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Thomas Middlecott Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy seeks to broaden the horizons of each and every student, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and through their talents outside the classroom.

Careers Guidance & Post 16

Careers guidance is highly valued at Thomas Middlecott Academy; please see below an overview of the careers activities that you can expect to be involved in throughout the year for all of our year groups.

Our Careers Plan and Provision will next be reviewed on the 24th February 2020. 

Careers Plan

KEY STAGE 3

Year Group

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Spring 1

 

 

  • Presentation and workshop: “Positively Mad for Options”.

 

Spring 2

Life Skills lessons

  • Who am I?
  • All about me
  • What are my dreams and ambitions?
  • What are my goals?

Life Skills lessons:

  • What career would I like to do?
  • New Kudos
  • Real life careers
  • Investigate possible careers

 

Options Evening

  • Post 16 choices
  • New Kudos
  • Apprenticeships
  • Boston College
  • A levels/Sixth Form
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     Life Skills lessons

     

     


    Options Evening – Careers Advisor present

 Summer 1

 

 

  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home

 Summer 2

 

 

  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home

KEY STAGE 4

Year Group

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home
  • 1-1 interviews with Independent Careers Advisor
  • Career Action Plans formed
  • New Kudos access

Autumn 2

  • Positively Mad presentation and workshop: Exam busters
  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home

 

  • Positively Mad presentation and workshop: Exam busters
  • 1-1 interviews with Independent Careers Advisor
  • Career Action Plans formed
  • New Kudos access
  • Y11 tutors and Head of Y11 assist with post 16 applications

Spring 1

  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home
  • National Citizen Service Assembly
  • Y11 Parents Evening – Independent Careers Advisor & NCS present
  • NCS lunchtime follow up
  • 1-1 interviews with Independent Careers Advisor
  • Career Action Plans formed
  • New Kudos access
  • Y11 tutors and Head of Y11 assist with post 16 applications

 

Spring 2

 

 

  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home

 

 

 

Summer 1

  • Boston College Assembly
  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home
  • Intended destination data submitted by the end of May.

Summer 2

  • New Kudos access during tutor time and at home
  • Tour of Boston College for all students organised by LincHigher
  • NCS: June -  July

Teachers Role in the Careers Programme

All staff within TMA have a responsibility for supporting students with their career pathways.

In addition to this subject teachers are responsible for ensuring they clearly outline the industry links their subject has with the wider world of work.

Information for Students

Please feel free to speak to Mrs Baldwin (RBaldwin@thomasmiddlecott.co.uk) if you have any careers questions or need some careers information and an appointment will be made for you.

Information for Parents/Carers

Thomas Middlecott Academy is committed to providing students with high quality information, advice and guidance regarding education pathways, apprenticeships and careers.

We aim to help students make informed decisions at key times in their education, for example with option choices in Year 9 and post-16 plans in Year 11 as they plan for further education and training. In addition to dedicated careers input for all year groups, students also have the opportunity to interact with universities and businesses.

Information for Employers

At Thomas Middlecott Academy we are passionate about supporting our students to achieve their full potential.

A key factor in accomplishing this is providing students with inspiration through finding out more about the world of work and the local and regional opportunities. If you are willing to support and can commit time we would be delighted to hear from you.

Below are a few examples of how you could support our careers programme:

  • Mock interview day with year 11 – our learners really value this opportunity
  • Supporting our CV and job skills workshops
  • Providing talks about your industry/sector and your own career journey
  • Allowing a group of learners to visit your place of work
  • Work shadowing/work experience placements

In dedicating your time to support our careers programme you are not only supporting community development but you can also support your future workforce recruitment needs. 

How we measure the impact of the provision

Our independent Careers Advisor forms a Careers Action Plan with each  student who is interviewed. The plan includes how the student rates his/her confidence about future plans before and after interview. A copy is given to the student and a copy is retained by the Head of Year 11.

The Head of Year 11 keeps a spreadsheet which records each student’s plan A, plan B, date of application, interview date and conditions of offer.

Useful websites to support 1-1 discussions with students include:

www.theworldofwork.co.uk - local labour market information

www.careerswales.com – for a range of careers information and support

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - for apprenticeship opportunities

icould.com - to support students to find out more about themselves

Who to Contact for more Information

Careers Lead: Mrs Ruth Baldwin
Email: RBaldwin@ThomasMiddlecott.co.uk
Telephone: 01205 722336

 
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