CV, Letter of Application, Career Power point and a college application form completed.
    • Year 10 - letters of application and interviews for prefects and sport leaders.
    • Mock Interviews summer term
    • Year 10 – Taster day at Preston’s College.
    • Year 10 – Widening participation mentoring programme.
    • Alternative plans in place, in readiness to respond to outcomes in external examinations.
    • Year 11 – guest colleges deliver assemblies.
    • Year 10/11 – involved within the ‘Search and Apply’ Scheme UCAS Progress.
    • Year 10 - group work and 1:1 career advice by career adviser in preparation for Y11.
    • Year 11- - Y10 Stepping into the Future conference at The University of Manchester - participating in six different workshops delivered by external companies - in preparation of post 16 options. Speed networking event with local employers linked to students interests

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