Career Programme

Careers Programme Information

Careers Leader: TBC


Phone: 01793 23 66 11

Careers Programme

It is part of the vision and mission of the academy that all learners need a planned programme of activities to help them choose 14 - 19 pathways that are right for them and equip them to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic well-being throughout their lives.

The Deanery CE Academy provides learners with an age appropriate programme from years 7 – 13 including: access to impartial careers information, advice, and guidance; taught careers education as part of the curriculum; work experience placements in Key stages 4 and 5; and extra support as required for learners with special educational needs, those who are disadvantaged or Looked after Children. The programme contributes to strategies for raising achievement, especially by increasing motivation; raising aspiration, supporting inclusion, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality and diversity.

The academy endeavours to follow best practice guidance from the careers profession and from other expert bodies, utilising services from Swindon Borough Council.

Parental involvement is encouraged at all stages. Online resources have been specifically chosen to help parents become more involved. Parents are actively encouraged to work with their child. This will enable parents to help their child equip themselves with the knowledge and information  required to build a future career.  Parents are encouraged to access “The Careers Pilot” ( website which provides excellent advice and guidance from age 11 - 19.

Parents are kept up to date with careers related information through letters, newsletters and at both parents evenings and open evenings. Parents are welcome at careers interviews and, where necessary, are invited to attend. Independent Advice and Guidance support can be made available at Parents’ Evenings, by appointment.

Events and activities are planned at key decision-making points. The Higher Education and Employment Conference, for example takes place annually for year 12 students in June. Year 9 Options Evening, the Sixth Form Open Evening and UCAS Information Evening, provide further opportunities for parents to be informed and involved in decision-making.

Careers Policy

Links to Further Careers Information

Further useful information for students, parents and teachers can be found via the weblinks below:

General Careers Advice – This is a great website giving lots of information about all the different options available for future work and study in the South West. – Contains useful local labour market information from Wiltshire Council. – This has useful tools that will help you to choose a career and give you career suggestions and create a CV. You can also talk to an adviser for free on 0800 100900. – Handy for exploring different careers by watching films about what it’s like to work in various jobs. – Matches you to HE courses, careers and apprenticeships. - Find out about different careers, opportunities in the local job market and information on courses and apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships – The essential site to research and find apprenticeships. – Contains a particularly useful ‘Parents Pack’ and information about employers offering apprenticeships. – Search here for apprenticeships, traineeships, internships, work experience and jobs. – This website has important information on the opportunities available after leaving school – for training, employment, sponsored degrees, etc.

Job Searching – create a CV and find jobs here. – a job search website.

Graduate Careers and University Advice – UCAS is the organisation responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. UCAS process more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year and also help students to find the right course for them. – A website focused on graduate jobs. The UK’s leading provider of information, advice and opportunities to students and graduates. You can search actual graduate vacancies and see what jobs different degree subjects can lead to. – This site has a subject’s interest questionnaire and provides degree subject suggestions. Really useful if you are not sure what you want to do next. – The Which? University guide is packed with information and has filters to help you find the right course. – Users can identify A level subjects and see what degrees people usually go on to do – and then look at and what careers people progress on to from different degree courses. – The Guardian University Guide has information on every subject taught at universities in the UK. It also ranks universities in league tables. – official university league tables. – A useful site for ordering prospectuses and comparing University courses. – Search for University scholarships, grants and bursaries here. – This site gives useful details of university open days.

Gap Years and Volunteering – information and advice about gap years. – job opportunities in America – including temporary and summer jobs. – explore volunteering opportunities. – explore volunteering opportunities.

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