Careers

At Grace Academy Darlaston we strive to ensure our students have access to a balanced careers education. We offer impartial information and guidance on all aspects of careers. Helping students discover their skills and abilities in preparation for life long careers management and employability.

We assess our impact via destination data, student evaluation, external business/organisational feedback and parent/staff engagement.

 

Key Stage 3 Overview

Students meet our Business Alliance partners and discover the world of work. Business Alliance partners are carefully selected to ensure students are meeting with a varied range of employers of different industries, understand what a career is and set goals for the future.

Key Stage 3 students will take part in careers lessons as part of the PSHE programme enabling them to identify future career steps and have the opportunity to attend lunchtime careers clubs to enhance their careers journey.

Students in all year groups will identify what transferable life skills they have and how their skills to apply careers and academic learning.

Key Stage 4 Overview

Students meet and talk to professionals working in various sectors that come from academic and vocational backgrounds.

Key Stage 4 students will take part in careers lessons as part of the PSHE programme enabling them to identify future career steps. In addition they will experience taster workshops at various colleges and universities, and access CV writing workshops and mock interviews.

Year 11 will attend one-to-one careers advice sessions including access to a wide variety of Post 16 options.

Students in all year groups will identify what transferable life skills they have and how their skills to apply careers and academic learning.

Post 16 Overview

Students work alongside business partners gaining knowledge of the world of work and finances. Further activities for Post-16 students include attendance at taster workshops at various universities, apprenticeship and employability workshops, and visiting careers and apprenticeship skills fayres. UCAS application and personal statement writing support is also provided.

Year 12 students will take part in work experience which is a great way to learn about the world of work, and gives students the opportunity to put the transferable life skills they have gained to the test.

Detailed Careers Activity Schedule

  • At Grace Academy Darlaston, we welcome feedback from parents and carers on the careers programme, currently by telephone or email, to Mrs Miller, Enterprise and Careers Co-ordinator on 0121 568 3300 or MarciaMiller@darlaston.graceacademy.org.uk
  • Students can access one-to-one careers support by speaking to their form tutor or Mrs Miller. Parents can also refer their child for a careers discussion by emailing MarciaMiller@darlaston.graceacademy.org.uk

 

Academy Governing Board

The link governor with careers responsibility is Darren James, from International Motors.  International Motors are one of the business partners of Grace Academy Darlaston.

If you are an employer and would like to support careers and work-related activities at Grace Academy Darlaston, in alliance with International Motors, please email Marcia Miller, Enterprise and Careers Co-ordinator at MarciaMiller@darlaston.graceacademy.org.uk

 

Useful Links

GA Provider Access Statement

GA Careers Policy

Labour Market Information – Wolverhampton

Labour Market Information – By Region

 

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

 

         https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/

 

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea

 

https://icould.com/

 

     https://www.how2become.com

 

    https://www.ucas.com

 

 

Content review due November 2020